2014 Kia Soul vs Nissan Juke

The 2014 Kia Soul should appease a large number of drivers with its unique take on exterior visuals and interior design, not to mention a good performing engine under its hood. But how does it size up against the competition, such as the 2014 Nissan Juke? Let’s take a look at each and then compare their features to find out.

2014 Kia Soul

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The 2014 Kia Soul doesn’t need a lot of power, but the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine is definitely the better choice over the 1.6L base model if you want a little more “pep.” Its exterior helps the Soul stand out in the crowd, with a look that could be described as stylishly boxy. Hop in the driver’s seat and you’ll be greeted to comfortable seating and plenty of room for you and your passengers. There’s also a great amount of cargo space for runs to the grocery store or long trips across the country.

The fuel efficiency clocks in at 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, but what most people will remember about this vehicle is the way it handles. Take it for a quick run around the block to witness its nimbleness for yourself. It even feels great on bumpy roads, which is quite an impressive accomplishment. If you’re looking for standard features, you definitely won’t be disappointed. You get Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, six-speaker audio system, cruise control, and much more. And if that’s not enough, upgrade to a premium audio system, navigation, backup camera, automatic climate control, and others.

2014 Nissan Juke

2014 Nissan Juke

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Many drivers have been quite happy with the exterior of the 2014 Nissan Juke thanks to its unique, sporty appearance. Unfortunately, its interior doesn’t quite match up thanks to a cramped rear seat and cargo space that is lacking when compared to its rivals. Which is too bad since its interior is quite stylish and well-designed. That being said, drivers have reported that the Juke is fun to drive due to responsive steering, good handling, and powerful brakes.

The Juke is equipped with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) which helps to deliver a fuel efficiency of 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. You also get a healthy number of features like keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6-speaker audio system, in addition to options that include a moonroof, navigation system, premium audio setup, rearview camera, and satellite radio.

Kia Soul vs Nissan Juke

Side by side, there really is no comparison between the 2014 Kia Soul and the 2014 Nissan Juke. While the Juke does get the better fuel economy of the two and has solid drivability, that isn’t enough to keep up with its competition. The Soul has a roomier interior, much more cargo space, and at least as many standard and optional features, if not more. Of course, to make a well-informed decision, a test drive is probably in order. But with all things being equal, the Soul is definitely the vehicle to beat.

Burlington Kia

If you’re in the market for a new, pre-owned, or certified pre-owned vehicle, Burlington Kia can assist you through every step of the purchasing process. The 2014 Kia Soul that’s discussed above is only one of the many quality vehicles that we have in stock on a daily basis. We have a policy against pushing our guests into vehicles or options they don’t need, which means that when you visit our facility, you can expect a hassle-free experience. And any time you have questions, our staff will be nearby to answer them. Don’t wait, come see the Kia Soul in South Jersey

2014 Kia Forte & Ford Focus Vehicle Comparison

Sedan-style vehicles are very desirable for drivers that want a car that looks great but also offers comfort and practicality. If you are in the market for a new sedan, two top options are the 2014 Kia Forte LX and the 2014 Ford Focus S. To decide which of these automobiles works best for your requirements, look at what each of them offers and then compare them both to decide on the ride that is best for your particular needs and tastes.

2014 Kia Forte LX

Kia is a Korean automobile manufacturer that has been gaining ground in the United States in recent years. The Forte is a staple of Kia’s car lineup today. For 2014, the Forte received a total makeover that makes the vehicle longer, wider, and taller, and incorporates a sleeker look on the sides and front.

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2014 Ford Focus S

Ford has a very long history with drivers, especially in the United States. Its Focus has been around since the late 90s and has sold well all over the world. In the 2014 model year, not much has changed other than a few additional technological features, in part because the Focus was re-done in 2012 and will receive a facelift for 2015.

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Exterior Features Compared

When looking at the features on the outside of the 2014 Ford Focus and 2014 Kia Forte, both cars have some excellent offerings for drivers. Both cars offer front and rear all-season tires to help improve traction and steering. However, only the Forte comes with a remote trunk release feature. The Forte also has a wider front track width at 61.5” compared to 61.2” on the Focus.

