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Kia’s Two SUVs, the Kia Sportage and the Kia Sorento

Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Pportage Kia SorentoSUVs have become a big deal in the last ten years. What says safety better than a ton of steel around the driver and passengers? However, these steel boxes have changed over the last decade or so, and have been repurposed to be more than just durable, cargo and people haulers. Some, like the Kia Sorento, are likened to more of a crossover. Its counterpart, the Kia Sportage, is a larger family crossover. They’re a lot alike. So what makes them different?

Trims and Price

First thing’s first – how many choices does each vehicle provide, and what is the cost to own? The 2017 Kia Sportage SUV is available in three trims and the base trim starts at $22,990.

The 2017 Kia Sorento SUV is available in seven trims. The MSRP starts at $25,400 and climbs through the lineup.

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Kia’s Line of Hybrids and EVs is Growing!

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In addition to being “Highest Ranked Brand in Initial Quality” in the 2016 J.D. Power Study, Kia is also known for their diverse lineup of models including SUVs, a minivan, compact cars, electric vehicles and hybrids. Currently, Kia has two “green” models the Optima Hybrid and Soul EV, and in 2017, Kia will also release the Kia Niro (a hybrid crossover). Check them out.

Kia’s Hybrids, EVs and PHEVs

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

The Kia Optima Hybrid is a hybrid car equipped with an electric motor powered by a 47 kW lithium polymer battery and a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. The battery and gas can produce up to 199 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. The Kia Optima Hybrid’s fuel economy is extremely good, 36 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway. This particular hybrid works by switching between the electric motor and the gas engine which delivers a smooth, quiet, and low emission ride. 

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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid is Almost Here

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Miami Lakes Automall is very excited to have a Korean version of the 2017 Kia Niro on site. Have you heard about it? The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is big news overseas, and it is expected to be just as successful in the U.S..

The 2017 Kia Niro is a compact utility vehicle (CUV) hybrid that Kia refers to as a hybrid utility vehicle (HUV). The Kia Niro was released in South Korea in March 2016 and in its first month, the Niro set an all-time sales record. Adding to the Niro’s excitement, Kia has hinted at a future all-electric version, too! Details on the 2017 Kia Niro and its debut in the U.S. are below.

Hybrid Crossover Engine and Fuel Economy

The 2017 Kia Niro is a full parallel hybrid system that combines the power of a high-efficiency 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 43-horsepower electric motor and a 12-volt lithium-ion polymer battery. The fuel-efficient crossover Niro has a 6-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

In total, the Niro has a horsepower output of 146 ponies and 196 lb-ft. of torque and it has a combined fuel efficiency of 50 mpg, which is just a hair under the smaller Toyota Prius. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Are You Ready? 6 Tips to Prepare Your Car Before Matthew

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Currently, it’s unclear what Hurricane Matthew’s impact on South Florida will be. But so far, there is a large chance that the residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties will feel some effect from the storm like rain and wind. So not only do residents need to keep an eye on the weather reports and forecast, residents also need to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane in the next three days.

With all that being said, many people know how to prepare their homes for a hurricane like Matthew, but have you thought about what to do with your vehicle(s)? If not, here are some tips.

Gas

Before the storm, fill up on gas! Tropical storms and hurricanes are notorious for leading to long delays and lines at the gas station because not only do cars need gas, but backup generators need gas as well.  Fill up today or tomorrow to avoid the long lines or any other unforeseen issues that could occur from a big demand in gas stations.

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