Head to Miami Lakes Kia for Our Light Up the Holidays Sales Event

Miami-Lakes-2018-Kia-Forte-big-finish-dealIf you are on the market to lease a sedan, you are definitely going to want to come to Miami Lakes Kia to test drive the 2018 Kia Forte because we have an unbeatable limited time lease special. Starting today (12/1/17) and running until just into the new year, Miami Lakes Kia is offering qualified customers a 36-month lease on a 2018 Kia Forte for $149 per month..

You could say that we’re in the holiday spirit because it’s not often that a sedan as good as the 2018 Kia Forte is available with such an affordable lease. Dubbed by Kia as “loved by people who love technology,” the 2018 Kia Forte has plenty of modern tech, as well as a comfortable cabin and a great fuel economy.

As a member of the Kia family, the Kia Forte is available Kia’s excellent built-in infotainment system, called UVO eServices. UVO eServices is a subscription-free built-in infotainment system that provides users with access to apps, music, as well as smartphone functions. In addition to UVO eServices the 2018 Forte is also available with a 7-inch touch screen as well as a rear camera display, which offers both convenience and safety.

There are three 2018 Kia Forte trims, the Forte LX, Forte S and Forte EX and all Kia Forte trims are equipped with a 2.0-liter I-4 engine. When that is paired to the available six-speed automatic transmission the Forte has an available fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

The special is available until 1/2/2018, but with a deal that good, inventory won’t last long, so come by to test drive and lease a 2018 Kia Forte at Miami Lakes Kia as soon as you can.

*Lease based on No security deposit. Plus tax and tag with approved credit through selected lender including all lease conquest incentives and factory rebates. 20 cents per mile overage. 10k miles per year. 36 Months. With approved credit through selected lender including all lease conquest incentives. Offers cannot be combined. See dealer for complete details, qualifications and vehicle available. Hurry, offer ends Jan. 02, 2018.



New Looks for the 2019 Kia Sorento

Miami Lakes Auto 2019 Kia Sorento

Hell’s Gate in Moab, Utah is pretty intimidating, and the 6.5-mile 4×4 trail that follows called Hell’s Revenge, isn’t made for the weak of heart. Many say the only kind of vehicle that can handle Hell’s Revenge is an off-road 4×4 like a Jeep® or Land Rover. Apparently, no one told Kia Motors, because they took the new 2019 Kia Sorento to Utah, and the results are interesting.

Hell’s Revenge

6.5 miles long, rated 6-out-of-10 on the Red-Rock Four-Wheelers difficulty rating scale, and a 2-3 hour drive, Hell’s Revenge is the kind of off-road trail that can kill a car. Filled with hazardous terrain, the trail is only recommended for experienced drivers, and not someone simply looking for a thrill. The most frightening part of the trail is Hell’s Gate, a steep rock formation that at times makes someone wish they had a climbing rope attached to the vehicle.

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2018 Kia Stinger at Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Auto 2018 Kia Stinger

It’s been a long time coming, but the 2018 Kia Stinger has finally been released by Kia Motors, and we couldn’t be happier. Since the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, when the Kia Stinger first debuted, it set up a whole new path for Kia Motors in terms of design and performance. It then had what one would call a “failure to launch” when in May, the Kia Stinger was supposed to go global. Now, it’s finally heading to dealerships and soon the streets, and we have a solid starting MSRP of $31,900.


Prior to the release of the Kia Stinger, Kia started introducing the model to the public with two large promotions. The first was the “The Curve Ahead,” an online promotion (similar to the “If You Know, You Know” campaign for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon) where inklings of the Kia Stinger specs were bled out over several weeks until the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Once it finally debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Kia Motors was set on designing cars that looked as good as they performed, and with new enticing designs coming up, that’s a tall order to fill.

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Kia Motors and Charging Stations in Miami

Miami Lakes Kia Charging Stations Miami

Listen up Miami drivers. Hybrid and electric vehicles are ramping up in the auto market, and soon enough they will be the more practical automobile on the streets. If the somewhat challenge of finding a charging station is holding you back, then we have a surprise for you. Many locations around the Miami area have been installing charging stations, such as Downtown Miami, Brickell, South Beach, and Wynwood.

Where to Charge Up

Downtown Miami

There are many locations in Downtown Miami, so we’re listing the most popular areas for charging up. Going west from Bayfront Park, there are several charging stations one may find, here are a few:

  • One Biscayne Tower, 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, has one port on the 12th floor with a max of two hours charging time.
  • Suntrust International Center, 1 SE 3rd Avenue, Miami, has two ports in the garage on the third floor for $2/hr for four hours.
  • Southeast Financial Center, 200 Biscayne Boulevard #350, Miami, two ports on the slope between 4th and 5th floors, FREE for the first four hours.
  • Whole Foods, 299 SE 3rd Street, Miami, two level 2 chargers at the north wall bottom of parking garage, first hour FREE with purchase.
  • Lanier Parking Garage, 226 SE 1st Street Miami, one wall outlet on third floor.

