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The LA Auto Show is the hot ticket! I was first in line to view the Kia Motors display. I was eager to sit in the restyled 2019 Sorento, and make a side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Niro and Stinger models. Car shows are a good place to see all the latest and greatest in one place. Plus, compare features that appeal to your lifestyle.
As a parent, I appreciate Kia’s focus on quality and technology while still keeping a reasonable price tag. Families of all sizes can choose from their compact, hybrid and SUV models.
For the first time in close to 27 years, Kia is topping initial quality lists. The Kia Stinger fastback sport sedan was named as one of three finalists for the 2018 North American Car of the Year. “Highest Ranked Large Car, Compact Car, Small SUV, Midsize SUV, and Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality”, Kia proudly achieves the #1 spot in J.D. Power’s 2017 Initial Quality Study, making it the second year in a row that the brand ranked highest in the entire industry. The company owns Kelley Blue Book KBB.com awards and accolades across many vehicles for excellence in areas such as reliability, value, innovation, comfort, and capability. They’re “smart buys for households of all sizes.”
Kia Automotive has something for everyone! For those big or carpooling families, the Kia Sorento has the size and roominess you seek. The Niro is the pick for eco-conscious families or those seeking to stretch their dollars. And for those sporty families looking for style, Kia has the Stinger.
The Kia Sorento
The Kia Sorento brand features a refined, rugged and roomy style. Its 7 passenger, 3-row seating design is now standard. The new front and rear dashes were designed to deliver a more sophisticated appearance than the previous models. Inside the cabin the driver can now find newly-added technology, including Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keep Assist1 and QuantumLogic™ Surround Sound. For the first time ever, the Sorento brings together the option of a 3.3-liter V6 with a new 8-speed automatic transmission for a smoother driving experience.
The Kia Niro
The 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) is a great addition to Kia’s alternative fuel car line-up. Kia’s third plug-in model is expected to reach retail showrooms by the end of this year. The Niro PHEV has the same crossover utility, plus the award-winning design of the Niro hybrid, but with an estimated 26-miles of All-Electric Range.
With the total driving range rated at up to an estimated 560 miles, the Niro gives drivers the ability to comfortably enjoy daily driving, and long road trips. The company seems truly invested in alternative fuel options as displayed by its publicly stated goal to triple its global line up of alternative fuel vehicles by 2020.
The Kia Stinger
Designed in Frankfurt and developed on the Nürburgring, the Kia Stinger fastback sport sedan was named as one of three finalists for the 2018 North American Car of the Year. The five-passenger sport-back design is offered in five trim levels (Stinger, Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2) and is planned to go on sale in the U.S. in December. Base pricing for the US debut starts at $31,900.
See the entire Kia fleet at the L.A. Auto show now through December 10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Don’t forget to take a photo with the cool Kia Hamsters!
Kia Motors Corporation is based in Seoul, South Korea. Recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand, Kia proudly serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and crossovers built at their North American manufacturing plants in West Point, Georgia.