Soul and Sorento Win Best Cars for the Money Awards

The 2018 Kia Soul and Sorento recently made the news as both of these models earned prestigious awards: US News & World Report gave both cars the “Best Cars for the Money” awards, recognizing the Soul and Sorento for the ideal combination of quality and affordability.

Best Car for the Money - Gossett Kia South - Memphis, TN

According to Kia, the “Best Cars for the Money” awards are given after vehicles are judged on 14 categories. US News noted that the Soul won the compact car category for having UVO infotainment, HID and LED lighting, and innovative safety features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, which optimize driving like never before.

“We are honored that Soul and Sorento were recognized as offering tremendous quality and value within their respective categories for the second consecutive year,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning at Kia Motors America.  “These awards are further proof that Kia vehicles are not only fun to drive, but also couple outstanding reliability with a low total cost of ownership.”

The Sorento won the award for the 3-Row SUV category. Notable features on this model included things like available driver assistance features and optional all-wheel drive. Plus, with a rugged exterior, the Sorento also tends to stand apart on the road.

Clearly, If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, the new Soul and Sorento are for you—and you can see them in person at Gossett Kia South.

Bad Driving Habits and How to Correct Them

We all have bad habits behind the wheel, and we at Gossett Kia South have created a list of bad driving habits to correct. For example, speeding is something a majority of drivers admit to, yet it can significantly reduce your gas mileage and increase the risk of a collision.

Bad driving habits - Gossett Kia South - Memphis, TNSecond, never use your cell phone while driving. For many, this is easier said than done. Cell phones have been shown to cause distracted driving, which significantly increases the risk of an accident. One tip to reduce cell phone use is to turn off your phone and put it in your glove box while you’re driving to eliminate the temptation. You can also download apps (like DriveSafe Mode) which disable your phone while a car is in motion.

Next, cut back on aggressive driving, such as tailgating and speeding. According to I Drive Safely, aggressive driving serves little purpose other than venting your rage. Therefore, to cut back on speeding and tailgating, one solution may be to seek alternative forms of stress relief. A stress relief ball might do it for some, but others may need to take up yoga, meditation, or a new sport in order to really help with this one.

Avoid parking in illegal areas. Some drivers think it might be ok to park in a fire lane or in a spot labeled “No Parking” if they simply put their hazards on, but this too is still illegal. It doesn’t matter if it’s just for five minutes—parking in restricted areas is not only thoughtless, but also dangerous. Even if you have to walk a little more, try to make an effort to park legally every time.

If we can all make these changes, the road will be a much safer, calmer place to be.