The Car Connection, one of the leading online sources for automotive news and information, has named two Kia vehicles to its list of Best Used Hatchbacks 2013.

The Kia Soul and the Kia Forte Hatchback were given the honor, due to their excellent reviews, dependability scores, and superior safety ratings.

For this list, the group looked at three year old hatchbacks (2011 models) and analyzed data most to find the cars that “have the most complete, most well-rounded reputation for safety and reliability, as well as driving satisfaction.”

Sou and Forte

The Kia Soul and Kia Forte Hatchback


Scoring the Kia Hatchbacks:

When compiling the list of best hatchbacks, the folks at The Car Connection looked at three specific categories:

  • Full Reviews: Only hatchbacks scoring an 8.0 or better in overall rankings were considered. The reviews came directly from The Car Connection’s website.
  • Dependability Ranking: The group required at least four circles from J.D. Power’s predicted –dependability rankings or at least an Average reliability from Consumer Reports.
  • Safety Scores and Analysis: At least four stars from the National Highway Traffic Administration of a Top Safety Pick or better from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The 2011 Kia Forte exemplifies the new direction of Kia, with a simple, elegant style, unexpected levels of refinement, and lots of value for the money.

The 2011 Kia Soul is fashion-forward and fun-to-drive—and unlike most of its urban-wagon rivals, it’s just as practical as it looks.

-The Car Connection

Whether you are interested in a new or used hatchback, this report demonstrates the excellent value and reliability of both the Kia Soul and Kia Forte Hatchback.

Hatchbacks are versatile, spacious, fuel-efficient, and often very sporty and nimble. They make great choices for active individuals or families who have lots of cargo but also need to save on fuel.

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McGrath Kia has a great inventory of sporty Kia Fortes and versatile Kia Souls. Give us a call at 888-619-8282 and we’ll help you get the right car, hatchback, or SUV at the right price!