Top 2024 Parents Best Family Cars: Kia EV9 Featured

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By Car Brand Experts

  • EV9 one of two winners in important “Best Electric 3-row SUV” category
  • EV9’s win marks Kia’s third in last three years

PARENTS has recognized the Kia EV9 (best electric 3-row SUV) in its “Best Family Cars” awards for 2024. The annual awards include 22 automotive categories, exhibiting cars, SUVs, and driving systems that embody the best combination of safety and functionality for families in their respective categories.

“PARENTS Best Family Cars awards exemplify Kia’s position as a brand that meets the needs of their busy family,” said Steven Center, COO & EVP, Kia America. “We’re honored to see the EV9 awarded for its technology, capability and comfort for the entire family.”

PARENTS experts tested over 140 cars total, across categories from a field of new model vehicles. The panel of judges evaluated each model on a 10 point scale in the following areas: overall safety, including driver assist and safety technology; child passenger car seats including ease of install, space to accommodate seats in rear and third rows and third row access; power and technical specs of each model; the family friendliness of each model; ‘wow’ factors that will appeal to families; and the price for each model in its category.

The 2024 all-electric EV9 debuted as Kia’s first three-row EV SUV. The spacious SUV seats up to seven passengers. Available features include a 12-inch full-color head-up display[1] that is designed to project driving information directly onto the windshield within the driver’s line of sight. Available advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)[2] include advanced adaptive cruise control[3] and rear occupant alert (door logic)[4].

[1] Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.

[2] Advanced driver assistance systems are not substitutes for safe driving and may not detect all objects around the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

[3] When engaged, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) is not a substitute for safe driving and cruise-control procedures. This is not an auto-pilot feature. It may not detect every object around the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

[4] Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) is not a substitute for one’s attention. Always check the vehicle interior when exiting the vehicle. ROA notifications may require a Kia Connect subscription, a compatible smartphone, and a wireless signal with good coverage to function. Normal cellular service rates may apply.

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