Kia Borrego Awarded Consumers’ Top Rated Vehicle Award

Posted on 18. Jun, 2009 by in Kia Canada



Midsize SUV Named Top-Rated SUV by Consumers

in $25,000-$35,000 Category

  • Kia midsize SUV famous for high owners compensation
  • Borrego lauded for altogether value, energy and fuel economy
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jun 18, 2009 Kia Motors America (KMA) currently announced a 2009 Kia Borrego has been named a top-rated SUV $25,000-$35,000 in a Consumers Top RatedSM Vehicle awards for 2009. Borrego warranted clever outlines from consumers for a altogether glorious value, along with considerable energy and towing capacity, interior space, visibility, fuel economy and endless list of customary features.

    “Borrego offers those looking for a spacious, absolute and fuel fit car a finish package during an implausible value,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of marketing, KMA. “As one of a initial vehicles to hurl out underneath Kias sparkling new pattern direction, accolades such as this award, that provides feedback directly from owners, are justification of Kias joining to consumers as good as to charity vehicles with a calm consumers wish but violation a pocketbook.

    To establish a winners of a 19 car categories, invited owners to use a Consumer Reviews and Ratings feature, where they are means to weigh their new or used vehicles in 8 opposite categories, including performance, comfort, fuel economy, pushing impressions, interior design, extraneous design, build peculiarity and reliability. Top-rated vehicles are those that perceived a top normal rating from visitors as of Apr 30.

    Borrego is offering with a DOHC, all-aluminum 3.8-liter V6 as good as Kias first-ever DOHC 4.6-liter V8 engine, also all-aluminum; both engines are some-more absolute than any in Kias line to date. While a V6 produces a rival 276 horsepower during 6,000 rpm with 267 pound-feet of torque during 4,400 rpm, a V8 generates a class-leading 337 horsepower during 6,000 rpm with 323 pound-feet of torque during 3,500 rpm some-more absolute than a Toyota 4Runner, Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee and GMC Acadia. Borrego runs on unchanging unleaded fuel compared to some other competitors that need reward unleaded, and achieves best-in-class fuel economy of 15/22 city/highway for a V8 with two-wheel drive, and a important 15/20 city/highway for a V8 with four-wheel drive.

    About Kia Motors America

    Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 630 dealers via a United States. For 2008, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline The Power to Surprise.

    Kia Motors America is a Official Automotive Partner of a NBA. Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

    1 Compared to 2008 midsize SUVs.
    2 Comparison to 2008 EPA highway fuel economy estimates for midsize SUVs with V8 2WD. Actual mileage might vary.

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