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2012 Kia Sorento features and specification

Posted on: July 9, 2011 | In Kia

KIA has really increased their reputation for building quality cars and SUV's, and with that being said, for 2012 they are having the Sorento, which is probably one of the better selling models that they have on their lineup. There are going to be quite a few changes that are going to take place on the Sorento this coming up year, and it should be changes that are going to encourage people to buy this. Probably the biggest change that people are talking about is the fact that there is going to be a new engine in the Sorento, which is making many people very happy. The new engine is going to be a new direct fuel injection 2.4 liter, four cylinder engine that is very similar to the engine that is found in the Kia Optima. And how is this a change? The older version of Sorento's used a 2.4 liter, four cylinder engine as well, but without the direct fuel injection. And the big change is going to be better gas mileage, which is something that most people are super excited about. 


There are quite a few other changes that are going to be made on the Kia Sorento, the ability to have power folding side mirrors, which can come in useful when a person is taking their SUV through a car wash. Though this may seem like a small change, most of the changes that are being made are small, but are meant to add to the whole value of the vehicle. There is going to be the new Uvo hands free entertainment system, exclusively offered by Kia, available for those that want this installed in their Sorento. Add in the fact that there will no longer be the standard third seat added to the Sorento, but people can still have this as an option if they so choose. 


Another option on the Sorento is going to be the availability of the back up cameras and sonar that is going to be available no matter the model that people are buying. Kia is also changing the material that the seats are made of, which is meant to offer better protection against stains and other liquids that could be spilled on these seats, especially for those that have children. These seats are supposed to reduce the chances of having static electricity as well, which is always good news for those that spend a lot of time in their vehicle. 


There are quite a few other changes that are meant to enhance the luxury of these vehicles and help those that want to make sure that they are driving the best. . The new changes are something that most people are looking forward to, which means that people are going to find that the Sorento will more than likely stay as one of the best selling SUVs for the company. And they may even see the Sorento going up in sales as the price is slated to be one of the best that is on the market, and with the impressive fuel mileage, it is a win win situation for all those involved.

2011 Kia Optima

Posted on: October 22, 2010 | In Kia

With 2011 kia Optima you can finally have the luxury sedan with all the styling, features and options you want, without the usual hefty price tag. The 2011 2011 kia Optima is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in 4 trims, ranging from the LX to the EX V6. The 2011 2011 Optima’s closest competitors include the Chevrolet Cavalier, the Mitsubishi Galant, and the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan. 2011 Kia optima models are available with a smooth and powerful V6 engine, the convenience of a 4-speed Sportmaticâ„¢ transmission and come with the protection of Kia’s 10 Year / 100,000 Mile Warranty Program.



The 2011 Optima is a carryover from 2003.The Kia Optima LX and SE come with inline 4-cylinder, iron block & aluminum head. The new Kia Optima V6 comes with 60-degree 6-cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum heads. 2011 Kia Optima LX SE EX V6 are all excellent buys this year. 2011 Kia Optima include, AM/FM/Cassette/CD w/Infinity speakers, Anti-lock braking system and Power antenna. Options available on new 2011 Kia Optima SE Automatic transmission, overdrive (Sportmatic), 4-way power adjustable passenger’s seat, Wood/Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Leatherette insert door trim and Leather seat trims.



The Kia Optima is a remarkably good car, especially for the price. Kia would like customers to think value rather than cheap, and we’d be inclined to concur. You do get a lot for your money, and unlike early Korean attempts at the midsize sedan class, the Optima displays sophistication in engine and chassis that is fully competitive in its size (and not just price) class. The 2011 2011 Kia Optima breaks no new styling ground. It’s a basic three-box four-door sedan with conventional proportions. Not a head turner by any means, it is handsomely done and presents itself well, with distinctively sculpted panels and balanced forms for a mid-market car, 2011 Kia Optima performance is enhanced by a bunch of different features.



On the exterior of The 2011 Kia Optima you’ll find features are more. Clear-lens multi-reflector halogen headlamps Tinted glass w/windshield sunshade band Body-color body side moldings, Body-color dual outside mirrors, Variable intermittent wipers, Chrome window surround, Body-color door handles, Body-color bumpers, Full wheel covers, Cargo area light and a Chrome grille all standard. On the interior you’ll find Brushed-aluminum door sill plates front/rear, Center console w/padded armrest/storage, 6-speakers w/door mounted tweeters, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Rear-seat armrest w/storage, Dual front/rear cup holders, Front seat back pockets, Front door map pockets, Dome light w/delay out, Deluxe full cloth trim.



