Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Models at Jim Butler Kia top BMW, Mercedes-Benz in Consumer Reports ranks

USA Today reported that Kia beat such renowned car brands as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Acura, Infiniti and Ford in Consumer Reports’ 2015 Car Brand Report Cards. Jim Butler Kia in St. Louis congratulates the Kia brand on its high marks.

Kia earned an overall score of 68 which tops Mercedes-Benz by 12 points. Kia also edged out Infiniti, Acura and BMW among an array of other brands.

Consumer Reports attempts to blend reliability and road performance when naming its top brands and cars. The ratings let perspective car owners decide which car will be both reliable and fun to drive. 

Kia besting long-time brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Ford gives a testament to how much the Kia brand has grown and progressed in recent years. As Kia took a higher ranking than Acura and Infiniti, it shows how Kia models such as the 2015 K900 and 2016 Sorento can provide a fun and reliable ride more than some high-end brands.

The K900 is seen as a business-class upgrade to the Kia’s regular lineup and is comparable to some BMW models without the luxury price tag. 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.

The adventurous CUV 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.

These models and more are available from Jim Butler Kia of Chesterfield Valley’s inventory. To learn more about our Kia models, call us today at 888-392-6606. As your St. Louis Kia dealer, we invite you to check out our new Kias 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 Sorento, K900 and Soul purchases with confidence. We are located in Chesterfield, Mo., and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights Kia dealer.

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