2022 Sorento Rules Midsize SUVs

September 20th, 2022 by
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The 2022 Kia Sorento ticks all the boxes you could want in a midsize 3-row SUV. It’s super comfortable and has sleek styling, advanced technology, and firm performance. The Sorento comes in 5 trim levels and 10 colors. A rugged off-road X-line, AWD, and turbo are optional. The Sorento offers many creature comforts like an…

Kia Forte Earns Top Ranking

June 30th, 2022 by
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The Kia Forte earned the top ranking in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) for the fourth consecutive year. The annual report analyzed responses from 84,165 respondents with regard to 189 vehicle models across 26 segments. Vehicles were evaluated on driving experience, engine and transmission performance, and a broad range of quality…

2022 DealerRater SC Dealer of Year

February 3rd, 2022 by
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 Kia Country of Charleston has been awarded a 2022 Dealer of the Year Award in South Carolina by DealerRater, a leading review and reputation management platform and company of Cars.com Inc. (NYSE: CARS.) Dealerships across the U.S. and Canada are evaluated first-hand by shoppers and report best-in-class in customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing,…

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

December 20th, 2021 by

Goodbye, 2021 We look forward to saying goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. It’s an annual rite of passage. This year was marked by industry-wide inventory shortages.  We faced challenges in both service and sales. It’s difficult to repair cars when you can’t get the parts and it’s difficult to sell cars when your…

Best Cars for Graduates

May 26th, 2020 by

What are the best cars for high school and college graduates? There are some common denominators that make sense for drivers in this age group. Most important among them are: Affordability. Many are looking at college tuition or paying off college loans or may be just starting a career. There are really good cars at…

Kia Receives Six IIHS Top Safety Pick Ratings

February 20th, 2020 by

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently awarded 2020 Top Safety Pick (TSP) to the Kia Telluride, Sorento, Sportage, Soul, Stinger and Forte. These TSP ratings reflect Kia’s commitment to safety. IIHS evaluates crash readiness, build integrity and available standard safety systems. To qualify for IIHS 2020 Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn…

Kia SUVs Claim Coveted Industry Awards

November 19th, 2019 by

Kia Motors America (KMA) claimed three coveted industry awards this week:  MotorTrends’s 2020 SUV of the Year,  U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best SUV Brand, and Best New Model and Best 3-Row Midsize SUV by Kelley Blue Book. MotorTrend named the 2020 Kia Telluride, 2020 SUV of the Year. It is one of the most sought-after honors…

Kia Models Score Three Best Cars for the Money Awards

August 13th, 2019 by

Three Kia models came out on top in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Cars for the Money Awards. Kia Soul—Best Compact Car for the Money Kia Sorento—Best 3 Row SUV for the Money Kia Stinger—Bests Luxury Small Car for the Money The awards are based on independent aggregate data and analysis. U.S. News…

Rio and Stinger Named Segment Winners in J.D. Power APEAL Study

August 6th, 2018 by
APEAL Blog

Kia’s stylish subcompact, the 2018 Rio and its GT performance sedan, the 2018 Stinger has been named segment winners in J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) awards. These awards come on the heels of J.D. Power naming Kia Motor the highest ranked mass-market brand in its Initial Quality Study (IQS) for the fourth…

Third Generation Forte Ups Its Game

July 3rd, 2018 by
Forte Blog

In January, Kia Motors debuted the all-new, third generation 2019 Forte which ups its game in so many ways.  Sporty and sophisticated compact with design cues inspired by Stinger Kia’s first Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) introduces new line of Smart Stream technologies designed to help increase fuel efficiency and targets an estimated 35 combined MPG…

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