Archive for July, 2019

Why does my Kia keep making a beeping noise?

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Man with his hands on a steering wheel

Is your Kia car, crossover, or SUV making a constant beeping noise while you are driving? While this problem can be really annoying, the good news is that it’s usually an easy fix. We included a few of the most common reasons why it may be happening below. If none of these things help, we suggest dusting off your Kia owner’s manual to find a solution. If that doesn’t work, it’s probably time to head to your nearest Kia service center. (more…)

Kia Forte Sedan Adds Two New Trims For 2020 Model Year

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
2020 Kia Forte GT side profile

While most of the 2020 Kia Forte lineup will remain the same as in previous model years, two new sporty additions to the trim level lineup are making some waves. For 2020, the Kia Forte will be available in FE, LXS, EX, GT Line, and GT trim levels. The GT options are newcomers and to help you familiarize yourself with what they have to offer we are comparing them below. (more…)

Tips For Securing An Extended Test Drive Appointment

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
man smiling behind the wheel of a sedan

While some luxury car companies allow potential customers to take a vehicle on a test drive overnight or for a full weekend, for the majority of dealerships this simply isn’t an option. When a 20-minute ride isn’t enough to help you feel confident in your new purchase, what can you do? We suggest drivers try to prolong their test drive with a Kia rental model. Learn more below. (more…)

New Kia Soul Gets Upgraded Cabin Sound System with Mood Lighting

Friday, July 19th, 2019
2020 Kia Soul on a gravel path in the desert

Since its arrival to the Kia lineup in 2009, the Kia Soul has always prioritized music. While premium audio systems have always been a part of the package, Kia is upping the ante for the 2020 model year with a new mood lighting system that comes paired with the available Harman/Kardon audio system for true in-cabin style. The mood lighting system offers six moods titled Hey! Yo!, Party Time, Traveling, Romance, Midnight City, and Cafe that light up the cabin in time with the music for an unforgettable ride. (more…)

What Is A Trim Level On A Car?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Someone holding car keys out the passenger side window of a car

If you have been following the blog, you’ve probably heard us a talking a lot about Kia trim levels, but what exactly is a trim level? Rather than making a base model and having car shoppers add extra features one-by-one, vehicle manufacturers create a handful of trim levels for each model, also called trims or configurations, with different starting price points and standard features. (more…)

What features come standard in the 2020 Sportage S configuration?

Monday, July 15th, 2019
2020 Kia Sportage side profile

The Kia Sportage crossover is one of the most versatile haulers in the lineup. Perfect for drivers who want a higher ride height and more space in the back without sacrificing on-road handling or ease-of-use. For 2020, the crossover got a generous refresh including a brand new S trim level that we are diving into below. Keep reading to learn more about the pricing, performance, and standard features offered in the newest configuration. (more…)

How To Avoid Decreasing Your Vehicle’s Value

Friday, July 12th, 2019
2018 Kia Optima driving on a mountain road at sunset

Keeping your vehicle in great condition will help you keep up the value of one of your largest investments. While keeping everything clean and staying on top of any problems is a great first start, there are a few things that a lot of drivers do that could be bringing their car value down without even realizing it. We break down 4 of the most common blunders below. (more…)

IIHS Gives 2020 Kia Soul Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
an airbag after it has deployed from a steering wheel

The 2020 Kia Soul is the 11th Kia model to receive a Top Safety Pick+ designation, the agencies highest honor, for the new model year. Perfect for drivers who want an affordable price tag, roomy interiors, and class-leading safety, the 2020 Kia Soul remains at the top of the crossover heap. (more…)

Does the Kia Telluride or Chevy Tahoe have a larger interior cabin?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
split screen images of the 2020 Kia Telluride interior and the 2019 Chevy Tahoe interior

When it comes to interior space, three-row SUVs reign supreme. Perfect for families who never seem to have enough elbow room for everyone, SUVs like the brand-new 2020 Kia Telluride can make on-road travel a lot more comfortable and hassle free. How does the 2020 Kia Telluride stack up against other three-row SUVs in the segment? We compared its cabin and cargo space specs against the 2019 Chevy Tahoe to find out.  (more…)