It won’t be long and football will be on TV, the leaves will start to turn, and students will head back to the classroom.

2013 Kia SportageSummer is winding down, and with that in mind, Kelley Blue Book released its list of the Best Back-to-School Cars, with the Kia Sportage making the grade.

The publication focused on style, safety, fuel-economy, and versatility, and because students are always on a budget, KBB only looked at cars starting under $20,000.

With numerous standard features, a hearty warranty, with a low prices, the sporty compact crossover landed at #6 on the top-ten list.

Back to School in Style: 2013 Kia Sportage

The annual list seeks to assist college-bound students and their parents make informed, educated decisions when it comes time to purchasing a vehicle. The Kia Soul earned top honors last year, making the Sportage the 2nd Kia vehicle named to the list.

“Your hard-earned $20,000 buys a lot of car these days. Case in point, the stylish Kia Sportage offers up real SUV versatility, a bounty of standard features and a lengthy warranty at a very student-friendly price. That it’s recognized as a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick doesn’t hurt, either.”

– Kelley Blue Book

Considering Kia’s involvement with education, this honor seems appropriate. Kia has made charitable contributions to education-based groups, including B.R.A.K.E.S, which conducts driver safety training for teens, and DonorsChoose, which connects under-funded schools with would-be donors.

Standard features in the 2013 Sportage include the following:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Body-color door handles
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Brake Assist System
  • Traction Control
  • Hill Assist Control
  • Front LED Accent Lights

“Kelley Blue Book’s recognition of Sportage as one of the 10 Best Back-to-School cars validates Kia’s competitive presence within the ever-growing compact CUV segment”

– Michael Sprague, Kia VP of Marketing

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Kia is one of the fastest growing automotive brands in America, and we are proud to offer these high-quality, stylish, and tech-savvy vehicles to the drivers of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

Call McGrath Kia today at 888-619-8282 to learn more about the 2013 Kia Sportage.

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