2011 Kia optima engineers have managed to filter out most road and tire noise, but there’s a ruffle of wind noise from the top of the windshield. It’s not particularly loud, so our hearing it may be more a result of everything else being so quiet. At highway speeds, conversations between front and back seat were easy at normal speaking volume. 2011 Kia Optima excels at providing surprisingly good transportation at a reasonable cost, several hundred dollars less on each model this year than less, in fact. Don’t expect the name Kia to be the talk around the water cooler, but your monthly payment will be something to talk about, especially in conversations that include the warranty, the roadside assistance plan, and all the standard features.


2011 Kia Optima is based on the platform of the current Hyundai Sonata and shares its engine and suspension layout; no doubt if you like one, you’ll like the other. But The 2011 Kia Optima shares no body panels with the Sonata and is distinctive in design and features. 2011 Kia Optima parts also are made with superior quality. If you’re looking for a quality sedan at a price you can afford, look no farther than The 2011 Kia Optima. The 2011 2011 Kia Optima is a great value in its segment .The performance you receive from 2011 Kia Optima vehicle you will come to know and respect. One of the new and exciting aspects of this vehicle is the security features. When you are driving The 2011 Kia Optima you feel more in control of the road and more secure. If you have children or a family, you can respect the additional security features that have been added.

2011 Kia Rio

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2011 Kia Rio is a fun sedan with superior performance to boot and looks great in any driving conditions. The 2011 2011 Kia Rio’s closest competitors include the Chevrolet Aveo, the Saturn L-Series Wagon, and the Volkswagen Jetta Wagon. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 1.6-liter, I4, 104-horsepower engine that achieves 26-mpg in the city and 33-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The 2011 2011 Kia Rio is a carryover from 2003. The EX V6 is equipped with a standard 2.7-liter, V6, 170-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway.


A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. 2011 Kia Rio is powered by a 1.6-liter, inline four-cylinder engine that generates 104 horsepower and 104 pound-feet of torque.


2011 Kia Rio’s two models — a sedan and a wagon called the Rio Cinco, which is basically a five-door hatchback. Standard equipment on the sedan includes 14-inch wheels with plastic wheel covers, a driver-seat height adjuster, a fold-down driver armrest, variable intermittent wipers and rear defrost. The wagon is a bit better equipped, as it also comes with alloy wheels, a CD player, power steering, a tachometer, steering wheel tilt adjustment, vanity mirrors, map lights, a sunglasses case and body-side moldings; the alloy wheels and CD player are available as stand-alone extras on the sedan and everything else is part of the Upgrade Package. On the inside, 2011 Kia Rio feels comfort in its simple layout and thoughtful features.


Controls are generally large and easy to find, and the front seats are relatively comfortable. The Rio Cinco earns its keep by offering 24.8 cubic feet of luggage space; fold down the 60/40-split rear seat and you’ll have 44.3 cubes. 2011 Kia Rio’s safety features includes antilock brakes. All 2011 Kia Rios have height-adjustable seatbelts in front and child-seat anchors in the back. 2011 Kia Rio’s offer available air conditioning and a center console with built-in cup holders. 2011 Kia Rio’s crash test scores were decent, as the car earned four out of five stars for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts and three stars for front- and rear-occupant protection in side impacts. 2011 Kia- Rio offers basic transportation and little more — pretty much what you’d expect of the cheapest sedan on the market. Provided you keep engine rpm up, everyday driving maneuvers can be accomplished with relative ease, and 2011 Kia Rio can stay with the flow of traffic on the highway.The Rio comes with Kia’s 5 year/24-hour roadside assistance. The affordable 2003 and 2011 Kia Rio is a great buy at today’s prices.

2011 Kia Sedona

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2011 Kia Sedona continues to stuff all the essential ingredients of a family vehicle into a value-priced package. The 2011 2011 Sedona’s closest competitor is the GMC Safari Passenger Van. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 195-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 22-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. Alloy wheels, fog lights, two-tone body side cladding, a roof rack and optional spoiler make The new 2011 2011 Kia Sedona EX show off a little extra style, there’s a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear -shift knob plus attractive wood grain accents. 2011 Kia Sedona measures 194 inches long on a 114.6-inch wheelbase.


