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Kia Has More IIHS Safety Ratings Than Any Other Brand

Kia Has More IIHS Safety Ratings Than Any Other Brand

Kia is earning top recognition for its safety. The Korean carmaker recently became the brand with the most top Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety ratings after the 2020 Kia Telluride earned the title of TOP SAFETY PICK. It now has five vehicles with TOP SAFETY PICK ratings and seven with the IIHS’s highest possible TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. To earn the title of IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, each vehicle must earn the highest possible “Good” rating in the…

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Three New Kia Sedans to Test Drive This Spring

Three New Kia Sedans to Test Drive This Spring

Spring is a time for a fresh start, and there may be no better way to kick off a new season with a new car. If you’ve been considering trading in your old clunker for a new Kia, these three new Kia sedans will make you feel like a completely new person. 2018 Kia Optima If you’re looking for several bells and whistles wrapped up in one good-looking package, then your hunt ends at the Kia Optima. The 2018 Kia…

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2017 Kia Optima Awards

2017 Kia Optima Awards

There is no denying that the 2017 Kia Optima is an excellent car. Once you experience its sleek handling and sophisticated style, you won’t want to drive anything else. But, for a bit more convincing, here are some of the top Optima awards. 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The 2017 Kia Optima is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights (vehicles built after March 2017). To earn this award, a vehicle must…

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The Best Family Cars: Optima and Soul Make Top Picks

The Best Family Cars: Optima and Soul Make Top Picks

Kia is winning awards left and right, including multiple awards for having the some of the 10 Best Family Cars. The Optima won a “Best Sedan” award and the Soul won a “Best Budget Vehicle” award from Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. Kia was only one of two automakers to have two models on the Best Family Cars list. According to Kia, the 10 Best Family Cars of 2016 list is determined by several judges from Edmunds and Parents, each of…

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How to Choose the Best Vehicle for a Teen Driver

How to Choose the Best Vehicle for a Teen Driver

Do you have a child who is approaching driving age? If so, you might be asking yourself, “What’s the best vehicle for a teen driver?” We have the answer… No High Performance A performance vehicle with lots of quickness–and we are talking more than 300 horsepower–is probably not a good idea for a teen driver. Performance vehicles normally have touchier throttles and this can be unwieldy for a teen. On the other hand, an old beater that can’t get out…

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Kia Sedona and Optima Named to KBB Top 16 Family Cars List

Kia Sedona and Optima Named to KBB Top 16 Family Cars List

The Kia Sedona and Optima were named to the KBB Top 16 Family Cars List for 2016, which was released in early February. A group of KBB.com editors came together to find the 16 most family-friendly cars of the year, taking into consideration factors such as safety, comfort, spaciousness, cargo area, convenience, and how child seats fit in the car seats. KBB’s executive editorial director Jack R. Nerad said the two Kias had features families look for such as “a…

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Introducing the Kia A1A Optima: Built for Fun Driving

Introducing the Kia A1A Optima: Built for Fun Driving

Kia pulled out all the stops for this year’s SEMA show. The 2015 Kia SEMA lineup will feature some of the sharpest and innovative designs on the market, including the Custom A1A Optima. According to Kia, the new Kia A1A Optima is meant to shock car enthusiasts with its exclusive styling. It includes things like a roofless bodystyle, backwards-hinged doors (aka suicide doors), and bright teal paintwork. Twenty-inch bright chrome wheels and lowered coilovers are also included. “The A1A Optima…

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Kia’s June Sales Broke Records

Kia’s June Sales Broke Records

Kia’s June sales numbers have officially been released and the automaker broke another record! Coming off a strong month in May where Kia set an all-time monthly sales record, June sales maintained the momentum and set another monthly record. In addition, Kia recorded the best-ever sales for the first half of the year in the company’s history. June sales were individually led by the Kia Soul and Optima, and in total, Kia notched 54,137 units sold. Overall, Kia year-date sales…

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