Interior Features Compared

2014 Kia Forte Interior NJ

2014 Kia Forte Interior

Both of these cars have interior features that are found on many modern cars like variable speed intermittent wipers, auxiliary audio inputs, and an adjustable steering wheel. However, the 2014 Kia Forte LX has several amenities not found on the 2014 Focus S including satellite radio, a trip computer, and Bluetooth connectivity for a mobile phone. These features help drivers do more with their vehicle and enjoy a smoother, more relaxing ride.

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Warranty Coverage

Having a thorough warranty is important in case you need work done on your vehicle. The 2014 Kia Forte LX has a better basic warranty than the 2014 Ford Focus S, offering five years of coverage compared to just three years from Ford. The drivetrain warranty on the 2014 Forte is also better, with ten years and 100,000 miles compared to only five years and 60,000 miles on the 2014 Focus.

Vehicle Dimensions

The size of your vehicle has a big impact on how enjoyable the ride is. When it comes to measuring interior space, the 2014 Forte LX has the advantage in several areas. The Forte has more overall passenger volume at 96.2 cubic feet compared to 90.7 cubic feet on the Focus. The Forte also has more front leg room, with 42.2” compared to 41.9” found on the Focus. For those that plan on taking trips in their vehicles, the Forte has a bigger trunk that provides 14.9 cubic feet of volume compared to just 13.2 cubic feet on the Focus.

Conclusion

Burlington KIA Dealership

Burlington Kia Dealership

The 2014 Ford Focus S and the 2014 Kia Forte LX both have some exciting new features for buyers. However, the Forte is the better overall vehicle because of its more thorough warranty, larger dimensions, and greater array of interior and technological features. Visit your local Kia dealer to take the Kia Forte in South Jersey for a spin and see for yourself why it has won over so many sedan enthusiasts.

 

2014 Kia Soul & Nissan Juke Vehicle Comparison

If you are looking for a vehicle that is spacious, fun to drive and delivers great features, then the 2014 Kia Soul and the Nissan JUKE are great options to consider. Here is a look at what each vehicle offers in features and how they compare to each other.

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2014 Kia Soul

The 2014 Kia Soul delivers sleek styling and sophistication. The exterior design features bold additions such as the chrome grille, dual-colored power mirrors and side fenders. Step inside to discover a spacious interior full of great touches of styling and entertainment. The 4.3 inch LCD display houses your gauges and driver information display at eye-level. Further, with the UVO eServices system, you can synchronize your phone, play Pandora Radio or access emergency features through voice commands.

Along with great styling and technological additions, the Kia Soul delivers great performance and safety features. The Soul comes standard with the 1.6L, four-cylinder engine that delivers 130-horsepower and earns up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Kia also offers an engine upgrade if you want more power. Their other offering is the 2.0L, four-cylinder engine that generates up to 164-horsepower while receiving up to 31-highway mpg. Meanwhile, Kia loaded the new Soul with excellent safety features such as electronic stability control, side-impact door beams and Hill-Start Assist Control. The Soul also performed well in safety tests, earning a five-star overall crash safety rating from the NHTSA.

In comparison, the Nissan JUKE delivers an aggressive exterior design with enhancements such as the sculpted hood and muscular lines. The interior offers you great customized options like the Sport-Motorcycle Inspired Center Console. To help you experience the JUKE’s sporty handling, the Sport Bucket Seats fit well against your body to provide you with comfort while your vehicle zips around curves. Meanwhile, with the Integrated Control System, you receive a beautifully-designed driver interface where you can control the cabin’s temperature and switch between four different driving modes.

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2014 Nissan Juke

The Nissan JUKE backs up its sporty styling with great performance. This vehicle comes equipped with the 1.6L engine, which delivers an exhilarating 197-horsepower. To compliment this powerful engine, Nissan lowered the suspension on the JUKE to give you a more responsive driving experience. The JUKE also comes with great safety features such as the electronic brake force distribution and brake assist and the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System. These offerings combine to make the JUKE fun and safe to drive.

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Overall, these two vehicles deliver a handsome array of great features. With this in mind, there are differences between the two models. The first difference is in price, as the 2014 Kia Soul starts lower than the Nissan JUKE. Another difference is in the front crashtest ratings. The Soul received a five-star rating while the JUKE received a four-star rating. Lastly, Kia offers a better warranty, as the Soul comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty compared to the 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty Nissan offers for the JUKE. These factors combine to make the 2014 Kia Soul the better buy.

