- Telluride takes top honors in 3-Row Midsize SUV category for fourth consecutive year
- Seltos named Best Compact SUV for third year in a row
- Sportage PHEV wins among Plug-in Hybrid vehicles in its first year of production
The Kia Telluride, Seltos and Sportage Plug-in Hybrid sport-utility vehicles have been announced as category winners of the 2023 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year that Telluride has been named as Best 3-Row Midsize SUV and the third year in a row that Seltos has been recognized as Best Subcompact SUV. The Sportage PHEV, in its first year of production, has been named the winner of the Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles category by the editors of Kelley Blue Book.
“The Telluride, Seltos and Sportage PHEV are proof-positive that our brand offers a robust and value-driven portfolio of rugged and capable SUVs that meet the diverse needs of our many customers,” said Steven Center, COO & EVP, Kia America. “It is an honor to see three Kia SUVs recognized as category winners – and repeat category winners – by the expert editorial staff at Kelley Blue Book.”
The editors of Kelley Blue Book acknowledged that the refreshed 2023 Telluride has a “stacked roster of standard safety features and convenience equipment – and it’s an excellent value.” At the same time, the KBB editors said the 2023 Seltos is a “terrific value” thanks to its “low starting price, long list of standard tech and safety features, and impressive fuel economy. And last but not least, the first-year Sportage Plug-in Hybrid was given merit for its electrified attributes. “With 34 miles of all-electric range and 84 MPGe, you can enjoy driving the all-new Kia Sportage PHEV in comfort while only occasionally having to stop for gas,” according to the KBB editors.
Kelley Blue Book editors selected their Best Buy candidates through a process of extensive evaluation of subjective and objective metrics of vehicles on sale in the United States, scrutinizing hundreds of new vehicles for the 2023 model year.