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Two Kia Models Win Best Buy from Consumer Guide

Friday, December 14th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall Consumer Guide 2019 Kia Soul

Miami Lakes Automall Consumer Guide 2019 Kia Soul

It’s just the week of good news isn’t it? Consumer Guide® Automotive finished their “Best Buy” awards list, naming the vehicles that deserve it the most for their respective segments and why. We just finished talking about how the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and 2019 Ram 1500 won 2019 Best Buy for their classes. Now we have two more vehicles to congratulate, and this time from Kia Motors – say hello to two new Best Buys, the 2019 Kia Rio and 2019 Kia Soul.

Consumer Guide Automotive

For four decades, Consumer Guide has been one of the leading publications when it comes to reviewing automobiles while offering an authoritative and objective outlook. Their team of editors has more than 100 years of automotive experience combined, and that makes them a formidable team to make professional, unbiased evaluations of new and used vehicles. Many consumers today seek out Consumer Guide today for shopping advice and getting a transparent look at a vehicle they may have in mind. For the Best Buy awards, the editors at Consumer Guide Automotive analyze, compare and evaluate vehicles by putting them through a variety of tests that help distinguish themselves amongst others in their class.

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Two Kia Models Earn Best Vehicle for the Money Award

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall Kia Soul Sorento Best for Money

Miami Lakes Automall Kia Soul Sorento Best for Money

Kia Motors is sure enjoying the spotlight in the auto industry lately. Ever since they released the 2018 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, everyone’s been turned on their heads. Chrysler may have come out with the world’s first hybrid minivan, but a hybrid crossover? And coming soon is the Kia Telluride, a hybrid SUV, and the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid was recently added to the Kia Motors lineup. After the release of the Niro, Kia released the 2018 Kia Stinger, a wonderful sports sedan that drives, looks, and feels like a muscle car. Even with all these new advancements and developments, U.S. News and World Report highlighted the fact that Kia Motors has always had great products, honoring the Kia Soul and Sorento with a special award.

The U.S. News and World Report consistently compares cars based on their safety, reliability, and a consensus of industry experts’ opinions, along with the car’s value. To measure such value, U.S. News and World Report also looks at a combination of a vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published. Following this, cars are ranked in fourteen categories for quality and value in the automotive industry. For the second year in a row, the Kia Soul was honored with the Best Compact Car for the Money award and Kia Sorento claimed the Best 3-Row SUV for the Money award.

“Winning for the second consecutive year, both the Kia Soul and Sorento continue to be class leaders when it comes to offering buyers a smart balance of quality features, utility, comfort and performance, as well as long-term value.” – Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor, U.S. News & World Report.

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2018 Kia Niro Touring is an All-Around 10/10

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

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Introduced in 2017, the Kia Niro is a hybrid crossover and its a head turner and not only does it look great, but it’s a Kia, so it’s manufactured by a great company. The first year the Niro was available it was rated Highest in Initial Quality in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study and considering how well Kia and the Kia Niro have been doing lately, we won’t be surprised to see the Kia Niro earn the same rating for the 2018 model year.

The 2018 Kia Niro lineup includes four trims, and the most impressive model is the Kia Niro Touring. All Kia Niro models are equipped with a hybrid powertrain. The powertrain is made up of a 104-horsepower 1.6-liter I4 engine and a 1.56 kWh lithium ion polymer battery paired to an electric motor and a 6-speed automatic transmission. When the vehicle is working in hybrid mode, the Niro produces a combined 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

Phenomenal Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is always on the minds of drivers, but you can sit back wearing a smile knowing the 2018 Kia Niro Touring averages 46 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway and has a compared city/highway fuel economy of 43 mpg. Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver will spend about $900 per year in fuel costs driving the Kia Niro and drivers of the Kia Niro will save about $2,500 in fuel costs in five years in comparison to the average vehicle.  

The 2018 Kia Niro Touring edition is charming both inside and out. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this vehicle something to be on your list of vehicles to own.

Interior Details

Few vehicles provide a great ride with as much space and technology as the Kia Niro has From a 8.0-inch navigation system that is easy to use to the eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, the overall picture of the Kia Niro is that its a vehicle made for the 21st century. With adaptive Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, drivers can commute while answering calls hands free and enjoy the premium sounds of their Harman Kardon premium audio system inside a spacious, secure cabin.

Loaded with features from bumper to bumper, including Active Eco and Sport driving modes, the 2018 Kia Niro Touring has leather upholstery, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with warm heated and ventilated front seats. Owners can enjoy additional standard features like a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel and mood lighting. Another nice surprise of modern technology is wireless phone charging, which is a standard feature on the 2018 Kia Niro Touring.