2014 Kia Optima & Kia Forte Vehicle Comparison – Which Sedan is for you?

It’s wise to do your research before purchasing a new car. By knowing exactly what you want, you can save time and money when you get to the dealership. If you have your mind set on a Kia, you have several fine options to select from. Two of the most popular 2014 Kia sedans are the Optima and the Forte. Compare the top features of each to help you decide which one is right for you.

2014 Kia Optima

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2014 Kia Optima

The Kia Optima comes standard with a four-cylinder 192 horsepower engine capable of achieving 23/34 city/highway mpg. The optional turbocharged engine offers 274 horsepower and 20/31 city/highway mpg. The Optima’s athletic get up and go makes it very fun to drive, and the powerful brakes give the driver full control of the vehicle.

The driver and passenger seats are well-designed for tall riders, though the sloping roof is a little too close for comfort in the back seat for tall passengers. There’s plenty of trunk space for daily hauling needs. Standard features include satellite radio, Bluetooth, cooling glove box, auxiliary input and USB port. Several available upscale amenities make the Optima feel as luxurious as a more expensive sedan, such as the heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, cooled front seats, and heated front and rear seats. Other add-ons include power-folding mirrors, panoramic sunroof, Kia’s UVO infotainment system, HD radio, proximity key, push-button start, dual-zone climate controls, electronic parking brake and back-seat vents.

2014 Kia Optima Interior NJ

2014 Kia Optima Interior

The Optima boasts exceptional safety ratings, achieving five starts in rollover, side crash and frontal crash for an overall five-star rating. Standard safety features include four-wheel ABS, brake assist, traction control, child safety locks, electronic stability control and integrated turn signal mirrors. Optional safety add-ons include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, cross traffic alert and blind spot detection.

2014 Kia Forte

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2014 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte features a standard four-cylinder 148 horsepower engine delivering 25/36 city/highway mpg. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, though an automatic transmission is also available. A more powerful 173 horsepower engine with 24/36 city/highway mpg is another option. Both engines have enough power for daily driving needs, though driving the Forte doesn’t feel particularly athletic.

Some interior materials are hard to the touch, but they feel sturdy, not cheap. All five of the Forte’s seats are very comfortable on long drives, and the sedan boasts one of the largest trunks in its class. Bluetooth, auxiliary input and USB ports come standard. Optional upgrades include heated front and rear seats, ventilated driver’s seat, Kia’s UVO infotainment system, HD radio and dual climate control.

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2014 Kia Forte Interior NJ

2014 Kia Forte Interior

The Forte’s safety ratings are average with an overall four-star rating. Along with the standard safety features – four-wheel ABS, brake assist, traction control, child safety locks, electronic stability control and integrated turn signal mirrors – there’s also the optional backup camera to further enhance safety.

How They Compare

The first major comparison you need to make is the price. The Kia Optima’s starting price is just under the cost for the highest trim available with the Kia Forte. With this in mind, the Optima offers far more luxury features and a more powerful engine, but the Forte still has plenty to offer. If you’re working with a tighter budget, the interior comfort, large trunk, intuitive dashboard controls and other features of the Forte are sure to please.

To experience both of these exceptional Kia sedans in person, please visit Burlington Kia and test drive them today.

2014 Kia Sorento vs Chevy Equinox

Kia has become a viable choice in the auto industry. They have created a line of affordable cars that are equipped with many of the extras people enjoy having in a vehicle. While all of that sounds great, you might be curious if Kia can stand up to the competition—especially in the SUV market. We’ve put the 2014 Kia Sorento up against the 2014 Chevy Equinox—and although we think there’s a clear winner, we’ll let you decide for yourself.

2014 Kia Sorento SX

2014 Kia Sorento SX

The Kia Sorento bursts onto the scene and makes its mark as one of the top ten SUVs under $25,000 according to Kelly Blue Book. With a spacious interior, the Sorento makes it possible to haul plenty of cargo, or up to seven people with available third row seating. Loaded with safety features, even the pickiest of parents will feel good about driving the Sorento, but for those who are more concerned with style, the new aesthetic will please as well.

2014 Chevy Equinox

2014 Chevy Equinox

Chevy has been around as long as most of us can remember. Always a solid competitor, the Equinox is a popular choice in SUVs. With a thoughtful design and a comfortable interior, Chevy also has its strong points. So what happens when we put these two vehicles side-by-side?

