Over the years, quite a large number of people have tended to believe that Kia only offers inexpensive and dowdy-looking vehicles. However, this is not the case anymore. In the few past years, this South Korean automaker has started to produce eye-catchy automobiles that boast of optimal performance and high-end luxury features. Even better, most of these new models are highly noted for their unparalleled dependability and safety while on the road. We asked the experts at Classic Silsbee Kia to highlight some of this brand’s most reliable vehicles.
Kia Cadenza Sedan
The Cadenza sedan has been in the market for some years now and has come to epitomize the highest level of dependability. The 2016 model in particular, boasts of high-end standard features,high performance and luxurious comfort. This allows it to easily hold its own among other similar luxury sedans, which cost an inordinately high amount when compared to it. This car is powered by a 3.3L V6 engine that produces 293 hp and 255 lbs-ft worth of torque.
The Cadenza’s fuel economy is also notable with a rating of 19 mpg for the city and 28 mpg for the highway. It features an upscale interior design with LED cabin lights, a surround view camera along with wooden and metallic accents. When it comes to safety features, this model comes with an anti-lock disc braking system, a rear-view camera, traction and stability control. Together with front, rear and full length side curtain airbags and hill hold assist.
Kia Forte Coupe
This Kia automobile model is, without doubt, one of the high performance coupes currently available in the market. It offers a remarkably spacious cabin and a wide variety of luxury features, which are standard to all its trims. The 2016 version is powered by a 1.8 L 4 cylinder engine that produces 145 hp and 130 lbs-ft of torque. Its fuel economy ratings are also impressive with 26 mpg for the city and 35 mpg for the highway. The Forte provides numerous value added safety features, which are standard to all its trims. This includes an anti-lock disc braking system, a rear-view camera, traction and stability control. As for airbags, this automobile has front and side curtain airbags.
Kia Rio Hatchback
The Kia Rio Hatchback is undoubtedly this South Korean carmaker’s most successful model on a global scale. This definitely means quite a large number of people have come to deeply appreciate its reliability on the road. The soon to be released 2017 version will be powered by a lightweight 3 cylinder 1.0 L turbocharged engine. It will also have a fuel economy rating of 27 mpg at the city and 37 mpg on the highway. It’s interior will be spacious and feature an upscale dashboard layout with a high resolution touchscreen that offers effective control over its audio, navigation and connectivity systems.
This lesser cluttered layout as well as the utilization of glossy black and metallic accents lends this cabin a more premium look and feel. The 2017 Rio Hatchback will seamlessly support Apple CarPlay along with Android Auto smartphone integration system. Safety wise, this Kia model will come with an adaptive headlights system and an automatic emergency braking function. Its body will almost entirely be crafted from high strength steel, the better to enhance its on-road safety.