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Safety Features You Can Find in a Kia

Miami Lakes Auto Kia Safety Features

Kia Motors is really stepping up their game with car design lately. First the 2018 Kia Niro, then the 2018 Kia Stinger, and most recently, the 2018 Kia Stonic made their way onto the lineup. With all these great vehicles that look good and are fun to drive, one question many consumers will ask is “Are they safe?” You better believe they’re safe, just look at all the available advanced features Kia Motors implements into their vehicle lineup.


Any kind of automatic safety feature is convenient, that’s true, but there are some instances where one may come in handy more than another. Rear-camera displays have become practically a norm in vehicles for seeing what’s behind the vehicle when backing up, but Kia takes a step further by putting a surround view monitor (SVM) in most of their vehicles. The SVM gives drivers an all-around view in several viewing modes, displaying real-time images from four cameras, offering a virtual “bird’s eye view.”

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Kia Motors Can Help with Rush Hour Traffic

Miami Lakes Auto Kia Soul Traffic

Rush hour traffic in Miami, Florida is a real pain these days, isn’t it? With so many people on the road who have little-to-zero driving etiquette, it can even be worse for some of us. If it isn’t the time we spend in rush hour, sometimes as much as an hour or more just trying to get home, then it’s the gas being spent in idle. Anyone with a fuel mileage gauge knows when the car is stopped, fuel economy goes way down. Luckily, there are many cars out there with great fuel economy, so the hit isn’t too harsh.

Miami, Florida Traffic

According to a study on global traffic and congested cities in the world, Miami, Florida makes the top ten list. The study was conducted by INRIX, a global company that specializes in connected car services and transportation analytics. Using a new methodology to provide data-rich evaluation or urban travel, they managed to measure over 1000 cities back in 2016, and found those with the most congestion and how much the average consumer spends in the peak hours of traffic a year.

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Black Friday Lease Special: 2017 Kia Optima LX for $199/Month


Want a great deal on a sedan? For two years in a row, Kia is J.D. Power’s Highest Ranked Brand in Initial Quality and for the month of November, Miami Lakes Automall is giving consumers a chance to lease a 2017 Kia Optima LX for 36 months for just $199 per month.

The 2017 Kia Optima is efficient, stylish, full of convenience features and it is an I.I.H.S. 2017 Top Safety Pick+. The Optima LX comes standard with a 2.4-liter I-4 cylinder engine with a dual continuously variable valve timing transmission, which helps optimize fuel economy. In addition to the savings with our Black Friday lease deal, drivers of the Optima LX also save money on fuel because the 2017 Kia Optima LX has an average fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

The 2017 Kia Optima LX has all of the most up-to-date tech, including a five-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth wireless technology hands-free connectivity, and a backup camera. Lessees won’t ever have to worry about paying for repairs because Kia backs all its vehicles with a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty.

Want to learn more about the Black Friday lease special? You can reach out to Miami Lakes Automall at 305-547-9844 and view our 2017 Kia Optima inventory.


Highlights of the New Kia Stonic SUV

Miami Lakes Automall Kia Stonic SUV

When it comes to the auto industry, a company needs to be able to keep up with the latest trims. Be it modern technology for the consumer or new powertrains such as hybrid and electric vehicles, if an automaker doesn’t move with the flow, they’ll drop by the wayside. Kia Motors is a prime example, as they enter a changing market with a new kind of Kia. Introducing the Kia Stonic SUV, a sporty, exciting, and confident model for under $20,000.

Based on the Kia Rio, the Kia Stonic SUV will already have a solid foundation to work off of with highly efficient powertrains and advanced automotive systems. Designed with key elements from Kia, such as the tiger-nose front grille and sharp, straight lines, the iconic Kia look is certainly there. The question is how well equipped is the new Kia Stonic really? Let’s start with the powertrain options.

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Five New Vehicles Less Than $15K at Miami Lakes Automall

Five Cars Miami Lakes Auto Under 15k

When shopping for a new car, everyone wants to get a great deal, especially when shopping on a budget. Here at Miami Lakes Automall, we have a great selection of vehicles for those looking for something affordable as well as those looking for luxury. We looked through our inventory of cars and found many great vehicles for under $15K. Here’s five affordable cars that strike up a great deal!

