The Best Kia Models for College Students

studentWhen you are going off to college is the perfect time to buy a new car. This car will follow you through your college experience and make it much easier to get around your new town. With a car comes freedom, and especially if you are going to school somewhere far away from your home, having a car makes it much easier to travel back and forth and to get where you need to go, even if you are unfamiliar with the city or town where your university is.

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While we know that any of our Kia models will be great for a new college student, there are some cars in our showroom that are going to be better for younger drivers. Whether you are going off to college for the first time or you are in between semesters right now, now is the perfect time to buy. We’ve picked these five vehicles specifically because they are fun to drive, stylish, and safe. They are also affordable, which makes them ideal for college students who might be strapped for cash. Here are the best Kia models for college students:

1. The Kia Soul This vehicle is perfect for the college student that loves to stand out. There are simply no other vehicles on the market right now that look like the Kia Soul. This vehicle is all about attitude, with unique styling that makes it perfect for your unique student. While it’s true that style is important, safety and functionality are just as important, especially to your parents. On these fronts, the Kia Soul still succeeds. It has some of the best safety features in the industry and an interior that is focused on the driver. This means that everything you need is within reach and that you can easily tune the radio or adjust your settings, without taking your eyes off of the road. It is one of the most affordable models in our showroom, despite the angular, unique styling and the range of great safety features and it also boasts up to 31 mpg. It is inexpensive to purchase and it is also inexpensive to drive. While it is a compact care, you will never feel claustrophobic in this vehicle!

2. The Kia Forte This is the smallest vehicle in our showroom, but it definitely does not lack the power that most young drivers are looking for. It prides itself on being zippy, and with up to 37 mpg, it is going to be a very economical choice. It is also one of the least expensive options, which, especially when buying your first car, can be a huge bonus. It’s a great starter car that can easily adapt to your life after graduation. The Forte comes in a number of different varieties, including the standard four door design and a hatchback variety, which gives you just a little bit more storage room and a different look to the vehicle overall. This can be the ideal choice for anyone who wants a high quality sedan or hatchback, but doesn’t want to pay the high prices other brands are demanding even for their cheapest options.

3. The Kia Sorento A sedan might feel like the most obvious option for a young driver, but sometimes they just do not provide enough room for the student that often needs or wants to drive around large groups or haul gear. This is where the Kia Sorento comes in. Still much less expensive than your average SUV, the Kia Sorento provides much more seating (up to eight people) and also provides you with much more power. If you are a student who also likes to get away from the university on the weekends, either to hike or camp or just explore, this could be the very best option for you.

4. The Kia Sportage An SUV, especially one as economical as the Sportage, can be the perfect vehicle for a college student. You’ll have a little bit more room, which is always appreciated when driving around friends and roommates, and the bold styling of this vehicle is certain to turn heads. As great for hauling skis as it is for toting art supplies, you cannot go wrong when you choose this vehicle. It starts at just over $20,000 for the most basic trim, which comes with all of the safety features and infotainment features that you need. Higher trim levels will give you more features. While it does not get as stellar gas mileage as one of the sedans might, it still gets up to 30 mpg, which could still help you save at the pump.

5. The Kia Optima The Optima is one of the most popular cars on our lot and across all Kia dealerships. Why? Because the Optima is so versatile. It is styled to be both bold and sleek, without losing any of the practicality of a traditional sedan. It is bigger than the Forte, so those who need a little bit more cargo space and leg room might want to choose the Optima over something smaller like the Forte or the Rio. You’ll find luxury accents and plenty of safety features, so that you always feel like you are safe on the road, in addition to having fun while driving. It gets up to 37 miles per gallon, so you do not have to worry about paying through the nose for gas as you go on weekend adventures.

Best Kia Vehicles for Young Professionals

professionalBeing a young professional can be exciting, but it can also mean long hours and late nights while you are trying to establish yourself in your chosen profession. Buying a car is often part of just starting out in life, but deciding which one specifically to purchase, especially if your life is still in flux, can be difficult. How do you know what vehicle is going to function just as well for you in three years as it does right now? The key is to buy a vehicle that is versatile. Luckily, Kia has a wide variety of those in its lineup. Here are the best Kia vehicles for young professionals:

The Kia Optima

The Optima is probably Kia’s most versatile vehicle and one of its most popular. It is designed to be both stylish and fun to drive, which makes it a great option for younger drivers. It’s also armed to the teeth with the best technology optima has to offer, as well as a number of great safety features, which could be a selling point for those who have long commutes and spend a lot of time on the road. This is a mid-sized sedan, which makes it larger than some of Kia’s other sedans, for more storage space and leg room. You certainly won’t sacrifice sportiness, however, if you choose the Optima.

