Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Flagship 2020 Kia Telluride Hits a Grand Slam with Two More Top Accolades

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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2020 Kia Telluride Named an Automobile All-Star and Best 3-Row SUV for Families 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – the 2020 Kia Telluride just can’t stop winning awards. The flagship Kia SUV has done it again, taking home two more top accolades. This time it was the Automobile All-Star and Best 3-Row SUV for Families awards that the Telluride has put in its trophy case. We knew the Telluride was good, but all of these awards are showing just how good it is.  

From its luxury-inspired design to the abundance of technology throughout its cabin, the Telluride delivers it all. Find out what the judges had to say about the 2020 Kia Telluride below.  


What SUV Offers the Best Quality Affordable Interior?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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2020 Kia Telluride Named Best Car Interior Under $50,000 

If you haven’t noticed by now, the 2020 Kia Telluride is winning a lot of awards. And when we say “a lot” we don’t mean two or three or even a handful. We mean a literal lot full of awards. Since its first introduction, the Telluride has taken home more than 60 awards from media outlets and it has just added another one to its cabinet.  


What Awards Has the Kia Telluride Won in 2020?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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Kia Telluride Earns Two More Awards in 2020 

If you haven’t caught on by now, the Kia Telluride just can’t stop bringing home awards and titles. It seems that every month we’re hitting on the latest additions to this Kia vehicle’s trophy case and this month is no exception. The Kia Telluride has added two more notches to its awards belt with the addition of the 2020 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year award and a Motorweek Driver’s Choice Award.  


The 2020 Kia Telluride Can’t Stop Winning Awards

Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Kia Telluride Reviews and Awards in 2020

If the title of this article sounds familiar, it’s because we recently published a blog detailing the Kia Telluride’s award cabinet just a month or so ago. Even back then, we were staggered by the dominance the Kia Telluride is exhibiting over a class full of good models like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Volvo XC90.


What is the 2020 North American SUV of the Year?

Monday, January 13th, 2020
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2020 North American SUV of the Year Winner Announced

We’re big fans of the awards season here on the Friendly Kia Blog. In case it wasn’t clear, we love a lot of different pop culture. The awards season brings us back to the previous year, reminding us of the great times we had at the movies, in front of our TVs or maybe just driving around listening to a heat-seeking album.


What is the Edmunds Top-Rated SUV for 2020?

Monday, January 6th, 2020
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2020 Edmunds Top-Rated SUV Award Winner

Here on the Friendly Kia Blog, we talk a lot about why we believe Kia vehicles are objectively the best option for 99% of drivers.


Kia’s Third-Row Champion is Already Racking Up ‘W’s.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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What Awards Has the Kia Telluride Won?

It’s awards season!

After having spent just under a year on the market, the Kia Telluride has quickly become a favorite SUV for individuals and families alike. Several notable automotive YouTube channels have done nothing but sing the Telluride’s praises, placing it above class staples like the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and even the brand-new BMW X7. (more…)

Teen Drivers Want and Need Different Things in their Vehicles. Kia Answers the Call

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Best Cars for Teens 2019

As automotive dealership staff, we can get easily lost in thinking about vehicles in terms of the center of the bell curve. What does the average buyer look for in a car or SUV? However, we always have to remember that those shopping in the center of the bell curve have the most options and often it can be those on the fringe ends of the bell curve who are left feeling like they don’t have as many options that match up to their unique wants and needs. (more…)

The Kia Stinger Perfectly Summarizes the New Era of Kia Engineering

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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J.D. Power Engineering Award Winners 2019

When it comes to the positive changes Kia have made to reinvent their brand as one of high-value luxury, Kia has become renowned for their focus on excellent, industry-leading design above all else. Perhaps unfairly, as they’ve invested a ton into upgrading their performance and engineering to meet and exceed the standards set by other entry-luxury brands like Acura, Lexus and Infiniti in models like the Kia Cadenza, Kia K900 and Kia Stinger. (more…)

Prestigious Award from J.D. Power Shows Kia Top Competitor for Reliability

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Are Kia Cars Reliable in 2018?

Compared to its competition, most of whom have been on the market for half-a-century or more, Kia’s history is neither as long or storied as it may seem. Still, in the twenty-five plus years Kia has been around in the United States, it’s taken recent history for them to make a name for themselves. As we highlight frequently in our Throwback Thursday featurettes, early Kia models were practical and…well, that’s about it! (more…)