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Miami Lakes Automall Kia Sorento Rio Reliability Feature

Kia Sorento and Rio Named for Safety and Reliability

Miami Lakes Automall Kia Sorento Rio Reliability

Earlier in 2018, we learned that Kia Motors is quickly becoming the safest car brand in America thanks to studies from U.S. News & World Report, AMCI Global, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS named eight Kia Motors vehicles for Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus, but had some special focus on the 2019 Kia Sorento. There sure is a lot to love about the Kia Sorento, one of which is its reliability, according to U.S. News & World Report. On the topic of reliability, another Kia Motors vehicle has been named by the IIHS – the 2018 Kia Rio.

U.S. News Names 2018 Kia Sorento

Yes, there is a lot of talk surrounding the many reasons to love the 2019 Kia Sorento, but with 2018 coming to a close, there is still a focus on 2018 model year vehicles and plenty of time for awards. U.S. News & World Report is a respected piece of literature, recognized as a leader of news and information across multiple industries, including college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and automobiles. With a network that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis on a multitude of subjects, automotive being one of them, U.S. News & World Report is a name many consumers should become familiar with.

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Miami Lakes Kia Motors Rio Awards

Kia Motors Winning Double

Miami Lakes Kia Motors Rio Awards

Kia Motors has been doing exceptionally well as of late. With sale numbers on the rise and many vehicles being awarded every week, the auto industry may soon have a new set of standards to meet. Recently, Kia Motors was named as the most highly safety rated brand by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with eight models in total receiving either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick + rating. A new mild-hybrid powertrain system is going to be released later into 2018 for the 2018 Kia Sportage, known as EcoDynamics. And now, the Kia Rio has won two awards from Auto Trader during the New Car Awards 2018.

Auto Trader New Car Awards and Kia Rio

During the Auto Trader New Car Awards, a survey of more than 43,000 car owners, all of which help owners rate their car in 16 key areas, collect answers and feedback that is then analyzed to make up a score. The score would tell Auto Trader which model car buyers had found most satisfying to own. For these awards, the new Kia Rio came out on top for a total of two awards.

With a starting MSRP of $13,900* and a price range that barely scratches past $20k, the 2018 Kia Rio is as affordable as it is fun, available with UVO eServices on a 7-inch touchscreen and six speaker sound system. Moreover, for the “Best Value New Car”, the Kia Rio was commended for its low running costs and equipment available at affordable prices. The editors themselves commented on why the Kia Rio received the award.

“It’s important to stress that ‘value’ doesn’t mean ‘cheap’, and there are plenty of similar cars out there that cost less than the Rio. What the Rio gives you, though, is a vast amount of ability for a very affordable outlay, and most of the time, that’s far more appealing to buyers than a bargain-basement price tag. It’s good to drive, practical, nice inside, well equipped and comes with a fantastic warranty to make owning it even better value.” – Ivan Aistrop, Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor.

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Five Cars Miami Lakes Auto Under 15k

Five New Vehicles Less Than $15K at Miami Lakes Automall

Five Cars Miami Lakes Auto Under 15k

When shopping for a new car, everyone wants to get a great deal, especially when shopping on a budget. Here at Miami Lakes Automall, we have a great selection of vehicles for those looking for something affordable as well as those looking for luxury. We looked through our inventory of cars and found many great vehicles for under $15K. Here’s five affordable cars that strike up a great deal!

2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Kia Rio 5-door

The all-new Kia Rio and Kia Rio 5-door have a lot in common, including a starting price under $15,000. The 2018 Kia Rio LX, the base trim, and the 2018 Kia Rio 5-door are powered by a 130-horsepower 1.6-liter DOHC I4 engine built with dual continuously variable valve timing (CVVT), that alters the frequency of cylinder valves opening and closing. The engine is also built with gasoline direct injection (GDI) for faster fuel delivery. The engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, and the vehicle has a fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

Both, the Kia Rio LX and Kia Rio 5-door LX are outfitted with solar control glass, auto on/off headlights, and ride on 15-inch wheels. Inside, consumers will find a 4-speaker system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and a 5-inch touchscreen with AM/FM/MP3 compatibility and SiriusXM radio. For storage, the Kia Rio can offer 13.7 cubic-feet with the rear seats up, and the Kia Rio 5-door can get up to 32.8 cubic-feet free with the rear seats folded.

Starting MSRP for 2018 Kia Rio LX is $13,900 (plus destination fee), and the 2018 Kia Rio 5-door LX starts at $14,200 (plus destination fee). In addition to a great starting price, the Kia Rio is a great vehicle for buyers on a budget because it is covered by an industry-leading warranty that includes a basic limited warranty for five years or 60,000 miles and a powertrain limited warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles.

2018 Chevrolet Spark

There are a couple Chevy Spark trims, and the Chevy Spark LS is has a starting price under $15,000 when it is equipped with a manual transmission. This vehicle has a starting price just over $15,000 ($15,025) when it is equipped with an automatic transmission. However, the two have exactly the same features, so we’re including both.

The 2018 Chevrolet Spark LS is the base trim on the Spark lineup, and like all of the Spark trims, it is powered by a 1.4-liter ECOTEC DOHC engine. The engine is built with continuously variable transmission and multiport fuel injection for optimized performance, and the Spark has a fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

The Spark is a mini car with seating for five passengers, and the exterior features solar absorbing glass and a rear spoiler. The Spark LS comes standard with Chevrolet MyLink Radio and that includes a 7-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming audio, and Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability. Even as the base trim, the Spark LS is spoiled; it even gets an OnStar 4G LTE built-in WiFi hotspot (active OnStar subscription required).

Starting MSRP for the 2018 Chevrolet Spark LS with manual transmission is $13,925 (plus destination fee).

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a small hatchback that is available in three trims and the base trim, the Mirage ES, is priced under $15K. All Mirage trims are powered by the same 1.2-liter DOHC engine. Small and efficient, the Mirage ES not only has an affordable starting price, but it is also an affordable vehicle because it has an excellent fuel economy of 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Inside, the Mirage has nice entertainment features, including a 4-speaker system, a 7-inch touchscreen, Digital HD Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, steering wheel audio and phone controls, and a rearview camera.

Introduced in 2017, the Mirage G4 is a sedan version of the Mitsubishi Mirage. The Mirage G4 is available in two trims and both of them are equipped with the same 1.2L I3 engine that the Mirage has. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES has a starting price under $15,000 when it is equipped with a manual transmission. Convenience and entertainment features consist of a 7-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera, a 4-speaker audio system, Bluetooth wireless technology, Digital HD Radio, and steering wheel audio and phone controls.

Starting MSRP for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES with a manual transmission is $13,395 (plus destination fee), and the starting MSRP for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES with an automatic transmission is $14,595 (plus destination fee). Starting MSRP for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES with manual transmission is $14,395 (plus destination fee). Like Kia, Mitsubishi also backs its vehicles with the same industry-leading warranty.

Sound good? You can find the 2018 Kia Rio LX, 2018 Chevrolet Spark LS, 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES, and many more affordable cars at Miami Lakes Automall.

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Kia Has Big Plans for the Next Five Years

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Kia has some big plans up their sleeve. They’re not only looking to add close to a dozen low- or zero-emissions vehicles to their lineup over the next five years, but they’re also intending on releasing a hybrid SUV, a plug-in hybrid Optima, and a fuel cell sedan. All said, this would create many jobs for the company.

To learn more about the brands ambitious plans, continue reading after the break. Then, when you’re shopping for a Kia Rio in Miami, you can better understand what to expect from the company over the next half-decade…

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