The Kia brand is pleased to announce that two of their vehicles were honored by Parents Magazine and on their 10 Best Family Cars of 2016 list. The two vehicles are the 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Kia Soul. Want to know more about why these vehicles were picked? Keep reading for more information.

“Kia is one of only two brands with two vehicles on our 10 Best List,” said Dana Points, editor-in-chief, Parents magazine. “The Soul is a great starter model for young families, with surprising room.  Additionally, the redesigned Optima sedan is striking inside and out, with advanced technology, a smooth ride, and better fuel economy than the previous car.”

Parents Magazine and have released this list for the past nine years. They look at hundreds of vehicles and rate them on the quality of ride, safety, comfort and capacity, fuel efficiency, kid-friendly features, price and value, reliability and interior and exterior workmanship. After this, they categorize the vehicles into safety, performance and family-friendly features. This list will be in the July edition of Parents Magazine available on July 14.

“Kia places a priority on safety as well as packing our vehicles with innovative and easy-to-use features at an outstanding value, and the recognition from Parents magazine and validates our efforts,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA. “The Optima and Soul have numerous features geared toward families who are looking for advanced driver assistance systems, cutting-edge technology, spacious passenger seating, and ample cargo capacity.”

You can experience the 2016 Kia Optima and the 2016 Kia Soul for yourself at Folsom Lake Kia near the El Dorado Hills, CA area. There are other new and pre-owned Kia vehicles for you to check out as well. We hope to see you soon!