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The Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition Is a Really Snazzy Upgrade
The Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition takes a midsize crossover that already wowed the judges and gives them even more to praise.
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Jerry
Jan 15, 2022
The 2020 Kia Soul Trim Levels Offer Buyers a Variety of Options
The Kia Soul is a practical, affordable alternative to compact SUVs and sedans, striking a stylistic balance between both—but when it comes to choosing between the Kia Soul trim levels, which is best? We’ve laid out our top three picks.
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Jerry
Jan 12, 2022
2022 Kia Telluride vs. Mazda CX-9: The CX-9 Only Has 1 Real Advantage
Kia and Mazda have both upped their game in recent years. So between the 2022 Telluride vs. the CX-9 which is the best three-row SUV?
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Jerry
Jan 08, 2022
The 2024 Kia EV9: The Future Looks Comfortable
While Kia is taking great steps to bring their EVs into the future, they are not sacrificing comfort.
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Jerry
Dec 30, 2021
Checking Out the 2022 Kia Carnival
Read on to learn more about the tough, smart 2022 Kia Carnival.
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Jerry
Dec 27, 2021
3 Subcompact SUVs That Totally Flunked Consumer Reports’ Road Test
According to Consumer Reports, the 2022 models of the Chevy Trax, the Jeep Renegade, and the Fiat 500X all failed the third-party watchdog’s road test—here’s why.
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Jerry
Dec 17, 2021
2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. Kia Telluride: An Upgraded Transmission Isn't Enough for Nissan
The Nissan Pathfinder and Kia Telluride offer great standard features and spacious interiors. Despite the Pathfinder’s upgraded transmission, the Telluride prevails on a few levels.
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Jerry
Oct 14, 2021
Everything You Have to Know About the 2022 Kia Stinger
The 2022 Kia Stinger has several updates from the 2021 Model. With a base 300-HP 2.5-L turbo-four engine and exterior updates, the Stinger will turn heads throughout town.
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Jerry
Nov 29, 2021
Which Kia Comes Out on Top? The 2022 Kia Carnival vs. Telluride
The Kia Carnival vs. Telluride: How do they stack up?
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Jerry
Nov 26, 2021
Buying a Used Kia Telluride Is a Huge Mistake Right Now
The Kia Telluride is in hot demand but don’t spend too much on a used one.
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Jerry
Aug 21, 2021
A Fully Loaded 2021 Kia Telluride Is Comparable to Some Luxury SUVs
The features available to a 2021 Kia Telluride are the same as many luxury SUVs. Should that convince you to buy one over a Buick or a Volvo?
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Jerry
Sep 28, 2021
The 2022 Kia Forte is Getting Some Refreshing Updates
The 2022 Kia Forte has gotten some exciting new updates, and because of that, has even earned the title of one of the most affordable, practical, small cars of 2022.
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Jerry
Nov 21, 2021
An Early Look at the 2022 Kia EV6
Kia is expanding their EV lineup with the new 2022 EV6. It will use the Hyundai Motor Group’s new Electric Global Modular Platform, and so far, the EV6 shows a lot of promise.
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Jerry
Nov 17, 2021
Hyundai and Kia Partner With Factorial Energy on Solid-State Batteries
Kia and Hyundai invest in EV battery technology by partnering with Factorial Energy. They specialize in making solid-state performance batteries that are safe and effective.
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Jerry
Nov 10, 2021
The Kia Soul vs Kia Seltos: What’s the Difference?
When comparing the Kia Soul vs Kia Seltos, there are a lot of similarities. The drivetrain and fuel economy are very similar between the two, leaving vehicle size to mainly differentiate the SUVs.
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Jerry
Nov 06, 2021
Kia Soul vs. Kia Sportage: Which Is the Better Compact Crossover?
When comparing the Kia Soul vs Kia Sportage, its apparent both crossovers are great models. The Soul will cost you less to buy and fuel, but the Sportage offers more performance.
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Jerry
Oct 28, 2021
Which Is Better, Kia or Hyundai?
Kia and Hyundai offer a lot of similarities when comparing their vehicle lineups. However, Kia’s model offerings consistently rank higher than Hyundai on consumer reports.