Overall comparison

The 2014 Kia Sorento already has one big advantage over the Equinox—seven passengers versus five. Also, while the Equinox enters the market around $26,000, the Kia Sorento starts around $24,000. The Kia Sorento offers four models—the LX, EX, SX, and Limited. The Chevy Equinox has the LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ. The Sorento gets around 20 City/26 Highway MPG compared to Chevy’s 22 City/32 MPG.  The other big boast the Sorento possesses is the warranty. The 2014 Kia Sorento is covered with a bumper-to-bumper limited warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles while the Equinox offers 3 years/36,000 miles.

Features

As the overall technology and innovations improve in the auto industry, so do the available features, safety, and convenience. Both Chevy and Kia have plenty of options when it comes to their vehicles. However, we think there are a few places Kia stands out. The Kia Sorento has a panoramic sunroof/moonroof option, pushbutton start on the three upper models, more interior space, and an under-rear-floor storage compartment.

Both vehicles have incredible safety features, perks, and options such as a rearview camera, navigation system with touchscreen display, power seats, doors, and windows, heated seats, leather, ventilated seats, vehicle safety alert systems, and more.

On the Sorento you can also expect a heated steering wheel on the Limited model, Infinity sound system as well as UVO, EcoMinder Fuel Efficiency Indicator, FlexSteer Driver, and an incredible amount of standard available features on even the most basic model.

We’re not saying that the Chevy Equinox isn’t a great vehicle, it’s just that the 2014 Kia Sorento can give SUV drivers everything they want and more for a great price, and since safety is so important to them, there is no such thing as a safety package—you can expect every safety feature available to come standard on every model.

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Don’t take our word for it, though, head to your nearest Kia dealer to check out and drive the 2014 Kia Sorento yourself. We think you’ll end up agreeing with us.

2014 Kia Sorento & VW Touareg Vehicle Comparison

If you’re in the market for a new SUV, you may be comparing the affordable 2014 Kia Sorento with the luxurious 2014 Volkswagen Touareg. How do you plan to make your final decision? Compare key features between the two and decide if affordability wins out over luxury.

2014 Kia Sorento

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2014 Kia Sorento

The 2014 Kia Sorento is number nine on the US News list of Affordable Midsize SUVs. The ranking is based on the vehicle’s overall performance, reliability and safety. The Sorento offers excellent value overall. You get 20/26 city/highway mpg from the Sorento, which is average for midsize SUVs. It’s powered by a four-cylinder engine with the option to upgrade to a V6. The six-speed automatic transmission earns points for shifting smoothly and adding to the vehicle’s comfortable ride. The Sorento is also responsive when it comes to accelerating and handles somewhat athletically.

Kia Sorento

2014 Kia Sorento Interior

When you take a seat in the Kia Sorento, the first thing you may notice is how comfortable the front seats are. Slip into the second row and the thought carries with you. While some midsize SUVs offer more space in the rear than the Sorento, this SUV certainly isn’t lacking in cargo room. The straightforward climate controls ensure a comfortable interior while the easy-to-use infotainment system keeps the music coming. Standard interior features include cloth seats, USB and auxiliary jacks, satellite radio, and Bluetooth. Plenty of add-ons are also available, including leather seating, heated and cooled seats, driver seat memory, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, and much more.

2014 Volkswagen Touareg

2014 VW Touareg

2014 VW Touareg

Ranking number eight on the US News list of Luxury Midsize SUVs is the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg. While it’s certainly a luxury vehicle, the cost is quite high for a mainstream brand. The Volkswagen Touareg offers a six-cylinder engine with plenty of power. The optional diesel V6 offers even more torque and better fuel efficiency than the standard gas engine. The six-cylinder achieves 17/23 city/highway mpg while the diesel upgrade boasts 20/29 city/highway mpg. The steering is responsive and passengers experience less body lean through turns, making it a more comfortable ride than that offered by other SUVs.

2014 VW Touareg Interior

2014 VW Touareg Interior

The upscale cabin appearance is the first thing you notice when you step inside. Every seat in this five-passenger SUV is comfortable enough for a full day’s drive. The cargo space is average but roomy enough for most families. The climate controls are easy to use, but the optional navigation system complicates the process of making stereo adjustments. Standard features include dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth and eight-speaker stereo. In addition to the navigation system, other notable add-ons include a backup camera and ten-speaker stereo system.

