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Two Kia Hybrids and the Kia Stinger Named by U.S. News

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall US News Niro Optima Hybrid Sstinger

Miami Lakes Automall US News Niro Optima Hybrid Sstinger

Kia Motors is super popular as of late. Many organizations and news sources, including the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and U.S. News & World Report, are heralding many Kia vehicles. Two of Kia Motors’ newest vehicles, the Kia Stinger and the Kia Niro were both named on a list by U.S. News & Report, along with the Kia Optima Hybrid. Both, the Kia Optima Hybrid and the Niro hybrid crossover were also named on the same list. Can you guess what list? It has to do with their fuel type.

U.S. News List of Best Hybrids

Yes, the 2018 Kia Niro and 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid have both been named on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of best hybrids on the auto market today. Cheers! If thinking about making the switch to a more eco-friendly way of driving, then one of these hybrids is the ticket to get going. Looking for the flexibility of a crossover, or is the handling and a control of a sedan a better fit? It all comes down to lifestyle.

We can understand why both of these Kia Motors vehicles made the list. To start, the Kia Niro is the world’s first hybrid crossover. Powered by a combination of two different power sources working together, an internal combustion, or a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, and a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and generator attached to an electric motor. Together, the hybrid system produces 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, U.S. News & World Report points out the substantial fuel economy not normally found on larger vehicles.

“It’s EPA rated to earn up to 52 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway. If you want to get that kind of mileage, however, you’ll want to opt for the base model … Also making the Niro stand out from competitors in the SUV hybrid world, was the model’s offering of a six-speed automatic transmission, one of only a few hybrids that feature it” – John Vincent, writer of U.S. News & World Report.

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Subtle Changes for the 2019 Kia Optima

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Kia Optima Refreshed

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Kia Optima Refreshed

With automakers racing to get 2019 model year vehicles out into the public eye, some vehicles may get a little fine-tuning whereas others a complete overhaul. When it comes to the Kia Optima, there isn’t a whole lot to change in the first place, so some fine tuning and a little bit of upgrading is all Kia Motors had to do when bringing the Kia Optima into the 2019 model year. The changes may be a little subtle, but we like to call them “polished.”

Powertrain

The three engines from the 2018 lineup are still available in the 2019 model year, and they include the 185-horsepower 2.4-liter DOHC I-4 engine; 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter DOHC I-4 engine; and the 245-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC I4 engine. The engines on the 2018 model were all optimized with dual continuously variable valve timing, the process of altering the frequency of an engine’s cylinder valve lift events prior to and after the engine’s combustion cycle, feature a double overhead camshaft (DOHC), another engine technology that optimizes engine performance, and gasoline direct injection, the preferred method of fuel delivery for engines today. Although all of these systems were in place as the standard in the 2018 Kia Optima lineup, they have yet to be confirmed for 2019. But it’s a good bet Kia won’t mess with the formula.

The major change for the 2019 model year is the removal of a trim that was available in 2018. The original 2018 model year lineup consisted of the LX, S, LX 1.6T, EX, and SX trims. The turbocharged 1.6-liter DOHC I-4 engine was exclusive to the LX 1.6T, but for 2019, that trim is no longer available and the turbo 1.6-liter engine is now exclusive to the Optima EX trim, previously powered by the 2.4-liter engine.

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

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

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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.

Kia Optima PHEV Highlights

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Miami Lakes Auto Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

Miami Lakes Auto Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

What makes the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid so great? Well, there’s a couple of things that make it stand out. For one, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, also known as a PHEV, does more than the standard hybrid vehicle due to its rechargeable battery, and that gives it a real advantage when it comes to fuel economy, tax credits, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Engine and Fuel Economy

With only one trim, the Kia Optima PHEV is powered by a 2.0-liter I4 Full Parallel Hybrid system made up of a 2.0-liter DOHC engine, with gasoline direct injection (GDI) and continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) technology, and an electric motor powered by a 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery. Together, the engine and hybrid generate 202 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque. The majority of that torque actually comes from the electric motor!

Because the Kia Optima PHEV has an electric motor powered by a battery, the Optima PHEV can be driven on pure electricity for up to 30 miles. So that means the vehicle can travel 30 miles with little-to-no tailpipe emissions and without using a single drop of gas. When using the battery and engine together in hybrid mode, the Optima PHEV has a fuel economy of 103 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) and it has a total driving range of 610 miles when the vehicle starts out with a fully charged battery and full tank of gas.

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Gets 10% Fuel Economy Increase

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Fuel Efficiency

Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Fuel Efficiency

Fuel economy is one of the largest issues auto manufacturers are dealing with today. Fuel emission standards change, customers want to go further with less fill-ups, and if we can reduce our carbon footprint, all the better. That’s one of the reasons hybrids popped up, and PHEVs and EVs are becoming a big deal. So when Kia released the Kia Optima Hybrid, that got a lot of people’s attention.

This year, the 2017 Kia Optima Hyrbid was unveiled, and it has been completely redesigned. For three generations, the Kia Optima has been powered by internal combustion engines ranging from 1.6-liters to 2.4-liters, with possibly the best fuel economy in the lineup at 28/39 mpg city/highway. The Optima Hybrid is powered by a 2.0 hybrid system and has an EPA-rated fuel economy of 39 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway. That’s nearly a 30 percent increase in the city and almost 20 percent on the highway.

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Kia Announces Kia Optima PHEV for 2017

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Miami Lakes Kia Optima PHEV

Miami Lakes Kia Optima PHEVKia has been kicking up dust for awhile now with it’s eco-friendly vehicles such as the Kia Optima Hybrid, the Kia Niro, and Kia Soul EV. Well, what’s better than a hybrid for eco-sustaining enthusiasts? A PHEV vehicle, Kia’s first to be exact, and they’re putting the name on one of its best and brightest – the Kia Optima PHEV is coming to town.

Originally teased back in June, Kia released a single webpage discussing some of the outstanding features and design choices for the Kia Optima PHEV. First off, plug-in hybrids have a charging port, so that will be a new exterior feature. Second, the Optima PHEV will have re-profiled front and rear bumpers that enhance airflow over the body and improve aerodynamics.

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Kia Back to School Cars

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Miami Lakes College 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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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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