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Car Shopping Can Be Easy If You Do Your Homework

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Deciding on your next car is a  big decision, so you shouldn’t rush the car buying process. It is imperative to do plenty of research before getting into a car contract. There are several different sources of information that shoppers should use to get informed about a prospective new car — online research of car specs and professional reviews, word of mouth, and personal testing like a test drive.

Before you can begin your research, the first thing to determine is your budget, car style, and the features that are “must haves.” Once you have these things narrowed down, it will be easier to figure out some other decisions like are you paying cash, financing or leasing. Are you considering a new car or a used car? What is best and what fits your budget?

After this you can begin online research. Focus on a few similar cars that fit your needs, and do the research to find out which works for you for you.  A few of the important factors to find out are price, fuel economy, engine type, tech features, car insurance estimates, warranties, and safety ratings. Read the rest of this entry >>

Kia Optima available at Miami Lakes Automall

Kia Optima Highlights: 3 Engine Options, Warranty and Style

Kia Optima available at Miami Lakes Automall

With the 2017 model-year right around the corner, it’s a good time to take a look at some of the 2016 models before they’re replaced. Today we’re putting the spotlight on the Kia  Optima and some of the benefits a driver can still get before showrooms and dealership lots are flooded with 2017 models. Take a look at some of the specs drivers don’t want to miss out on with the 2016 Kia Optima.

Three Engines to Choose From

It’s not uncommon to see a vehicle available with different engines on different trims, and the Kia Optima is no exception. Starting with the base trim, Kia Optima LX, the standard engine is a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine. The same engine also comes standard on the Kia Optima EX series. “DOHC” stands for “Double Overhead Camshaft”, meaning the engine has two camshafts versus one, and will outperform vehicles with a single overhead camshaft due its optimization of performance and fuel efficiency.

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2016 Kia Sedans: Optima, Cadenza, and K900

Kia Sedans: Kia Optima, Cadenza and K900

2016 Kia Sedans: Optima, Cadenza, and K900For an award winning car, drivers know to look towards Kia. For several years in a row, many  Kia models have received Top Safety Picks from the IIHS, and this year Kia ranked highest out of 33 car brands during the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The Kia Optima is one of the more well-known cars by Kia, but we’re going to review two lesser-known sedans to put them in the spotlight.

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Kia Back to School Cars

Miami Lakes College CarsIt’s the middle of August, so schools will be back in session in no time, and unfortunately that means a more hectic commute for a few weeks. Whether you pulled the short straw and have to pack your car with kids for the morning carpool, or if you have a teen going off to college, you need a safe car, so why not Kia?

Kia is awarded with many safety awards every year, including several I.I.H.S. Top Safety Picks, and this year it received the highest rankings in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Oh, and Kia has an industry-leading warranty, so it will be protected by a warranty for many years to come.

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Miami Lakes Auto Kia Family Cars

Kia Family Cars: SUVs and Minivans

Miami Lakes Auto Kia Family CarsLooking for a family car, isn’t easy. There are so many choices, on the road and on the lot, and it can become pretty challenging to reach a decision. That’s why blogs like ours cut through the mess and present some of the best cars available so family-oriented drivers can get the facts about several cars on a single page. Today, we’d like to take a look at some great options for the family from the Kia lineup.

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Kia Optima Hybrid, Soul EV and Niro: 3 Fuel Efficient Kias

Miami Lakes 2015 Kia Soul EVEarlier this year, Kia decided to spearhead the competition from other auto manufacturers by releasing several eco-friendly cars. With more companies thinking “green,” the variety of eco-friendly cars on the roads today is pretty diverse, however Kia offers a lot of diversity in its collection of eco-friendly vehicles. Today, we’re taking a look at three of Kia’s eco cars: the 2016 Kia Soul EV, the 2017 Kia Niro, and the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid.

Let’s first talk about the Kia Optima Hybrid. The fuel economy is definitely the shining characteristic of this car, sitting at 36/40 city/highway MPG. Described as a car that mixes style and eco-dynamics, if its classy exterior is anything to go by, color us impressed. The Kia Optima Hybrid has the signature “Tiger Nose” look, designed with aerodynamics in mind; given that its side airflow vent allows for air to pass freely through the front bumper and reduces drag, it certainly accomplishes that goal.
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