Each year, AutoPacific releases their Ideal Vehicle Awards. This year, the Kia brand is pleased to announce that the Kia Sportage has won the Ideal Vehicle Award in the Compact Crossover SUV category. This is a huge honor and it comes on the coattails of the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards also presented by AutoPacific earlier this summer. Want to know more about this award and why the Kia Sportage won? Keep reading for additional information.

AutoPacific bases their Ideal Vehicle Awards on survey responses from more than 54,000 new car and light truck owners in the United States from the first half of the year. The survey focuses its questions on what those owners would change about aspects such as ride and handling, interior storage, safety features, power and acceleration, and technology – just to name a few. After the results are in AutoPacific picks out the vehicles whose owners wanted to change the least.

“We’re honored to hear that the [Kia] Sportage has earned AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award and that we are succeeding in our mission to provide our customers with world-class products,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America.  “The fourth-generation [Kia] Sportage is the best iteration of our esteemed nameplate, now with a stellar combination of sharp design, clever utility and advanced safety features.”

The 2017 Kia Sportage is available in three trim levels – the LX, EX and SX Turbo. The 2017 model brings a new design, more spacious interior, suspension and steering improvements as well as intelligent All wheel drive.

Swing by Folsom Lake Kia near the Sacremento, CA area to check out the Kia Sportage or other new and pre-owned Kia vehicles we have in stock. Whatever you are looking for our sales representatives will help you find it. We hope to see you soon!