How Your Kia Dealership Can Help You Find the Perfect Car

October 9th, 2020 by

A blue 2021 Kia Sedona is driving on a coastal highway.

When comparing Kia vehicles, it’s helpful to decide what is important to you to have in a vehicle before you go to start test driving. Do you consider a Kia for its safety, its power, comfort, luxury, or price? A lot of information is available about Kia models, but understanding your needs in a vehicle is a huge step towards finding the best car for you. With so many new cars coming out each year, there can be a lot to consider. At the Kia Dealership near Lakewood, NJ, we are here to help you find the best Kia for your lifestyle from the lineup of 2021 Kia models that we are most excited about!

The 2021 Kia Sedona

The 2021 Kia Sedona may fool you into thinking it’s just a minivan, but it is more like a minivan pretending to be a luxury vehicle. With its smooth exterior trim and sumptuous interior, you would guess the Sedona is only built for comfort. However, the Sedona is great for utility. The Sedona’s performance shows its usefulness as a strong yet responsive vehicle that has a fluid ride on paved roads.

The Sedona’s available engine is a 3.3L V6 with 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Powered with a front-wheel drivetrain, it has an eight-speed automatic transmission. Mileage for the Sedona is an estimated 18 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway for a combined rating of 21 MPG.

The 2021 Kia Sedona comes in three trims: the basic LX trim, the EX, and the SX trim. The trims all have the same standard engine and gas mileage, but higher trims offer optional safety, interior, exterior, and infotainment features. For example, the basic LX trim offers dark graphite cloth for the interior, while the EX and SX trims offer dark graphite leather and camel beige leather interiors.

A blue 2021 Kia Sportage from a Kia dealership near Lakewood, NJ, is driving over a bridge.

The 2021 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is rolling into 2021 with several trims such as the LX, S, EX, and SX Turbo. The LX comes with a 2.4L Inline-4 engine that produces 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. Going in overdrive with a 6-speed automatic, the Sportage can take the road easily.

The LX gets great fuel economy with the front-wheel drive option getting 23 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway for a combined 26 MPG. The all-wheel drive model gets slightly less with 21 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway for a combined 23 MPG.

The S and EX trims, both front-wheel and all-wheel drive, share the same engine as the LX. The trim that differs from the other trims is the SX Turbo with its high-powered 2.0L I-4 regular gas engine with a 6-speed automatic with overdrive. The front-wheel drive option produces 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque that get 20 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway for a combined 23 MPG. The all-wheel drive option produces 237 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This drive gets 19 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway for a combined 21 MPG.

The 2021 Kia Soul

The 2021 Kia Soul is driving onto the lot with several trims, including the LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX, and Turbo. The Soul LX is the basic package without an all-wheel drive. Being propelled by a 2.0L 4-cylinder, this engine produces 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. The basic 6-speed manual transmission will get you 25 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, and 27 MPG combined. The Intelligent Variable Transmission option will increase the fuel economy to 29 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway for a combined 31 MPG.

Moving up, the Soul S, LX, GT-Line, X-line, and EX all share the same engine, horsepower, and torque as the base model. The Turbo trim, however, has a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine with turbocharger. This engine produces 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This engine gets an estimated 27 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway with a combined 29 MPG.

The 2021 Kia K5

The 2021 Kia K5 has four trims currently available – the LX, LXS, GT-Line, and EX- with the GT becoming available in November 2020. The engine for all of the current trims is a 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder that produces 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The estimated fuel economy for the front-wheel drivetrain is 27 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway for a combined 31 MPG. The all-wheel drive gets an estimated 26 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway for an impressive 29 MPG combined.

The upcoming K5 GT trim is going to be driving with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. This engine boosts horsepower to 290 and torque to 311 lb-ft with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Fuel economy ratings for this engine have not yet been released.

Wheel size and materials vary by trim, with the LX and LXS having 16-inch alloy wheels. The GT-Line has 18-inch alloy wheels with Sports Black finish. The EX has wheels of the same size and material, but with a Gray Machine finish, and the GT has a 19-inch alloy wheel option. The interior options reflect trim levels as well. The LX and LXS have cloth seats, while the GT-Line has a cloth or synthetic leather seat trim. The EX has synthetic leather seat trim, and the top tier trim has comfortable synthetic leather seat trim and sport bucket seats options.

A red 2021 Kia K5 is driving on a snowy road.

The 2021 Kia Seltos

The 2021 Kia Seltos comes in five trims: the LX, S, EX, S Turbo, and SX Turbo. This model comes with two different engine options depending on trim choice, a 2.0L and a 1.6L. The 2.0L 4-cylinder produces 146 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque with an intelligent variable transmission. Models with front-wheel drive get an estimated 29 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway for a combined 31 MPG. Models with the all-wheel drive get about 27 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway for a combined 29 MPG.

The 1.6L 4-cylinder with a turbocharger, available for the S Turbo and SX Turbo trims, produces 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. This drivetrain is paired with a 7-speed quick-shift DCT automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. This engine produces 25 MPG in the city, 30 MPG on the highway, making a combined 27 MPG.

2021 Kia Telluride

The 2021 Kia Telluride provides buyers with four trim options: the LX, S, EX, and SX. All four trims have the same 3.8L V6 engine under the hood. This engine produces 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque with an electronically controlled 8-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive models get an estimated 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway for a combined 23 MPG. The all-wheel drive models will get a little less fuel economy of 19 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway for a combined 23 MPG.

The differences in the trims are in the passenger space. The LX trim has roomy eight seats for the front-wheel and all-wheel trims. The most flexible of the trims is the EX trim that can configure to seven to eight passenger seats, while the S and SX trims have less passenger room with seven seats for each trim.

Come Visit Raceway Kia

Found the perfect Kia for you? Come visit us at Raceway Kia so we can get you behind the wheel of your perfect Kia today. Our friendly sales team is ready to take you on a test drive, while our incredible finance team can help you afford the car of your dreams. Visit us at 4044 U.S. 9 in Freehold, NJ, today!

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