Category Archives: Kia Vehicles

5 Awesome Things You Can Do With UVO

UVO, Kia’s infotainment system, offers plenty of great features to help you get the most out of your vehicle. To learn even more about this advanced system, check out the top five awesome things you can do with UVO.

Find Your Way

When you’re heading to some place new, UVO makes it easy to find it by providing directions using the most efficient route. You can also set up my POIs, or points of interest, to get directions to places you’d like to visit on Google Maps. Simply use the free UVO eServices app to send the destination to your UVO system, and you can then head out whenever you’re ready to explore. UVO can even keep all of your trip information stored in one place. That makes it easy for you to check out how fast and how far you went in a month.

Keep Track of Teen Drivers

If you have a new teen driver, you can enjoy peace of mind every time he or she drives the car with My Car Zone. This alert system can send notifications to your smartphone if the vehicle is out past a certain time. You can also designate a certain speed you don’t want the vehicle to go over and be alerted if it surpasses that limit. Finally, My Car Zone lets you set up boundaries or restricted areas. If the driver goes past the boundary, you’ll get an alert on your phone.

Connect Your Smartphone

UVO lets you connect your smartphone to the vehicle using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Once connected, you can then get access to some of your favorite smartphone features. You can make and receive calls and messages simply using your voice. Plus auto-reply makes it even safer and easier to stay connected when you’re on the road. You can also access your favorite music and use your maps to get directions to nearby gas stations, restaurants, and more.

Run Vehicle Diagnostics

You want to know your Kia is always running in top form, and the diagnostics and service information from UVO makes that even easier. If you think there might be something wrong with your Kia, you can quickly and easily run a diagnostics check. If the check turns up a critical problem, you can immediately call for roadside assistance from the system. You can also schedule a service appointment with your preferred Kia dealership with just a push of a button.

Access Your Vehicle Remotely

If you can’t remember whether you locked your doors, there’s no need to go back outside to check. With UVO, you can simply use the Remote Lock/Unlock setting right from the app on your smartphone. This app can also let you remotely start your vehicle, and it allows you to remotely adjust the climate control settings so your vehicle is always the perfect temperature when you climb inside.

From helping you keep track of your loved ones to letting you stay connected when you’re on the road, these are the coolest features of Kia’s UVO.

Why You’ll Love the 2018 Kia Soul

Let’s just admit it, the Kia Soul with its fresh and funky personality is the ultimate in driving fun. Add a spacious interior, stylish cabin, and lengthy list of sought-after features, and the Soul crossover wagon delivers big in every area that matters. The fact that the Soul earns top marks from consumer reporting groups year after year makes it is easy to see why you’re going to fall in love with the 2018 Kia Soul.

Premium Interior

With room for five adults or a ton of cargo, the groovy Soul touts a six-way adjustable driver’s seat. With SiriusXM satellite radio, listen to all your favorite music through four rich, dynamic speakers and two crisp, clear tweeters without having to flip your playlist. Some cool features like lighted speaker rings, adjustable mood lighting, and soft-touch materials all over, make the Kia Soul standout.

Head-Turning Style

The Kia Soul compact wagon is an attractive choice for drivers who love a hatchback with a big, bold style. The 2018 Soul gains an optional Primo Package with HID headlights that are up to three times brighter than halogen lights and they last up to 2000 hours. Also available this year is a panoramic sunroof with power sunshade and a flashy Wild Orange paint job. Spiffy, large 17-inch alloy wheels, outside-mirror turn signals, and additional fender trim complement the Soul’s head-turning exterior package.

Award Winning Kia

For three years in a row, the Soul has earned Consumer Guide Automotive’s Best Buy Award in the subcompact class for its excellent value and practicality, making the 2018 model a perfect fit for almost every lifestyle. J.D. Power gave the Soul five out of five stars for overall quality, comfort, style and design, ranking the Soul top among cars in its class.

Performance

An available 106-liter turbocharged engine is the most powerful and fuel-efficient Soul to date, topping out at 201 horsepower with the upper-level trim. With the new Soul, you have choices when it comes to your transmission. From the standard baseline 6-speed manual to the impressive Sportmatic that offers the feeling of control you don’t get from a traditional automatic. The Soul delivers an whooping estimated combined fuel economy of 27 miles-per-gallon, and it is 10-year/100,000-mile warranty smokes its in-class competition.

Kia UVO3 Technology

The Kia UVO3 subscription-free information system comes standard with the 2018 Soul. With UVO’s advanced voice-recognition technology, it’s easy to make hands-free calls and manage your music library, and it does not stop there. With the Soul’s innovative connectivity, enjoy rich features like GPS navigation, a rear-camera display, and emergency roadside assistance. My Car Zone send alters when your Soul is out past curfew, is speeding through town or leaves a pre-set geographic area. Your Kia’s UVO3 system can even run diagnostic checks and will help schedule a service appointment, if needed.

With so much to offer, what’s not to love about the new 2018 Kia Soul? Get your totally transformed Soul today at your local Kia dealership starting at just $16,100.