The Kia Soul

The Soul is, without a doubt, the most unique vehicle in Kia’s lineup, which should make it the perfect choice for anyone who wants a car that marches to the beat of its own drum. It has everything that makes a sedan great, while being extremely unique-looking. On a less-aesthetic level, it is a fun-to-drive, engaging vehicle with plenty of technology and advanced handling. If you want to turn heads and to drive a vehicle that no one else at the office is going to be driving, this is the one for you.

The Kia Sportage

If you are looking for a vehicle that is as stylish as it is versatile, the Kia Sportage is a great option. Not only is the Sportage getting a few incredible updates this year (including being the first to get Kia’s updated UVO3 infotainment system), this vehicle is affordably priced, starting at just over $22,000. This makes it comparable to many entry-level sedans for most other brands, but gives you the functionality and look of a SUV.

If you find yourself often needing to haul stuff or people around, this is the vehicle for you. While some brands might opt for a more utilitarian design, the Sportage is sporty without being drab, and is still tons of fun to drive.

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The Kia Forte

The Kia Forte is routinely among the cars listed as being the best for those just starting out in their careers—and for good reason. It’s stylish, there are plenty of different color options, which makes it customizable, and it gets great gas mileage. It is also less expensive than most other vehicles, starting at just under $16,000, which makes it much more accessible than even the cheapest sedans from most other brands.

The Forte has a lot going for it. Despite its relatively small size, it still has a roomy interior, a high quality infotainment system, and a sporty design that makes it a great choice for someone who does not want a sedan that looks like something their mother would drive. One of the best reason to pick a vehicle like this is to be able to get more vehicle for a lower price. The low entry price makes it possible to upgrade to a higher trim level and get more features, while still paying less than you would for other vehicles.

The Kia Rio

The smallest and least expensive vehicle in Kia’s lineup, the Rio still has plenty to offer. Not only does it have a combined MPG of thirty-one, it starts at just over $14,000. You cannot find a sedan, even a sub-compact, from any other brand, at that price. They just don’t exist. If you need a car and you want to buy a new car, but you can’t find anything that is affordably priced, this is a great alternative. You will be looking at very low monthly payments, or a shorter payment track, giving you the flexibility to pay off your vehicle quickly.

The Rio comes in two different configurations. There is the standard Rio, which has four doors, and the Rio 5-door, which is essentially the same as its four-doored alternative, except that it is a hatchback. This gives the Rio an even sportier appearance.

The Optima Hybrid

Last, but not least is the Optima Hybrid. It looks almost exactly like the Optima, but it has one important improvement: gets a combined MPG of thirty-eight. This means that if you have a long commute or you just want to protect the environment, you could seriously reduce your impact on the environment, simply by buying this vehicle.

What is especially impressive about this option, is that, despite being a Hybrid, it is still reasonable priced, starting at just under $26,000. This is not a price point you are going to be able to find from most other brands. If you want to purchase a vehicle that protects the environment or allows you to use less gas, you are probably going to see yourself with few options that start under $30,000. Kia does it and provides with a stylish, eco-friendly option that any young professional would be proud to drive.

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Car

A car is a serious financial investment and the initial sticker shock can put some people off of the idea of actually completing the purchase. It is important to remember that like other large purchases, there are many different types of financing available that make it possible to buy the car and then pay it off in more manageable installments. Some buyers will continue to waffle about actually making a purchase, not realizing that the freedom and convenience that comes along with buying a car is worth the expense. Here are ten reasons to buy that car you’ve had your eye on:

1. Ability to go wherever you want, whenever you want – Many cities have great public transportation, but many of those cities also have very specific train and bus routes that only run at certain times of the day and even only on certain days of the week. A car, on the other hand, does not have these limitations. Instead of trying to plan your life around a complicated public transportation schedule, you can just get in your car and go where you want to go, when you want to go there.

