Kia SUVs – Freehold, NJ

The SUV market has become pretty crowded over the last couple of decades, so it takes a lot for any particular brand or model to be noticed. And yet, within this market, Kia SUVs have been repeatedly noticed and heralded for bold and smart designs, powerful engines, and great features that make them an absolute joy to drive. With quite a few different SUV models to choose from, you can look over what Kia has to offer and find the perfect vehicle for your needs.

While the Kia name is a relative newcomer here in the U.S., compared to brands like Chevy and Ford at least, they have been in business and growing for more than 75 years. Their modern success is due, in large part, to the incredible quality with which their vehicles are made and the industry-leading warranties that Kia offers on their products. The commitment that Kia has shown to making the best SUVs on the road has not gone unnoticed by American customers, and they continue to grow and become even more popular each year.

Whether you know exactly what vehicle you want, or you still have a lot of questions, we are here to help. At Raceway Kia, we have a terrific selection of brand new and used Kia SUVs for you to choose from, including high-quality Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles. Come visit us in Freehold, just off U.S. 9, and we will help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs.

A grey 2020 Kia Sorento, a popular pick among Kia SUVs, is driving on a grass lined road new Freefold, NJ.

Kia’s Growth and Development

What we currently know as Kia, started off in 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry in South Korea – a manufacturer of bicycle parts and steel tubing. They developed the first bicycle made in Korea and eventually grew into an automotive manufacturer, coming under ownership by Hyundai Motor Company. In 1992, the first Kia vehicles became available in the U.S., selling originally out of a few dealerships in Portland. Since then, Kia SUVs and vehicles have become increasingly popular due to the high level of quality and the standards that Kia insists upon for their vehicles. These are some of the most popular SUVs on the road today with other 8 million vehicles sold in the U.S. To continue this trend and show the dedication that Kia has to the American auto industry, Kia has invested more than $1 billion into a manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia.

Kia’s Commitment to Quality

One of the reasons Kia SUVs have become so popular over the last three decades is due to the high standard of quality that Kia requires of all their vehicles. Year after year, they win awards for initial quality, often placing as the #1 manufacturer for overall initial quality on their vehicles. Kia SUVs look gorgeous, come with fantastic features inside and out, are rated incredibly high in terms of safety, and they last a long time. In fact, Kia is so sure of the quality of their vehicles that they back them up with one of the best warranty programs in the entire auto industry. Every new Kia SUV sold comes with the Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program, which is made of up four things:

10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty

5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty

5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty

5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan

With these four elements in place, you can drive a new Kia SUV with absolute peace of mind, knowing that you are in a top-quality vehicle backed by the people that made it. And with roadside assistance, you are covered no matter what happens – whether you end up with a flat tire, run out of gas, or leave work one evening to find your battery has died. Plus, if you deal with any warranty-related issues more than 150 miles from your home that will take more than 24 hours to fix, Kia will provide reimbursement on rental car expenses, meals, and even lodging.

A red 2020 Kia Sportage, popular among Kia SUVs, is driving along a road near Freehold, NJ.

Raceway Kia – New and Used SUVs

Here at Raceway Kia, we offer a fantastic selection of both new and used Kia SUVs for you to choose from. This helps us ensure we have the perfect vehicle for just about anyone. Whether you are new to the Kia brand, or you have been a loyal Kia enthusiast for years, we are here to answer all of your questions and help you find the right ride. We have dozens of new Kia SUVs in stock every day, so we can help you pick a model, look at your trim options, and even get you the color you want. Our friendly, knowledgeable salespeople are here to make sure you are completely satisfied. There are no high-pressure tactics or gimmicks at Raceway Kia – just great vehicles and passionate people here to help. Although our used inventory fluctuates, we have a fantastic selection of both Kias and non-Kias for you to choose from. This makes it easy to find whatever you are looking for – maybe even something you had not considered that turns out to be the perfect fit.


The new 2020 Kia Sportage receives updates to the exterior and interior with two available engine options and optional all-wheel drive. This modern, compact crossover offers drivers distinguished style and beautiful design elements such as LED lighting, revised exhaust tips, and a refreshed grille.