Discover the 2017 Kia K900

The Kia K900 is where luxury meets value, without sacrificing either. This perfect midpoint of an upper-level Kia sedan is well worth a test drive if it fits into your budget. Read on to see what you’ve been missing.

Generous Standard Equipment

The Kia K900 starts off with a generous collection of features, like a 14-speaker premium sound system (upgradable to an even better Lexicon system), leather seating and upholstery (upgradable to Nappa leather), and much more. Best of all is the new 2017 model, in which blind spot warnings, rear cross-traffic alerts, and lane change assist were all added standard. You don’t have to splurge on the top-tier models if you want advanced collision prevention technology.

Parking and Driveway Assistance

In addition to the more fundamental safety features included, the K900 also has some parking assistance features that make life a lot simpler. Parking sensors are standard, while higher models and packages include front and rear parking cameras, as well as a 360-degree-view system composed of little cameras all over the K900’s perimeter.

Comfort and Convenience

Most 2017 K900 models come with heated and ventilated seats, tri-zone climate control, and push-button ignition with keyless entry. Then there’s the power-operated smart trunk, which is easily opened, closed, or locked from the driver’s seat. Meanwhile, the driver has the option to get 16-way power-adjustable seats throughout, plus reclining and ventilating outboard rear seats.

Handy UVO System

All 2017 K900 models come with the Kia UVO infotainment system with an impressive 9.2-inch touch screen. This system is perfect for checking the weather in your area, making or taking calls, and controlling your music. What’s more, the system includes full navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, features that even some higher-priced luxury cars will hide away in the higher trims or packages.

Stylish Exterior Look

The K900 has a balanced exterior appearance that’s at once upscale but welcoming. It looks right at home among other luxury cars, and in some cases beats them objectively in appearance features. The 18-inch wheels with 19-inch alloy alternatives available certainly don’t hurt, nor do the HID headlights, which can be switched out with powerful LED replacements. Automatic windshield wipers and a panoramic sunroof also help improve the K900’s first impressions.

Engaging Powertrain

Finally, we have the K900’s 3.8-liter V6 engine to tie it all together. The 2017 K900 gets 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque and is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Among rear-wheel-drive luxury cars, the K900 stands out for being powerful without losing efficiency. For those interested in maximum power, the top-level trim includes a 5.0-liter V8 engine instead, with 420 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque and also sporting an eight-speed automatic transmission. In terms of driving style, the K900 excels are brisk acceleration and deceleration.

The Kia K900 sends a clear message to the luxury car world: more reasonably priced cars can offer the same quality and range of features. If the latest K900 sounds like a good fit for you, contact us anytime to discuss models in our inventory and options.

The Kia Sedona Is America’s Best Family Vehicle

The search for a reliable family car is tough, especially with so many factors to consider. Safety, reliability, and satisfaction usually top the list. The Kia Sedona offers a stylish exterior and interior with attention paid to detail. Its comfort, power, and safety make it a stand out in the minivan category. Look no further than the Sedona to offer everything that an ideal minivan offers and more.

Spacious and Comfortable

Space and comfort are two motivating factors in the search to find a family car. The Kia Sedona ticks them off the list with ease. Its second row of seats holds child seats and adults. Making room for oversized purchases or items requiring transportation is a cinch. Kia’s slide-n-stow technology stores the second row of seats against the first. Without the second row, accessing the third row is simple. Behind the last row of seats is a large cargo area underneath the floor. Groceries, luggage, and other items won’t slide around inside while the car is in motion.

The Sedona also features comfortable seating. It’s designed in the design to fit people and cargo comfortably on long road trips. The front seat is particularly comfortable for long periods of driving.

Quiet Yet Powerful

A quiet and smooth ride is essential in a family vehicle. The Sedona accomplishes both without sacrificing engine power in the process. Regardless of whether it is idle or driving down the highway, Kia’s highly prioritized noise suppression is clear. Road noise won’t disturb occupants regardless of road quality, and the engine can’t be heard except at full throttle.

The power the car wields lasts the test of time as well. In a nearly two-year, real-world test, Sedona handles like a sports car, and its 3.3-liter V6 engine has the torque to pull away from a stoplight quickly.

A Safe Investment

Safety is of the utmost concern when shopping for a family car, and the Sedona takes it seriously. A safe car starts with a solid build. Kia puts in a solid chassis made of extremely strong steel with reinforced pillars into the Sedona. This makes for a safe and smooth ride as well. The car comes with a comprehensive standard safety package, which includes six air bags, brake assist, stability control, disc brakes all around, rollover mitigation, and cornering brake control.

Optional safety features include vehicle stability management, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and blind spot warning with cross-traffic alert.

The minivan is primarily a utility vehicle used for transporting family members and items around. Kia strikes a fine balance in the Sedona between sleek and functional while serving everyone’s needs. It is not only spacious, quiet, and safe, but also fast and comfortable. It easily serves the task of daily driving and is the workhorse needed for long road trips with family and all.