2014 Kia Sorento & Subaru Forester Vehicle Comparsion NJ

As you consider your options in five-passenger SUVs, the Kia Sorento and Subaru Forester are top choices to consider. They’re both offered at around the same price point, and upon first glance, appear to be similar in many ways. A closer look reveals that one is the clear winner over the other. Read on to discover the many reasons why the Kia Sorento is topping critic’s lists.

The Kia Sorento

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2014 Kia Sorento

The style of the Kia Sorento is truck-ish looking, in the best possible ways. It looks strong, elegant, and rugged – and it is. The cockpit has been newly designed for 2014 to include more intuitive controls and the latest technology. Those who’ve test driven this vehicle in the past should give it another spin around the block, because these changes are significant and sure to impress.
Speaking of the latest technology, one of the most exciting features in the newest model is the standard blind spot detection system on every trim. The UVO eServices Infotainment System puts similar systems found in other vehicles to shame. Finally, consider that the first and second row seats are comfortable, roomy, and fully adjustable.

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The Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester NJ

2014 Subaru Forester

There are several features to recommend the Forester, but in the end it just isn’t enough. The cabin is tight and quiet, but there is no manual (Turbo) option, unlike with the Kia, and it doesn’t offer paddle shifters the way other similar models do. This is a simple vehicle that does OK for what it delivers, but it lacks the wow and pizazz that other similarly priced vehicles have that also include better standard features.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the Subaru Forester you’ll find is that the audio interfaces and electronic components are clumsy and not intuitively designed. You can get a much better equipped vehicle with the same budget, and you won’t have to deal with outdated technology.

Safety Scores Compared

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Both vehicles get a five out of five star rating in government crash tests, which may initially lead some to believe that they’re both equally safe. This is not true. The Kia scored a remarkable almost perfect score across the board: five out of five stars in 11 out of 12 testing categories. On the other hand, the Subaru came in well behind by earning perfect scores in only nine out of 12 categories. In both overall frontal barrier crash testing and frontal barrier crash testing for the front passenger, the Kia knocked the Subaru out of the park.

Standard and Optional Features

While it may initially look as though both vehicles are similarly priced, the reality is that the Kia comes in at a lower price point. The base Kia has more standard features, which means that to get the same features on a Subaru you’d have to spend more to add those as extra options. A great example is the blind spot detection system, which is standard on the Kia beginning at the SX level, but requires an upgrade on the Subaru.

Burlington Kia

Burlington Kia, one of the top New Jersey Kia dealers, is home to the 2014 Kia Sorento. Stop by and let the Kia experts answer all Sorento related questions you have and get behind the wheel for a test-drive, today!

2014 Kia Optima & Ford Fusion Vehicle Comparsion NJ

On the surface, the Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion are fairly similar vehicles. Even though they have different manufacturers and countries of origin, both of these vehicles are popular midsize sedans with comparable aesthetics and price ranges at the base level. However, a closer look reveals that the difference between these two mainstays of the contemporary sedan market differ in some fairly significant ways.

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2014 Kia Optima

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2014 Ford Fusion

2014 Ford Fusion

Environmental Friendliness

These days the concern for an ecologically sound vehicle transcends the market for hybrid or electric cars. Many buyers of more traditional vehicles, like the Optima or the Fusion, are also interested in the environmental impact of their driving. For pure environmental impact, the Optima is the winner with 2.3 times less nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide emitted per mile of driving. What this means is that Kia Optima drivers produce less smog and acid rain with their vehicles. Many environmental concerns are also economic concerns, and the Optima triumphs in this category as well. With a range of 629 miles for highway driving and 561 miles of city driving, the Kia wins out handily when compared to the Fusion’s 407 miles or 363 miles respectively.

The Driving Experience

Even if you have the most efficient car in the world, it is not a good investment if you do not actually enjoy driving it. For power, the Kia Optima edges out the Ford Fusion with 274 horses compared with the Ford’s 175.

