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2014 Kia Soul+ Name to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors List

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 04/16/2014 at 2:38 PM

Kia Soul Interior

If you subscribe to the sentiment that it’s what on the inside that counts, then this is the blog for you. The Kia Soul has long been known for its funky exterior, but if you’ve never seen one up close and personal, you probably don’t know about the exceptional interior. Don’t worry, Ward’s Auto is helping the world realize the outstanding quality of the 2014 Kia Soul’s interior. Carrying over the funky styling from the exterior to the interior while also offering cutting edge tech and supreme comfort, the reputable automotive publication named the Soul+ as one of its 10 Best Interiors of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia showcases the next-generation Kia Sedona before NY Auto Show

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 04/14/2014 at 5:01 PM

2015 Kia Sedona Unveiling

2015 Kia Sedona Unveiling

2015 Kia Sedona InteriorAfter spyshots and official teasers from Kia over the course of the past few weeks, the automaker finally showed us the 2015 Kia Sedona before its official unveiling at the New York Auto Show. With some rather dramatic styling changes and major improvements throughout, the next-generation Sedona will help catapult Kia to the top of the family-focused vehicle segment.

With the 2015 Kia Sedona unveiling at the New York Auto Show this week, we’ll get a full rundown of specs and opinions about the next-generation minivan, but Kia provided fairly substantial information with the soft launch. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia takes tests its cars in the Mojave Desert to ensure durability

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 04/10/2014 at 12:08 PM

Kia Vehicle Testing

Kia Test Track

Kia’s test track in the Mojave Desert is the final testing grounds for new Kia models.

When you get behind the wheel of a new Kia, you rightfully expect everything to be working perfectly. From major powertrain components to details like air conditioning and audio functions, your first experience driving a new Kia should be outstanding. As a Kia dealer, we realize Kia’s attention to detail as well as anyone, but that excellence takes a lot work from the manufacturer, especially during the testing process. We’ll give you some insight into Kia vehicle testing in the final phases so you fully understand the rigorous testing in the Mojave Desert each Kia model goes through before arriving on the lot.

While Kia tests the limits of all Kia models in controlled environments, testing them in the notorious Mojave Desert is something entirely different. To be certain Kia models can handle the most extreme weather conditions and terrains, the automaker developed a series of tests in the desert to ensure supreme durability. Read the rest of this entry »

First look at the next-generation Kia Sedona

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 04/04/2014 at 9:52 AM

Next-generation Kia Sedona

Next-generation Kia Sedona

Look, we realize minivans aren’t the coolest vehicles on the road. In fact, there are a lot of car shoppers that avoid minivans altogether, no matter how practical they are. While the current Kia Sedona is supremely practical, it lacks the exterior appeal of the rest of the Kia lineup. After being completely absent from the lineup in the 2013 model year, the Sedona returned for 2014, but with the subtlest of changes. For the 2015 model year, Kia is moving the Sedona forward as the automaker will unveil the the next-generation model at the New York Auto Show later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

3 things everyone should know about their cars

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 04/03/2014 at 8:43 AM
Filling Tire Air Pressure

– Photo courtesy of Pfc. Franklin E. Mercado

When you got your license at 16, you probably didn’t think about auto maintenance very often, because, well, you were 16. While your parents may have given you some tips and tricks that would come in handy on a regular basis, there’s a good chance they went in one ear and directly out the other. Don’t worry, we’re here to remind you. As a Kia owner, you should have a basic understanding about what your dashboard warning lights mean, but there are 3 things everyone should know about their cars, regardless of the company that manufactured the vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

The complete guide to audio systems in 2014 Kia Models

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 03/25/2014 at 3:38 PM

Kia Speakers

There are so many things to consider when looking for a new car that the audio system may seem trivial to some drivers. But for others, the sound system is a top priority. Those who demand premium sound realize they will have to spend extra money to fit their car with new audio equipment if the car doesn’t meet their standards. While no factory speakers will compare with a completely custom system, Kia does a great job of providing great audio system in its vehicles. To help you in your vehicle search, we’ll provide the standard and available audio system in 2014 Kia models for those of you looking for top-notch sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia Soul has come a long way since its days as a concept

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 03/24/2014 at 10:52 AM

Kia Soul Concept history

Kia Soul History

The Kia Soul models  you seen on the road today are the culmination of years of creative concepts, extensive testing, and adaptations to customer demands. While the Soul has become one of the most popular choices for those not looking for a cookie-cutter hatchback, it started out as just a sketch on a piece of paper. We’ll give you a brief history of the Kia Soul and help you understand how the funky wagon got to where it is today. Read the rest of this entry »

What Features are Included in the Kia Cadenza Limited?

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 03/21/2014 at 9:09 AM
Kia Cadenza White Package

Kia Cadenza White Package

When the Kia Cadenza was being introduced to the automotive world last year, it had a single, well-equipped trim that allowed drivers to customize the interior with certain feature packages. Although Kia is still keeping the ordering process simple and not complicating things with seven trims, four powertrain options, and nine feature packages, the automaker did add a top-of-the-line Limited trim to the Kia Cadenza. We’ll take some time to show you what features are included in the Kia Cadenza Limited trim and show you how it differs from the base Premium trim. Read the rest of this entry »

Help Kids Understand Cars with Kia’s Enzy in the Hood

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 03/14/2014 at 10:26 AM

If you don’t grow up with parents that have a good understanding of the automotive industry or cars in general, kids may not get a baseline understanding of cars until they are teenagers or later. While not everyone needs to know how to repair their own cars or even how to diagnose certain problems, it’s important kids have a basic understanding of cars and how they operate. Kia has set out to help kids understand cars with a few lovable characters in a group called Enzy in the Hood that portray some of the basic components under the hood of a new Kia. Read the rest of this entry »

Blake Griffin is not your average spokesperson

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 03/10/2014 at 4:22 PM

Blake Griffin Kia

Best Blake Griffin Kia Ads

The partnership between Kia and Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has been a match made in heaven, at least from a viewership standpoint. While Griffin isn’t the most charismatic player in the NBA, he has a wit about him that comes out in spades in his Kia ads, where he’s always sporting an incredible red jump suit. Read the rest of this entry »