How to Connect Your Phone to a 2016 Kia Soul.

We know technology is a pain.  But we are here today to try and make it alittle less rough.  Below is a tutorial on connecting bluetooth to your car.  If you have any questions please comment below!


Why The Kia Soul Is A Fantastic Buy!

I know what you’re thinking about the title above.  We are a Kia dealership and of course we love the 2016 Kia Soul.  But the reality is that the Kia Soul might be the most underappreciated vehicle on the road today.  The reason is simple, some people don’t like the appearance and the original marketing of the hamster.  Now if you put that all away the Soul has so much to offer.  Today we will talk about some of the great reasons you should look into the Kia Soul.

Its space


When entering the 2016 Kia Soul it’s hard to believe how much room you have.  Inside this roomie vehicle, the Kia Soul has a stylish interior that offers a premium ambiance. According to critics, and its boxy shape offers impressive passenger and cargo space.

Its resell value


Kia has once again received awards for best resell value in its segment.  ALG, a company that projects resale value loves that the base price is a very affordable cost at 16,000 for being a Subcontract Utility Vehicle.  We don’t think you will want to trade it your Kia Soul but it’s nice to know.

Its warranty


You will not find a better Warranty in the automotive world.  Kia has 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program.  This consists of 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty. 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty.

It’s price

The starting price for a Kia Soul is $15,900, If you look at its competitors the Soul is thousands of dollars less than the Honda HR-V and Nissan Juke.  With options on a wide variety of equipment such as the Dual body color power mirrors, projector Beam headlights and others the Kia Soul is not only a smart buy it’s the right one too.

Want a closer look?  Check out our Product Specialist Jason Atwood as he goes through the 2016 Kia Soul.


2017 Kia Forte Are Here

The 2017 Forte is what you want in a compact sedan.  When the Fortes hit the lot the sales consultants had loads to say about it.  They noticed how the Forte is becoming even more Optima like which isn’t a bad thing.  The Optima is the Flagship of the Kia Cars and connecting it to the Forte will only make it better.  Today we will talk about why the Forte redesign made it a better car for you and your family.


The forte has gotten stretched to give a spacious modern cabin. The cabin comes with clear sound with a stereo system that offers Sirius radio in addition to voice command and Bluetooth technology.  Forte’s distinctive new styling and Front Led positioning lights and available LED Rear Combination Lamps will get you noticed no matter where you are driving.  With its new design it got a sporty sleek feel to it.  It is the perfect addition to the 2017 line up.  Safety is always first.  The 2017 Kia Fortes are fitted with an advance airbag system, a reinforced body to new innovation like front active headrest.  Kia knows that safety is important and want to protect everyone in the vehicle. In some trims the 2017 Forte have Ventilated Front Seats that lets air circulate so you never have to feel too hot or cold again. Don’t like using the Ac? Get one of the Fortes with a sun roof to let the wind through your hair.  In addition to this the you can get comfortable having both hand on the wheel with Steering wheel mounted controls at your fingertips.


Today we have a video of our Sales Consultant Eric Carroll showing you features of the brand new 2017 Kia Forte.  If you have any question please comment below and we will get back to you!

5 Stars for the 2016 Kia Optima

Have you ever been in an accident?  We hope not but we do know life happens.  Even the smallest fender benders can send a shock to your system.  Each years cars are getting bigger and many drivers are getting faster.  This is why having a car you feel safe in is so important.  This is why the IIHS safety picks are so important.  Having a car that can take on a head on collision is a huge factor for some folks.  That why today I want to talk about one of our safest cars in the Kia lineup, the Optima.  Optima scored an impressive 5 star crash rating.

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Soundhound in the Kia Optima


Kia’s have gained loads of impressive high end technology in their cars.  Each new Kia vehicle comes with a Uvo technology console that contain many apps to make your driving experience an enjoyable one.  Today, I want to single one of the apps out because it was new to the 2016 Kia Optima called soundhound.  Soundhoud has been around for a bit but never into a car console until recently.  Today we will talk about some of the features that makes it a must have in your next car.

Kia Optima

Sound Search


One of the Coolest features of the SoundHound app is music search.  Say you put a friends USB into you Kia optima for some tunes but it does give the title of the song.  With Soundhound they use voice recognition software to find out what song and what bang.  So you don’t have to fight your friend about what this song is anymore!

Hand free

Being that the Sound Hound app is on your dash you can use it hands free.  This can save you time, but more importantly keeps you safe by letting you keep both hands on the wheel.

Sound Charts

Sound Hound, Jim Shorkey, Kia

Finding new music can be hard.  With soundhound they make it way easier.   They offer a free service called sound charts where it shows what others are listening too and are great recommendation for your next drive.  Not sure where to start?  We recommend the emerging artist chart.

These are just three features that makes soundhound a great edition inside your Kia Optima.  Check out this video below of a small video of the main screen of the Kia Optima.





Kia Sorento, Kia, 2017

Driving a 2017 Kia Sorento

From time to time being in the Marketing Department, I drive vehicles to promotions or to a film location.  In total, I have driven many brand and models. Getting in a car I always have the feeling of bracing myself because I never know how a vehicle will drive.  Will it accelerate well, will it turn in a sporty ways or be cumbersome, do I have to lower or raise the seat and questions like these swarm in my head.  The reality is these thoughts are the same thoughts customers looking for a new car have. I want to shed light on vehicles strength when I possess a first person perspective.  Recently, I had the chance to ride the brand new 2017 Kia Sorento and I have to admit that I was surprised by it.  The first thing I noticed was the styling.  It kept the 2016s body which is not a bad thing, each model cycle the Kia SUVs are getting more attractive (have you seen the 2017 Kia Sportage).  When I headed to the fair Fayette County fair last year the Sorento at our exhibit was the most frequent compliment vehicle we brought.   People loved its beautiful dark cherry color and the change of the grill.  Inside, the 2017 Kia Sorento I love the simplistic approach.  There is so much to this vehicle’s interior, but it seems to blend in so well, there are not a bunch of busy nobs or leavers on the dash.  The dash has a lovely Uvo Console and the 2017 Sorento added Android Auto to complete the experience.  Android Auto and Apple Car Play are apps that would seamlessly with your vehicle.  You don’t need GPS anymore with them.  Another thing I added to base 2017 Sorentos are back up cameras.  Having a backup camera on a SUV is a must to ensure you are drive at your safest.  Finally, I wanted to talk to you about the driving of the 2017 Sorento.  If you haven’t driven one you have too.  For being a big SUV this car drives like a car.  The suspension and accelerations give it a great balance on the road. A third row Sorento could have been like a Mini Van but this SUV isn’t your mom’s van.  Kia wanted to give you a complete ride experience and got there.  It’s a great car to take on trips or driving around town.  Long Live the Sorento!

Kia Sorento, Kia, 2017