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, 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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2014 Kia Sorento, Forte Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

2014 Kia Sorento

The 2014 Kia Sorento debuted at the LA Auto Show. You’ll notice the new front grille and front and rear fascia. (Photos from AutoBlog)

2014 Kia Forte

The 2014 Kia Forte debuted at the LA Auto Show. You’ll notice the new design and glut of special features. (photo from AutoBlog)

Anytime there is an Auto Show it is an exciting time here at the Waikem Auto Family. This week we get our excitement from the west coast at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

And there was great news from, always reliable and award winningKia with the debut of the Sorento and Forte.

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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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Honda, Ford, Kia have Top 3 Row Models

Honda Odyssey Minivan

If you have  big family, you know the need for third row seat.

It can be a crowded and complicated quest to find that perfect third row choice though.

Should I get the SUV? The Extended Wagon? Or the Minivan?

Luckily for us, KBB recently announced which are the best three-row vehicles less than $30,000. Not surprising, the Honda Odyssey was KBB’s No.1 Choice. But many other top models also finished in the top ten:

Best Three Row Vehicles Under $30,000, According to Kelly Blue Book:

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