Telluride Named “Best Three-Row Midsize SUV” and Seltos Earns Two Category Wins In Kelley Blue Book’s 2021 Best Buy Awards

December 10th, 2020 by

In their relatively short production lives, both of Kia’s two newest SUV models – the Telluride and Seltos – have blazed a trail in the SUV automotive segment; each in their own rights. The older and bigger Kia Telluride has seen a historical level of success; stacking up accolade after accolade.

Encapsulating the Telluride’s success was last year’s achievement when the third-row SUV took the “Triple Crown,” by winning the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award, the MotorTrend “SUV of the Year Award” and earning a “Top 10 Award” by Car & Driver.

Following on the heels of the wildly popular Telluride, the 2021 Seltos complements Kia’s robust SUV lineup, slotting in between the Soul and Sportage. With a comfortable and tech-savvy cabin, a choice of two well-tested engines, and an available all-wheel drive system, the Seltos is a true contender in one of the fastest growing segments in the industry.

Both of these industry-leading SUVs, now, have more accolades to add to their belts. Each SUV shined bright in Kelley Blue Book’s 2021 Best Buy Awards. The Telluride beat the competition, for the second year in a row, to earn the title of Best Three-Row Midsize SUV. Meanwhile, the Kia Seltos has been named a winner in two categories, earning the top spot in both the Best New Model and Subcompact SUV segments.

2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition
2021 Kia Seltos

The Seltos SUV’s performance in KBB’s 2021 Best Buy Awards proves that the Telluride isn’t just a one-hit wonder for the Kia brand. Kia’s award-winning formula is being infused into their newer models and the Seltos is proof positive that it’s translating well across the lineup. Kelley Blue Book’s director of editorial, Jason Allan, had the following to say about the Kia Seltos’ triumphant performance, “When it comes to space, style and substance, the 2021 Kia Seltos is the whole package, making it the new benchmark in the subcompact SUV segment and this year’s Best New Model.[1]

To select the winners of the Best Buy Awards, Kelley Blue Book evaluated more than 300 new models available for 2021, with a specific emphasis on the best combination of affordability, low ownership costs, dependability, driving dynamics, comfort, safety, and quality. As part of their decision-making process, Kelley Blue Book’s experts also analyze a wide array of vehicle-related data, including vehicle sales information, consumer reviews and ratings, 5-Year Cost to Own data, and vehicle pricing. These prestigious awards provide a helpful service by allowing shoppers to narrow their new-car consideration list and purchase a new vehicle with confidence.

You can find both the Kia Telluride and Kia Seltos available for sale, near Tulsa, Oklahoma, at Ferguson Kia. Ferguson Kia is Oklahoma’s longest established Kia dealer. No one, in Oklahoma, knows the Kia brand better than Ferguson Kia! Let our highly-trained team of Kia experts help you in your new SUV shopping experience. Give our team a call, today, at 918-258-1800.

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