2. Freedom outside of your own city – Trying to get from one city to another is one of the most annoying situations when you do not own your own transportation. Instead, you have to rely on the trains, planes, and busses, all of which are much more expensive and which make it difficult to get to a specific destination in that city. If you are relegated to public transportation, you will often have to take several different methods and might still have to end up walking a great distance in order to get exactly where you want to go.

kia optima3. Reliability – When was the last time that the train in your city was perfectly on time? Or that the bus was not delayed? These might be minor annoyances on the average day, but if you have to be to work by a certain time, it can be extremely annoying that public transportation in this country does not run like a well-oiled machine. These types of transportation are just not reliable. When you buy a car, on the other hand, you have a very reliable way of getting around, especially if you take good care of that car.

4. Comfort – Unless you are willing to pay to sit in first class, you are going to find no better way to travel than in your own car. Today’s cars are designed to be comfortable, even for long drives, which makes them far superior to plastic bus and train seats, which are notoriously uncomfortable. If you are tired of having to sit or stand for long journeys on the train or on the bus, a car is a great alternative.

5. Safety – As a passenger on a bus or on the train, you probably do not want to fall asleep. You could have your bag or wallet stolen, or you might be harassed by another passenger. As a passenger in a car, however, you are much less likely to be attacked or robbed. Because the driver and passengers are the only people in this form of transportation, you are much safer. You are also safer in the instance of crashes—cars are designed to protect their passengers form collisions. Other forms of transportation are not.

6. More stylish – No matter how clean and sleek a bus, plane, or train was when it was first built, after only a few weeks of use, it is going to be dirty and grimy. While there are some types of transportation that are cleaner than others, no type of transportation is as stylish as a well-designed car. Kia, specifically, has a wide variety of stylish vehicles to choose from, making it easy to find one that allows you to travel in style.

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7. More personalized – Many drivers treat their vehicles like an extension of their homes. They decorate them and personalize them. Even the type of car that you purchase can be very personal. There are reasons why some people buy a Kia Optima and others opt for the Kia Soul EV. With lots of different types of vehicles on the market, everyone can find a vehicle that fits their personality and helps them achieve the persona they want to achieve.

8. Faster – Sometimes, taking the train is going to be more convenient than driving yourself. But there is no doubt that taking the train from one city to another is going to take far more time than driving yourself from one city to another is going to be. Car travel, except for plane travel (which is the most expensive way to get around), is going to be the fastest way to get where you need to go, almost across the board.

9. Higher quality – One of the reasons many buyer are unsure as to whether or not they should buy a car is because they are afraid that car is going to fail them five years after they purchase it. The truth is that the cars you can buy today are going to be of a much higher quality, get much better gas mileage, and be all around better than the cars our parents could buy when they were our age.

10. Adapts with you – A car can easily follow you through many different times in your life. It is as useful for a student who is just getting his start in life as it is for a married professional. Buying a high quality vehicle from our Kia dealership is a great way to get a car that can adapt with you as your life changes.

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

K900
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

 

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

Best Kia Vehicles for Commuters

 

Whether you live in the suburbs and commute in to the city every morning for work or you live across town from your job, commuting is a part of your everyday life; if not your everyday life, then at least five days out of the week.

While there are always plenty of public transportation options, nothing gives you the freedom of your own car, enabling you to arrive at work exactly when you want to and leave when your day is through—without having to wait on a platform or at a bus stop. The long daily drive, however, means that you have very particular car needs. If it’s time to look into a new commuting vehicle, here are the best Kia vehicles for commuters:

Rio

One of the smallest cars in Kia’s lineup, the Kia Rio also has one of the best combined miles per gallon out of all of their cars. The small size may be a negative for some drivers, especially carpoolers, but those who commute solo will appreciate the zip and the maneuverability of driving a smaller car. Plus, if you have to park in a parking structure or lot with limited spaces, you might often find that the compact spots are the only ones left—and your Rio will fit perfectly.

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Starting at just over $14,000, it’s a great choice for young professionals just starting out or for those who don’t want a car with a lot of flash and bang, but still runs great. The great interior and sound system will make commuting a breeze, even if you end up stuck in rush hour traffic—which is another place that high mpg will come in handy. With both four door and five door models and a variety of colors to choose from, the Rio is definitely a great option for commuters.