That means 2011 Kia Sedona fits in between the long vans, such as the Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey and long-wheelbase versions of the Chevy Venture, and the shorter vans such as the Caravan, the standard-length Venture and the Mazda MPV.


The new 2011 2011 Kia Sedona has power driver’s and passenger seats, tilt headrests, front and rear A/C controls, available leather seat trim and sunroof. Nice details include visor extensions for early morning or late afternoon driving. Two glove boxes provide storage, along with a compartment on top of dash similar. There are more cup holders than seating positions. Interiors are available in beige or gray. Both front seats, offer ratcheting armrests. 2011 Kia Sedona has e versatile cargo (127.5 cubic feet.)And with eight different seating configurations, and standard 7passenger seating, removable second row bucket seats (on the 2003 and 2011 Kia Sedona EX) and split double-folding removable 3rd row bench seats that easily roll out and are light enough for one person to handle. For 2011, the Kia Sedona has a revised grille with a larger logo.


The EX model has a new alloy wheel design, while the LX has redesigned plastic wheel covers. Good towing power and plenty of room, The new 2011 2011 Kia Sedona is a good buy again. Despite its hefty curb weight, 2011 Kia Sedona feels comfortable and stable in everyday driving situations. As you might expect of 2011 Kia sedona, it delivers tons of stuff for relatively little dough, a winning recipe for many families on a budget. Sure, it’s somewhat bland to look at, but what it offers in terms of features content is truly beautiful. Safety and standard features add up to a great value to 2011 Kia sedona. 2011 Kia Sedona offers an exceptionally good value for a big family that doesn’t want to break the budget on a minivan. 2011 Kia Sedona is bigger than a Dodge Caravan and comes loaded with popular features. Yet it costs thousands less than popular minivans. It is an enjoyable vehicle to drive. 2011 Kia Sedona is getting more mighty every day, gaining the acceptance of American consumers.

2011 Kia Sorrento

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Stylish, Rugged and Safe. It’s easy to see why The 2011 Kia Sorento is a great value and miles ahead. With a 192-horsepower, 3.5-liter DOHC standard V6 engine and available Torque-On-Demand four-wheel-drive, you’ll make quick work of the road ahead. Plus you get 3,500 lb of towing capacity. Of course, when you’re not tackling mountains, all that power comes in handy in the fast lane, too. Elsewhere on the car, 2011 Kia Sorrento is engineered to get you there. With its available part-time four-wheel-drive, you can switch modes by simply turning a knob. For increased stability and maneuverability, the Sorento offers the Eaton limited slip differential and available self-leveling rear suspension, which automatically controls the vehicles’ height for cargo loads.



2011 Kia Sorrento is a mid-size SUV with all the sleek styling, comfort and rugged ability to take you wherever you want to go in life along with the government’s highest side-impact safety rating. At a price you can actually afford.



2011 Kia Sorrento boasts an impressive list of standard features like a powerful V6 engine, air conditioning, ample storage and seating space, power everything, side-curtain air bags and an 8-speaker CD stereo system. 2011 Kia Sorrento has a long list of standard equipment, including cruise control, electric/folding mirrors, electric windows, remote central locking with a ‘quick flip’ button for the rear hatch window, roof luggage racks, fog lights and alloy wheels. Leather upholstery is among the few options available. A brief drive on and off road shows that the Sorrento is clearly the top SUV coming out of the Korean industry, and is probably one of the better separate chassis SUVs on the road. Off road traction is provided by the ATT (active torque transfer) full-time, four-wheel-drive system, designed by Borg Warner.


The ATT system mostly provides drive to the rear wheels in normal conditions, but if it senses slippage it can divert up to 50% drive instantaneously to the front wheels to enhance traction. 2011 Kia sorrento’s industry-leading 10 year/100,000 mile warranty program that includes 5 years of 24-hour roadside assistance. Scheduled to arrive at Kia dealerships this summer, the Sorento offers all the style, space, comfort, convenience, power, and features that you want and expect in a mid-size SUV, On the whole, the Sorrento does very well against similar (and more expensive) SUVs. Kia quality has been skyrocketing from admittedly low levels, and in addition to the thousands in savings from buying a Sorrento, you also get a very generous ten-year powertrain warranty. Public reaction to The 2011 Kia Sorrento vehicle has been encouraging. Kia New Zealand has just launched probably its best vehicle 2011 kia Sorrento so far – and the car most likely to push the brand into the mainstream. 2011 Kia Sorrento, is a mid-sized SUV, which has found such success overseas, that only small shipments are making it to New Zealand, mostly well accounted for.


