Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Kia Certified Pre-Owned Program Checklist and Perks

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Closeup of mechanic working on vehicle wheel

Is a Certified Pre-Owned Kia Worth It?

For the second year in a row, the Kia Certified Pre-Owned Program has been named on the Autotrader 10 Best Non-Luxury CPO Program list. Making it onto Autotrader’s list acknowledges the standout benefits of a brand’s Certified Pre-Owned program. So, if you’ve been wondering if a Certified Pre-Owned Kia is worth it, keep reading to see what shopping CPO at Serra Gardendale Kia can offer you. (more…)

2020 Kia Telluride Earns First Place in Texas Off-Road Invitational

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Green 2020 Kia Telluride in desert

What is the Best SUV for Off-Roading?

The 2020 Kia Telluride has earned first place in the first-ever Texas Off-Road Invitational held by the Texas Motor Press Association. The Telluride stood ahead of the rest at the General Sam’s Offroad Park in Huntsville, TX as more than 30 sport-utility and truck media evaluated each vehicle’s performance. Keep reading to find out what helped the Telluride be voted best among legendary off-roaders and SUVs in the competition.


2018 Kia Stinger Wins the First J.D. Power Engineering Award

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Red 2018 Kia Stinger

Kia Stinger Named Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle

The first-ever J.D. Power Engineering Award for Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle has been presented to the 2018 Kia Stinger. This award category combined the results of two J.D. Power studies – the Initial Quality Study and the APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) Study – while looking at the vehicles’ interior, audio, seating, storage, heating and ventilation, powertrain, driving dynamics, visibility, and fuel economy. Keep reading to learn more about the Kia Stinger and what helped it earn the title of Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle.


How safe is the all-new 2018 Kia Rio?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
2018 Kia Rio Side View of Blue Exterior

After a full redesign in the 2018 model year, the Kia Rio entered its fourth generation. Now, after countless changes, upgrades, and additions, the all-new Rio aims to claim the top of the subcompact segment. In order to do so, however, it must first meet a wide variety of expectations. For instance, many prospective customers may be wondering, “How safe is the all-new 2018 Kia Rio?” We have the answer right here, so keep on reading to find out! (more…)

IIHS Awarded its Best Safety Rating to the 2018 Kia Niro

Friday, July 6th, 2018
2018 Kia Niro Diagonal View of Red Exterior

2018 Kia Niro earned a Top Safety Pick Plus rating

Kia cars are known for being some of the safest vehicles on the road today. Moreover, Kia models have been awarded dozens of safety awards in recent years, and the 2018 Kia Niro is the proud owner of the most recent accolade – a Top Safety Pick Plus (TPS+) rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For those who aren’t familiar with the IIHS scale, TPS+ is the best possible rating that any car can receive from the IIHS. You’re probably wondering how the 2018 Kia Niro earned a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the IIHS, aren’t you? We’ve got everything you need to know, so keep on reading! (more…)

Which Kia car is the best for families, according to Edmunds and Parents magazine?

Saturday, June 16th, 2018
2018 Kia Soul Front View of Orange Exterior

2018 Kia Soul was named one of the top 10 family cars

What makes a family car great? The people—of course—come first and foremost, but what’s next? What draws the line between a good family car and a great one? For many people, the foundation of a family car is safety. If the vehicle isn’t safe, then how can anyone trust it to take care of their loved ones? Another attractive feature of any car, especially one that will be transporting an entire family, is an ample amount of cargo space. If a car can comfortably fit all of its passengers and all of their cargo—while also keeping them safe from start to finish—then that vehicle really has it all. Because of its ability to deliver on all of these fronts, the 2018 Kia Soul was named one of the top 10 family cars by Parents magazine and Edmunds. Keep on reading to learn more! (more…)

Kia Introduces Wireless Charging to the Soul EV

Friday, April 27th, 2018
2018 Kia Soul Different Exterior Colors Lined up in an Imgae

2018 Kia Soul EV Technology Features and Specs

The 2018 Kia Soul EV is the electric version of the famous box-over Kia Soul. This model has the best of both worlds. It is efficient and environmentally conscious, but it also has all the power you want out of your compact crossover and combines the styling you know and love from the Soul. Recently, Kia finished a three-year development project that will bring wireless charging capabilities to the Soul EV fleet. We’re taking a look at the 2018 Kia Soul EV technology features and specs to find out more about this project from the Kia brand.


Kia Stinger Gains Recognition for Driving Dynamics

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Exterior View of the 2018 Kia Stinger in Red

2018 Kia Stinger Named Best of the Year in MotorWeek 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards

The 2018 Kia Stinger is truly a marvel of engineering and design, and it has the accolades to show for it. The Kia Stinger has been names as Best of the Year in MotorWeek’s 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards. This is the top honor that is given in the 14-category program. We’re going to tell you all about what makes the Stinger worthy of this title. Check it out below and find out why the Stinger is already a favorite among driving enthusiasts.


Green Car Journal Recognizes the 2018 Kia Niro

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
2018 Kia Niro Exterior View of Side and Front End in Gray

2018 Kia Niro Awarded for Efficiency and Design

The 2018 Kia Niro has been awarded for efficiency and design specifications from the Green Car Journal. This accolade showcases the Niro’s forward-thinking styling and superior efficiency ratings over other models in its segment. Read on to find out more about this award and the award criteria.


What Types of Safety Ratings do new 2018 Kia Models get?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
2018 Kia Sportage Front End View in Silver

2018 Kia Soul and 2018 Kia Sportage Earn Top Safety Pick Plus

Recently, the new model years of the Soul and the Sportage have received high accolades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Both the Sportage and the Soul come equipped with advanced safety features and intelligent designs that allow them to receive this type of honor. Take a look at why the 2018 Kia Soul and the 2018 Kia Sportage earned the Top Safety Pick Plus.