Forte

The Forte is another compact car, with thirty-one miles to the gallon, just like the Rio. A little bit bigger, with more features, the Forte has plenty to offer a driver that is going to spend a lot of time in its interior. One of the areas where Kia really excels is in producing cars that are extremely maneuverable and safe to drive. Those who spend an hour or more in their cars every day want exactly those two features—you want to be able to avoid accidents or to be protected if one is not avoidable.

The Forte also comes in a range of colors and with a slightly higher-end interior and build, which makes it a great middle-of-the-road car for someone who still doesn’t want to spend $30,000 on a luxury vehicle. Starting at just under $16,000, this vehicle is a great option for those who have to be on the road for a large chunk of their days.

Soul EV

While the Kia Soul is a good option for commuters, especially those that want a car unlike anything that anyone else is going to have on the road, the Soul EV is a unique option for those that want to make their commute very environmentally friendly. The EV stands for Electronic Vehicle—the Soul EV is completely gas-free. While it might not be the right option for every commute (especially the commuter who does not have somewhere to charge the car while in the office), it can be an excellent choice for someone who has to drive twenty-miles each way to and from work and doesn’t want to add to the growing pollution problem.

Kia Soul EV

The Soul EV can go 105 miles before it needs a charge, so if there is the likelihood of being stuck in rush hour traffic for a few hours, this electronic vehicle might not be the best choice. However, if your commute is usually smooth and you want to eliminate your carbon emissions entirely, the Soul EV is the way to go.

Optima

The Optima is the most well-known and well-loved car in Kia’s lineup, and for good reason. With twenty-seven miles to the gallon and a high-end interior, it’s a great option for someone who is going to be logging five or more hours a week just in getting to and from work. When driving to work is a necessity, you absolutely need a car with great gas mileage, and this makes Optima a great choice.

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The 2015 stars north of $20,000, but for upgraded features and interior, it’s definitely worth a little more, too. Definitely one of the highest-quality cars in the entire selection, this car makes a great choice for a commuter who wants to bridge the gap between a sensible sedan and a luxury vehicle. There’s also a hybrid version, starting around $26,000.

Sportage

Many commuters don’t commute alone, and for those that are carpoolers as well as commuters, the Sportage is a great option. The cheapest crossover in Kia’s selection of vehicles, with a combined miles per gallon of twenty-four, it’s easy to see why there’s been so much hype around this vehicle. It also has many of the luxury accents present in the other vehicles, and the size makes it perfect for hauling one, two, or even four coworkers along with you. Carpooling is a great way to reduce the number of cars on the road and fight pollution, and it can also make a long car ride less dull!

Bottom Line

The right commuting vehicle for you will be the one that ticks all of your boxes. Do you want something small and sporty with great gas mileage? Do you want something that doesn’t use gas at all? How about a great carpooling car? Something more luxurious? Decide what features matter most to you and then pick the Kia that best fills those needs.

Which Kia Is Right for Me?

Kia Soul EVWith so many different models to choose from, it can be difficult, especially for first time buyers, to find the Kia that is perfectly right for their needs and life. While coming to the dealership and sitting in and test driving the different vehicles is the best way to figure out which vehicle is for you, getting an idea of each model beforehand can help you narrow down your choices. Here are Kia’s models and some basic information about each to help you decide which you want to test drive.

Kia Optima

Starting at $21,690, the Kia Optima is definitely one of the more popular choices among buyers. It has the right features, at the right price point to make it a common pick. With 27 combined miles per gallon, it can help a buyer save money on gas. Available in a range of colors, with a range of different trim packages, a very basic model still looks expensive, while a tricked-out Optima can rival vehicles from luxury manufacturers.

Kia Cadenza

Starting out at $34,900, this sedan has a combined miles per gallon of 22. This car’s draw is power and style. Available in a range of deep luxurious colors and with premium interior materials, the Cadenza is a great pick for anyone look for a mid-priced luxury sedan.

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Kia K900

The $54,500 K900 is Kia’s answer to the luxury sedan. Solidly built to be responsive and safe to drive, the K900 is a great option for anyone looking for a vehicle that is as great for running errands as it is for picking up your boss for a client dinner.

Kia Sorento

What’s great about the Kia Sorento is not just its price, but its style and excellent MPG. Buyers with family or friends that often find themselves driving around like the Sorento because it has plenty of leg room and storage space, so even long road trips are comfortable. It’s somewhere in between a minivan and a crossover, so it can get you where you need to go, without everyone feeling crammed into a small space. This vehicle is perfect for anyone who needs more space than a sedan can offer.