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Jerry
Oct 27, 2021
The 2021 Kia Telluride Knocked Off Some Tough Competitors to Win a Respected Award
The 2021 Kia Telluride has received almost universal praise. However, not many expected it to repeat for such a high-contested award.
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Jerry
Jun 18, 2021
All You Need To Know About The 2022 Kia Soul
The 2022 Kia Soul is here. How does it stack up against competing crossovers?
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Jerry
Jul 15, 2021
Now Is Not the Time to Buy a New Kia Telluride
The 2021 Kia Telluride is selling for well over list price. Why are consumers willing to pay so much?
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Jerry
Jul 02, 2021
Kia Unveils its First Dedicated Battery-Electric Vehicle
The 2022 Kia EV6 is the automaker’s first car developed as an electric vehicle from the ground up.
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Jerry
Jul 22, 2021
Recall Alert: Trunk Hatches on Hyundais and Kias Refuse to Unlatch
A faulty trunk latch has forced Hyundai and Kia to recall over 600,000 vehicles. How do you know if the recall affects you?
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Jerry
Aug 25, 2021
Do Kias Last a Long Time?
Today, Kia manufactures some of the most competitive car that offer good warranty coverage.
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Jerry
Sep 07, 2021
Hyundai Palisade vs Kia Telluride: How Are They Different?
The Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride are both popular models in the midsize SUV segment. The biggest difference between the two models is their styling.
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Jerry
Sep 25, 2021
Kia Isn't Fooling Anyone With the 2022 Carnival...and That's Alright
While the 2022 Kia Carnival is really more like a minivan, it is being marketed as an SUV-minivan mashup.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2021
Consumer Reports Warns to Avoid the 2021 Ford Explorer in Favor of a Kia or Mazda
The 2021 Ford Explorer has enjoyed strong sales but there are better midsize SUVs out there according to Consumer Reports.
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Jerry
Oct 04, 2021
Try Out Your New Kia Vehicle at Home
Kia is now letting customers test out new cars at home. How can you take advantage of this new program?
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Jerry
Aug 27, 2021
The Quirky Kia Soul Design is Supposed to Look Like a Wild Boar With a Backpack
The original design for the Kia Soul was inspired by Michael Torpey. Kia hired Torpey to appeal to a younger audience, and part of Torpey’s inspiration was a boar.
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Jerry
Sep 30, 2021
The 2021 Kia Telluride Has 1 Huge Advantage Over the Honda Pilot
Both the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Kia Telluride are great SUVs, but the Telluride comes out on top for its impressive features and warranty.
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Jerry
Sep 20, 2021
What Awards Has the Kia Telluride Won?
Kia’s Telluride has the most awards of any vehicle in its class for 2020. With numerous safety and entertainment features, the Telluride is the 2020 world car of the year.
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Jerry
Sep 21, 2021

All Questions on Kia

What is the payment on a $40,000 car loan?
I want to buy a 2021 Kia Telluride, but it’s $40,000 with all the options. I don’t have much for a down payment, so I’m going to need a loan for $40,000. With that said, I also need to match my budget. What can I expect the payment to be on a $40,000 car loan?
Eric Schad
Dec 09, 2021
How much will it cost to insure my green car?
I’m interested in getting an electric car to be more eco-conscious, and I found a good deal on a Kia Soul. How much will it cost to insure it?
Lauren Smith
Nov 11, 2021
Can I finance two Kias at the same time?
I've been a huge Kia fan ever since they hired the designer from Audi. I want to buy a Stinger for my weekend car. Can I get two car loans at once?
Eric Schad
Nov 08, 2021
How can I make my car suspension softer?
I feel like my Kia Soul used to ride much smoother when it was new. Is there a way I can make my car suspension softer?
Shannon Martin
Dec 18, 2021
What do you typically need to qualify for 0% APR financing?
The local Kia dealership is offering 0% financing for new cars, but in the fine print it reads for qualified buyers. What do I need to qualify for 0% APR financing?
Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
How much should I budget annually for car repairs and maintenance?
I have a 2007 Kia Spectra. I want to make sure I get regular repairs since it's an older vehicle and it already has almost 100,000 miles.
