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Best Kia SUVs for 2024

These are the best Kia SUVs ranked by how well each vehicle performs in its own category based on iSeeCars' analysis of its reliability, resale value and safety.

Kia’s best SUV is the Kia Sorento, with an iSeeCars Quality Score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is reflected in the Kia Sorento being ranked #3 for Best 6-seater SUVs, which is the highest overall ranking for any Kia SUV. Additional Kia Sorento rankings include #1 for Most Affordable 6-seater SUVs, #1 for Best Korean 7-Seater SUVs, and #1 for Best Korean SUVs with 3 Rows.

Kia’s second-best SUV is the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, with an iSeeCars Quality Score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is reflected in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid being ranked #3 for Best Hybrid Subcompact SUVs, which is the highest overall ranking for any Kia SUV. Additional Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid rankings include #1 for Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid SUVs (PHEV), #1 for Best Korean Hybrid Crossover SUVs, and #1 for Best Korean Hybrid SUVs.

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Kia’s best SUV is the Kia Sorento, with an iSeeCars Quality Score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is reflected in the Kia Sorento being ranked #3 for Best 6-seater SUVs, which is the highest overall ranking for any Kia SUV. Additional Kia Sorento rankings include #1 for Most Affordable 6-seater SUVs, #1 for Best Korean 7-Seater SUVs, and #1 for Best Korean SUVs with 3 Rows.

Kia’s second-best SUV is the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, with an iSeeCars Quality Score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is reflected in the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid being ranked #3 for Best Hybrid Subcompact SUVs, which is the highest overall ranking for any Kia SUV. Additional Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid rankings include #1 for Most Affordable Plug-in Hybrid SUVs (PHEV), #1 for Best Korean Hybrid Crossover SUVs, and #1 for Best Korean Hybrid SUVs.

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.2 / 10
  • Reliability 8.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
  • Safety 9.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.5 / 10
  • Reliability 7.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.4 / 10
  • Reliability 5.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.0 / 10
  • Safety 8.6 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.6 / 10
  • Reliability 7.9 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.

After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Car Rankings. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).