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The 2019 Kia Stinger Earns Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS


It’s been a while since any good news about the Kia Stinger came out. The award-winning sports car had a limited edition come out, the Special Limited Edition Stinger GTS, but other than that, the Kia Telluride has been taking the spotlight. Well, we’ve got good news. The 2019 Kia Stinger just received a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Kia Motors has been improving safety standards for a while now, and with the Kia Stinger being one of the first Kia models to introduce their Kia Drive Wise suite, this is a sports car that’s as safe to drive as it is fun.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

If unfamiliar with the name, the IIHS is a trusted organization known rating vehicle safety by putting vehicles through five impact-crash simulations designed to test a variety of safety standards and situations. There is a total of six tests that the IIHS conducts for rating safety in crash avoidance and mitigation – small overlap front tests for the driver and passenger sides, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. In addition to how well a vehicle performs in these simulations, the technology provided by the automaker is also taken into account.

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Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Kia Forte

Updates to the 2019 Kia Forte

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Kia Forte

With the 2019 Kia Forte coming out soon, and the 2019 Kia Forte GT unveiled in Korea with a possible hatchback variant to match, we think it’s time to take a look at this amazing vehicle from Kia Motors. Available as either a sedan or hatchback, known as the Kia Forte and Kia Forte5, the Kia Forte has taken some design cues from the Kia Stinger for its latest rendition, and with the announcement of a GT line from Kia Motors, well, we’re all looking forward to what could come next from the automaker, starting with the new Forte.

There’s a couple of things one should know about the new 2019 Kia Forte before stepping up to the lot. For one, the third-generation Kia Forte is longer, wider, and taller than its 2018 predecessor. In an effort to catch up with competition, the 2019 Forte is 3.2 inches longer (182.7 inches), 0.8 inches wider, and taller by 0.2 inches – all around, not a whole lot of difference for the body shape. Cargo room has increased a bit from 14.9 cubic-feet to 15.3 cubic-feet, more than the majority of its competitors.

The 2019 Kia Forte will definitely attract compact car buyers, but the new model has been attracting people from midsize sedans and crossovers as of late. It could be because the new Forte is slightly larger in size, it could be because the Forte is getting technology upgrades, a huge selling point for the new generation of car buyers. In the end, the Kia Forte sees the most first-time buyers than the rest of the Kia Motors lineup.

We said technology upgrades, and we mean technology upgrades. The base FE trim of the 2019 Kia Forte comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with dual-zone climate control. Going up a level or two to the LXS and S trims, the LXS comes with more than just new tech – consumers will also find 16-inch alloy wheels and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The Kia Forte S gets an upgrade to 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights and taillights, UVO eServices, voice recognition, SiriusXM satellite radio, and tweeter speakers. Some great safety features are lineup standards, including forward collision avoidance assist, lane keep assist, driver attention warning, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.

When it comes to the powertrain for the 2019 Kia Forte, there’s two things to know. For one, the 2019 Kia Forte still offers manual transmission for those that love the feeling of control, a six-speed manual, but also comes with Kia Motors first continuously variable transmission (CVT) system. On top of this, the fuel economy for the Kia Forte has improved, measured out at 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway with manual transmission, and 31/41 mpg with the CVT.

Yes, the 2019 Kia Forte sure is shaping up to be a real winner for Kia Motors. Know where you can find yours? Come to Miami Lakes Automall Kia to find your 2019 Kia Forte today!

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Miami Lakes Automall US News Best Teen SUVs

Kia Sportage and Chevy Traverse Named Best SUVs for Teens

Miami Lakes Automall US News Best Teen SUVs

As the year winds down and news organizations round up their final lists, U.S. News & World Report has one more, this time for teens. When it comes to inexperienced drivers, it’s better to go with a used vehicle, or a new vehicle that helps them stay safe and focused while staying connected. These days, it’s nearly impossible to separate some people from their phones – at least with modern technology like infotainment systems, people don’t need to have their phone in their hands or be looking down all the time. Whether looking for a car on a budget, or interested in the tech, there are two vehicles that make the list that you can find at Miami Lakes Automall – the Kia Sportage and Chevrolet Traverse.

U.S. News & World Report – Best New and Used Cars for Teens

The thought of letting the same person they changed diapers for less than two decades ago get behind the wheel is a hard concept for a parent to grasp, and understandably so. In South Florida, it feels like there’s some kind of car crash every day, some small and some severe. When it comes to drivers who are inexperienced, and even worse when they have poor driving habits, young drivers are more likely to find themselves in an incident. It takes a lot of discipline for a first car to not become a clunker in several years.

The Best New Cars for Teens need to have the utmost combination of overall quality, predicted reliability, high safety ratings, and accident-avoidance technologies. With crossovers on the rise, U.S. News has mostly large vehicles on their list; it’s also in case a parent wants a new vehicle but lets their new teen driver borrow it now and then. There are many new vehicles on the list, and that’s because a new vehicle will most likely have updated safety features, such as forward collision warning, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking. The Chevrolet automotive brand even has “Teen Driver” tech in some of their vehicles to allows parents to set speed and audio volume restrictions when their teen is behind the wheel.