Kia Sedona

Though the Sedona is the only minivan in Kia’s lineup, it’s definitely one of the best minivans on the road today. Affordable, with plenty of storage space and seating for the whole family and all of their book bags or luggage, the Sedona goes where you need it to go and does what you need it to do.

Kia Soul

One of Kia’s most unique offerings, this crossover starts at just $15,190. While it is not the least expensive vehicle on the list, it does have 26 combined mpg, and the shape and colors available for this vehicle make it one of a kind. Anyone looking for something truly unique will love the Kia Soul.

Kia Sportage

The Sportage, starting at just $21,900, is popular amongst buyers who want a rugged, inexpensive, but still luxurious vehicle that is as reliable as it is sporty. The trim options make it possible to transform this vehicle into the ultimate camping machine or into a useful and elegant commuting car.

Kia Rio

Kia is one of the only car manufacturers to have both a complete line of sedans and a complete line of compacts. The Rio is available in both the four and five door models, and because it is starting at just $13,990 and has 31 combined mpg, this is a popular pick for first-time buyers or just someone that wants an inexpensive, reliable, stylish car that gest them where they need to go. Most drivers report both the four and five door models as being responsive, zippy cars, with great maneuverability. Smaller than the sedans, this Rio might not be ideal for buyers who often need to drive around more than three other people.

Kia Forte

The Kia Forte rivals the Rio for gas mileage, but is a little bit bigger and has a few more features. There are two other versions of the Forte available, including the Forte5, and the Forte Koup, both of which have even more features than just the base model. These cars are designed to turn on a dime, follow instruction, and have lots of safety features that make them perfect for young and old drivers alike.

Kia Optima Hybrid

While most manufacturers are now offering a hybrid model, none are offering a hybrid starting at just $26,000. The hybrid version of the Optima gets up to 38 combined mpg and comes with all the same features as the non-hybrid Optima. It’s an ideal pick for anyone looking to save money on gas and lessen their impact on the environment.

Kia Soul EV

Kia is one of the only manufacturers to have a commercially available, completely electricity powered vehicle. The Soul EV looks and acts just like a Soul, but because it is powered just by electricity, not by gas, it is the most environmentally friendly choice.

Which One Is Right for Me?

It’s easy to get caught up in the design and flash of buying a new car. Having too many choices can leave you stymied. In order to narrow down your choices, think about what you are going to use this vehicle for. Are you going to use it just to commute to and from work? To errands around town? To road trip during the summer? To drive around your friends and family? The more space you need, the larger the vehicle should be, like a SUV or crossover.

However, if you just want something small and manageable, at a great price, a sedan or compact is likely going to be a better choice.

5 Reasons the Kia Soul is for you

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The Kia Soul is a compact car that debuted at the 2008 Paris Motor Show and has been going strong ever since. The 2014 Kia Soul comes in three trims and from the base trim up you’ll find Bluetooth wireless technology, Sirius XM satellite radio and other goodies.

Base Trim, Plus and Exclaim 

Aside from the base model, the Kia Soul eschews traditional names. The three trims are titled: base trim, + (a.k.a., Kia Soul Plus) and ! (a.k.a., Kia Soul Exclaim). This unique approach from Kia doesn’t diminish the fact that even the highest trim is very affordably priced and gets roughly the same great gas mileage as the two lower trims. 

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Entertainment Features 

The three trims have remote keyless entry as well as steering wheel mounted controls. Sirius XM audio and a six-speaker sound system are included standard in all three trims. In addition, steering wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth and a USB auxiliary port are included in the 2014 Kia Soul base trim, Kia Soul Plus and Kia Soul Exclaim.

UVO eServices that keep you in contact with your favorite devices comes as an optional add-on feature of the Kia Soul Plus and a standard feature on the Kia Soul Exclaim. An Infinity audio system, speaker lights, and an eight-inch navigation touchscreen are all optional features on the Kia Soul Plus and Exclaim.

Remote Keyless Entry and FlexSteer 

You can now open and lock up your Kia Soul with the push of a button thanks to Kia’s remote keyless entry system. The key can also fold back into the key fob to make things more convenient and manageable.

