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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Kia debuts new luxury sedan

Kia took the stage at the Detroit Auto Show Tuesday to debut its new premium sedan, the 2014 Kia Cadenza.

The Cadenza, known as the K7 back home in South Korea, resembles the Optima and somewhat mirrors it brother the Hyundai Azera. This is Kia’s attempt to enter the luxury sedan market, so of course it will carry a number of luxury features, including Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS). The Cadenza is expected to arrive in Kia retail showrooms in the second quarter of this year, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

Kia says the popularity of the Kia Optima SXL was one of many factors which contributed to decision to launch a luxury model in the U.S.

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The Best of the Best for Safety

2013 Subaru Legacy

Thanks to upgraded airbags and All Wheel Drive, the Subaru Legacy is among the vehicles to review the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that some of our top models are also the safest models the customer can choose.

Among those given IIHS’s new Top Safety Pick+ Award were the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback.

IIHS said that along with its traditional rankings, they wanted to let the consumer know which vehicles were the safest, thus creating the TSP+ award.

“Of the 29 models evaluated so far in our small overlap frontal crash test, these 13 cars offer the highest level of all-around crash protection,” says Adrian Lund, IIHS president. “We’re pleased to recognize them with our new Top Safety Pick+ award for 2013.”

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Waikem Kia Top Ten in Consumer Reports Study

The Kia brand is churning out reliable vehicles.

That’s according to Consumer Reports, who ranked Kia in the top ten of its annual reliability survey.

Consumer Reports analyzes subscribers’ experiences with 1.2 million new vehicles to predict future reliability.

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MSN Ranks America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

MSN Autos researched and studied what are the most fuel efficient vehicles in America, and on Thursday they submitted the top 37 models.

It should come as no surprise that many of our top models are the most fuel efficient in the nation. And it should come as no surprise the Hyundai, America’s most fuel efficient model, placed four vehicles in the list. Ford had 3 cars on the list. Honda also had 3 cars make the list. Kia and Nissan’s most fuel efficient models were also selected to the list.

If you want the best fuel economy, MSN suggests checking out the top plug in models.

The notables on the list as followed:

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Review: 2013 Kia Optima Style, Style, Style

2013 Kia Optima

The 2013 Kia Optima puts other four door sedans to shame.

The Optima looks like a hot sports car, but it’s in a class usually associated with the mundane, family vehicles. Stop traffic and be the talk of the neighborhood in the Kia Optima.

On our test drive, we marveled at the features and drooled over the style. And with America’s best 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty, the Optima really is a no-brainer.

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Kia Soul and Kia Optima win J.D. Power Award

Picture of 2012 Kia Soul

Kia vehicles are flying out of the dealership, so it is no surprise the company is making its customers happy.

The Kia Optima and Kia Soul were named Best in Class in J.D. Power’s 2012 APEAL Study.

The APEAL Study measures how satisfied customers are with their new vehicle purchases.

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Ford, Honda, Kia models have best tech

Let’s face it, there is more to driving a car today than just moving a steering wheel. The modern customer wants great mpg, a cool design, and something he can afford.

But one of the biggest questions always is “what are the special features.” MSN recently did a study, and found that the Ford Fiesta, Honda Odyssey and Kia Optima rank among the 2012 “Cars with the Best Tech.”

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