Exterior Details

The Kia Niro is not your traditional hybrid crossover. Sporting a fresh sleek look, the 2018 Kia Niro Touring has HID headlights and keep a similar look of other Kia Niro trims overall on the exterior. Recently announced, the 2018 Kia Niro Touring Graphite Editions includes Platinum Graphite paint and Glassy Black 18-inch wheels and roof rail included a metallic colored grille, and 10-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar.

Safety Secures Peace of Mind

Between all the new technology, comfort of leather and a large navigation screen, perhaps the best feeling owners can have while driving a Kia Niro Touring is knowing how safe they are. Lane Keep Assist and adaptive cruise control comes standard with rear cross traffic alert and a rearview camera to help assist drivers pave the way for peace of mind. Front and rear parking sensors, a Forward Collision Warning system are also standard.

With a warranty that includes a 100,000-mile or 10-year limited powertrain warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty, drivers can feel secure and confident about owning the Niro.

The Next Step

See for yourself what makes the new 2018 Kia Niro Touring a special vehicle. Curious about a test drive? Come drive a 2018 Kia Niro Touring with us today at Miami Lakes Automall and we’ll show you what you’ve been missing out on! Our professional team can’t wait to help you buy, lease or trade in your vehicle to take home the 2018 Kia Niro Touring.

Kia Offering Artificial Intelligence in 2019

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Kia Virtual Assistant Artificial Intelligence

 

Kia has been introducing some futuristic concepts lately. Namely, the Kia Telluride concept. Take a look at the interior. It definitely has a sci-fi look and feel to it. Like Mitsubishi, Kia has also been working on its own AI technology, and we could see vehicles with AI assistants as soon as 2019 if Kia Motors has anything to say about it.

We posted this video a few times on the Miami Lakes Automall blog, but so that no one has to go looking through the archives, here’s the concept movie Mitsubishi put out for its literal smart car with a virtual assistant.

Kakao CoKia Virtual Assistant Artificial Intelligencentract

Back in August, word was that Kia and Hyundai, being that the two are a part of the Hyundai Motor Group, struck a deal with a company called Kakao. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, don’t worry, we’ll recap. Back when the contract between Kakao, Kia, and Hyundai was signed, we talked a little about the business. Kakao, most well-known for its messaging app, Kakao Talk,” is a business built around communication, media and content, entertainment, and transportation. Constantly improving their product lineup with state-of-the-art technology, they’re currently working on AI technology that will be integrated in select cars by Hyundai and Kia.

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Car Shopping Can Be Easy If You Do Your Homework

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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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. (more…)

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

Friday, August 5th, 2016

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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Kia JD Power Study Highlights

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
2015 Kia Forte

2015 Kia Forte JD Power Initial Quality StudyEvery year, the Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power and Associates sends out thousands of surveys to vehicle owners and lessees of the current model year vehicles across 33 brands. This year, Kia received the lowest number of problems making it the highest ranked brand on the 2016 Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power.

The Initial Quality Study has been around for 30 years, and only once before 2016 has a non-luxury brand been ranked the highest. The study is designed to evaluate a vehicle’s quality 90 days after ownership, and along with Kia, 21 out of the 33 brands had shown a 6% improvement of quality in comparison to their previous year.
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2016 Kia GT4 Stinger Updates

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Kia Stinger Rendition

Kia Stinger Rendition

At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Kia unveiled its upcoming GT4 Stinger concept and sports cars fans went nuts. Here we are in 2016 however and some people are perplexed as to why this beautiful vehicle isn’t on the roads already. As far as small, affordable, rear-drive sports cars go, the Kia GT4 Stinger was aimed to match those of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. So where did it go?
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Best Kia Models for Back to School

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

With the kids gearing up to go back to school, you likely have a mile-long list of things you need to buy to get ready. This year, your kids might be participating in more activities, like your son joining the basketball team or your daughter playing soccer. You might be looking at transporting a whole lot more gear than you’re used to.

It might be time to add a new vehicle to that back-to-school list. If you live in South Florida, Miami Lakes Kia is the place to go for a new Kia. We welcome former customers of the shuttered Kia Kendall Miami as well as current customers of other dealerships to visit us and learn why we are the superior dealership. Here are a few of the best Kia models we carry for back to school:

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How Often Should You Get Your Tires Rotated?

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Tire Rotation - Kendall Kia Miami

Miami Lakes Kia has always offered some of the best automotive repairs and service in the Miami area, and we have been happy to welcome former customers of Kendall Kia Miami and to prove that to them.

Our trained technicians perform all types of maintenance and repairs, but one of the most common questions we get from our customers is how often they should have their tires rotated.

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