2011 Kia Spectra

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The all-new 2011 Kia Spectra is here, which means you can have the sedan with all the features and options you want, at a price you can afford. The 2011 2011 Spectra’s closest competitors include the Chevrolet Aveo, the Mazda Mazda3, and the Toyota ECHO. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 1.8-liter, I4, 124-horsepower engine that achieves 24-mpg in the city and 32-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. 2011 Kia Spectra has a 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, sunglass holder, center storage console with folding padded armrest, adjustable cupholders and front door map pockets.



2011 Kia Spectra an auto-off headlamps, dual vanity mirrors, a passenger seatback pocket and an illuminated ignition switch. 2011 Kia Spectra lineup consists of two body styles: a conventional four-door sedan and a hatchback with four passenger doors and a quasi-fastback roofline.



All 2011 Kia Spectras are powered by a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine rated 126 horsepower. They come with a five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission ($975) driving the front wheels. For safety 2011 Kia Spectra offers Dual air bags, front/rear crumple zones, side-impact door beams and an impact absorbing steering column are standard. So too are child restraint anchors and door locks, height adjustable front seat belts, emergency trunk release and rear window defroster. If you ever need a hand, you can always rely on Kia’s 5 year/24-hour roadside assistance. 2011 Kia Spectra’s styling is pleasant, albeit vaguely derivative. The front end seems to owe a lot to the Ford Taurus, with elliptical headlamps and a central grille opening with a crossbar.


The front bumper is integrated into the body profile, its plastic cover encircling the cosmetic grille above the bumper and the larger, functional radiator opening below it. Bumpers and mirrors are body color, an upscale feature for a car in this price range. The 126-horsepower Spectra engine is not blindingly fast, but if the driver is willing to rev it, there’s spunky acceleration with the five-speed manual transmission. Choose any 2011 Kia Specta model, all are stylishly designed and come with the protection of Kia’s 10 Year/ 100,000 Mile Warranty Program. 2011 Kia Specta is a well-equipped and affordable sedan. With its extremely attractive price, particularly for the base sedan, the Kia Spectra should draw practical-minded shoppers, thrifty folks who will take notice of a showroom-new car, complete with an outstanding warranty, for no more money than many used cars. Kia hopes the Spectra GSX will win the hearts and dollars of the front-drive hot-rod crowd, thanks to its affordable price and easy adaptability. And if you want a five-door hatchback at this price, then 2011 Kia Spectra is the only game in town.

2011 Kia Rio5

Posted on: October 6, 2010 | In Kia

2011 Kia Rio5 has got the potential to become the most sought after five-door hatchback. The 2011 2011 Kia Rio5 is capable of give its rivals Honda Fit, Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris a run for the money. It has got metal pedals, 15-inch alloy wheels, AM/FM/CD stereo system, fog lights, air conditioning, power-assisted steering, leather wrapped tilt steering column etc. The optional Power Package contains power heated outside mirrors, power windows, keyless remote and carpeted floor mats. The 2011 Kia Rio5 is available with two great versions – SX and SX automatic. The SX has been priced at $13,500 and SX comes at $14,350.

The 2011 Kia Rio5 is one of the most well equipped cars. It will astonish you with its resourcefulness and sophisticated features. The The 2011 Kia Rio5 is equipped with 1.6-liter dohc 16v CVVT inline-4 engine capable of delivering 110 horsepower at 6000 RPM and 107 pound-feet of torque at 4500 RPM. 5-speed manual transmission facility has been integrated with the powertrain. Thanks to 5-speed manual transmission facility, The 2011 Kia delivers fabulous fuel economy – 32 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on highways. The 2011 Kia Rio5 has been developed in Hwasung, South Korea. The car is available with the basic warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles. The 2011 2011 Kia Rio5 car also comes with 10-year or 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. The 2011 2011 Kia Rio5 has got some useful safety features such as full-coverage side-impact curtain air bags, front seat side-impact air bags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and frontal air bags.