2017 Kia Cadenza 2016 Kia Soul Active Lifestyle Vehicle ALV Awards
The annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle awards, or ALV for short, are a great way to show which vehicles are ideal for people on the go – whether they’re in the big city or ready to scale a cliff – and who need something rugged to get them there. So it is with pleasure that we talk about how two Kia models, the 2016 Kia Soul crossover and the 2017 Kia Cadenza sedan, were winners at this prestigious gala in Chandler, Arizona. Read on for more about the ALV awards and details of the 2016 Soul and the 2017 Cadenza!
What the ALV of the Year Awards are all About
The “A” might as well stand for “awesome” when it comes to the ALVs, but since the whole acronym stands for Active Lifestyle Vehicle, it is only fitting that this auto award program is the only one that combines the input of automotive writers with athletes and outdoors experts to find vehicles that truly fit the description of “Active Lifestyle Vehicle.” Now in its 13th year, all the athletes and outdoors enthusiasts who take part in the awards program have some serious affection for the Kia Soul, which garnered its fifth straight ALV Vehicle of the Year award. The all-new 2017 Cadenza, which will be on lots in the fourth quarter of 2016, also impressed the judges.
ALV Winner: 2016 Kia Soul Details
- Winner in the “Urban” category.
- Urban crossover with easy-access hatchback.
- Sedan-like fuel economy with 27 combined mpg, sedan-like handling with a 34.8-foot turning circle.
- SUV-like cargo room: 61.3 cubic feet.
- Nice low starting price.
ALV Winner: 2017 Kia Cadenza Specs
- Winner in the “Luxury On-Road” category.
- 290 HP, 3.3-liter V6 engine.
- Two front grille options: “Diamond Butterfly” and “Intaglio.”
- Safety features like Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
- Spacious interior with 107.8 cubic feet for passengers.
Stay Active with a Kia Soul or Cadenza in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL Area
Look for a 2016 Kia Soul or a 2017 Kia Cadenza on the Friendly Kia lot, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, Florida. We price every vehicle on the lot with at least a $4,500 discount off MSRP, with savings that extend upwards of $7,000-plus. We also serve the greater Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please contact us at 877-544-6706, visit us on the lot, or come back here and visit the official Friendly Kia blog for more about Kia news or local events.
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