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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.
The summer isn’t over, and that means big names in the auto industry are continuing to round up the numbers and finish their lists. One of those was recently J.D. Power, with Kia Motors leading the Initial Quality Study for non-luxury car brands. Another name that popped up was U.S. News & World Report, naming Kia Motors hybrid cars, SUVs, and the Kia Stinger on a variety of lists. Now, U.S. News pops up again, naming the quietest SUVs on the market. Yes, there’s a niche for that, especially for those of us with little ones in the car who need their nappies.
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
It’s hard to believe that this behemoth of an SUV can be called “quiet”, but U.S. News & World Report named the Chevy Tahoe on their list for a reason – well, a couple of reasons. Namely, U.S. News is quick to point out that the large SUV is a cushioned, quiet ride powered by a 355hp 5.3-liter V8 engine (standard) that provides enough power for most buyers on the market. They also mention the optional 420hp 6.2-liter V8 for its torque and towing capabilities; if it’s as quiet as the standard engine, it’s a win-win.
Because these quiet vehicles may have a focus on family-minded drivers, U.S. News also covers the stylish cabin of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe and some of the amenities offered. Built with noise-deadening insulation, the cabin is kept quiet from outside noise, and passengers will have plenty of leg space to relax without feeling cramped and they’ll keep cool with tri-zone climate control. For entertainment, every trim comes with Chevrolet MyLink on an 8-inch touchscreen display that features AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth streaming Audio, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities. Oh, and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot also comes standard.
We didn’t forget about Kia Motors. They were in the intro, right? Another vehicle named by U.S. News & World Report for quiet vehicles is the 2018 Kia Sorento SUV. Named the least expensive on the list with a starting MSRP of $25,900 (plus destination fee), the 2018 Kia Sorento has a number of powertrains available, all as quiet as the other for a smooth ride. Consumers can get the fuel-efficient 185hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, get a power boost with the 240hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, or go for gold with the optional 290hp V6 engine.
Again, what family vehicle stops the review at the powertrain? The 2018 Kia Sorento features premium materials for a comfortable ride as it is quiet, able to sit up to seven passengers depending on the trim. With so many trims in the lineup, features are sprinkled around a bit, but if simply looking to take kids to school and run errands with a little entertainment, then the Sorento is a great choice, offering 73.5 cubic-feet of space for groceries, after-school equipment, etc.
Looking for these quiet vehicles and others for driving with the family? We have plenty of safe and powerful SUVs at Miami Lakes Automall.
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Just because Kia has been busy introducing new models like the Kia Stinger, Kia Niro and Niro Plug-In Hybrid, doesn’t mean they are letting their other models fall by the wayside. In fact, Kia has just recently introduced a sketch of the official new design of the Kia K900 as well as announced new changes to the 2019 Kia Sorento.
2019 Kia Sorento Upgrades
Ranked Highest in Initial Quality in the midsize SUV class in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study and rated number one in its class by the U.S. News and World Report, there’s not much doubt about the quality of the Kia Sorento, but Kia has recently announced they have plans to make 2019 Kia Sorento models even better.
There have been several changes made to the interior and exterior of the SUV. New for 2019, all Kia Sorento models will come standard with three rows of seats and seating for seven passengers. There are new added Driver Assistance Systems, a new available Harman Kardon-audio system with QuantumLogic as well as new wireless charging capabilities.
Drivers will benefit from the redesigned dashboard including a new steering wheel design, new shifter knob and a redesigned instrument cluster, and all passengers will benefit from the new air conditioning and heating options that will help to ensure everyone stays comfortable in their own zone.
Exterior changes include a facelift to the front end of the vehicle completed with a new headlamp and grille design. The exterior features a new bumper, a more refined tail lamp design and a revised liftgate. The Sorento will also have three new wheel designs.
All-new Kia K900
The Kia K900 is a high-end luxury full-size sedan made by one of the most trusted and dependable automakers in the industry. Aside from the information that can be gathered from the released sketch, there aren’t too many details known about the features or qualities of the new K900, but Autoguide.com has suggested that the new model will be unveiled at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.
The sketch of the new model shows an updated front fascia and grille that is a lot more elongated than the front end of the current model. According to Kia, the new front end design include the ‘Quadric pattern’ grille, which it says has 176 jewel-shaped cells, along with the ‘Duplex comet’ headlamps and various chrome trim. According to Autoguide.com, the new model is expected to go on sale in the second quarter of 2018.
