Exclusive Photos of the 2014 Kia Sorento

The 2014 Kia Sorento was completely redesigned for 2014, with a front-end cosmetic change, and a lot of changes under the hood. We received our first 2014 Kia Sorento last week, and took it for a test drive. See our thoughts and watch an exclusive video at Waikem Kia’s website. Take a look above for the exclusive photos of the redesgined SUV.

The 2014 Kia Sorento features a refreshed design and a lot of changes under the hood. We think the visual changes to Sorento are for the better, starting out front with the refreshed tiger grille, now with chrome accents around a black mesh grille. New headlights with available LED accents also make the 2014 Kia Sorento a little sportier than previous models. According to Kia, the 2014 Sorento weighs 3,594 pounds, while the 2013 models weighed 3,845.

Watch our video here and let us know what you think about the 2014 Kia Sorento.

 

Hyundai Sonata ‘Most Dependable Midsize Car’

2013 Hyundai Sonata most dependable midsize car.

Hyundai Sonata named the most dependable midsize car.

Recently, J.D Power and Associates has ranked the Hyundai Sonata as the most dependable midsize car as part of their

2013 Vehicle Dependability Study.

Erwin Raphael, director of engineering and quality, Hyundai Motor America, has said:

“In one of the most competitive segments within the industry, Sonata places highest in its class. Hyundai is committed to providing customers with high-value vehicles that withstand the test of time. The quality and dependability of our models is important to reassuring owners that we care about their Hyundai experience beyond their initial purchase at the dealership.”

The J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old (2010 model year) vehicles includes 202 specific problem symptoms grouped into eight major vehicle systems.

The study results include industry insights, model rankings in each of the car and light-truck segments, and full nameplate rankings. Overall dependability is determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

The Hyundai Sonata is a beautifully designed car with high fuel efficiency. The Sonata sets the benchmark for midsize sedans offering sleek design, class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality all at an incredible high value.

 

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Wins Best Large Utility Award

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Best Large Utility.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Best Large Utility.

The newly-redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has found itself an award recently at the Chicago Auto Show.

Motorweek has given it the Best Large Utility Drivers’ Choice Award due to its shift toward increased comfort and luxury.

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander wins KBB Lowest Cost of Ownership Award

Kelley Blue Book and KBB.com announced Tuesday that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander has the lowest cost of ownership for any vehicle in its class.

Kelley Blue Book says in its annual 5-Year Cost to Own Award that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander has a five year cost own total of $39,699. The lowest cost to own among all Mid-Sized SUV or Crossovers in its class. Among all vehicles on the road today, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander finishes 10th overall.

Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award accounts for nearly all expenses of car ownership, including depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for new models. The awards exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and naming the brands and models with the lower projected five-year total.

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Hyundai Models Awarded KBB’s Lowest Cost to Own

2013-Hyundai-Veloster-Turbo

The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo has one of the lowest costs of ownership, according to Kelley Blue Book and KBB.com

Three Hyundai models have the lowest cost of ownership in their first five years, according to Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com.

The 2013 Hyundai Veloster, 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo and 2013 Hyundai Sonata will have the least expensive ownership of any model in their class, according to annual study released by Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com Tuesday.

Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award accounts for nearly all expenses of car ownership, including depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for new models. The awards exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and naming the brands and models with the lower projected five-year total.

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Hyundai, Kia Debut Super Bowl Commericals

 

The Super Bowl is just as much about commercials as it is football, so it’s no wonder people are talking about the commercials as much a previewing the game.

Hyundai and Kia leaked their Super Bowl commercials earlier this week to much fanfare, and we’re giving you a sneak peak right here at the Waikem Blog.

Hyundai has leaked two commercials promoting the 7-passenger 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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