Why buy the 2017 Kia Sportage?

kia sportageThe all new Kia Sportage is about to roll into our showroom (it might already be here!), and it’s no secret that we are excited about what this new Sportage has to offer our buyers. Since the early days of its inception, lots has changed about its design and functionality, and we think this is the best Sportage ever. We know that our buyers are going to love this SUV as much as we do. Just in case you’re still on the fence, here are ten reasons to buy the Kia Sportage:

1. The cockpit is all new. During the design of this new version of the Sportage, special time and attention was given to making sure that the driver has everything he needs easily within reach. This includes a newly designed steering wheel with a flat bottom, as well as a center console that has been tilted so it is easier for the driver to see. There is more room for the legs and it’s going to much easier to control your infotainment system from the driver’s seat, especially because of the call and radio control buttons located right on the steering wheel.

2. The engine has been fully turbo charged. What does this mean? It means that this year’s Sportage is going to be much more fun to drive than any other previous incarnation. It features more than 240 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque, making it one of the most powerful four cylinder SUVs on the market. There are even more powerful engine options available for those who want something with even more get up and go.

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3. The cargo space has been expanded. The longer body of the Sportage means that there is not just more leg room for passengers (with nearly five inches added over previous models), but also that there is much more room for hauling items. The cargo capacity is over fifty cubic feet, which makes it easy to help your friends move, tote around large items, gear up for camping, and more. You can fold down the rear seats to really get the most out of your Sportage’s storage area.

4. Every Sportage has three driving modes. If you are interested in occasionally optimizing your drive for power and occasionally optimizing it to help protect the planet, you are in luck. The Sportage, no matter which trim level you choose, has three driving modes. These are Normal, Sport, and Eco. The Eco mode will provide you better fuel economy while the Sport mode will give you more powerful acceleration. This gives you more control than ever before over how you drive.

5. The body is stronger. When it comes to safety features, especially with SUVs, you want a body that is made of high strength steel. This is exactly what the Kia Sportage’s body is made from. The 2016 model was only 18% steel, while the 2017 model is 51% steel, the highest rating in Sportage history, making it the strongest, too.

6. You’ll have a better ride and better handling. During the redesign leading up to the 2017 model, emphasis was put on improving both the quality of the ride and how the vehicle handles. There are more and better shock absorbers on the rear suspension. The front struts have been reworked so that they are more adaptable to how to road changes and shifts underneath the wheels. You cannot go wrong with this vehicle. It is going to be more fun to drive and the ride for your passengers is going to be much, much smoother.

7. The fog lights have been improved. Complete with new LED fog lights, seeing in low visibility driving conditions is going to be easier than ever before. The introduction of the ice cube set up, with four LED lights in a square shape on either side of the vehicle doesn’t just provide the Sportage with a unique appearance. It also makes it much more effective at cutting through fog, snow, and heavy rain, so you’ll be safer on the road, even if you have to drive during bad weather conditions.

8. This is one of the first models with the brand new infotainment system. The 2017 Sportage is one of the first vehicles on showroom floors to have the UVO3, which is Kia’s new and improved infotainment system that comes with a high quality touch screen, navigation, USB ports, and the ability to store music right in your car, completely eliminating the need for external MP3 players plugged or synced to yur car.

9. The exterior has been totally redesigned. In order to make sure that the Sportage keeps up with the Optima and the rest of Kia’s streamlined designs, the exterior of the 2017 Sportage has undergone a redesign. It’s one of the most unique-looking vehicles in our lineup and on the road. It still looks sharp and powerful on the road, while also being made to look even sleeker. You’re going to love how this vehicle looks as you drive it.

10. You can actually afford it. SUVs are traditionally some of the most expensive vehicles on a dealership’s lot. They’re often at least ten thousand dollars more expensive than the average sedan. This is not true of the Kia Sportage. Despite all of the improvements and the streamlined features, the Sportage starts at just under $23,000, which is about what you can buy a mid-sized sedan for from other brands. If you want something bigger and with a little bit more power, this is definitely the better choice.

Which Kia Vehicles Are Best for Families?

