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Kia Joins With B.R.A.K.E.S. To Offer Important Teen Defensive Driving Classes

Kia Motors America has teamed with B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) in expanding the free defensive driving classes offered throughout the Midwest to lower the number of motor vehicle crashes involving young drivers. The classes are presented in a number of major metropolitan areas, including right here in Kansas City, as the Midwest has as potential of two million new drivers that are between the ages of 16 and 20.

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Three Kia Models Wins Their Segments in the J.D. Power APEAL Study

Recently, Kia Motors America was proud to announce that the Soul, Niro and Cadenza placed first in their respective segments of the J.D. Power 2017 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Awards. Notably, Kia was the sole non-premium brand to take three segment wins, finishing in a tie with two premium brands.

  • Niro crossover hybrid led the Small SUV segment, scoring 51 points above the average
  • Kia Soul won its fifth APEAL award, taking first in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment
  • Cadenza topped a strong field in the Large Car segment
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Three Kia Models Honored with Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

In June, AutoPacific announced that three acclaimed Kia models had been named segment winners in their annual 2017 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). These awards honor those vehicles that best suit owners' expectations and needs and are based on 54,000 survey responses.

The three Kia models that earned their segment awards are:
  • Kia Optima took home the Midsize Car category title for a second consecutive year
  • The Kia Cadenza earned top nods in the Large Car category
  • The Kia Sorento was the choice for top Compact Crossover SUV
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Kia Takes Top Spot in J.D. Power Quality Study

Recently, J.D. Power honored Kia Motors as the highest-ranking carmaker in the United States with the brand leading all manufacturers in the 2017 Initial Quality Study (IQS). This marks the second consecutive year that Kia has earned the distinction, as owners reported fewer problems with their Kia vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership than all other automakers.

Kia tallied the fewest problems recorded in the study's last 20 years, leading all manufacturers with five vehicles earning segment awards:

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How Summer Heat Destroys Your Battery's Life

It's well known that extremely cold temperatures can be terrible for a car battery, but the trouble can actually have started during the dog days of summer since extremely hot temperatures can do the most damage to a car battery. Consider that if the temperature outside is approximately 90 degrees the temperature under your hood is going to be about 140 degrees. These extremely hot temperatures can evaporate your battery's fluid, which may…

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The Kia Soul is One of the Best Family Cars of 2017

Recently, it was announced that the 2017 Soul had been named to the 10 Best Family Cars of 2017 list that was compiled by Parents Magazine and Edmunds. The parenting experts and automotive authorities have teamed ton give out the awards for 10 consecutive years, assessing hundreds of vehicles in order to determine the 10 vehicles they believe best offer the value, safety, performance and family-friendly features upon which active families depend.

Buyers have a…

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KBB.com "10 Coolest Cars of 2017" List Includes the Kia Soul

Earlier this year, Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com revealed the vehicles that were named to the publication's 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 list, with the Kia Soul earning a place on the roster for a sixth conxsecutive year thanks to the vehicle's special mixture of features, technology, design and value.

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Kia Optima Received IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Designation

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the 2017 Kia Optima earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+, the highest IIHS designation available. This rating is valid for all Optima models built after March 2017 that include optional front crash prevention and LED headlights with high beam assist.

The 2017 Kia Optima offers driver assistance systems such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Front Collision Warning System,Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Advanced Smart Cruise Control and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

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Enjoy First-Rate Fuel Efficiency and More with the 2017 Kia Soul EV

No doubt one of the more intriguing rides across the roster here at Shawnee Mission Kia, the 2017 Soul EV is an eco-conscious hatchback with a superbly unique sense of style.

Could this boxy beaut be the one for you? Keep up with today's post to figure that out.

Propelled by a 90-kW electric motor and a 27-kWh battery pack, the Soul EV is rated at a respectable 109 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque.

We're also very keen on the Soul EV's range-topping trim, the Plus.

Standard amenities on this model include foglights, front and rear…

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2017 Kia Cadenza Delivers Style and Substance in Spades

It was in a recent post that we here at Shawnee Mission Kia introduced you to our full-size luxury sedan, the K900.

And, in keeping with that theme, today we'd like to turn our attention to another one of our beloved South Korean brand's big-bodied sedans, the 2017 Cadenza. Stick with us to discover that which it has in store.

Shoppers seeking the very best that the Cadenza has to offer are sure to receive exactly that with the top-of-the-line Limited model.

Standard equipment on this trim includes 19-inch wheels, LED head- and foglights, a heated power-adjustable steering…

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