Two of the vehicles in the Kia brand fleet recently earned a spot on the top 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017 by Kelley Blue Book’s But wait there is more! It’s not just the vehicles that are the most awarded, it’s the brand too! The Kia brand earned a spot on the 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017. Want to know more about these honors? Keep reading for additional information.

The Kia Optima has been named a Best Sedan Under $25,000 as well as a Best Family Sedan on Kelley Blue Book’s lists. The hybrid and plug-in versions of this vehicle were named among the Best Hybrids. The Kia Sportage was honored by Kelley Blue book as the Small SUV Best Buy, the Best Family Cars and the Best SUVs Under $25,000.

“[The] Kia [brand] continues to rack up the recognition from the auto industry,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning, Kia Motors America.  “This latest honor from Kelley Blue Book reconfirms the Kia Optima and Kia Sportage as outstanding offerings in their segments and acknowledges [the] Kia [brand]’s world-class vehicle line-up.”

“The fact that [the] Kia [brand] is on our prestigious list of the 10 Most Awarded brands and two Kia models made our equally prestigious 10 Most Awarded Cars list demonstrates quite clearly that the Kia brand belongs in the top echelon of carmakers competing in the North American market,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book’s

We are very excited for our brand and vehicles to be honored by Kelley Blue Book. If you want to see what all the fuss is about swing by Folsom Lake Kia near the Sacramento, CA area to check out the new and pre-owned Kia vehicles we have in stock. We hope to see you soon!