How They Compare

If the vehicles had a closer price point, the decision between the 2014 Kia Sorento and the Volkswagen Touareg would be more difficult to make. However, with only a few extras going for it and a much higher base price, the Touareg simply isn’t a practical choice for many families that need a more affordable SUV. After all, even with all the extras that make the Sorento nearly as luxurious as the Touareg, the price is still lower than the Touareg’s bare bones package.

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NJ Kia Dealership

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Kia Sorento

To see the Kia Sorento in NJ, visit our NJ Kia Dealership in Burlington, Burlington Kia. Our educated and dedicated staff will be on hand to answer all Kia Sorento questions you have and to assist you in getting behind the wheel for a test-drive today!

2014 Kia Cadenza & Dodge Charger Vehicle Comparison

If you’ve been searching for a great car that combines fantastic handling, a powerful engine, and outstanding technological features, the 2014 Kia Cadenza should definitely be on your radar. To truly understand what makes the Cadenza so great, it’s important that you compare it with similar vehicles. One such vehicle that’s up for comparison is the 2014 Dodge Charger. We’ll step you through a short review of each vehicle and see how they compare.

2014 Kia Cadenza

2014 Kia Cadenza NJ

2014 Kia Cadenza

Since its inception, Kia has been known for quality vehicles that push the envelope of style versus affordability. At every turn, they’ve been able to squeeze so much into each automobile that it seems nearly impossible. The 2014 Kia Cadenza may just be the very epitome of this concept. Simply get behind the wheel for a few moments and you’ll soon be singing this vehicle’s praises. Feel the hum of the powerful V6 engine that shifts smoothly and comfortably and feel the enhanced comfort of the plush seating. Not to mention a huge amount of room inside for you and your passengers.

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2014 Kia Cadenza Cockpit NJ

2014 Kia Cadenza Cockpit

In addition to a peppy engine that accelerates extremely well at every turn, the 2014 Kia Cadenza gets a healthy gas mileage of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Its handling is equally as impressive, making the Cadenza a joy to drive. And, of course, you’ll find a huge amount of extra features, both standard and optional. Standard features include keyless entry, navigation system, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, a 12-speaker audio system, and much more. If that’s not enough, choose some of the additional options like a heated steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, lane departure warning, and others.

2014 Dodge Charger

2014 Dodge Charger

2014 Dodge Charger

For decades, the Charger has been one of Dodge’s flagship vehicles. The 2014 continues the tradition of quality manufacturing with a strong engine and nice handling. Its standard V6 has plenty of power behind it and, if you still want more, you can upgrade to a robust V8. Stick with the V6 and an automatic transmission, and you’ll enjoy a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. In addition to different engine options, you can also upgrade the suspension and brakes, and obtain more accurate steering. Unfortunately, this means that you’ll need to spend considerably more if you really want the Charger to shine.

2014 Dodge Charger Interior

2014 Dodge Charger Interior

The interior of the vehicle is nicely-designed, but the truth is, you won’t find as much room as you might expect. It may even seem a bit cramped for certain passengers, especially when it comes to the rear headroom, which is surprising for a large car. The seating is comfortable, however, so if the lack of roominess doesn’t bother you, you’ll experience a smooth ride. Feature-wise, the Charger includes a six-speaker audio system and an Uconnect infotainment system. Optional upgrades are plentiful, with heated front and rear seats, backup camera, and leather upholstery, just to name a few.

2014 Kia Cadenza vs 2014 Dodge Charger

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2014 Kia Cadenza

If ever there was a tough comparison, this is it. The 2014 Dodge Charger does a commendable job keeping up with the 2014 Kia Cadenza. Both vehicles have robust engines and exceptional handling. Their fuel economy ratings are nearly identical, not disparate enough to quibble over. Where the Cadenza excels while the Charger does not, however, is the space that you’ll find inside. Although not terrible, the Charger’s interior is somewhat cramped. So for those looking for the most comfortable ride possible, the 2014 Kia Cadenza will fit your needs quite nicely.

Burlington Kia

Burlington KIA Dealership

Burlington Kia Dealership

If you want to see the Kia Cadenza in NJ, visit Burlington Kia in Burlington Township, NJ. Our staff of Kia experts can answer all Cadenza related questions you have and get you behind the wheel for a test drive!

