• Kia Carnival returns for the second year as the winner of the best minibus
  • Kia K5 is now the best family car after the award for best mid-size car in 2021
  • Kia Sportage was recognized as Editor’s Pick

IRVINE, California., October 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Kia America earned three accolades in the 2022 Newsweek Autos Awards, recognizing the 2022 Carnival as the best minibus, the 2022 K5 as the best family car and the 2022 Sportage as one of five vehicles selected by the editors, based on characteristics, specifications and driving impressions .

“We are honored to receive three Newsweek Autos Awards this year for the 2022 Carnival, K5 and Sportage,” said Steven Center, COO & EVP, Kia America. “These several award-winning vehicles symbolize Kia’s commitment to industry-leading quality, design and value across the range, offering the perfect vehicle for every driver.”

The Carnival 2022 deployment claims the space between SUV and family vehicle, with the winning combination of SUV styling, exceptional passenger/cargo volume and practical convenience features. The bold 2022 K5 sport sedan continues to impress with its outstanding interior quality and finish, standard turbocharger and next-level comfort features. Kia’s 2022 Sportage compact SUV continues to impress with features suited to today’s savvy and adventurous consumer.

Approximately 150 vehicles were eligible for the Newsweek Autos Awards and were ranked by Newsweek editors against competitors in their respective categories based on driving impressions, features and specifications. The winners were selected based on a combination of points – with part of the score taking into account objective features and specifications, and the other based on subjective driving impressions. The best minivan weighs 60 percent objectively and 40 percent subjectively, the best family car weighs both parts equally with special attention to family-friendly features, and Editor’s Pick includes five vehicles recognized by the editors for their complete package, including features, prices, and overall liking .

Kia America – about us

headquarters in Irvine, California, Kia America remains at the top of automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the top 100 global brands. Kia serves as the NBA’s “Official Automotive Partner” offering a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electrified vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers across the U.S. proudly assembled in America.*

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* The K5, Sportage, Sorento and Telluride (excluding HEV and PHEV models) are assembled in the United States of parts from the USA and worldwide.

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