EXCLUSIVE: 2014 Kia Soul Photos

The 2014 Kia Soul will hit the dealership later this fall. We saw it for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards, and now we have photos that are exclusive to Waikem Kia.

Looking at the new Soul, the redesign has a been updated with a fresh design. It’s lighter than previous models, and Kia promises it will be more fun to drive. The front end is completely redesigned. the headlights are much thinner, the and the nose and grille have been update. The body is updated, and the changes really take shape out back. The one in our wash bay has a black bar that stretches in a square down the center of the hood and up the lights. The new rear LED Tail lights were also apparent on this model.

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Waikem Featured in About Magazine

Waikem was voted favorite place to buy a car in About Magazine.

Waikem was voted favorite place to buy a car in About Magazine.

The Waikem Auto Family was voted the Favorite Place to Buy a Car in the September 2013 edition of About Magazine.

About, a Stark County Publication, says that dealership trust factored in heavily in the vote.

“Buyers are looking for a dealer that is known and respected in the community for being fair and honest,” About says.

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Fails Safety Test: Now What?

The redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 has received a rating of “poor’ in the IIHS small overlap test.

According to Automotive News, this test simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car. Small overlap test examines how well a vehicle handles 40-mph frontal collisions.

According to IIHS and Automotive News, the RAV4’s driver’s space was “seriously compromised by intruding structure, and the dummy’s left foot was trapped by crushed and buckled sheet metal in the footwell.”

The institute also said the seat belt allowed “excessive forward movement of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel.”

Watch the video: 2013 Toyota RAV4 fails small overlap crash test:

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Domestic Cars Making a Comeback

2013 Ford Fusion

The age-old argument between the Domestic and Import has raged on since what feels like forever. And for the past decade it seemed rather one-sided.

That is until auto industry research and consulting company Strategic Vision released its 2013 Total Quality Index study recently. Strategic Vision has been at this since 1994 and looks at factors from traditional counting of reported problems to examining subtle elements that influence car-buying decisions.

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Kia Soul, Optima voted Cool Family Vehicles

2013 Kia Soul

Let’s face it, the minivan faces a stigma as an uncool vehicle. Every member of family wishes they were in a two door coupe sports car during the daily commute, but your family needs more than that. So how do you look cool and still have room for everyone to fit inside?

Luckily www.thestreet.com says the Kia Soul and Kia Optima are among the top family vehicles you can still look in cool in.

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Review: 2014 Kia Cadenza

2014 Kia Cadenza Detroit Auto Show

The Cadenza features European inspired style.

The Kia Cadenza is a brand new vehicle, the first luxury offering by the Kia lineup.

The Cadenza was first seen at the Detroit Auto Show, and we saw it at the Cleveland Auto Show earlier this year, and now it’s finally arrived at the dealership of Waikem Kia in Massillon, Ohio. When we saw it in person, we marveled at the new level of luxury being offered by the Kia model.

The Kia Cadenza is known as the K7 back home in South Korea. It’s one of the most popular vehicles in Asia, and that plus the success of the 2013 Kia Optima SXL in America motivated Kia to make this model. It is also based off the Hyundai Azera and added European styling cues.

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Review: 2013 Kia Rio

2013 Kia Rio

The 2013 Kia Rio is the smallest and least expensive of the Kia car lineup. But smallest doesn’t mean small, as the Kia Rio provides you you with a ton of space for storage or friends while also giving you impressive fuel economy. Add in the modern styling, long list of available features and a great warranty, you cannot go wrong with the Kia Rio.

The Rio is a fan favorite among young professionals getting their life started, or the family looking for something to go along with the SUV. There is a four door sedan and 5 door hatchback model, but whichever you choose, you will get a lot space for your daily travels.

SPACE

Four can comfortably fit on the inside, but when space needs outweigh people, you’d be surprised at how much you can store inside. The Rio 5-door also lets you conveniently carry passengers, cargo or a combination of both, thanks to its easily adjustable seating configurations. fold down the entire back seat, or take advantage of the 60/40 rear split seat, and all the luggage and equipment for your 3 day weekend will fit inside.

The Kia Rio also features a cargo covers which allows you to cover your cargo safely.

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Review: Redesigned 2014 Kia Forte

The 2014 Kia Forte has already received a lot of fanfare with Kia hyping its debut. You’ve seen all the commercials at the Super Bowl, but now the 2014 Forte has arrived at Waikem Kia in Massillon, Ohio.

Kia took a major step to upgrade the design of the Forte, and combined with a great warranty and great features, Kia took a necessary step up in a popular, crowded field.

You have to start with styling when you talk about the Forte. The Forte is much improved on the outside. It’s 2 inches wider in the wheelbase, an inch wider across, and lower. Also, you’ll notice the LED lowbeams, new alloy wheels, and the side moldings that stretch up and down the vehicle.

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AutoTrader’s Best Car With Low Monthly Payments

2013 Hyundai Accent is among four cars voted as best low money new cars.

2013 Hyundai Accent is among four cars voted as best low money new cars.

AutoTrader says the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Kia Soul are among the best new cars with low monthly payments.

AutoTrader was looking for the best new models with payments under $300 per month. Using the a formula that includes 6% sale tax, 10 percent down and national average interest rates and loan terms, AutoTrader considers these models to be top:

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Waikem Offers Discounts to Recent College Graduates

The Waikem Auto Family congratulates all the area college students who will be graduating this month.

Along with the degree and the new job, one of the benefits of graduating college is the great special rebates you are now eligible for on  a new car.

Recent College Graduates receive a special discount at all 7 Waikem Franchises. Scroll down to find out what your favorite franchise offers to a recent college graduate.

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