2019 Kia Forte 'Best Small Car', Kia Niro 'Car of the Year'

2019 Kia Forte ‘Best Small Car’, Kia Niro ‘Car of the Year’

Summer’s right around the corner; might as well drive a winner. Here are two such vehicles you’ll find at Barnett Kia.

The 2019 Kia Forte has won a 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for “Best Small Car.”

“With the 2019 Forte, Kia has taken an already excellent small car approach and added more space, more technology, and dynamic styling,” says John Davis, creator and host of MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive magazine show. “The end result is a great looking, highly affordable car that we think is also the most enjoyable daily driver in its size class."

MotorWeek editors conduct upwards of 150 car and truck reviews annually, evaluating vehicles on an array of factors, including: price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability records, and resale value. The Drivers’ Choice awards are based on these thorough evaluations.

“The Forte was all-new for 2019. We built it with the goal of it being the best in its class,” says Orth Hedrick, executive director of Car Planning and Telematics, KMA. “So, it really validates the efforts of the entire Kia team when a body of respected auto experts like MotorWeek gives it their top rating.”

Right now at Barnett you can lease a 2019 Kia Forte LXS for just $209 a month with ZERO DOWN*.

Meanwhile, the Kia Niro EV has been selected “Car of the Year” by Popular Mechanics magazine.

“We picked the Niro EV for Car of the Year because it’s an electric car that would be appealing even if it weren’t electric,” says Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics automotive editor. “But it is electric, and it delivers the usual EV benefits without much in the way of EV sacrifices. It’s smooth, quick and quiet, with plenty of range and an affordable price. The Niro EV feels like a preview of the near future, when cars like this are the norm. But right now it’s the exception."

The magazine praised the crossover Niro EV for its design, style, performance and practicality, citing its comfort on the highway during a long road trip as well as its functionality as an everyday runabout.

“We’re thrilled by this award,” says Michael Cole, COO and executive vice president, KMA. “When a publication with the storied reputation of Popular Mechanics selects your vehicle over the competition, it’s a momentous event. We’re proud of the Niro EV and its place in our fleet of all-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles At Kia we strive to provide the best vehicles possible and this reward validates our efforts.”

This month at Barnett, drive a 2019 Kia Niro LX for just $169 a month**.

We have lots more to offer, and everything can be found here.

And remember, every new vehicle purchased comes with Barnett’s exclusive—and FREE—MILLION MILE Warranty. Ask your sales associate for all the details on that, too. Come see us soon at Barnett Kia on Highway 61 in White Bear Lake!


*Offer ends 4/30/19. 39-month lease, 10,000 miles a year. $0 due at signing plus tax, title, license, and first month’s payment. No security deposit. Stock #K19267. 
**Offer ends 4/30/19. 24-month lease, 12,000 miles a year. $2,999 due at signing plus tax, title, license, and first month’s payment. No security deposit. Stock #K19319.

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