Vehicles from Kia’s lineup are routinely being chosen as great cars for families. Many families choose Kia specifically because of the perks that this brand offers to buyers with families. Not only are there advanced safety features that come standard on every single vehicle, most vehicles are equipped with both plenty of seating and infotainment systems that make driving around more than one person simple and easy.

What defines a family vehicle? You could, theoretically, put your family in any vehicle. When I was growing up, my father drove a little blue hatchback that barely had seating for four people; even when we were kids, we simply did not fit in the vehicle and going anywhere was a difficult and uncomfortable process. But what makes a great family vehicle?

The first criteria is seating. How important this criteria is will fluctuate depending on how many people there are in your family. Larger families usually prefer minivans because they provide up to seven seats. There are also large SUVs that could provide a third row of seating, making it easy to transport more than just four people in comfort. However, for a family of between two and four, you might have plenty of seating with just a standard sedan.

The second criteria you will want to consider is storage space. Even if you are just driving the kids to school and picking them up, if the vehicle you choose does not even have enough storage space for three normal backpacks, you might be looking at a car that is simply too small. Because families usually need more groceries and carry more luggage when they travel, the more storage space you can get, the more comfortable you will be in that vehicle.

Fuel economy is another important factor. Having more people in a car means that the car will consume more gas to get where you want to go. It could also mean that the vehicle is driven more than a vehicle would if it was driven by just a single person or by a couple. The better the vehicle’s fuel economy is, the less it will cost to drive, and in a situation where you will probably have to be buying more gas than a single person does, it is always nice to know that your car makes the most out of every gallon of fuel that you put into it.

The last and most important criteria is safety. Everyone wants to drive a safe car, but if you are driving around your family, you are likely more concerned with safety than the average person. A car that has had thorough child and passenger safety testing, that has airbags not just in the front seat, but all around the interior of the vehicle, and that has preventative features in the interior of the vehicle is going to be a much better option for most families.

Which Kia Vehicles Are Best for Families?

If you are looking for a vehicle specifically for your family, Kia has a wide variety of option. There are two however that stand out, even from the excellent selection this brand offers. The first is the 2016 Kia Optima. It was chosen by Kelley Blue Book as being one of the Best Family Cars and it was also awarded the KBB Best Buy Award. What makes this sedan so perfect for families? It succeeds in all four criteria.

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While it does only have two rows of seating, it has ample leg room and comfortable padding, making it a great option for families that have felt crammed into other sedans. It is one of the larger sedans in Kia’s lineup, which means there is plenty of room both side to side and in the leg areas for even the tallest individuals. It also has a great trunk with more than sixteen cubic feet of space, so there will always be enough storage space for your family.

For fuel economy, the Kia Optima cannot be beat. It gets 39 highway mpg, and if you buy the hybrid option, it will get even better gas mileage, so you make the most out of every tank. And for safety, KBB liked the rearview camera, the alerts for both lane departure and front end collision, and that there was a surround view camera that helped keep drivers apprised of their surroundings. All in all, it more than succeeds in being a perfect family car.

The second standout option is the 2016 Kia Sedona. What has really earned this minivan the KBB’s attention are the seating options. It has three rows of seating, making it great for larger families or for families that often find they have more than four people to drive around. It actually has seating for up to eight! There is also ample cargo room, and the additional rows of seats can be used for even more cargo space, should you require it.

Like the Optima, the Sedona has a wide variety of safety features, all of which are designed to both prevent a crash from happening and from making a crash less catastrophic if it does happen. It has the same surround-view camera, lane assist, and adaptive cruise control that you will find on the Optima.

Which vehicle is right for you and your family? The only way to know for sure is to come down to Burlington Kia and test drive both of them! Keep in mind that there are different trim levels that will provide even more comfort and even more safety features.

10 Myths To Consider When Buying A Car

If you’ve never bought a car before (or it has been a long time since you bought your last car) the entire process might be a mystery to you. Instead of just winging your way through the car shopping experience and believing what past car buyers have told you about the process, get informed about car buying. Here are ten of the biggest car buying myths and the truth behind those myths.