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2014 Kia Optima & Volkswagen Passat Vehicle Comparison

There are certainly plenty of options available these days for anybody in the market for a new vehicle. In fact, there are more options than ever before, including sports utility vehicles, compact SUVs, hatchbacks, wagons, minivans, compacts, etc. There are so many modern vehicle options that it can be easy to overlook the classic, four door sedan. However, there are some popular, acclaimed sedans on the market for the 2014 model year, including the Kia Optima and the Volkswagen Passat.

These two similarly-priced vehicles vie for a similar segment of the market. For anybody trying to decide which of these sedans is worth the investment, this is a closer examination of the 2014 Kia Optima and the 2014 Volkswagen Passat, as well as a comparison between the two.

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The 2014 VW Passat

2014 VW Passat

2014 VW Passat

Volkswagen has put some effort into making the Passat more appropriate for the American market: the new Passat is upgraded in size from previous model years, and the engine power has also evolved marginally.

However, as far as power is concerned the base model 2014 Passat still lags behind the competition with a mere 170 horses in the five-cylinder engine. This VW works fine for mild, slower driving, but when acceleration and power is needed, there is definitely something missing from the base-level Passat. Car buyers will have to shell out more if they want more power in their Passat.

For the substantial family car market the 2014 Passat does offer some plusses, including a fairly spacious backseat and no small amount of storage space in the trunk, as well as decent safety features. On the other hand, contemporary families often expect more in their vehicles, especially for longer trips: where is the satellite radio, the modern infotainment system, or even a USB port to charge or plug in an ancillary device? Not in the standard 2014 Passat. Just like a satisfactorily powerful engine, consumers have to pay extra if they want any of those features.

2014 VW Passat Interior

2014 VW Passat Interior

The exterior and interior design of the new Passat is unlike what Volkswagen fans may be used to. The understated does resemble other popular sedans from Honda and Toyota. Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on who you ask.

The 2014 Kia Optima 

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2014 Kia Optima

Over the past few years, the Optima has become a major player in the sedan world, and this is mostly thanks to Kia’s continuing optimization of the Optima’s design and features. The 2014 Optima is a continuation of this successful trend, with a subtle update of the sedan’s exterior that does well by the current generation of Optima design while adding a sharp, distinct element to the front-end and the exterior overall.

2014 Kia Optima Interior

2014 Kia Optima Interior

Drivers will be happy to find that the dash controls are simplified and intuitive while still providing plenty of options. The 4.3 inch infotainment and navigational display is also welcome. The seats have been improved to provide even more comfort and spaciousness in both the front and the back.

Like the Passat, the Optima has great safety features and ratings. However, the Kia also packs plenty of power even in the base model: a horsepower of 200 in the direct-injection engine with affordable upgrades available for those who wish for even more power.

The Verdict

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Kia Optima

While Volkswagen is working on adapting the Passat for the contemporary sedan marketplace, Kia is already there with the Optima, and the 2014 Optima is not only the best Kia Optima yet, it is among the best choices for sedan buyers on the market.

Stop by the Burlington Kia lots today to see the 2014 Kia Optima in person.

2014 Kia Forte & Honda Civic Vehicle Comparison

If you are in the market for a stylish sedan packed with the latest innovations, then two of the best models available are the 2014 Kia Forte and the 2014 Honda Civic. Here is a look at the features each car offers as well as how they compare to each other.

Interior & Exterior Features

2014 Kia Forte

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2014 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte delivers a bold exterior design with athletic lines and LED lights. Inside, you will discover a spacious cabin that is stylish and fun. This model features luxurious additions such as heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Further, this car comes with great technological additions like the UVO eServices. With this system, you can make hands-free calling, use Google Maps to find your destination or play music.

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Honda Civic

In comparison, the Honda Civic’s exterior delivers a great blend of style and functionality. The 17-inch alloy wheels enhance the car’s appearance. Meanwhile, the Folding Power Side Mirrors make it easier for you to drive through tight spaces. Inside, the Civic comes equipped with many technological additions. The ECON button helps your car achieve maximum fuel efficiency by adjusting the fuel consuming systems. This model also comes with great safety additions such as Honda LaneWatch and a rearview camera to help you make safer decisions.

Performance

2014 Kia Forte

The Kia Forte offers two engine options. Their LX model comes equipped with the 1.8 liter, Inline 4 engine that delivers 148-horsepower while earning up to 37 mpg on the highway with the six-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, the EX model comes with the 2.0L, Inline 4 engine that cranks out 173-horsepower while receiving up to 36 mpg on the highway when paired with the six-speed automatic transmission.

