Friday, June 21, 2013

KIA Sorento makes Top 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000

Today’s compact sedan is more affordable, maneuverable and fuel- efficient than a larger SUV. Kelley Blue Book recently announced a list of the top 1o best SUVs under $25,000. Eight out of the 10 handpicked vehicles are totally redesigned or first-ever models. Jim Butler KIA in St. Louis is proud to announce that the 2014 KIA Sorento was among the top 10 vehicles picked. The 2014 KIA Sorento can comfortably fit a family of seven yet is still compact enough to be functional. The 2014 KIA Sorento is also a fuel-efficient vehicle with a sleek style. Check out 2014 KIA Sorento inventory at Jim Butler KIA today!

Friday, June 14, 2013

The 2014 KIA Optima Gets an Update at Jim Butler KIA

There is no doubt that the KIA Optima is one of the most handsome vehicles at Jim Butler KIA. With some slight updates to the 2014 KIA Optima, Jim Butler KIA can’t wait to get the newly improved vehicle on the lot in St. Louis!

The exterior of the 2014 KIA Optima underwent a minor face-lift with a replaced front fascia that gives it a more futuristic look. Regular or LED fog lights are incorporated to the front fascia depending on which trim level is selected.  The LED taillights have also been updated. The fender vents now have a prominent chrome wing as well as a re-shaped rear diffuser and trunk.

On the inside of the 2014 KIA Optima, improved technology such as a 4.3-inch TFT screen in the instrument panel and a new optional eight-inch navigation and telematics screen have all been added to better your driving experience on the roads in St. Louis. For better safety, a new optional blind-spot detection system which includes rear cross-traffic alert is also an option in the 2014 KIA Optima. The interior of the 2014 KIA Optima will also feature redesigned seats.

Jim Butler KIA will let you know when the 2014 KIA Optima will arrive in St. Louis!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The KIA Cadenza Takes 1st Place in Recent Comparison among Full-Size Sedans

Jim Butler KIA is proud to announce that the all new KIA Cadenza scored high reviews in a recent comparison among other full-size sedans coming in 1st place. Among the KIA Cadenza, other full-size sedans included the Chevy Impala, Toyota Avalon, Chrysler 300S and Ford Taurus. These vehicles would have to display ride comfort, interior refinement, performance, fuel economy, safety, and value.

The KIA Cadenza impressed with its 3.3-liter mill and paddle-shiftable six-speed auto. The KIA Cadenza tied for second-quickest quarter-mile time with the most powerful car in the group, the Chevy Impala. Unlike the Chevy Impala which had a difficult time finding the right gear on hilly or winding roads, most editors thought the KIA Cadenza’s shift paddles were well-placed.

The interior of the KIA Cadenza received high reviews for its comfort ability. Although the KIA Cadenza seemed to have a few inches less of leg room in the rear cabin compared to the Toyota, when sitting in the rear cabin there is not much of a difference in actual space. The KIA Cadenza was also praised for its rear-window sunshade, soft leather upholstery and heated and cooled front seats.

Let’s not forget about safety. The KIA Cadenza has adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, precollision systems, adaptive lighting, blind-spot monitoring and eight airbags.

In comparison to the Toyota Avalon, the KIA Cadenza won the value prize having better interior space with better materials, 19-inch wheels and lane-departure warning all for a lessor price. The KIA Cadenza was the second cheapest car of the group with one of the highest values.