1. Buying a car on a rainy day means you will get better service. You are likely to get great service no matter when you come to our dealership, but some people still say that if you shop on a day when it is raining, you are unlikely to see many other buyers on the lot. The truth is that everyone has heard this advice. That means that everyone who is trying to buy a car is trying to do it on a rainy day, which means you are not going to find the lot empty.

 2. Don’t tell the salesperson what type of car you want to trade in before they have priced your new car. Some people think that hiding their trade in vehicle until after they have already cemented the price of their new car is a good way to get the salesperson to give them a better deal on that trade in car. The truth is, however, that all salespeople use the true value of your trade in in order to formulate a trade in price for you.

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3. Don’t tell your salesperson you are actually planning on leasing. For some reason, many car shoppers have heard that they can get a better deal on a lease if they pretend that they are actually planning on buying a car and at the last minute tell the dealership they actually want to lease, or that salespeople will inflate a car’s price if they find out that someone is leasing. The problem with this myth is that most vehicles have set leasing prices.

 4. You need to be prepared to walk out on your salesperson. This myth dictates that you will only be able to get the price on the car that you want if you are prepared to drop everything and walk out if they do not give you that price. In the day of the internet, however, when it is very easy to get price guarantees online before you ever show up at a dealership, there is no need to haggle and persuade most salespeople to give you a great deal—you can be sure that you are already getting one.

 kia-picanto5. You have to read every single word in your contract. It’s unlikely that you are going to have the time to do this and even less likely that it is necessary. A dealership is not asking you to sign away your soul. Most car buying contracts are extremely standard—you agree to pay the price of the car and they agree to give you the car. If you feel so uncomfortable in the dealership that you feel like this is a necessity, you are probably buying from the wrong dealership.

6. Demand only to work with the manager. The sales manager is not the only person in the dealership who is able to give you a good price on a vehicle. In fact, every salesperson is bale to give you a great deal. Every dealership has a number of specials and deals for their customers, and every salesperson is authorized to negotiate on price. There is usually no reason to demand to speak only to the sales manager.

 7. Bring a cashier’s check with the amount you’re willing to pay. This is one of the oldest car buying myths that needs to stop being spread around. There is no way that a dealership is going to take kindly to people who behave like this, especially if the number on your cashier’s check was formulated not by the dealership, but by the buyer. Have you taken into account all of the fees and taxes that come along with buying a car? What if the dealership was actually willing to take a price lower than the one on your check?

 8. The internet has all the best deals. While the internet does have some good deals, you can’t buy a car online (yet). This means that the best and most relevant deals are where you can actually buy a car—at a dealership. Many dealership are running deals and specials that they never post online. Looking for a great deal on a car? Visit the dealership to find out what kinds of deals they have on that particular day.

 9. You should get your own financing. This may speed up the car buying process (slightly), but it may not actually be better for your dealership and they may not even be willing to sell to people that insist on finding their own financing. Many dealerships have special deals and partnerships with banks in the area to give you better rates than you would be able to get independently.

10. Buying at the end of the month means the sellers are desperate and will give you a better deal. While it’s true that some dealerships may give you a better deal on stock still on their lot that they want to sell before the month ends, it’s also true that if they have already sold off all of that stock, they are unlikely to have any special deals for getting rid of those cars. Instead, try align when you buy a car with the best deals and discounts.

Kia’s Recent News and Awards

Kia is growing. We’re not only one of the fastest-growing automotive brands—we’re also one of the U.S.’s biggest brands. The reason? We don’t have to look any further than our vehicle line-up. It’s an exciting line-up that continues to evolve. Our new vehicles have impressed the auto industry and, most importantly, thrilled drivers.

