IRVINE, Calif., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2021 Kia Seltos has been recognized by Autotrader as one of the "10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2020." Autotrader editors were impressed by the well-priced crossover's rugged sophistication, spaciousness and upscale interior materials.
"Despite entering the real world at a challenging time, recent college graduates have reason to celebrate their accomplishment and deserve a vehicle designed to help them tackle life's next adventure, whether that's commuting to a new job or taking off on weekend road trips," said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America (KMA). "With a bold look, smart technology and a comfortable interior at an appealing price, the Seltos is a top option for those shopping in the crossover segment."
Autotrader selected this year's winners with a focus on practicality and affordability for college seniors preparing to enter the next phase of their lives. Ultimately, the experts awarded vehicles that deliver stylish looks, high-tech features, excellent fuel economy, or some combination of the above.
"Kia's new Seltos SUV has exactly what grads will be looking for in a car that transports them to the next phase of life," said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. "Kia's super-long warranty, low price and generous standard features make the Seltos a small SUV that can weather just about any storm. We like that all-wheel drive is standard on nearly every model and that the overall footprint is small, but the interior feels very spacious."
The 2021 Seltos combines rugged, refined styling with well-engineered capability in a right-sized utility vehicle that is ready for adventure. Recent graduates are sure to enjoy the crossover's reclining rear seat functionality and available leather-wrapped steering wheel for added comfort on long drives, as well as ample technology features like an available 10.25-inch high-resolution color touchscreen1, available 8-speaker Bose2 premium sound system and an available suite of driver assistance features. The 2021 Seltos starts at $21,9903.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power4. and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*
*The Telluride, Sorento and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
1 Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. When operating a vehicle, never use a vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation.
2 Bose is a registered trademark of Bose Corporation
3 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options, and retailer charges. Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.
4 Kia received the lowest rate of reported problems among mass market brands in the J.D. Power 2015-19 U.S. Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners' experiences with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.