Why do I need a transmission flush?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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Benefits of a transmission flush

Here at Hometown Kia, we recommend regular maintenance to keep your vehicle operating in tip-top condition. That means wheel alignments, oil changes, and transmission flushes. You may not think of a transmission flush as one of the first maintenance services your vehicle needs, but these are important when it comes to extending the lifespan of your vehicle. Take a look at some of the benefits of a transmission flush here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry »

Review of the 2020 Kia Soul

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 5:01 PM
2020 Kia Soul Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

Are you looking for a unique new vehicle? The signature boxy shape of the Kia Soul makes it stand out from the rest. Some consider it a compact hatchback, others a subcompact SUV. Whatever you want to call it, the Kia Soul is a force to be reckoned with. Here you’ll find a video review of the 2020 Kia Soul from the experts at Kelley Blue Book. There’s no more reputable name in the industry than these guys, so check it out and see what they have to say! Read the rest of this entry »

Why drive a turbocharged vehicle?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Turbo on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 4:45 PM
2020 Kia Soul GT Exterior Driver Side Front Aerial

Which 2019 Kia models come with a turbo engine?

Drivers looking for next-level power and performance may be interested in a vehicle with a turbocharged engine. While Kia hasn’t been traditionally known as a brand with sports cars, they’ve really vamped up their image and now offer sporty models such as the Stinger, Forte GT, and others. Turbocharged engines are usually a good indicator that the vehicle has above average performance. Find out which 2019 Kia models come with a turbo engine here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry »

How much room is in the 2020 Soul?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 4:10 PM
2020 Kia Soul X Exterior Passenger Side Front Angle

Cargo Space in the 2020 Kia Soul

Kia has found a way to gain traction in an ever-competitive automotive industry. Models like the Kia Telluride and the Kia Stinger have gotten a lot of attention over the last couple years, but the Kia Soul is another model not to be forgotten about. The distinctive shape is something you won’t see every day from a hatchback, but it provides drivers with plenty of cargo configurations. Check out the cargo space in the 2020 Kia Soul here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry »

Is there a new Kia SUV slated for production soon?

By Product Expert | Posted in Concepts, Kia Seltos on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 3:13 PM
2020 Kia Seltos exterior profile

Will Kia be bringing a new SUV to the United States for 2020?

Kia has a pretty extensive lineup between fuel-efficient hybrids, durable sedans, sports cars, and a few different SUV options. While that may seem like enough for some people, Kia has taken things to a new level by teasing people with a possible new SUV model at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Was that just a strategy to get us all excited? Or will Kia actually be bringing a new SUV to the United States for the 2020 model year? Read the rest of this entry »

First look at the Kia Habaniro concept

By Product Expert | Posted in Concepts, New Kia Models on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 4:58 PM
Kia Habaniro concept exterior profile

Concept cars are a great way for automakers to showcase their advancements in the automotive industry. Those concepts don’t typically become actual production models, but in some cases, they do. Take the 2020 Kia Telluride for example. It started as a concept in 2016 and is now available to consumers, looking very similar to the concept model. That’s not the only concept Kia has made, though. Check out this first look at the Kia Habaniro concept on our blog and see what kind of technology Kia has up their sleeve! Read the rest of this entry »

Performance features in the 2019 Stinger

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Stinger on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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0 to 60 mph time for the 2019 Kia Stinger

We totally understand if Kia isn’t the first name that comes to mind while you’re on the hunt for a new sports car. While Kia is generally renowned for their durable powertrains and exquisite interiors, they haven’t dipped much into the sports car segment. That all changed with the release of the Kia Stinger, though. Drivers everywhere got the chance to see what an affordable sports car is capable of, and it definitely shocked a lot of people when they saw the performance specs. Check out the 0 to 60 mph time for the 2019 Kia Stinger as well as some other performance specs! Read the rest of this entry »

Kia has received a unique distinction

By Product Expert | Posted in Informational, New Kia Models on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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Which automaker has the safest vehicles?

Safety may not be at the forefront of your list of necessities when buying anew vehicle, but luckily some automakers are looking out for you so you won’t have to think about it. In today’s day and age, the world’s top automakers are competing for the loyalty of drivers by equipping all of their models with the latest state-of-the-art safety technology, but only one can take over that top spot. Find out more about the automaker with the safest vehicles and how that metric was assessed! Read the rest of this entry »

Review of the 2019 Kia Optima

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 4:07 PM
2019 Kia Optima Exterior Driver Side Front Grey Passenger Side Front Blue

Drivers looking for a quality new sedan know exactly where to look. Kia is quickly becoming a top option for sedan and SUV shoppers, and the flagship sedan in the Kia Optima is a testament to this. Rivaling other top midsize sedans like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the Optima has luxurious interior amenities available as well as a hybrid option for more fuel-conscious drivers. No one knows how to evaluate cars quite like Kelley Blue Book, so check out this review of the 2019 Kia Optima here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry »

Kia diesel-powered vehicles in the United States

By Product Expert | Posted in Diesel on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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Does Kia have any diesel vehicles?

One intriguing fact about the automotive industry is that automakers offer different vehicles across different countries. What’s available in the United States might not be made available in other countries, and vice versa. Europe is a hotspot for diesel-powered engines, so they generally have many more options than we do here in the United States since diesel-powered cars aren’t in high demand here. Find out if Kia has any diesel vehicles here in the U.S.! Read the rest of this entry »