The Sportage is available in four trims, which include the LX, S, EX, and SX Turbo. Rolling on 17-inch alloy wheels, the base LX includes advanced safety features such as lane departure warning, emergency braking, blindspot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and high beam assist.

It also features an infotainment system displayed on an 8-inch touchscreen that operates with a rearview camera. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow for seamless audio streaming, and privacy glass prevents passersby from peeking inside.

Performance Features for the Sportage

As for the engine choices, most trims come standard with the 2.4L Inline-4 engine that generates 181 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with FWD and a 6-speed automatic transmission, this model has a fuel economy set at 26 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway). The second engine option comes on the SX Turbo model. This is the turbocharged 2.0L Inline-4 engine that produces 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with the same powertrain and transmission, it has a fuel economy set at 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 highway).

Trims of the Sportage

The S model rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and features a glossy black grille and roof rails. Synthetic leather trim gives the cabin a more sophisticated look, and the smart key with push-button start enables you to get going faster in the mornings. Stepping up to the EX version will get you heated seats and dual-zone climate control for comfort during the winter months. You can even listen to music through the upgraded 8-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system.

Finally, the SX Turbo gets larger 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and foglamps, power-folding exterior mirrors, and the Smart Power Liftgate. The cabin features heated and ventilated leather seating, a wireless phone charger, and a navigation system.

A side view of a red 2020 Kia Sportage, a popular option among Kia SUVs in Freefold, NJ, is parked with a city skyline in the distance.


The 2020 Kia Soul gets a ton of new updates. With two engine options and six trim levels to choose from, you can get exactly what you’re looking for with this refreshed SUV.

Kia Soul Performance Features

The first engine is a 2.0L I-4 that generates 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with FWD, it has a fuel economy set at 27 mpg combined (25 city/31 highway). The next engine option is a 1.6L I-4 that pumps out 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Mated with FWD, it gets about 29 mpg combined (27 city/32 highway).

Trims of the Kia Soul

The Soul LX is the base model, and it comes standard with safety features such as a tire pressure monitoring system, hill-start assist control, and electronic stability control. The infotainment interface comes with a rearview camera and is displayed on a 7-inch touchscreen. Smartphone integration is easy, with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Stepping up to the S model will add high beam assist, lane-keeping assist, blindspot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and emergency braking. The cabin is draped in premium cloth upholstery, and remote keyless entry makes it easy to get in and go.

Next is the GT-Line version, which features sporty enhancements such as 18-inch alloy wheels, black exterior trim, and silver exterior accents. The X-Line model expands on these features and adds foglights and a two-tone paint job. The EX model steps into the life of luxury with heated seats, dual-zone climate control, wireless charging, push-button start, and a navigation system.

Top Trim of the Kia Soul

Finally, the GT-Line Turbo includes fog lamps, LED headlights, and a sunroof. The cabin boasts paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and the Harmon Kardon 8-speaker stereo system.

A red 2020 Kia Soul is parked on a road while the sun sets behind it.


The 2020 Kia Niro has not yet been released but will be great SUV for the city due to its petite size and estimated fuel economy. The only engine option on this crossover is the 1.6L I-4 that produces 104 hp and 109 lb-ft of torque, unless you opt for the hybrid. With the hybrid, you will get an estimated 139 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with FWD and dual-clutch 6-speed automatic transmission, the Niro Hybrid could get up to 50 mpg.

Available Features on the Niro Trims

With five trim levels to choose from, each one is unique in its convenience and comfort features. The base FE rolls on 16-inch alloy wheels and has a sound-absorbing front windshield for a quieter ride. The infotainment interface comes with UVO eServices and is displayed on a 7-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard for seamless audio streaming. Next is the LX model, which adds roof rails, LED taillights, and push-button start.

Stepping up to the EX model will get you LED daytime running lights, foglamps, and blindspot monitoring. The heated cloth seats also come with leather trim for a more sophisticated look — the S Touring trim level rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels and features black roof rails. Inside is a larger 8-inch touchscreen with voice-activated navigation and the 8-speaker Harman Kardon stereo. The top-tier Touring model includes a power sunroof, emergency braking, and heated/cooled leather seats.

A red 2020 Kia Niro, a favorite among the new KIA SUVs, is parked an empty parking lot near Freefold, NJ.


