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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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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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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Top Models Best for Small Families

2012 Honda Civic

There is nothing small about the small family.

Your kids have book bags, school supplies, sports equipment, and they always require an extra bag of clothes.

So even the small family needs space.  But what is the best car for small families?

MSN has examined them all, and they find the Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Subaru models to be the best for the Small Families:

MSN AUTOS BEST CARS FRO SMALL FAMILIES:

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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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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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