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Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Receives NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating
CBS News: 5 of the Safest Cars on the Road

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Autobytel: 10 Best New Sleeper Cars for 2015

Sedona
Las Vegas Review Journal: Top 5 Vehicles for Long Road Trips
KBB: 10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles

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Kelly Blue Book’s KBB.com: 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000
MotorTrend: 15 Cars With Small Exteriors Yet Surprisingly Large Interiors

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Sedona
2015 Kia Sedona earns NHTSA 5-star Safety Rating
Ward’s: 2015 Kia Sedona Named to 10 Best Interiors list

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Chicago Tribune: Top 14 Vehicles of the 2015 New York Auto Show

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Autobytel: Best Small Cars For 2015

Rio
Autobytel: Ten Cheap Cars that Look Good

Other Recent Awards

KIA MOTORS EARNS BEST-EVER RANKING IN 2015 J.D. POWER INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

2015 KIA SOUL EV NAMED “BEST VALUE IN AMERICA” AWARD WINNER BY VINCENTRIC

2015 KIA K900 AND SOUL NAMED AMONG BEST CARS FOR FAMILIES BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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KIA SPORTAGE RANKS HIGHEST AMONG SMALL SUVS IN 2015 J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY

KIA SOUL EV WINS 2015 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS’ CHOICE AWARD

KIA SOUL – WINNER OF A 2015 MOST POPULAR ON EDMUNDS.COM AWARD

K900 WINS 2015 URBAN CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM DECISIVE MAGAZINE

Top Ten Reasons Kias Are Great for New Drivers

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The day has come, your little guy or gal is turning sixteen, and it’s time to start looking into getting them a car. While it might seem, at first, that buying your teenager a car is an unnecessary gift, if they have a car of their own, they’re able to get themselves and their friends around town, they can run errands for you, and when you’re tired of driving, your teen will likely be more than happy to take the wheel of their very own car. Driving is a responsibility and a privilege, and if you’re nervous about allowing your teenager to have his very own car that he can zip around town in, you’ll find comfort in buying him a Kia. Here are the top ten reasons Kia cars are great for new drivers.

1. Advanced safety features.

Every Kia is equipped with top-of-the-line safety features that makes driving much, much safer. Even if your new driver is the safest person on the road, you have to plan for the recklessness and inattention of other drivers. This is where a Kia comes in. With advanced safety features, your new driver will not only be protected if they make a mistake, but also if other drivers makes a mistake. There are also a number of features that just makes driver safer overall, like lights that turn with the road and a parking assist system.

2. Excellent safety ratings.

Again, your new driver might never be the cause of a crash—but that doesn’t mean they will never get in one. New drivers, especially, might not know what to do in the event of a crash, but that’s why Kia is equipped with some of the most advanced safety systems. Kia cars are built to take the energy of a crash. Protecting the driver is the first priority, and that’s what you want when you’re looking for a car for a loved one.

3. Stylish exteriors.

Let’s face it, your kid wants a car that is as stylish as it is functional. He or she doesn’t want to be cruising around town in a dump—they want to look cool. You’re in luck when you buy a Kia. Whether you opt for an SUV or a compact sedan, you are sure to find a car that they love the look of, just as much as you love the safety features.

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4. Stylish interiors.

Again, your kid wants something cool, as well as functional. Kia cars are expertly styled and extremely functional, with enough cup holders for everyone to enjoy a soda, as well as an intuitive design that puts everything your teen needs right at her fingertips. She won’t be fumbling for the radio or the climate control in a Kia, they are right where she expects them to be, so she doesn’t have to take her eyes off the road. While having a “cool” car might not be as high on your list for your new driver as having something safe and reliable, some cars can do both.

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5. Great fuel efficiency.

One of the biggest benefits of purchasing a Kia is the exceptional fuel efficiency—that means that having your teen run errands or get himself to and from school is going to be far less expensive than if you bought from another brand. Adding another gas bill to your budget might be daunting, but when you purchase a Kia, you don’t have to budget that much per month to keep his tank full.

6. Excellent warranties.

Another great reason to choose Kia is the range of great warranties offered on all of their vehicles. These warranties far outstrip those offered by any other brand, making most issues during those first five to ten years of driving not really that big of deal. This is a great program for drivers who might still be learning the ropes and for whom a little trouble is inevitable.

7. Reliable.

When purchasing a car for a new driver, how reliable that car is should play a major factor in your purchasing decision. Having an unreliable car is a problem for any driver, but particularly for a new one. Plus, if this car is for your teenager, you will feel much better about letting them drive on their own when you know that their car is not going to break down on them on their way to school. Having a reliable vehicle is vital, and Kia makes some of the most reliable cars on the road.