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Miami Lakes Kia Niro PHEV First Hybrid

Kia Niro PHEV is a Great First-Time Alternative Fuel Vehicle

Miami Lakes Kia Niro PHEV First Hybrid

Thinking of going green, but not sure how you feel about losing the ease of a normal vehicle with an internal combustion engine? Vehicles powered by gasoline have been around since the automotive industry began – it’s the kind of vehicle we know and we’re used to. So when it comes to going green, some consumers are a little shocked with the changes that come along with driving an alternative fuel vehicle. A typical hybrid may be a good transition, but it doesn’t do much for the environment. Plus, if going green, why not get some additional benefits than a pat on the shoulder? Check out the new Kia Niro PHEV if you are ready to take the plunge.


Because alternative fuel vehicles are still somewhat new to the general public, many people don’t understand hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles all that much. Plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle recharging are actually pretty easy to understand. Just like plugging in an appliance, the majority of the work is plugging in one’s car and navigating a menu to turn on the charger – not much different from pumping gas at the fuel station. Plus, in Miami, Florida, charging stations are popping up plenty.

When it comes to charging up the Kia Niro PHEV, consumers can install a 240V power outlet at their home to recharge the plug-in hybrid in just two and a half hours. If they wish to forego the installation, a normal 120V household electrical outlet (the same used for a phone charger) can be plugged in to charge the Niro PHEV overnight. Then there’s of course public charging stations as noted above.

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Miami Lakes Wards 10 Best Kia Stinger Engine

Kia, Chrysler, and Chevy Models Named on Ward’s Best 10 Engines List

Miami Lakes Wards 10 Best Kia Stinger Engine

Three brands at Miami Lakes Automall were named on the 2017 Ward’s 10 Best Engines list, and we’re proud to say the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and the Kia Stinger are both on the lot.

Ward’s is an American organization that discusses news happening in the auto industry, ranging from the industry itself to notable engines, vehicle interiors, technology, and more. For more than 80 years, Ward’s has been covering such news and holds its own awards, in the form of lists, where an auto brand, vehicle, or piece of tech may be named as one of Ward’s “10 Best.” Every year there’s a list for several different categories, and recently, Ward’s published its “10 Best Engines” list.

For the “10 Best Engines” list, WardsAuto editors chose the winners from 32 engines and electric hybrid systems, and the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and the 2018 Kia Stinger were all included on the list.

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The Ultimate Guide to Kia Soul Special Edition and Concept Models

Yellow Kia Soul

With a diverse range of models, the ever-evolving Kia is sure to please any driver, especially if you’re in the market for a fun, fuel-efficient, and feisty drive. Stop by your local Kia dealer to discover this exciting lineup of Kia vehicles.

The Beginning

Launched in 2008, the Kia Soul, manufactured in Korea is a compact car modeled after a boar wearing a backpack. Seriously. Senior Designer, Mike Torpey, at Kia Design Center America, designed the Kia Soul to be strong and bold, demonstrating a “rugged personality with attitude.” The Kia Soul was created out of the Kia Design Team’s mantra, “Dynamic Energy, Function, and Strength, in a small footprint.”

That first generation footprint, produced from 2010-2013, quickly evolved to include a range of concept, special, and limited edition models.

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2015 Kia Rio 5-Door vs. 2015 Honda Fit

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The Kia Rio 5-door is a hot competitor in a broad segment of subcompacts. Smaller cars have seen some of the highest sales numbers in the market in recent years due to the focus on fuel economy.

But Kia dealers understands that consumers who want to purchase a practical car aren’t looking for boring. Though buyers are going smaller in size, they’re still searching for pleasing designs and satisfying performance.

And that’s why the Rio5 is a top choice for drivers. It has more power than its competitors, like the Honda Fit. And that’s not even to mention the Rio’s superb looks.

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The Best Pre-Owned Kias to Buy

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Kia has forged an excellent reputation in the U.S. over the last couple decades by focusing on innovation, quality, and reliability.

Years ago, the brand was not one that many would take seriously, but a lot has changed. Kia is now a leader in the automotive industry, with an impressive track record of sales and a slew of awards to back it up.

One of the things that consumers love about the company is that Kia offers cutting-edge design and the latest in engineering and technology at incredibly affordable prices.

That’s plays a big role in how attractive their used models are. Packed with great features, pre-owned Kias are a great option if your looking to find an exciting ride with a reasonable price sticker.

Check out these three recent models that are available at Kia dealers in Miami.

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Kia is Ready to Serve Drinks at SEMA


Kia has a lively set of concept models for this year’s SEMA show in Vegas. From a rolling beer bar to go-kart racing central, they’re definitely showing off some creativity.

Kia’s theme for this year is “A Day at the Races,” so each of their models showcases an exciting aspect of a fun time at the track. It’s a really great way for the brand to highlight the influence that motorsports have had on the lineup.

And while several of their concepts are geared toward more practical uses, one went purely performance. A souped up version of the K900 is ready to give show-goers of glimpse of high-powered luxury.

Kia dealers are really excited for the company’s concepts to take the stage tomorrow. Take a closer look at what each of Kia’s race day specials has to offer.

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