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The Latest Kia Stinger Will Take You By Storm

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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2019 Kia Stinger GT Miami Lakes Automall

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Has it already been a year since the birth of the Kia Stinger? Yes, time has quickly passed us by, and now the second model year of the remarkable Kia Stinger is arriving. The latest Kia sports car has added more than its fair share of standard features this time around. Kia has made sure to have their Stinger stand out more than most vehicles of a comparable price. With this luxury sedan reaching new heights, we’re excited to show it off, so let’s get into all the fresh updates.

More Standard Features for the Base Trim

The Base trim provides a turbocharged 2.0-Liter four-cylinder, 255 horsepower engine and upgraded standard features that will put a smile on any driver’s face. Coming standard for the Base trim is blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert that will provide heightened security and peace of mind while driving for owners. Additional features like upgraded 18-inch wheels, formally only placed on the Kia Stinger Premium trim, are now standard. Nicely priced at a low $32,900 MSRP (plus destination fee), a new Sun & Sound package comes for just $3,000 to gain a larger touchscreen (7 inches versus 8 inches) and a premium audio system with an added sunroof and LED headlights.

Looking For High-Performance? The Kia Stinger Has Options

For those that want to gain more than what the Base trim offers, there are four additional trims. The Premium, GT, GT1 and high-end GT2 trim. The high-performance Stinger boasts incredible drivability and speed regardless of trim. Just look at the 0-60 times of the GT trim to other comparable brands. The GT trim can go 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds, faster than brands like BMW and Porsche. (The BMW 440i Gran Coupe hits 4.8 seconds and the Porsche Panamera RWD V6 comes in at 5.4 seconds.) The second powertrain option, outfitted for all GT trims, is the powerful twin-turbo 3.3-Liter V6 365 horsepower engine. Both powertrain options provide high-tech features like launch control and drive mode select.

Exterior Looks Great, But The Real Treat Is Inside

The speed and performance is not the only thing to marvel at as drivers will love the incredible interior that makes each drive highly enjoyable. The Kia Stinger Premium carries the same powertrain as the Base trim but comes with the Harman/Kardon premium sound system standard with all those nice aforementioned safety features added. The sunroof and 8-inch touchscreen are also added with the Premium Stinger trim. Gain leather seating, offered with each trim, and available Nappa leather seat trim upgrades the comfort even further. Nappa leather seating is also standard for the GT2 trim.

Power and heated front seats are standard for all trims as well. Ventilated seats are a part of the Premium trim, with the GT trim gaining a 9-speaker sound system and standard Brembo brakes. Both the GT1 and GT2 Stinger trims have the incredible 15-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system and a wireless phone charger. The cost of the GT and Premium trims start at just $39,100 MSRP (plus destination fee) and the cost of the GT1 trim is $45,100 MSRP (plus destination fee), while the GT2 costs $49,990 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

Regardless of which trim is the one that makes you happiest, there’s not a bad choice among this impressive new 2019 Kia Stinger line-up. All the more reason to come in and see one for yourself at Miami Lakes Automall.

Come To Drive the Latest Kia Vehicles

We’re proud to hold the latest 2019 Kia Stinger, ready to go today. Let our professional staff help you buy, lease, sell or trade-in your vehicle. Our goal is to provide excellent value for you. For those in need of vehicle maintenance or repairs, our valuable service team is helpful and cares about what steps we can take to improve your current vehicle.

5 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Made by Kia

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

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Kia Motors has been changing up the auto industry and the brand shows no signs of slowing down. Kia Motors has been the Highest Ranked Brand in Initial Quality in the J.D. Power IQS for two years, and they keep introducing new models, that perform well and provide exceptional fuel efficiency. Kia has taken gas mileage technology to a new level with their line up of 2018 vehicles and with their industry leading warranty, all customers can feel confident with their purchase for years to come.

2018 Kia Niro

The 2018 Kia Niro is one of the newest crossovers hybrids on the market and its a versatile the vehicle for consumers that want to get the most out of their money. More gas mileage than you’d expect with its 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that is connected to a electric motor to get drivers up to 139 horsepower with 192 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Kia Niro provides drivers with 52 city and 49 highway MPG, which is amazing! Stylish and ready to provide seating up to five people, there’s no denying this vehicle gets consumers everything they want in a new car.

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Though the Kia Niro is a fuel efficient crossover, the all-new Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is an even more fuel efficient option because it is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle PHEV). The 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In has a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, a 1.6-liter engine with electric motor. Drivers will love the Niro Plug-In Hybrid’s sleek look, the futuristic cabin and best of all, the 110 MPGe in the city and 99 MPGe on the highway, and an all-electric range AER) of 26 miles and it’s combined range with gasoline and electric is 560 miles.

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Kia and Kia Rio Earn Good Rankings in J.D. Power Dependability Study

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

J.D. Power recently released the results of the annual dependability study and Kia Motors did great. Overall Kia Motors ranked fifth in the dependability study, and the Kia Rio ranked highest in the small car segment.

J.D. Power Dependability Study

The J.D. Power Dependability Study examines the number of problems owners have reported in the last year of ownership of their three-year-old vehicle (2015 model year) and overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles. This year 31 brands were included in the study.

Kia Motors

In the last two years, the Kia brand has been doing really great. For two years in a row, Kia has been named Highest in Initial Quality in the J.D. Power Study, which is something that a non-luxury brand hadn’t accomplished in decades. In the 2018 dependability study, 2018 Kia models had an overall score of 122 problems per 100 vehicles, which was the fifth best score. Kia was one of only two non-luxury brands among the highest ranking brands and excluding luxury brands, Kia ranked the second highest.