Sophie Newman
Jul 29, 2021
What can I do if a tow truck damaged my vehicle while transporting it?
What do I do to get reimbursed for the damage? I had my Kia Sorento towed to a local repair shop. When it arrived, I noticed some body damage to it. The damage isn't extensive, but it's definitely noticeable.
Eric Schad
Jul 22, 2021
My liability-only car was totaled in an accident, now what?
What should I do if liability won't cover all the damage to my car? My 2010 Kia Sportage was deemed a total loss by Progressive. I didn't carry collision coverage so I know I won't get a payout, but I don't think the damage to the car is that bad.
Shannon Martin
Jul 06, 2021
If someone hits my car while it is parked on the street, can I sue them?
Can I sue someone for hitting my car if they won't share their insurance with me? I was visiting my mom the other day and someone hit my Kia while it was parked in front of her house. The driver was the grumpy man who lives three doors over and he won't give me his insurance information.
Shannon Martin
Jul 06, 2021
How much is car insurance per month for a 2008 Kia Spectra?
How much will it be to insure a Kia Spectra? I want to buy this car from my uncle, but I'm wondering how much insurance will be.
Sophie Newman
Jul 03, 2021
What are the limits on Kia's roadside assistance program?
"How often can I use roadside assistance with my Kia? I just got a new Kia and had to call for a tow. Did I use all my benefits for the year?"
Emily Maracle
Jul 28, 2021
If I can't afford the payments on my Kia Sorento, can I trade it into the dealer to get something cheaper?
"I bought a Kia Sorento. With insurance and the car loan, I'm struggling to make the $800 monthly payments. Can I trade-in the Sorento to the dealer and get something cheaper?"
Eric Schad
Jun 18, 2021
Is it a smart move to refinance a used Kia Optima?
"I'm thinking about refinancing my Kia Optima. With the $200 application fee, closing costs, and only a 1% interest-rate drop (from 5% to 4%) over 24 months (with a $8,000 balance), it doesn't seem worth it. Is a refinance a great idea?"
Eric Schad
Jun 18, 2021
Should I pay off the car loan on my Kia Optima three years early if it only saves me $700?
"I have a low interest rate on my Kia Optima, but I now have the remaining $7,000 to pay my loan off three years early. Doing the math, I found I'd save about $700. Is it worth it to do so?"
Eric Schad
Jun 10, 2021
How much would my car insurance be on a 2002 Kia Sorento?
"I'm 20 years old and have a good driving record. I want to know how much my car insurance would be."
Emily Maracle
Jul 26, 2021
Do I need my own auto insurance to borrow my friend's Kia Stinger?
I use my friend's Kia now and then, but I am not a driver on her policy. I don't have my own car or insurance. Should I get my own policy to drive her car?
Shannon Martin
May 06, 2021
Are gap and warranty insurance worth it?
I am thinking of getting a new car and want to make sure I don't pay for anything I don't need. I am reading some pretty bad stuff about warranties and gap coverage. Still, the Kia dealer is adamant that I need to have both.
Shannon Martin
Apr 29, 2021
What are car insurance requirements on a leased 2021 Kia Optima?
I'm thinking about leasing a 2021 Kia Optima. I'm trying to create a budget that includes my lease payment, insurance, and an emergency fund for repairs. What car insurance do I need for a lease?
Eric Schad
Dec 08, 2021
Which cars have the lowest repair costs?
"I’m pretty hard on my cars—I log a lot of miles for work and pleasure and they tend to require a lot of maintenance and repairs. I’d like to know which cars have the lowest repair costs so I can purchase the right vehicle that matches my driving habits and lifestyle. "
Eric Schad
Apr 14, 2021
What are the best cars for people with back pain?
"I’ve got chronic back pain due to injuries from an old car accident. It can make driving unbearable at times. Are there any cars out there that are known to be back-friendly? "
Eric Schad
Apr 14, 2021
Which cars do you recommend for dog owners?
I have two dogs, a husky and a labrador, and I travel with them a lot on weekends. Which cars are best for transporting dogs?
Eric Schad
Apr 13, 2021

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