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Is Kia one of the most trusted brands on the market?

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Kia Logo

Having kicked off last year, AMCI Global plans to host its Trusted Automotive Brands Study each and every year. When you’re shopping for a vehicle you’re probably thinking about fuel economy and power, but before all of that, you need to think about trust. To purchase a vehicle, you have to have a lot of trust in that vehicle and the manufacturer who created it. That’s why ranking high on this study is incredibly important. So, is Kia one of the most trusted non-luxury brands on the market? Yes, for the second year in a row Kia has earned its spot as one of the most trusted non-luxury brands on the market, alongside two other winners. (more…)

Eight Kia Models Earn Top Safety Pick or Higher from IIHS

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Red 2018 Kia Forte Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

As vehicles become available, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts them through their battery of tests to determine just how safe they are. The safety ratings that come as a result of these tests are some of the most highly regarded by consumers on the entire market. If a vehicle gets a bad score from the IIHS, you should probably steer clear. Likewise, if a vehicle achieves an impressive score, that’s a vehicle you should consider. Furthermore, if a specific brand manages to stack up more of these impressive ratings than any other brand, you should simply look at that brand in general. This is why we’re so pleased to inform you that eight, yes eight, Kia models have earned either the 2018 Top Safety Pick or, the only thing that’s higher, a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. (more…)

How dependable is the Kia Rio?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
2018 Kia Logo

Each year J.D. Power performs a number of different studies. One of the most exciting and important is the Vehicle Dependability Study, which for 2018 was just completed and announced. The VDS is an industrywide study that looks at reported issues and comments from the past twelve months submitted by owners of vehicles that have been on the road for three years. So, for this year, that’d be 2015 model year vehicles. While the all-new 2018 Kia Rio is available now, and it’s starting to look like an even better option in the small car segments as owners seem to be pretty happy with the 2015 model. (more…)

Why do you need to get an oil change?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Why do you need to get an oil change?

There are few basic maintenance tasks that should be done fairly regularly to keep a vehicle in top running condition. Tire rotations, windshield wiper replacements, and oil changes are just a few of these. Each of one is very important. But why do you need to get an oil change? While unbalanced tires could cause car shaking, and worn-out windshield wipers will stop clearing your windshield, it can be harder to notice if your oil needs to be changed. However, this is a very important basic maintenance piece. (more…)

Soul, Forte, Cadenza, Niro & Sorento Receive IQS Segment Awards

Monday, June 26th, 2017
J.D. Power 2017 Initial Quality Nameplate Study Kia Results_o

J.D. Power 2017 Initial Quality Nameplate Study Kia Results

The J.D. Power 2017 Initial Quality Study is always one of the most exciting series of awards each year, as manufacturer and consumer both take it extremely seriously. Last year, Kia ended up at the very top of the nameplate list, and this year they’ve repeated the feat. Reclaiming their spot as one of the most trusted brands in American came in part from five different models earning IQS segment awards, including the Soul, Forte, Cadenza, Niro and Sorento. (more…)