Kia Rio

The 2015 Kia Rio had 103 problems per 100 vehicles, which was the best out of any small car. The Rio is available in two body styles, the Rio 5-Door, which is a hatchback, and the Rio, which is a sedan. The Kia Rio is a versatile small car because it is extremely fuel efficient, but the small cabin feels fairly spacious and it has a lot of modern amenities. 2015 and 2018 Kia Rio models are both equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that gives the Rio an average fuel economy of 28 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway and a combined city/highway fuel economy of 32 mpg.

The 2018 Kia Rio and Kia Rio 5-Door are both available in three different trims, the LX, S and EX. The Rio LX and S trims are fitted with a five-inch touchscreen, and the Rio EX has a seven-inch touchscreen. The Rio comes standard with a USB charging port, auxiliary jack  and a 12-volt outlet.

Safety and Warranty

When it comes to safety and warranty, Kia shines. Kia is one of the few brands that makes all safety features the same on all trims. Kia also back all of their vehicles with a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty.

Shop the Kia Rio and Other Kia Models at Miami Lakes Automall

 

Want to take a look at the highest ranked small car in the 2018 J.D. Power Dependability Study? Come to Miami Lakes Kia and check out our selection of Kia Rio models. If you are looking for something a little bigger, we have all Kia models available for you to test drive.

 

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.

Is the Kia GT Going to be Kia’s Next Sedan?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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Kia has a lot of concepts yet to be released, and we do mean a lot. Twenty-three to be exact; twenty-one if we count the ones that have been released or are about to be released. With all those concepts, one has to wonder… when is the next one going to be on the road?

The Kia GT

The Kia Soul and autonomous concepts were shown off at SEMA, along with an autonomous Sedona and the new Kia Niro, and a little while back, we talked about the Kia GT4 Stinger, a very cool looking concept. There were several press releases about the GT4 Stinger when the design was first introduced, and there was talk whether the rendition linked above was the Stinger or another model. There hasn’t been any major news on it since late 2014, it’s one of those concepts that keeps getting pushed back. Now, with Kia’s The Curve Ahead promotion, car enthusiasts are starting to extend their antennae and pick up on what Kia’s next car might actually be.

Although Kia has not published any press releases about the Kia GT since its conception, recent spy photos from one of Kia’s recent test drives of an unknown model are leading enthusiasts to believe that the next model to be released will be the Kia GT. Additionally, Kia made an announcement that they will debut a new sedan at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, so the Kia GT might finally be coming out to play.

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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid is Almost Here

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
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Miami Lakes Automall is very excited to have a Korean version of the 2017 Kia Niro on site. Have you heard about it? The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is big news overseas, and it is expected to be just as successful in the U.S..

The 2017 Kia Niro is a compact utility vehicle (CUV) hybrid that Kia refers to as a hybrid utility vehicle (HUV). The Kia Niro was released in South Korea in March 2016 and in its first month, the Niro set an all-time sales record. Adding to the Niro’s excitement, Kia has hinted at a future all-electric version, too! Details on the 2017 Kia Niro and its debut in the U.S. are below.

Hybrid Crossover Engine and Fuel Economy

The 2017 Kia Niro is a full parallel hybrid system that combines the power of a high-efficiency 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 43-horsepower electric motor and a 12-volt lithium-ion polymer battery. The fuel-efficient crossover Niro has a 6-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

In total, the Niro has a horsepower output of 146 ponies and 196 lb-ft. of torque and it has a combined fuel efficiency of 50 mpg, which is just a hair under the smaller Toyota Prius. (more…)

Improved All-New 2017 Kia Cadenza

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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The Kia Cadenza is mid-sized sedan designed with comfort in mind. For the 2017 model year, the all-new Kia Cadenza was completely redesigned and it has luxury features and a comfortable cabin, while looking a bit sporty. From the engine to the interior, there are a variety of  new features on the all-new 2017 Cadenza.

New Styling

Perhaps the most noticeable change on the all-new 2017 Kia Cadenza is its styling. The redesigned Cadenza looks more expressive and sportier than previous models.  An interesting new exterior feature for the 2017 model is the option of two different grilles. Additionally, exterior features like the LED “piano key” taillights, a wider and lower body, and chrome accents help to give it a more athletic appearance style.

The Cadenza’s new interior is where luxury comes into play. The interior features soft materials and shear surfaces and a wraparound dash that flows into the door panels. The vehicle features a 360-degree surround view display of the vehicle, which is seen on the touchscreen on the dashboard.  Additionally, for the 2017 model year, there are more interior color combinations available and buyers now have the option of upgrading to Nappa leather seating. (more…)

Two Revamped 2017 Kia SUVs are Taking Home Awards

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
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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…)

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’s Three Best Super Bowl Ads

Friday, February 12th, 2016

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Kia’s certainly made some strides when it’s come to advertising in the past five or so years. Their ‘Hamster Rap’ campaign consistently went viral, and their commercials featuring NBA star Blake Griffin have also been well received.

The brand has taken much bigger steps in recent years, producing Super Bowl commercials that often feature popular Hollywood stars. The cost of a 30-second ad in recent years has cost around $4 million, so this is certainly not an inexpensive investment. Luckily, the brand’s payoff has proven to be a success, as these Super Bowls have often been featured among the year’s best.

Before you head out to a Kia dealer in Miami, check out some of our favorite Super Bowl commercials from the past few years. Who knows, maybe they’ll convince you to opt for a particular Kia model…

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