8. Advanced technology.

If your new driver is tech savvy and wants to take as much advantage of their smartphone and apps as possible, a Kia is a great choice. Many models allow you to wirelessly connect a smartphone to the entertainment system, allowing the driver to play their own music stored on the phone or even use apps like Pandora in order to play whatever they want, whenever they want. The advanced technology, of course, ranges beyond the entertainment system, with advanced sensors and alerts that let you know immediately if something is wrong with your vehicle.

9. Affordable.

You don’t want to pay more than you have to for a safe, reliable, stylish vehicle. You’ll find that compacts like the Kia Rio start as low as $14,000, making them an extremely affordable choice when it comes to purchasing a car for a young person. Even a larger car like a Sportage will be less expensive than most sedans from other brands.

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10. Great standard features.

One of the roadblocks most new car buyers find when purchasing a car is that brands start off with a very basic model that has almost no features—some may not even have power windows! Every Kia comes with a wide variety of features standard on all of their vehicles, so you don’t have to spend thousands more than you intended to, just to get the features you need.

5 Exterior Features we Love on the 2015 Kia Optima

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The Kia Optima is an award-winning vehicle that has been designed and manufactured to create a satisfying, quality experience for the owner. The quality of the owner’s experience with this vehicle reflects the quality of its performance, design and build. The word ‘optimais the plural of optimum which is defined as something that is the most favorable or desirable of all other things – it is the best. The designers, engineers, and factory workers at Kia all work hard to produce the quality that you look for in the vehicle that you choose for yourself and your family. The Kia dealers, like Burlington Kia, have highly qualified people available to introduce you to the quality car for your life. 

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Once you have been introduced to the 2015 Kia Optima, you will wonder why you considered any other vehicle. The exterior of this vehicle is one of its greatest assets. There are several exterior items that you will enjoy. It has been updated to a sharper and more aggressive front end with a dynamically sculpted back end. The front end is where you will find one of the fabulous features of this vehicle. The High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, that are standard on the Kia Optima SX Turbo and the Kia Optima Limited, help you to have an optimum driving experience at night. These bright lights give you a crisp, clean view of the road as you venture along in the darkness.

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The 2015 Kia Optima gives you more unique ways to view your surroundings and experience the road. The HID headlights will light your path. The panoramic sunroof with power sunshade lets you see and feel more of your surroundings. The panoramic sunroof is great for seeing the stars as you drive along during the evening. Opening the sunshade during the day lets you feel the breeze as your vehicle moves you comfortably to your destination. The panoramic sunroof is optional on the 2015 Optima EX and SX Turbo. It is standard on the 2015 Kia Optima Limited. 

Although you will experience your surroundings in an optimum way when you drive the 2015 Kia Optima, there are some environmental elements from which your Kia will protect you. The heat of the day is one of them. The 2015 Kia Optima comes standard with solar control glass. This type of glass is coated in such a way that it lowers the amount of heat that enters your vehicle. This provides you with a cool and comfortable riding experience. 

A few additional exterior features of the 2015 Kia Optima will delight you and enhance your driving experience. The sound-absorbing front windshield works similar to the solar control glass by protecting you from certain elements found in your surroundings. The sound-absorbing windshield will make your ride nice and quiet. This feature is also part of the front door windows and is standard on every 2015 Kia Optima model except the LX.

Finally, all models of this car come standard with LED Turn Signal Indicators that are mounted to the side-view mirrors. The mirror-mounted turn signals help to provide a safer ride for you. They give an extra alert to those driving around you of your intended maneuvers.

The 2015 Kia Optima is a wonderfully design vehicle that will give you a safe, comfortable driving experience. Come out to Burlington Kia to experience the optimum sedan-class vehicle.

Why Buy the 2015 Kia Sorento

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The 2015 Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover SUV that features a roomy interior, very competitive MPG for its class and tech features like Bluetooth and steering wheel mounted controls.

Options with Five Trim Levels 

The new Kia Sorento comes in five trims to meet your needs. The 2015 Kia Sorento lineup features the LX, LX V6 as well as the EX, SX, and Limited. The LX gets the best fuel economy in the bunch from a 2.4 liter engine that still manages to get 191 horsepower. The LX gets 20 miles per gallon (MPG) in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.