Kia has not announced when 2019 Kia Sorento models will be available. Until then, the award-winning 2018 Kia Sorento is available at Miami Lakes Automall. We are open seven days a week, so come test drive a Kia today!
Kia Motors has been kicking butt recently, and with the 2018 model year well underway, we’re looking forward to some of their new vehicles fast approaching. Kia Stinger, we’re looking at you! Until then though, there are plenty of great vehicles to choose from. Possibly their largest lineup would be Kia crossovers, SUVs, and minivans. Give them a look.
Although it feels like more of a compact car, the Kia Soul is a crossover by Kia Motors standards. Available in three trims, the Kia Soul (base), Kia Soul Plus (+), and Kia Soul Exclaim (!), it’s tough to not get a great vehicle. Each is powered by a different engine, ranging from 130-201 horsepower, and each engine is paired to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, or 7-speed dual clutch transmission. With standard features, the fuel economy of the Kia Soul is 24/30 city/highway mpg.
It goes without saying the Kia Soul has style, but without looking closer, consumers may not know that a panoramic sunroof with a sunshade is available, and that privacy glass and solar glass come standard. Inside, the Kia Soul + and Kia Soul ! come with UVO eServices on a 7-inch touchscreen, but can be updated to an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation; the base trim can also be upgraded with a 7-inch touchscreen and UVO eServices. All vehicles have Bluetooth wireless technology and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Many other features are left as an option for the Soul + and Soul !, such as heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, automatic temperature control, and various advanced safety features. MSRP starting at $16,100.
Like the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, every year Strategic Vision measures an owner’s experience with their vehicle after 90 days of ownership. But instead of measurements for quality, Strategic Vision’s evaluation is based on how much love a consumer has for their vehicle.
Love is hard to quantify, but Strategic Vision’s survey asks for ratings on over 120 vehicle aspects, ranging from simple stuff like the operations of the door handles to the overall performance of the vehicle. This year, Kia, Chevrolet, Dodge and Jeep are among the SUV brands that consumers love the most, and all four of those vehicles are available at Miami Lakes Automall!
Mid-Size CUV: 2016 Kia Sorento
Everyone likes a crossover, and why not? It’s a great combination of the maneuverability of a smaller car and the toughness and cargo space of an SUV. The Kia Sorento is available as a five- or seven-passenger vehicle and it offers as much as 100 cubic feet of storage space for five passenger models and a 110 cubic feet for seven-passenger models. Kia is also known for its top safety standards, making the Sorento a great choice for families.
With seven trims available, there are many options a buyer can utilize to customize their new Kia Sorento. There are a range of standard features, but there are some optional high-end finishes and tech features available as add-ons. Plus, the amount of features to make the Kia Sorento a convenient vehicle are large and plenty, making it a top choice and a CUV to love. Starting MSRP at $25,400.
Looking for a new SUV? Kia has already released two 2017 model year SUVs — the 2017 Kia Sorento and 2017 Kia Sportage. Why choose one of these SUVs? Aside from being two of newest SUVs available, these two Kia vehicles have earned some substantial awards.
In 2016, Kia was the Highest Ranked Brand in Initial Quality in the 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, and the 2016 Kia Sportage was the highest ranked small SUV in initial quality and the Sorento earned the same award in the midsize SUV class. Additionally both 2017 model year vehicles are I.I.H.S Top Safety Picks.
So which SUV do you want?
The Kia Sportage is a five-passenger SUV and the Kia Sorento is a slightly larger SUV with the option of five or seven passengers. As Kias, both SUVs have the same impressive warranties (a five-year or 60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty), but here’s a quick rundown of the options and features on the 2017 Sorento and Sportage.
2017 Kia Sorento and Sportage Engine Options and Fuel Economy
The 2017 Kia Sorento lineup consists of three engines and seven different trims. The three engine options consists of the 185-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, 240-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, and 290-horsepower 3.3-liter 6-cylinder engine. (more…)
It’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.
Drivers are flocking to Miami Lakes Kia dealership to check out the 2016 Kia Sportage Miami. And even though that might not be the technical name of the vehicle, it’s turning into a tongue and cheek name around the show room floor because of how many drivers say it looks “Miami” to them. And it isn’t just their own opinion, they’re reporting back that while they drive the strip heads turn so fast to check out the Kia Sportage Miami that people are surprised necks don’t break. Luckily, that hasn’t happened yet, but please remember when you check out the new Sportage to be considerate of your spinal column.