If you need something a little larger, the 2020 Kia Sorento offers a maximum cargo area of 73 cubic feet and seating for 7. Powered by a 3.3L V6 engine, this model generates 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. With the bigger engine, the fuel economy is set at 21 mpg combined (19 city/24 highway). Another engine option is a 2.4 I-4 motor that produces 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. It gets about 25 omg combined (22 city/29 highway).

Features for Every Trim of the Sorento

Available in five trim levels, the first is known as the L. This model features One-Touch Slide & Fold 2nd Row Seats that make it easy to configure the cargo area. It also comes with traction and stability control with hill-start assist.

The infotainment system is displayed on a 7-inch touchscreen that operates with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Next is the LX model that adds safety features like blindspot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking distance warning, and emergency braking.

Stepping up the S V6 model will add black roof rails, heated front seats, and air conditioning controls in the third row. The EX rolls on 19-inch black alloy wheels and features fog lamps, the Smart Power Liftgate, and a panoramic sunroof. Leather trim has also been added to the seats. Finally, the SX trim level includes 19-inch alloy wheels, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go technology, and a wireless phone charger.

A grey 2020 Kia Sorento is parked in a driveway while facing wooden garage doors.


The largest SUV in Kia’s lineup is the Telluride, which can seat up to 8 passengers. This adventure vehicle is perfect for families who love to travel. It comes with a 3.8L V6 engine that produces 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. This motor has a fuel economy set at 21 mpg combined (19 city/24 highway). It can be equipped with FWD or AWD, an option for every kind of driver.

Features for the Tellurides Trims

Available in four trims, the base is called the LX. This model includes 18-inch alloy wheels and a slew of safety features, including blindspot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, emergency braking, and more. The leather-wrapped steering wheel adds a touch of elegance, and the infotainment interface is displayed on an 8-inch touchscreen. The S trim includes 20-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, push-button start, and 6 USB ports.

Stepping up to the EX will add first and second-row dual sunroofs, LED headlights, a navigation system, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon stereo. It also comes with wireless charging and heated/cooled front seats. Finally, the SX model features Nappa leather-trimmed seats and a surround-view monitoring system.

A side view of a green 2020 Kia Telluride is driving on a dirt road while towing a large horse trailer.

All-New Kia Seltos

Although we do not yet know everything we would like to about the 2021 Kia Seltos, what we do know has us incredibly excited for this bold new addition to the modern lineup of Kia SUVs. The Seltos is a subcompact model, so it is a great option if you are looking for something a little smaller. Despite its slim and sturdy size, you can still pack a surprising amount of power into the Seltos, and it will certainly not be left behind by other models out there.

Kia has stated that the Seltos is being aimed at customers that are tech-savvy and want the best features possible in their SUV. That is no surprise when you take a look at the impressive pieces of technology and the entertainment system available in the Kia Seltos. And yet, all of this power and impressive technology does not come at the sacrifice of cutting-edge safety features and driver-assist functionality. Instead, it all comes together to create an impressively powerful, elegant, and safe vehicle that is sure to meet your needs.

Two Powerful Engines

The name “Seltos” is derived from the name of Hercules, the hero of Greek mythology that was renowned for his strength, and so you would expect the Kia Seltos to offer great power and performance. You would be correct. The 2021 Kia Seltos has two engines available here in the US, so you can get just the level of power you need.

The standard engine on the Seltos is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that offers up to 146 hp, while there is also an available 1.6L 4-cylinder Turbocharged engine that gives you up to 175 hp. While those might not be huge numbers when you look at a sports car or heavy-duty truck, remember that this is a sporty, subcompact SUV. With that in mind, these engines offer more than enough power and make for a speedy and very joyful ride when you are behind the wheel.

While the standard engine comes with a continuously variable transmission, the more powerful turbocharged engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic. You can also get all-wheel drive with either of these engines, so if you are looking for something with an option for better traction, then the Seltos is a great pick. Overall, this is one of the most enjoyable Kia SUVs to drive, and it offers a much more responsive and exhilarating ride than a lot of its competitors.

A yellow 2021 Kia Seltos is driving on a treelined road near Freefold, NJ.