For power, though, the LX V6, EX, SX and Limited are the way to go – each of these vehicles gets 290 horsepower from a 3.3 liter, V6 engine. 

Bluetooth and Keyless Remote Entry 

The 2015 Kia Sorento LX features everything from Bluetooth and keyless remote entry to steering wheel mounted controls and heated outside mirrors.

The heated exterior mirrors feature integrated LED turn signals as well. On the exterior, the LX features 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and heated rear window standard.

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Entertainment Features 

On the interior, the LX offers Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, and a USB auxiliary jack standard.

Although all the trim levels in the 2015 Kia Sorento offer MP3 compatibility and Sirius satellite radio as standard options, the EX offers a UVO infotainment system standard. The UVO infotainment system is a optional feature on the LX and LX V6.

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Voice command navigation with an eight-inch screen is an optional feature on the Kia Sorento EX and standard feature on the SX and Limited. In addition, the 10-speaker, Infinity surround sound system is offered as a standard feature on the Kia Sorento SX and Limited trims.

Wireless bluetooth, steering wheel mounted controls and a USB auxiliary jack to upload your favorite music are all standard features across the five trims in the new Kia Sorento. The trip computer and EcoMinder fuel-efficiency indicator are also offered at all trim levels.

Dual-zone Climate Control and Interior Illumination 

Dual-zone climate control, which allows front passengers and rear passengers to set the temperatures that feel most comfortable to them, is standard on the EX, SX and Limited. A center console with an armrest, though, is a standard feature on all five trims of the new, 2015 Kia Sorento.

Interior lighting with a delay comes standard on all trims and interior accent illumination is standard on the EX, SX and Limited. Delay in the interior lighting ensures that the lights gradually get dimmer after you get into or leave you Kia Sorento. Interior accent illumination, on the other hand, gives you very stylish illuminated accents all throughout the interior of the vehicle.

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Remote Keyless Entry and Push-button Start 

Remote keyless entry is a standard feature on the LX and LX V6 whereas push-button start with a smart key and immobilizer is the standard for the EX, SX and Limited.

Leather-trimmed Seating and Interior Space 

Some additional features are leather-trimmed seats standard on the upper three trims of the 2015 Kia Sorento as well as a 115-volt power inverter standard on the EX, SX and Limited.

The Kia Sorento gets ample headroom from the LX to Limited – 39 inches up front and 39 inches in the second row is standard. With around 60 inches of shoulder room and 40 inches of rear legroom there’s no shortage of space in the 2015 Kia Sorento.

Check out Burlington Kia today for a huge selection of new 2015 Kia sedans and crossovers, including the 2015 Kia Sorento.

Celebrate Earth Day in an Environmentally Friendly Kia

April 22, 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day worldwide. What started as optimistic hopes of a flower-power culture in the United States has grown into a mainstream sensibility that we are all mere passengers on this planet and have a responsibility to care for it. 

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Earth Day Then and Now

In 1970, Americans used leaded gasoline to fuel V-8 engines powering steel cars manufactured in automobile plants freely and legally belching pollutants into the air. Today, nothing from that list appears anywhere on our landscape.

Green Cities

The Earth Day Network has designated Earth Day 2014 to emphasize its Green Cities campaign. This multi-pronged approach includes focusing on improving transportation, to make it more environmentally friendly. The Network seeks to improve emission standards in all areas of transportation. Some 23 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, with road vehicles responsible for roughly 75 percent of that. 

Another focus for Earth Day 2014 is increasing mileage standards for road vehicles. With a projected 1.3 billion cars worldwide by 2020, every increase in mileage reduces greenhouse gases and extends limited resources. 

Your Role

Improving emission standards and increasing miles-per-gallon (MPG) standards are easily obtainable goals if you consider the environmentally friendly choices Kia offers. When you use your economic power to shop wisely at Burlington Kia, you show your support for ecological sustainability. 

