Thursday, January 29, 2015

2016 Sorento, Pierce Brosnan Team Up for ‘Perfect Getaway’ Super Bowl XLIX Commercial

Third quarter commercial to highlight the Kia Sorento as an adventure seeker’s car

Kia Motors America (KMA) continues its impressive string of Super Bowl commercials with its Super Bowl XLIX commercial this Sunday in the third quarter — the “Perfect Getaway” stars action hero icon Pierce Brosnan and the 2016 Kia Sorento CUV.

The commercial is the broadcast debut of the new 2016 Kia Sorento — already in stock with more coming each day to Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley. In “Perfect Getaway,” Brosnan listens to a Hollywood agent pitching the starring role in an upcoming film. As the agent describes various scenes, Brosnan confidently interjects one movie cliche after another, wrongly assuming he and the Sorento will encounter danger at every turn.

“Packed with first-class materials and amenities, the all-new Sorento delivers a premium utility experience, and Pierce Brosnan’s persona is the perfect fit for our seventh Super Bowl commercial, which finds the action star and Kia’s most capable CUV ever charging up a snowy mountain road for a very different type of adventure that turns out to be the ‘Perfect Getaway,’” Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing for KMA, said.

The “Perfect Getaway” campaign can be seen across multiple media platforms before the big game. It can be seen online anytime at and will be shown in cinemas starting Jan. 30. The Sorento is profiled as the adventure seeker’s dream vehicle, ready for an off-road experience with the available Dynamax AWD system.

The CUV for the adventurous type can be found at Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley. The 2016 Kia Sorento is larger and more capable of hauling cargo and seating passengers comfortably. The Sorento possesses first-class amenities across five trim levels and comes with three engine choices — including a 240 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-charged inline four-cylinder engine.

If you’re interested in an adventurous vehicle for the off-roader in you, then contact Jim Butler Kia today at 888-392-6606 or check out As your St. Louis-area Kia dealer, we invite you to check out the 2016 Kia Sorento in person at our Chesterfield dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights area, stop by our lot at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. Here at Jim Butler you can make your Sorento purchase with confidence. We are located in Chesterfield, Mo., and serve as your St. Louis and Chesterfield Valley Kia dealer.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kia Souls available at Jim Butler Kia win Most Popular award, which sees more than 18 million unique visitors a month, bestowed a Most Popular award to the 2015 Kia Soul. This is the second consecutive year the subcompact wagon has won such an award from Edmunds. For the third straight year, the Kia dealers have sold more than 100,000 units.

The Most Popular list is compiled by and consists of the three models in each segment with the high “car shopper consideration.” This calculates the total monthly unique desktop website visitors to their research and inventory pages, including model year detail
pages (core pages), reviews, build-and-price tools
and new-car inventory pages from
Jan. 1, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2014.

“That success is powerful evidence of the popularity of the Soul and how well the Kia brand is resonating with car buyers,” Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Kia Motors America, said. “Being recognized by staff and their visitors is further indication that our products offer a winning combination of world-class design, quality, technology and safety — and, of course, value.”

The 2015 Kia Soul has helped Kia Motors America tremendously in setting its all-time 
annual sales record. The subcompact wagon providesa great vehicle for the family and for the city life and gets 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway. 

Jim Butler Kia in St. Louis has a selection of 2015 Kia Souls viewable here. To learn more about the award-winning Kia Soul, call us today at 888-392-6606. As your St. Louis Kia dealer, we invite you to check out the Soul in person at our Chesterfield dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights area, stop by our lot at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. Here at Jim Butler Kia, you can make your Soul purchase with confidence. We are located in Chesterfield, Mo., and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights Kia dealer.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kia Forte earns biggest mark in Motor Trend compact sedan test

Forte bests competition in value and features, EPA fuel efficiency

The Kia Forte — available at Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley — outperformed four competitors in Motor Trend’s Big Test comparison for compact sedans. The judges at Motor Trend ranked five competitors — Kia Forte, Dodge Dart, Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Nissan Sentra — in six standard categories. The six categories Motor Trend generally measures for its Big Tests are Ride and Handling, Performance, Efficiency, Cockpit/Cabin, Safety and Value.

In Ride and Handling, the Kia Forte held its own and was one of the top choices for the judges. The ride for the judges was “firm, almost sporty” and the steering was weighted and responsive. 

 The Kia’s performance may have given it an upset in this category. It had the quickest 0 to 60 mph time by half a second and the shortest stop by two feet. The Forte also put up the quickest time on the figure-8 track. The transmission on streets shifted quickly, according to the judges.

The Forte’s fuel efficiency returned 24.4 mpg, and this compared well to its EPA city mpg rating of 24. The Kia has the most horsepower of its competitors and second-highest torque. Judges also noted the Forte’s rear seat space as one of the roomiest, but where the Forte shone brightest were some high-end features not found easily in its segment such as heated and cooled front seats and power-folding mirrors. In safety, the Forte earned five stars in its side testing and four from the rollover test. 