2014 Honda Civic

In contrast, the Honda Civic comes with the 1.8L, 16-valve, SOHC iVTEC engine. This engine delivers good power with its 143-horsepower output while receiving up to 39 mpg on the highway. Part of the reason the Civic earns good fuel efficiency is due to the Continuously Variable Transmission. This transmission helps the engine operate at maximum capacity while achieving great efficiency.

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Vehicle comparison

2014 Kia Forte Burlington NJ

2014 Kia Forte

There are distinct differences between these two models. The first is the price, as Kia’s standard model is much less expensive than Honda’s. Further, the Kia Forte received a five-star rating from the NHTSA for front driver crash test while Honda received a four-star rating. The Kia Forte also offers better standard entertainment features such as Satellite Radio. Overall, the Kia Forte offers more features and better value. To see the Kia Forte in NJ, stop by the Burlington Kia dealership in Burlington, NJ!

Why Buy the Kia Sorento Over the Ford Explorer

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2014 Kia Sorento

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2014 Ford Explorer NJ

2014 Ford Explorer

Over the years, consumers have grown to expect much more than just versatility when shopping for a new SUV. To truly catch the consumer’s eye, the SUV needs to combine versatility with all of the latest technological features, and with excellent fuel economy to match. Can the latest offerings from Kia and Ford live up to those high standards? Read the comparison of the 2014 Kia Sorrento and 2014 Ford Explorer ahead, and you will find the answer to that question.

Exterior

The first thing to stand out when you look at the 2014 Kia Sorrento is its 17 inch alloy wheels, which are all shine and style. On the Explorer, you will see 17 inch steel wheels, which serve their purpose, but without the stylish added touch of alloy. The 2014 Explorer brings to mind earlier Ford models from the 1990s and early 2000s, with sharp angles and hard lines common in those eras.

While it’s not a bad-looking vehicle, the 2014 Explorer simply does little to advance the model’s look. The 2014 Kia Sorrento, though, is decidedly modern. On first glance, the Sorrento’s wraparound headlights and tasteful grille set the tone for a vehicle that combines style and substance. The overall design of the Sorrento offers a number of fresh ideas, seamlessly combining the sporty look of smaller vehicles with the larger body of an SUV.

Fuel Economy and Performance

Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy

The Explorer comes with a 3.5 liter, six-cylinder engine which delivers more power than the Sorrento’s 2.4 liter, inline four-cylinder offering, but at a heavy cost to fuel economy. The Sorrento gets 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and has a full-tank range nearly 30 miles better than the Explorer for city driving, even though the Sorrento’s tank holds over a gallon less gas.

It’s also important to keep in mind the fact that the Sorrento is over 1,000 pounds lighter than the Explorer, so the power of the Kia’s slightly smaller engine is actually able to do more with less, saving plenty of money on gas along the way. Both vehicles feature front-wheel drive, to go along with six-speed, shiftable automatic transmissions.

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Interior

2014 Kia Sorento Interior NJ

2014 Kia Sorento Interior

The Explorer has a slightly smaller engine, so it must be more spacious than the Kia on the inside, right? Actually, the Sorrento has a considerable advantage in cargo space, when all seats are in their normal position, with 36.9 cubic feet of cargo space to the Explorer’s 21 cubic feet. The Sorrento also has a number of advantageous stylistic and technological features not found in the Explorer, with simulated wood trim, a USB port, and satellite radio. Both vehicles also have Bluetooth capability, auxiliary input for mp3 players, and wheel-mounted audio and cruise control.

Safety

Auto Safety

Both vehicles score well in safety, though the Sorrento does have a few key advantages. First, the Sorrento offers a few things the Explorer does not, including passenger and driver whiplash protection systems, daytime running lights, a remote anti-theft system, and turn signal mirrors. In addition, the Sorrento’s lighter weight makes it easier to stop or maneuver in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Kia Sorento NJ

Kia Sorento

In the end, the only true advantage of the Explorer is its engine size, and even that comes with the cost of lesser fuel economy. The 2014 Kia Sorrento, on the other hand, combines a number of innovations in safety, appearance, technological features, and fuel economy to deliver a total package that consumers are raving about. If you need more proof, a quick glance at the consumer reviews for each vehicle will confirm that the Sorrento is the vehicle to beat.

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