Kia Optima Hybrid

The Kia Optima Hybrid has been delivering 34 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highways around Burlington for a while now, with a lot of satisfied fans. Its 2.4-liter, 159 horsepower, four-cylinder gasoline engine squeezes every drop of energy out of a fill-up. But switching to the lithium polymer battery drops fuel consumption to zero and keeps you moving on down the road to greener tomorrows. 

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Burlington Kia usually has at least one low-mileage, high-quality previously owned Optima Hybrid available, or they can help you find the earth-friendly car of your dreams. 

Arriving this spring, the Kia Optima Hybrid 2014 will make your Burlington neighbors green with ecological envy. Switching effortlessly between its 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and its lithium batteries, the car knows when to deliver environmentally friendly electric vehicle (EV) power and when to give you the get-up-and-go you want for highway merges and snappy acceleration. 

Kia Soul EV

Arriving this fall, the Kia Soul EV (electric vehicle) has a high-tech battery, motor and gear drive to give you the lively driving experience you want while bringing your greenhouse gas emissions on the road down to zero. Plug in, charge up, and drive away. No need for special electric charging stations either since the Kia Soul EV can plug in anywhere. 

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The Kia Soul EV has a motor delivering 109 horsepower in near silence. With 210 foot pounds of torque and the ability to pre-heat or pre-cool the interior while still plugged in, this earth-friendly car will get you where you want to go in style and comfort. Don’t think you can wait until the fall? Check out the current line of Kia Soul at Burlington Kia.

Longevity

Extending the useful life of a purchase helps the earth, too. Are you getting the most out of everything you buy? Buy a Kia with its 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty and you know you are investing in an ecologically sound automobile. Any Kia, whether electric, hybrid, or conventionally powered, is built to last. Driving a Kia for 10 years or more saves thousands of pounds of raw materials over replacing an old car every two or three years. Fuel efficient Kia cars also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower your carbon footprint. 

To learn more about Kia’s role in a greener earth, contact us at Burlington Kia today. 

Why your next vehicle should be a Certified Pre-Owned Kia

Even in an uncertain economy, certain financial strategies always pay dividends. Allocating your resources wisely can help you take advantage of multiple opportunities. Here are several reasons why you should consider parking a certified pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia in the driveway of your Burlington-area home.

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Kia Quality

Kia automobiles, whether pre-owned or new, carry one of the strongest warranty programs in existence. When you purchase a pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia under the Certified Pre-Owned program, you get the ten-year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. This lasts from the manufacturer’s original in-service date (the date the car was first sold) for either ten years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first).

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In addition to the powertrain warranty, you receive the balance of a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and the five-year/100,000 anti-perforation (rust-through) warranty. Considering many satisfied Kia owners sell their new Kias only a year or two after purchase to buy the newest model, you could get years of Kia quality and protection in a pre-owned Kia Sorento for the cost of a new Kia Optima.

Kia Value

A new car begins depreciating as soon as you drive off the dealer’s lot. Let the original buyer take the 40 percent drop in value the first year. Compare a 2014 Kia to its 2013 pre-owned predecessor and you can see the reward for waiting. You will worry less, too, because you are not as emotionally invested in the car. The first parking lot scratch, the first ding from a shopping cart, or the first dent from a softball tossed by your overeager little leaguer will matter far less.

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Kia Peace of Mind

A Certified pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia passes a 150-point quality inspection. This is closer scrutiny than you could apply to any car yourself, new or pre-owned. But the Certified Pre-Owned program is not your only reassurance that your investment is safe.

You receive all these protections with a pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia:

  • A CARFAX vehicle history report—Independent of Kia and Burlington Kia, the CARFAX report provides a reliable, third-party review of any issues the pre-owned car may have encountered, including flood damage, repair work, inspections and accidents.
  • Roadside Assistance—This is in effect for 10 years from the original in-service date and transfers from original owner to you, so you reap the balance of the program. For any limitations and exclusions, please ask to review the limited warranty.
  • Travel Breakdown Coverage—Like Roadside Assistance, this protection is in effect for 10 years from original in-service date, transferring fully to subsequent owners with some exclusions and limitations.