That said, an optional feature on the Plus and Exclaim is a push-button ignition. Included in the push-button ignition is a digital sensor to only start the car when someone with the Smart key is in the vehicle. If the Smart key isn’t in the Kia and you try to start it with the push-button ignition, the immobilizer kicks in.

Standard at all three trim levels is Kia’s FlexSteer. You can now quickly toggle between normal, comfort and sport modes to account for changing driving conditions or your personal preference.

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Seat Composition and Interior Dimensions 

All three trims feature woven cloth trim and tricot. Optional features on the 2014 Kia Soul Plus and Exclaim are leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel.

The base trim and Kia Soul Plus feature a six-way adjustable seat standard for added comfort. The Kia Soul Exclaim includes a ten-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support standard.

The base trim, Plus and Exclaim offer similar headroom and shoulder room in the front and back. Specifically, the Kia Soul offers about 39 inches of headroom in the front, 55 inches of shoulder room for the driver and front passenger, and 40 inches of legroom for rear passengers.

Without the sunroof, the passenger volume on any of the three trims is approximately 101 cubic feet. This all translates to more than enough space for you and your passengers.

Safety Features on the 2014 Kia Soul 

Three-point seat belts at all seating positions as well as seat-mounted side airbags help to make the Kia Soul a very safe driving experience. Four-wheel anti-lock breaking and electronic stability control make the Kia Soul even safer.

Horsepower and Fuel Economy 

The base trim gets 130 horsepower from a 1.6 liter engine, and the Plus and Exclaim each muster 164 horsepower from a strong 2.0 liter engine.

Around 23 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway for each trim makes the Kia Soul a gift that keeps on giving.

Is the 2014 Kia Soul for You?

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If you decide to become an owner of the Kia Soulyou’ll be able to enjoy driving a vehicle of true distinction. Even auto market experts have trouble classifying the Kia Soul. The Kia Soul’s distinct design makes it like nothing else out on the road. Its interesting design produces a vehicle that’s somehow spacious without being bulky. In the Soul, Kia designers have pulled off the impressive feat of creating a car design that is undeniably boxy yet is still somehow startlingly stylish. 

The large body of the Kia Soul means that the vehicle’s center of gravity is high. Although a vehicle with such a body type doesn’t typically offer phenomenal handling, the Kia Soul offers better control and response than one would initially expect. The Kia Soul lets the driver feel secure and in control even around fast corners, and the vehicle’s body is able to minimize discomfort or disturbance caused by an uneven driving surface.

Buyers of the Kia Soul can choose between two possible engine options: the 1.6 liter petrol engine and the 1.6 liter diesel engine. Although the diesel version offers improved fuel economy, the 1.6 liter petrol gets the job done. Other options on the Soul include graphics packs and 18 inch alloys for the vehicle’s wheels. The dashboard and seat trims of the inside of the Soul can be customized; however, the interior design that comes standard is by itself attractively designed.

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One of the major attractions of the Kia Soul is the spaciousness offered on the interior. The interior of this vehicle offers an impressive amount of headroom and legroom, and even the tallest passengers should feel comfortable. A highly valued strength of the Soul is the fact that it offers a large body with plenty of room while still achieving an impressive gas mileage of 57 MPG.

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As spaciousness is one of the major strong points of the vehicle, those considering the Soul should think about how many people they will need to transport in their vehicle on a regular basis. The vehicle can very comfortably fit four adults, and three children can comfortably fit in the vehicle’s back seats. Those who regularly need to transport groups of people- and wish to transport them in the utmost comfort- will want to strongly consider purchasing the Soul.

Of course, the roominess of the vehicle’s interior is not the only strength of the Kia Soul. This vehicle model has received accolades for its safety features, and it was distinguished by earning a 5-star safety rating from NHTSA and by being declared a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Some of the key safety features of the vehicle include dual front, side, and curtain airbags and both front and rear crumple zones. Drivers maintain maximum control of the vehicle thanks to the four-wheel antilock braking system and an electronic stability control system. The Kia Soul can be considered not only a safe car but also a decent choice financially. The ALG gave the Kia Soul its Residual Value Award to recognize the fact that the Soul will be less susceptible to losing value over time than other vehicle models. 

Residents of the Burlington area of New Jersey who are looking for more information regarding the possible purchase of a Kia Soul can contact Burlington Kia on West Route 130 South to learn more.