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Miami Lakes Kelly Blue Book Fest Family Cars

2017 Kia Sportage Named KBB Small SUV Best Buy

Miami Lakes Kelly Blue Book Fest Family Cars

Kelley Blue Book recently published a list of the 12 best family cars, and the 2017 Kia Sportage made the list. With a combination of comfort and quality interior with an affordable price, the Kia Sportage is an excellent compact SUV for families. Let’s take a look at it from the top.

Power

The standard engine for the 2017 Kia Sportage is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that generates up to 181 horsepower and has an average fuel economy of 30 mpg on the highway. Buyers that want a little more kick can opt for the Sportage SX Turbo that is equipped with a 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, but the 2.4-liter is already pretty powerful. Available on a front-wheel drivetrain or all-wheel drive, both engines are paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Miami Lakes 2018 Kia Stonic Spotted

New Kia Spotted – the 2018 Kia Stonic

Miami Lakes 2018 Kia Stonic Spotted

Kia Motors has certainly been buzzing with automobile concepts and debuts in the last year. The Kia GT, that ultimately became the Kia Stinger, was recently unleashed, and many of us want on the road asap. Now, Kia is adding a new crossover (CUV) to the mix, its very own response to competitors focusing on SUVs and CUVs.

Spied late last year was the 2018 Kia Stonic, a subcompact crossover. Kia Motors is currently testing its weather conditions in Northern Sweden, yikes. If that’s the case, one would think some kind of high-tech traction system will be in order – at the moment, all-wheel drive is slated as an optional drivetrain for various driving conditions.

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Miami Lakes Auto Kia Safety Features

Kia Safety Features Overview

Miami Lakes Auto Kia Safety Features

Kia Motors is all about safety and they have received many awards for their designs and implementations of safety features. Many vehicles have safety features, but some don’t go very far past the basics. Today, there’s a lot of automatic features that lessen the risks of an auto accident, and Kia Motors probably has the most of them.

Keeping an Eye on Things

These features are like giving the driver eyes on the back of their head, and all around the vehicle for that matter.

The rear parking assist system is a sonar system that detects obstacles when backing up. When an object is detected, it emits an audible warning. Another variation of this detects objects in the front and back, found on the K900, Soul EV, and Sportage.

For a complete view of the drivers surroundings, the touchscreen comes with a Surround View Monitor, or in other words, a bird’s eye view of the car that uses four cameras to show obstacles behind the car and in its immediate vicinity. Blind-Spot Detection also helps with this, alerting the driver to vehicles in their blind spot with a visual cue in their exterior mirror. There are more advanced versions of this in the next section.

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Kia Sorento, Most Affordable 3-Row Crossover

Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Sorento Performance

2016 made it official that the auto market is starting to shift. SUVS and crossovers (CUVs) are starting to dominate, and although some of us still love sedans and sports cars, the focus is also turning towards the big metal cages. In December, AutoGuide took a look at midsize three-row crossovers and the results may surprise you.

Five CUVs were measured and tested on a variety of specs, from mechanical engine specs and horsepower to cargo space and price. How each would hold up when pitted against the other four would clearly define which one stood out. The vehicles consisted of the 2016 Mazda CX-9, the 2016 Honda Pilot, the 2017 GMC Acadia, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, and the 2016 Kia Sorento, and the rating of each crossover is in AutoGuide’s ranking of worst to best.

Wouldn’t you know, AutoGuide rated the Kia Sorento as the most affordable three-row mid-size crossover that is also fairly comparable to its more expensive competitors. Many of its specs were similar or a few digits shy of competitors, but given that some specs (wheelbase for one) don’t really say much when it comes to a customer’s comfort and feelings towards a vehicle, let’s look at engine, fuel economy, cargo space, towing capacity, and of course, the price.

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Miami Lakes Kia Stinger Badge

Kia Unveils the 2018 Kia Stinger at Detroit Auto Show

Miami Lakes Kia Stinger Badge

Totally called it. This past Sunday Kia finally unveiled its surprise vehicle for their The Curve Ahead promotion at the Detroit Auto Show. Given all the spy footage and teaser videos, a lot of speculation was pointing towards one car in particular, and now we know the truth. The Kia Stinger is finally here!

Woo, what a relief. When an automaker says they’ve got a concept in the sketchbook, many of us feel the reflexive need to hold our breath. Like the proverbial drum roll, you never really know if that concept will see the light of day. When Kia started their The Curve Ahead promotion, it was a small torture. It was never clear what we were seeing exactly.

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Miami Lakes Kia Awards

Kia Awards 2016 Recap

Miami Lakes Kia Awards

It’s the end of the year, and with that comes a playback reel of all the year’s highlights. Memories, good times, bad times, personal achievements, etc. Around this time, auto brands also like to get a little recognition, and with all the awards year-round, it’s time to look back at some of Kia’s achievements.

First off, a couple of Kia’s have been highlighted as the best cars around. The automotive section of the Consumer Guide, not to be confused with Consumers Digest, covers all the best vehicles to buy every year. For 2016, it included three Kia vehicles – the 2016 Kia Soul, the 2016 Kia Sedona, and surprisingly the Kia K900 – we don’t hear about this model very often, so nice to know the pros still give it props. Speaking of pros, when it comes to J.D. Power, only quality vehicles make the list.

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Kia Soul’s Best Buy Award and the New NiroBot

Miami Lakes Kia NiroBot

Kia has been killing it this year. Throughout 2016, they have won awards, released new innovative models, and they even had some pretty nifty vehicles to show off at SEMA this year. However, they’re not stopping anytime soon, seeing as how they just won another award and are continuing to reach out to their consumers.

2017 Kia Soul Earns Best Buy Award from Consumer Guide Automotive

The 2017 Kia Soul was introduced just in time for the 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Awards. Being a part of the subcompact car segment, it went home with the Best Buy award – for the third year in a row! This is a shout out to the past when earlier this very year, Kia received the number one spot in ranking during the J.D. Power and Associates Quality Study.

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Miami Lakes 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Fuel Efficiency

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Gets 10% Fuel Economy Increase

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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Miami Lakes Kia Optima PHEV

Kia Announces Kia Optima PHEV for 2017

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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2016 Kia Sedans: Optima, Cadenza, and K900

Kia Sedans: Kia Optima, Cadenza and K900

2016 Kia Sedans: Optima, Cadenza, and K900For an award winning car, drivers know to look towards Kia. For several years in a row, many  Kia models have received Top Safety Picks from the IIHS, and this year Kia ranked highest out of 33 car brands during the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The Kia Optima is one of the more well-known cars by Kia, but we’re going to review two lesser-known sedans to put them in the spotlight.

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