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The Value Factor: What It Means to Shop for a Used Kia

The Value Factor: What It Means to Shop for a Used Kia

A black 2020 Kia Soul is shown parked in front of mountains after leaving a used Kia dealership.

Did you know that Kia, which got its start in South Korea in the 1940s, didn’t make its way to Canada until the late 1990s? Kia’s entry into Canada was well-received, with models like the Sportage and Sephia setting record sales in those early years. This success paved the way for Kia’s future on Canadian soil, ultimately impacting your search for a used Kia dealership today. That leads us to our next question, “What inspired your search for a used Kia?”

Kia is renowned for building versatile and innovative vehicles that are luxurious yet affordable. This balance is striking in Kia’s 2022 lineup, but it's even more impressive when you shop off the used lot. Used Kias are laden with cutting-edge technology and features that reflect Kia’s position as an industry leader and an early adopter of new technology. As a result, used Kias easily meet your needs and exceed your expectations while keeping more of your hard-earned money in your wallet. Are you ready to see how? Here’s what you can expect to find in our used Kia inventory!

#1 Award-Winning Models

The Telluride is the largest SUV in the Kia fleet, and it’s also the newest addition to the Kia family. Making its debut in 2020, the Telluride made a lasting first impression. Its versatile and practical design caught the attention of industry experts worldwide, earning it the World Car of the Year award for 2020. Its many other awards include the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year and MotorTrend SUV of the Year, awards that reflect the Telluride's modern aesthetic and its exceptional suite of standard and available features engineered to maximize convenience and comfort for families.

The Telluride isn’t the only Kia in the spotlight, sharing it with the iconic Soul. The Soul is Kia’s personality-filled, subcompact SUV renowned for its spacious cabin and unique design. For 2020, the Soul earned even more praise with the debut of the fully-electric Soul EV, a zero-emission model ideal for commuters and urban dwellers. As a result, the Soul EV earned widespread honours, including the World Urban Car of the Year Award, which hailed the model and its 452-km driving range as truly remarkable for Canadian drivers.

#2 Cutting-Edge Safety Features

Kia makes your safety a top priority, whether you’re shopping for a newer used model like the Seltos or an older Soul. For example, the Seltos made its Canadian debut in 2021 as an urban crossover with a distinct design and a long list of standard features. Among these features include Kia’s Blind Spot Detection Warning system that extends your visibility by working with the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to alert you to vehicles and objects in your blind spots.

You’ll find plenty of other safety and driver-assist features throughout the Kia lineup. These features range from tools like Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist to Smart Cruise Control. Kia’s Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist equips the model with an extra set of eyes that alerts you to potential collisions and can automatically engage the brakes if you fail to respond to the alerts. Smart Cruise Control improves your time on the highway by actively monitoring the flow of traffic ahead and adjusting the Kia’s cruising speed as needed, maintaining a safe speed and distance without input from you.

As Smart Cruise Control improves your time cruising at highway speeds, other tools like Lane Keeping Assist and the Driver-Attention Warning optimize your safety behind the scenes. The Lane Keeping Assist technology monitors the vehicle’s position in its lane, alerting you when you’re drifting beyond the lane markings without using a signal. If this occurs too many times, the Driver-Attention Warning system will alert you that it’s time to take a break from behind the wheel.

A red 2020 Kia Seltos is shown from a high angle driving on a curvy road during winter.

#3 Smart Technology That Keeps You Informed

Kia has a stellar reputation for packing its vehicles with helpful technology that makes your time behind the wheel easier, safer, and more enjoyable. This technology ranges from smartphone integration and Bluetooth capability to WiFi hotspots and navigation. For example, the 2019 Forte is a great find since it comes standard with an 20.32 cm colour touchscreen display home to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The 2019 Forte is also equipped with Kia Canada’s UVO Intelligence feature, which gives you access to the Forte via an app on your smartphone for enhanced connectivity and control even when you’re not in the driver’s seat.

Newer used models like the 2021 Seltos add even more innovative technology, exchanging the 20.32 cm colour display for a 26 cm multimedia interface equipped with UVO Intelligence. The expansive display gives you intuitive access to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which puts your favourite apps immediately within reach. Depending on trim, you may also find the Seltos equipped with navigation and a Bose premium sound system.

#4 Efficiency at Its Best

Kia is committed to keeping more of your hard-earned money in your wallet, which takes on an entirely new meaning when you take advantage of Kia’s many hybrid options: Sorento HEV/PHEV, Niro Hybrid/EV/PHEV, Soul EV, and the all-new EV6. The Niro is one of the most popular in the Kia fleet because of its effortless ability to blend efficiency with performance. For example, the 2020 Niro Hybrid averages an impressive fuel economy of 4.7 L/100 km, while the Niro PHEV promises an all-electric range of 42 km. For comparison, the 2022 Niro offers a combined average of 4.6 L/100 km, a minimal difference that makes shopping for a used Niro a great money-saving option.

#5 A Daring Mid-Size Marvel

For every other automaker, shopping for a used model typically means getting behind the wheel of a model at least three to four years old. However, this isn’t the case with the models on the lot at Kia dealerships, courtesy of the automaker’s constantly evolving lineup. For example, one of the greatest finds on the used lot is a 2021 K5. Dubbed Kia’s mid-size marvel, the sedan made its debut in 2021 and reflects Kia’s goal to deliver a vehicle with “the power to surprise” at every turn. It’s safe to say that the K5 does precisely that and more.

Although it’s a mid-size sedan, the K5 doesn’t look the part with its bold and angular design reflecting Kia’s focus on the future. This boldness continues under the hood, where either a 1.6L or 2.5L engine sits. The 1.6L turbo four-cylinder engine produces 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.5L turbo four-cylinder churns out 290 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are impressive and earned the K5 a reputation for being agile, powerful, and incredibly fun to drive. What’s even sweeter is that the mid-size marvel is laden with cutting-edge technology that adds to its value and keeps you informed, safe, and connected wherever the highway leads.

A grey 2020 Kia Telluride is parked on dirt near rocky mountains.

What Will You Drive?

Shopping for a used Kia is easy because you know what you’re getting with the Kia name: a reliable, versatile, and innovative vehicle that can take you anywhere. However, the difficulty comes in narrowing your search and finding the perfect Kia for your needs. Is it an EV like the Soul or Niro, or will the three-row Telluride better meet your family’s needs? The best way to answer this question is to get behind the wheel for a test drive and see everything Kia’s remarkable lineup has to offer for yourself. Contact us at Sherwood Kia today to learn more and take one of these great vehicles for a spin.

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