Incredible Interior Technology

We do not have all the details on what you will be able to get in the all-new 2021 Kia Seltos, but what we have seen so far in terms of technology and interior options certainly has us excited. If you have seen other Kia SUVs, then you know the kind of impressive technology and smart design that can be found in them. The Seltos is looking to be no exception to this – though keep in mind that with four different trim levels available, some of what you can get inside the Seltos will depend on which trim you choose.

Despite its small size, the Kia Seltos can be packed full of all sorts of impressive tech features and offers a luxurious and sophisticated interior. Ambient lighting inside the Seltos creates a refined and fun atmosphere from the moment you first open the door. You can even set the lighting to sync with your entertainment system, so the lights pulse with the beat of your music, creating a completely engrossing and entertaining driving experience.

While the standard Infotainment system in the Kia Seltos is great, the available 10-inch display takes it to another level and gives you a fantastic way to interact with your vehicle. The available Bose premium audio system comes with eight speakers to really envelop you with sound. If you start to imagine the rich audio of this system with the pulsing interior lighting, you can begin to picture just how unique and memorable driving the Seltos really is.

There are numerous USB ports for charging your devices, along with an available wireless charging pad. You can even get a 7-inch color display in the driver cluster and a heads-up display so that you can keep your eyes on the road while cruising in style. All of these great features and options come together to create something that is really unique and truly innovative.

Fantastic Safety Features

As of yet, there are no safety ratings available on the Kia Seltos from either the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Once that information is available, however, we will be sure to provide it to all of our customers. In the meantime, we can see some of the standard and available safety features that come with the Kia Seltos and get a sense of just how safe it is as a vehicle overall.

An available safe exit assist feature warns you about oncoming traffic when you are about to open the door to get out. This makes it easier to avoid having an unseen vehicle take off your door or even slam into you or a passenger while exiting your vehicle. The available blind spot collision avoidance assist system can automatically apply brake pressure to the front wheel if you try to change lanes when an object is detected. This slows down your lane change and makes it easier for you to readjust and stay in your lane when you realize an object was in your blind spot.

Available forward collision-avoidance assist can help detect a potential collision and then automatically apply the brakes to help you slow down and avoid a collision. A highway driving assist feature can keep track of speed limits in your area and automatically adjust your cruising speed to adapt to changing speed limits. This system will also make adjustments to match the speed of vehicles detected in front of you, to help you more safely go with the flow of traffic in certain situations.

The Amazing Kia Warranty

A man has his hand out of the window of a Kia car while giving the thumbs up.

Although there are plenty of great SUVs out there with decent warranties on them, Kia SUVs have the best warranty in the industry. This will include the Kia Seltos once it is released, but all Kia SUVs enjoy this coverage. Just how good is it?

The Kia warranty includes a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, which is better than what you find from almost every single other manufacturer. In addition to this, you also get a 5-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty that covers most other parts of the vehicle. There is also a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty that protects the exterior body panels from damage that occurs from the inside out. Finally, you also get 5 years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance with the Kia warranty coverage.

This means that for years and many thousands of miles after purchasing a Kia Seltos, you will get 24-hour assistance if anything happens. Whether you need help for a flat tire, a dead battery, or you simply run out of gas – they will be there to help. This gives you tremendous peace of mind with the all-new Kia Seltos, and it really is something you cannot find almost anywhere else.

Certified Pre-Owned Kia SUVs

We also have an exclusive and carefully chosen selection of Certified Pre-Owned Kia SUVs for you to consider here at Raceway Kia. Many of our customers come to us thinking that CPO vehicles are just like any other used model, when they are, in fact, quite different. In order for a vehicle to be certified by Kia as a CPO model, it cannot be more than four years old and cannot have more than 60,000 miles on it. Then, it has to pass a rigorous 164-point inspection by a certified Kia technician to ensure it is in the very best condition possible. All CPO Kia SUVs come with a free CARFAX vehicle history report, so you know as much as possible about their background. CPO Kia SUVs also come with two levels of warranty protection on them that you will not find on other used vehicles: 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty from original in-service date 1-year/12,000-mile comprehensive platinum coverage starting when you buy it This warranty coverage means you can drive easy with the kind of peace of mind that you usually only get with a brand new vehicle. Plus, with a CPO Kia SUV, you get a rental-car allowance for warrantable repairs, as well as travel-breakdown protection when you are 100 miles or more from home.

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