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What are the Differences Between the 2018 Kia Optima’s Trim Levels?

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Front exterior view of a white and blue 2018 Kia Optima

The 2018 Kia Optima is available in five trim levels, the LX, S, LX 1.6T, EX, and SX.  These five trim levels provide 2018 Optima owners with powerful and efficient drivetrains as well as ample interior cargo and passenger space.  Even though each trim level has the same 104.8 cubic feet of total passenger space it is how each trim level uses that space that differentiates them.  Find out what’s inside the cabin and underneath the hood of each trim level of the 2018 Kia Optima right here. (more…)

What are the Difference Between the Trim Levels of the 2018 Kia Forte?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Passenger side exterior view of a gray 2018 Kia Forte

The 2018 Kia Forte is a stylish sedan that is available in three trim levels, the LX, S, and the EX.  The LX & S trim level get equipped with a 2.0L 16-Valve I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.  The 2018 Kia Forte EX gets equipped with a 2.0L 16-Valve I-4 engine that supplies it with 165 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.  Both of these engines can be paired with an available 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, and when the Atkinson Cycle I-4 engine pairs with the 6-Speed Automatic it averages an EPA estimated fuel economy of 29 MPG City & 37 MPG HWY.  When the 2.0L I-4 engine works with the 6-Speed Automatic it achieves EPA fuel economy estimates of 25 MPG in the city and 33 MPG while cruising the highway.  Find out all of the differences between the trim levels of the 2018 Kia Forte right here. (more…)

2018 March Madness Opening Round Kia Bracket Matchups

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
2018 March Madness Kia Bracket Opening Round Matchups, text on an image of a basketball hoop from behind

Welcome to the 2018 Opening Round matchups of the Kia Bracket.  This is Carolina Kia’s version of March Madness where we put up our most popular Kia vehicles against their biggest rivals to see which vehicles are the best.  You will see some serious competition and fun along the road to the final four until our ultimate champion is crowned.  Have a look at our opening round bids and be sure to follow our Kia Brackets all the way to the end. (more…)

What are the differences between the 2017 Kia Forte trims?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
What are the differences between the 2017 Kia Forte trims?

As a prospective car buyer, being able to customize a vehicle to meet your needs is one of the most rewarding parts of the process. Once drivers zero in on the car they want, they also have to determine which trim best fits their lifestyles. For those with their eyes on the 2017 Kia Forte, our team at Carolina Kia is going to show what the differences are between the vehicle’s three trims. (more…)

2017 vs 2016 Kia Sportage

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
2017 vs 2016 Kia Sportage

With models being updated each year, it can be difficult to keep tracking of all the updates. Our team here at Carolina Kia is here to help. We’re going to give a detailed comparison of the changes from the 2016 to the 2017 Kia Sportage including fuel economy improvements and additional features. (more…)

2016 Kia Optima EX vs. SX

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
2016 Kia Optima EX vs SX

The Kia Optima is a popular choice among midsize sedan owners because of its spacious, comfortable interior and top-of-the-line technology features as well as its impressive fuel economy. There are five models to choose from total for the 2016 Kia Optima, and three of them are equipped with a powerful turbo engine. Our team here at Carolina Kia is going to make it easier for our drivers to narrow down between the options by comparing the 2016 Kia Optima EX and SX models. (more…)

2016 Kia K900 vs. 2016 Kia Cadenza

Thursday, April 21st, 2016
2016 Kia K900 vs Kia Cadenza

Aside from the price, the Kia K900 and the Kia Cadenza have a lot in common including similar size, fuel economies and performance capabilities. The 2016 Kia K900 falls into the luxury sedan segment, and the 2016 Cadenza is classified as a midsize sedan, so the K900 is marked with a higher starting price point. Our team here at Carolina Kia is going to explore more of the similarities and differences to help drivers decide which one is best for them. (more…)

2016 Kia Sorento LX vs EX

Monday, April 18th, 2016
2016 Kia Sorento LX vs EX V-6_o

Full-size SUVs are becoming increasingly popular among larger families looking for choices outside the traditional minivan segment. The Kia Sorento SUV is packed full of the latest safety and technology features sure to satisfy any family. There are five models to choose from as well as eight distinctive trim levels that differ depending on the engine size and drive options. Our team here at Carolina Kia is going to to compare the 2016 Kia Sorento LX versus the Sorento EX to show drivers what these two models have to offer. (more…)