What blew the judges away in the competition was the Forte’s overall value. The power seats, heated steering wheel and best warranty along with its fuel economy put Kia ahead in the value category.
The judges selected the Kia Forte as the best overall compact sedan in the test. Final standings were:
— 5th place: Nissan Sentra
— 4th place: Honda Civic
— 3rd place: Dodge Dart
— 2nd place: Mazda3
— 1st place: Kia Forte

To learn more about the Kia Forte and its fantastic value, contact the sales staff at Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley at 888-392-6606. You can view our online Forte inventory here or stop by our dealership in Chesterfield Valley at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. At Jim Butler Kia, we want you to make your Forte purchase with confidence, so if you’re in the Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights or even just a short drive from downtown St. Louis, stop on by to view the Fortes on our lot. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kia Sedona Bests Four Other Minivans in Motor Trend Test

2015 Sedona, available at Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley, tops in handling, safety

The 2015 Kia Sedona — available at Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley — emerged victorious in Motor Trend’s Big Test for 2015 minivans. The judges of the competition rated the vans on their ride and handling, performance, efficiency, cockpit/cabin, safety and value.

The competitors for the Kia Sedona were the Chrysler Town & Country, Nissan Quest, Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. For the ride and handling portion, a drive loop located in a Los Angeles suburb was the location. The loop also included standard stop-and-go traffic, highway speeds and even a rough section of road. The judges named the Sedona the top in this portion as it was “actually a lot of fun” according to one judge. The Sedona handled the twisty and rough portions of the road extremely well. This is thanks in part to the suspension of the 2015 Sedona that helps cornering performance.

Speaking of performance, the Kia Sedona had the shortest stopping distance from 60 to zero at 118 feet. Despite having the smallest engine of the five vans, the 2015 Sedona’s 3.3-liter V6 engine still packs 276 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 7.8 seconds. In fuel efficiency, the Sedona outperformed its EPA estimations with a 17.3 mpg city, 23.8 mpg highway and 19.7 mpg combined.

No matter if you have children or are waiting for them, the Kia Sedona’s cabin/cockpit was the judges’ choice for nicest cabin. This was thanks in part to Nappa leather, real wood and a segment-best infotainment system. Behind the front seats, the Sedona has one of the most comfortable second rows of the group.
The 2015 Sedona earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick. It earned a good (best possible) score on moderate-overlap front, side-impact, rear-impact, roof strength and the small-overlap front collision tests.

For value, the Kia “blew the judges away” with its technology and content. Not only did the Sedona's cabin feature Nappa leather, but it also featured those trick second-row lounge seats, a 360-degree camera system and collision mitigation technology.

The final standings were:
— 5th: Chrysler Town & Country
— 4th Nissan Quest
— 3rd: Toyota Sienna
— 2nd: Honda Odyssey
— 1st: Kia Sedona

At Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley — the STL Kia Superstore — we have the 2015 Kia Sedona to meet your minivan needs. You can view our 2015 Kia Sedona inventory online or call our sales staff at 888-392-6606 to learn more about the great Sedona. If you’re in the Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or St. Louis area, we invite you to check out the Sedona in person at our dealership located at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield.

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Kia K900 redefines luxury sedan market and prices

Exquisite executive sedan only available in St. Louis area at Jim Butler Kia

When the term “luxury sedans” is said, one’s mind might turn directly toward the German makers BMW and Mercedes-Benz. However, the Kia brand aims to change that notion with its 2015 K900 — and at a portion of the cost of the conventional models. 

The 2015 Kia K900 — only available in St. Louis through Jim Butler Kia — possesses the traits that made the previous rear-wheel drive, large luxury sedans successful and does so at a lesser cost than its rivals.

The K900 is seen as a business-class upgrade to the Kia’s regular lineup. An extremely roomy interior gives plenty of leg space, and a white leather motif with light-wood touches accentuates a quiet cabin. Kia has a habit of offering consumers much more for their spending less, so it should come as no surprise that Kia’s luxury sedan offers the value of the German sedans at a portion of the price.
Under the hood, the 2015 K900 boasts a 420 horsepower 5.0-liter V8 that produces 376 lb.-ft. of torque. The most luxurious feature of the 2015 K900 might be the rear-seat console which features controls for those sitting in the backseat. Those enjoying the luxurious ride from the rear seats have control of their heated and ventilated seats. The rear console also provides individual recline functionality and a power sunshade.

These full-size luxury sedans at the cost of a compact luxury sedan are only available in the St. Louis area at Jim Butler Kia, the St. Louis Kia Superstore. If you’re in the Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights area and want to look at the K900 for yourself, stop by our dealership at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. You can also contact our sales staff for more information about the 2015 K900 and other Kia models at 888-392-6606 or contact Jim Butler Kia — the St. Louis Kia Superstore — 24/7 online.