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Opportunity

When neighbors gaze admiringly at the new Kia Sportage parked in your driveway, you need not share with them the secrets of your financial wisdom that allowed you to afford it. With the confidence that comes from the 150-point inspection and the full coverage you get, you may be the only one to know your car is pre-owned.

There may be no sense telling everyone what you will be doing with the money you saved by buying a pre-owned Kia instead of a new model. When you take the family on a two-week vacation, if everyone wants to assume you earned a large raise, let them.

Buying a pre-owned Kia expands your purchasing power and increases your opportunities—to travel, to invest, to save for a vacation home or a college fund.

Test Drive

The only way to completely satisfy yourself about the benefits of a pre-owned Kia from Burlington Kia is to come in for a test drive. Check out 2013 and 2014 pre-owned Kias from the Soul to the Sedona. It’s a great opportunity!

2014 Kia Sportage Review

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2014 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is a fun car to drive. Its responsiveness and handling are two of its strongest points. With the 2014 Kia Sportage, Kia Motors spent a lot of time ironing out weak points identified in its predecessor and at the same time enhancing the vehicle’s strength. The Sportage has always been a beauty, whether on the city streets or on the country dirt roads. Kia maintains the vehicle’s characteristic beauty while improving other aspects such as comfort and performance.

Interior

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2014 Kia Sportage Interior

The 2014 Kia Sportage has the best aesthetic cabin in the crossover SUV segment. The neat arrangement and classy placement of the controls, gauges, and the infotainment screen cannot be matched by any of its rivals. The vehicle’s rectangular dash domineers with a conservative yet sporty look. The cabin is not just aesthetically pleasing but also functional, with ample headroom and legroom in the front and back seat.

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2014 Kia Sportage Control Panel

The Sportage has a silent ride thanks to noise insulation in the interior. In some trims, the cabin comes with full leather upholstery, making it one of the coziest in this segment. However, the Sportage’s 26.1 cubic feet storage area falls short of expectation in its class but will be enough for select luggage.

Exterior

2014 Kia Sportage

2014 Kia Sportage

The Sportage’s athletic look is heavily influenced by European styling. Minimal changes have been made on the 2014 Sportage from its predecessor. The 2014 Sportage picks on the beauty of its predecessor and adds a few touches here and there to enhance the athletic look.

The Sportage received an uplift in front in form of crisp design that blends the grille, the headlight and the bumper into an elegant finish. The inclusion of HID headlamps that gently tuck into the sides further gives the vehicle a sporty look. The rear is mostly the same with the exception of additional rear LED taillamps.

Trims and Options

The 2014 Sportage comes in three trims: EX, LX and the SX. All the trims have two variants; the 2WD and the AWD. The base trim comes with 16-inch wheels, power windows, air conditioning, sunroof, and locks and mirrors as part of the standard package.

Optional packages and features included in upper trims include keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheels,  leather steering wheels, cooled glove box, seat heaters, leather upholstery, satellite radio, power driver seat, rear spoil and roof rails.

Performance

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2014 Kia Sportage Preformance

The 2014 Sportage is powered either a 2.4-liter engine or a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. Both engines are four cylinder mated with either six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The 2.4-liter engine outputs 182 hp while the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine churns 260 hp. The vehicle’s fuel consumption is not the best in the segment but falls in the expected range for crossover SUVs.

Safety

The 2014 Kia Sportage attained an overall safety rating of four-star in government testing. The vehicle comes with standard safety features including antilock brakes, front airbags, side and curtain airbags, downhill brake assist, hill-start assist, traction control, rearview camera, rear parking sensors and stability control. However, the Sportage has a blind-spot problem and it will be interesting to see if Kia will introduce a system to curb this shortfall.

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The 2014 Kia Sportage is a crossover SUV that demonstrates beauty can go hand in hand with performance. If you are looking for an SUV for family cross country trips, the 2014 Sportage will be an excellent choice. The crossover SUV is also good for light off-roading. Available at an affordable price and low maintenance fee, the Sportage is a good car that will serve you for a long time.

Interested?

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Red 2014 Kia Sportage

If you are interested, visit Burlington Kia in Burlington Township, NJ. Our experts can help you get behind the wheel to test drive the Kia Sportage in NJ today!

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