As far as handling is concerned, there are some subtle, yet notable differences, including a slightly lower turning radius on the Optima at 35.8 feet versus 37.6. The Optima also has about an inch less height, length, and width than the Fusion, with a curb weight that is lighter by 42 pounds. The Kia also has the distinction of coming with a rear spoiler and more room for the driver and front seat passenger. While these divergences are admittedly understated, they are significant when it comes to handling. Here again, the Kia provides a noticeably more responsive and agile handling experience.

Features

The Kia Optima and the Ford Fusion offer a similar set of features with a few distinctions that give the Optima the edge. Both sedans come standard with cruise control, front air conditioning, keyless entry, and power locks, mirrors, steering, and windows. However, while the Kia also comes with passenger side air conditioning and a keyless ignition, these are not even options for Ford Fusion buyers. Both the Ford and the Kia offer a set of safety features including anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, and child door locks, but only the Optima includes active head restraints – a potentially lifesaving feature.

Conclusion

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Kia Optima

When comparing the Ford Fusion and the Kia Optima, it is easy to see that the Optima offers countless advantages both large and small. If you’re interested in a new Kia Optima in NJ, stop by Burlington Kia in Burlington, NJ, to ask any Kia Optima related questions you may have, as well as get behind the wheel for a test drive.

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Service Hours Extended

We’re excited to announce the extended hours of the Service Department at Burlington Kia! If your Kia car, truck or SUV is in need of any vehicle service, schedule an appointment, and let our expert mechanics work their magic on them. Before scheduling, check our service specials online, and save on car service in New Jersey.

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Kia Service

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2014 Kia Optima NJ – The Car for your 20s

Being in your 20s means being on the go. This is the decade of your life that is full of non-stop adventure and life-changing discovery. While you’re barreling through the process of self-discovery, it’s important to have a vehicle that can keep up with you. That’s exactly why you need a 2014 Kia Optima.

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Why it’s the Perfect Car — for Now

Let’s face it. After your 20s are done, it’s likely that your priorities will change. Long-term careers start hatching out, marriage and partnerships start firming up, having a family and settling down might even come into the fold. Before those events become your reality, take advantage of the now and live a little (or a lot). The 2014 Kia Optima is the perfect car for doing just that in New Jersey.

2014 Kia Optima

2014 Kia Optima

Sleek, stylish design meets comfortable practicality in the 2014 Kia Optima. The manufacturer took a proactive approach toward its 2014 Optima line, revamping the model to be the car that people want to drive. Luxurious leather seats (Napa leather, no less) anchors an enhanced cabin space that provides more room for the ride. An electronic parking brake and blind spot detection keeps the vehicle squarely in the boxing ring for automotive technical advances. The car’s Drive Mode Select is a sweet bonus, keeping the transmission and steering smooth and seamless. The car’s engines works in carryover mode, rendering supreme function from the 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, as well as the 2.0 liter GDI engine (turbocharged, by the way). That’s just the interior of the 2014 Kia Optima. Now, take a good look at one good-looking vehicle.

Do Matter

Of course, looks aren’t everything — but a great-looking car certainly never hurt anyone. The 2014 Kia Optima sports chrome 18-inch wheels and side stills, bolstering a futuristic, clean appearance. Red brake calipers and LED fog lights help ensure your safety during those weather-challenged days and late nights. As with previous makes, the 2014 Kia Optima offers several models, including the premium SX-L model.

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2014 Kia Optima Interior

2014 Kia Optima Interior

This is the time that your social life counts for everything, so driving a car that makes a statement isn’t the worst idea. And there is no doubt about the 2014 Kia Optima being a pretty good idea for a car you should be driving. This vehicle is where classy form and solid function blend perfectly. Pricing is reasonable, making the 2014 Kia Optima a smart investment (and it’s never too early to invest wisely).

2014 Kia Optima Interior

2014 Kia Optima Interior

So, there you have it. If you have been looking for a great car that looks the part and does the job, the 2014 Kia Optima is a fantastic candidate. Go forth, and live your 20s in ultimate style. If you’re looking for more information on the 2014 Kia Optima in NJ, stop by Burlington Kia, the DealerRater 2013 Kia Dealer of the Year NJ. This Kia Dealership is staffed with Kia experts ready to answer all questions you may have and ultimately get you behind the wheel of a 2014 Kia Optima for a test drive.