2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Kia Rio 5-door

The all-new Kia Rio and Kia Rio 5-door have a lot in common, including a starting price under $15,000. The 2018 Kia Rio LX, the base trim, and the 2018 Kia Rio 5-door are powered by a 130-horsepower 1.6-liter DOHC I4 engine built with dual continuously variable valve timing (CVVT), that alters the frequency of cylinder valves opening and closing. The engine is also built with gasoline direct injection (GDI) for faster fuel delivery. The engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, and the vehicle has a fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

Both, the Kia Rio LX and Kia Rio 5-door LX are outfitted with solar control glass, auto on/off headlights, and ride on 15-inch wheels. Inside, consumers will find a 4-speaker system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and a 5-inch touchscreen with AM/FM/MP3 compatibility and SiriusXM radio. For storage, the Kia Rio can offer 13.7 cubic-feet with the rear seats up, and the Kia Rio 5-door can get up to 32.8 cubic-feet free with the rear seats folded.

Starting MSRP for 2018 Kia Rio LX is $13,900 (plus destination fee), and the 2018 Kia Rio 5-door LX starts at $14,200 (plus destination fee). In addition to a great starting price, the Kia Rio is a great vehicle for buyers on a budget because it is covered by an industry-leading warranty that includes a basic limited warranty for five years or 60,000 miles and a powertrain limited warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles.

2018 Chevrolet Spark

There are a couple Chevy Spark trims, and the Chevy Spark LS is has a starting price under $15,000 when it is equipped with a manual transmission. This vehicle has a starting price just over $15,000 ($15,025) when it is equipped with an automatic transmission. However, the two have exactly the same features, so we’re including both.

The 2018 Chevrolet Spark LS is the base trim on the Spark lineup, and like all of the Spark trims, it is powered by a 1.4-liter ECOTEC DOHC engine. The engine is built with continuously variable transmission and multiport fuel injection for optimized performance, and the Spark has a fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

The Spark is a mini car with seating for five passengers, and the exterior features solar absorbing glass and a rear spoiler. The Spark LS comes standard with Chevrolet MyLink Radio and that includes a 7-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming audio, and Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability. Even as the base trim, the Spark LS is spoiled; it even gets an OnStar 4G LTE built-in WiFi hotspot (active OnStar subscription required).

Starting MSRP for the 2018 Chevrolet Spark LS with manual transmission is $13,925 (plus destination fee).

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a small hatchback that is available in three trims and the base trim, the Mirage ES, is priced under $15K. All Mirage trims are powered by the same 1.2-liter DOHC engine. Small and efficient, the Mirage ES not only has an affordable starting price, but it is also an affordable vehicle because it has an excellent fuel economy of 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Inside, the Mirage has nice entertainment features, including a 4-speaker system, a 7-inch touchscreen, Digital HD Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, steering wheel audio and phone controls, and a rearview camera.

Introduced in 2017, the Mirage G4 is a sedan version of the Mitsubishi Mirage. The Mirage G4 is available in two trims and both of them are equipped with the same 1.2L I3 engine that the Mirage has. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES has a starting price under $15,000 when it is equipped with a manual transmission. Convenience and entertainment features consist of a 7-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera, a 4-speaker audio system, Bluetooth wireless technology, Digital HD Radio, and steering wheel audio and phone controls.

Starting MSRP for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES with a manual transmission is $13,395 (plus destination fee), and the starting MSRP for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES with an automatic transmission is $14,595 (plus destination fee). Starting MSRP for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES with manual transmission is $14,395 (plus destination fee). Like Kia, Mitsubishi also backs its vehicles with the same industry-leading warranty.

Sound good? You can find the 2018 Kia Rio LX, 2018 Chevrolet Spark LS, 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES, and many more affordable cars at Miami Lakes Automall.

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2018 Sedans and Alternative Fuel Vehicles From Kia

Miami Lakes Kia Alternative Fuel

Ready for round two? Last week we covered several Kia models for the 2018 year, mainly Kia’s SUVs and crossovers and sole minivan. Next up is a large selection of sedans and alternative fuel vehicles. If there is anything Kia Motors is doing these days, it’s shaking up the auto market with a large lead in hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles.

Kia Optima Triplets

The Kia Optima is such a great car, Kia added two variations to the lineup. In addition to the Optima, there is also the Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid. The original Kia Optima, available in five trims, has three engine options. There is a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine that generates 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, a turbocharged 178hp 1.6-liter DOHC I4 engine, and a 185hp 2.0-liter DOHC I4 engine. The combined fuel economy of each, in order, is 28 mpg, 31 mpg, and 25 mpg. All trims come standard with UVO eServices, Apple CarPlay, and Google Android Auto, a rear camera display, and several advanced auto features. MSRP starting at $22,500 (plus destination fee).

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