Kia Vehicles That Are Perfect for Marlboro Drivers

January 8th, 2021 by

A closeup shows a headlight on a 2021 Kia K5 from the side at dusk.

When you’re looking for the best Marlboro Kia dealer, come visit us at Raceway Kia. Our selection of Kia vehicles is unmatched by our competitors, and our top-notch service has made us one of the highest-rated Kia dealerships in the greater area of Freehold, NJ, including Marlboro. Marlboro is a beautiful township that’s perfect for cruising around and absorbing the scenery year-round. Some of the best that Marlboro has to offer can be experienced by visiting incredibly distinct locations such as the 4JG Orchards & Vineyards for a bottle of chardonnay or the massive Big Brook Park for a day of nature, along with a multitude of delicious eateries to visit. If you’re looking for a vehicle to drive to all of the amazing things Marlboro has to offer, there’s no better choice than a Kia with its style, performance, and efficiency.

Kia is unlike most manufacturers simply due to the scope of their inventory. One glance at Kia’s selection of currently produced models, and it becomes clear there’s a little something for everybody. If you’re the kind of driver who wants to drive a luxurious sedan, then the K5 is a fantastic choice for driving in style. Drivers looking for a larger, more reliable vehicle should opt for one of Kia’s SUVs, such as the Kia Sorento. SUVs are a fantastic way to bring the whole family aboard, along with vastly superior cargo space and a trove of safety features.

2021 Kia K5 Sedan Overview

The 2021 Kia K5 is an entirely new take on the popular Kia Optima that had been a fan-favorite for nearly a decade. Kia’s engineers have practically returned to the drawing board and have ultimately transformed the Optima experience into the K5 that we know it as today. As an all-new sedan, the K5 comes equipped with a strong set of features and a duo of turbocharged powertrains. At the beginning of the lineup is the base LX trim with an MSRP of $23,490. This trim still includes a wide range of notable features, many of which are not only rarely seen on base models with other lineups, but for this general price point as well. LXS is the following trim, providing some extra function over the base model with features such as a Blind-Spot Assist and a smart trunk, among other features.

Drivers who would rather have some extra flair for their K5 should consider GT-Line, which is the next trim for the lineup. GT-Line includes a sporty exterior along with LED lights and swaps the 16-inch wheels from the previous trims for 18-inch sport wheels. EX is the next available trim and begins introducing more luxury-oriented features into the lineup, such as an immersive panoramic sunroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a wireless charger, just to name a few. Finally, the GT features a stronger turbocharged engine with an accompanying upgraded transmission and suspension, paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, and 19-inch tires.

Powering the K5 is two available turbocharged engines, the first of which is a 1.6L 4-Cylinder that produces 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and is highly fuel-efficient to boot. A majority of K5 drivers, namely the ones who opt for any trim other than GT, will be using this engine, and it can provide EPA-estimated ratings of 29 MPG city and 38 MPG highway.

The next engine is a turbocharged 2.5L 4-Cylinder that increases the power output of the K5 to an impressive 290 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the base engine, this one comes paired with a dual-clutch automatic transmission that allows for an overall smoother ride. In regards to the interior, the K5 comfortably seats five passengers, and you’ll have the choice between an 8-inch infotainment center or a large 10.25-inch one, with a multitude of features including Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

A blue 2021 Kia Sorento is parked in front of a lake and a cabin.

2021 Kia Sorento Overview

Some of the most appealing reasons as to why you should consider an SUV for your next vehicle is their quality construction that provides a reliable ride, along with performance and cargo space. The 2021 Kia Sorento builds upon its time-tested lineup that originated nearly two decades ago and, in many ways, is the best rendition of the lineup that we’ve seen to date. Drivers who are familiar with the Sorento will be pleased to see it retains a spacious interior with a maximum available cargo capacity of 75.5 cu.ft. when the seats are folded down. This lineup begins with the LX trim, much like the aforementioned K5, and starts at an MSRP of $29,390.

Drivers will be immediately impressed by the variety of safety features that come standard on the base model, primarily with a focus on both safety and connectivity. That’s not to say the LX isn’t an ample performer; however, with its 2.5L 4-Cylinder that produces 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. You’ll also find this engine on the following trim known as S along with a variety of additions such as a power-adjustable heated driver’s seat and a smart key, for example.

EX, SX, and SX-Prestige are the last three trims, all of which come equipped with the second available engine in the lineup. This engine is a turbocharged 2.5L 4-Cylinder that bumps the performance up to 281 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque, a 47% increase to horsepower and a whopping 71.8% greater torque output compared to the base engine. In addition to this, Kia offers hybrid variants of the Sorento for those seeking the utmost fuel-efficiency from their SUV. These hybrid models come with a turbocharged 1.6L 4-Cylinder with one of two electric motors with the stronger motor helping the Sorento Hybrid achieve up to 261 hp. As is the case with hybrid models, these Sorento Hybrids are highly fuel-efficient with EPA-estimated ratings of 39 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.

A silver 2020 Kia Rio sedan and a red Rio5 hatchback are parked on a brick street in a city near a Marlboro Kia dealer.

So Many Vehicles To Choose From, But Only One Dealership

At Raceway Kia, we pride ourselves on our ability to differentiate ourselves from the competition as we’re one of the highest-rated Kia dealerships in the area. By shopping with us, you’ll experience all that Kia has to offer, including a substantial catalog that’s only made better by our knowledgeable sales representatives. Each of our representatives is kept up-to-date about the vehicles that we offer, meaning they can help you speed up your search with all of the information at the ready. We offer both new and used Kia vehicles for both the drivers who want the latest and greatest and those looking for a cheaper alternative.

Should any of our customers require extra help in acquiring their vehicle, we offer an on-site finance center where our financial experts can help you apply for financing deals. In addition to our fantastic sales department, we also offer an on-site service center where our mechanics perform repairs and general servicing on vehicles. All of these services combined help make us the reputable Kia dealership that we are today. We encourage drivers from Marlboro to make the trip to our dealership located at 4044 U.S. 9 in Freehold, New Jersey. We’re only a short 10-minute drive away from Marlboro, so come on down today and find the perfect Kia for all of your Marlboro adventures.