Archive for the ‘Comparisons’ Category

2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Kia Optima

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
2020 Kia Forte blue exterior shot showing driver side and front parked on dirt in field

The 2020 Kia Forte is one of the best values in small sedans. Whether you need all five seats to carry a small family back and forth regularly, or just a convenient way to get to and from work every day, the Kia Forte is ready to get you from “A” to “B.” There isn’t much to complain about with the small sedan, but if you’re worried it might be too small, you may want to look at the midsized Kia Optima.  

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2020 Kia Forte Color and Seat Trim Options

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
2020 Kia Forte blue exterior shot showing driver side and front parked on dirt in field

As one of the favorite small sedans on the road, the Kia Forte manages to keep customers checking back for affordability, technology, and fuel economy. The 2020 Kia Forte is the second entry in the model’s third generation, meaning it is an updated version of the 2019 redesign. With the growing popularity of the Forte, Kia has made efforts to offer enough color and seat trim options to satisfy the tastes of long-time Kia buyers and newcomers alike. Today we will look at the different visual and comfort options available on the 2020 Kia Forte. 

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Should I Get Leather or Cloth Seats for My Kia?

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Seating in the 2020 Kia Telluride

Leather vs Cloth Seats for Kia Vehicles

When you start embarking on the shopping process of a new vehicle, you are bombarded by so many options. First, you choose the brand and model, then you decide on the color and whether you should go with a manual or automatic transmission. And then interior options are thrown at you, like entertainment, added speakers, and other accessories. Oh by the way, do you want leather or cloth seats? Hold it! Time out! Let’s make these decisions one at a time! Why don’t we start by considering the pros and cons of leather and cloth seats for your new Kia, since they will be where you sit when you drive – and your comfort should be a top priority. (more…)

How Much Cargo Space Does the 2018 Kia Sportage Offer Compared to its Rivals?

Friday, March 9th, 2018
Close-up shot of 2018 Kia Sportage badging and tail light

2018 Kia Sportage Cargo Space Against Competitors

When it comes to crossover vehicles, models that carry a compact classification are some of the most popular choices on the road. They are very easy to handle, are incredibly efficient, and they offer just enough utility for everyday living and occasional adventures. Here at Performance Kia, we offer the 2018 Kia Sportage, which has an incredibly spacious interior for five passengers, plus groceries, backpacks, and weekend gear. But how much cargo space does the 2018 Kia Sportage offer compared to other compact crossovers on the market? Read our chart below and find out! (more…)

2017 Kia Forte LX vs S

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
2017 Kia Forte LX vs S

Compact sedans are ideal for drivers who require a practical vehicle to get them from point A to point B. As one of the most affordable options, the Kia Forte appeals to a wide variety of car shoppers. If you are looking to invest in a Forte but aren’t quite sure which trim level is best suited for you and your lifestyle, you can utilize the comparison below to learn about key differences and similarities between the 2017 Kia Ford LX and S trims. (more…)

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Friday, April 7th, 2017
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs Optima Plug-In Hybrid

The Kia Optima is available with three different powertrain options–gas-powered, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. Although they may sound similar, the Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid actually have a number of differences. Here, prospective buyers can learn a little bit more about how the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid compare before deciding which one is best suited for them. (more…)

2017 Kia Sportage LX vs EX

Friday, January 6th, 2017
2017 Kia Sportage LX vs EX

The vehicle shopping process includes a number of important decisions, from choosing between used and new to picking a make and model that suits you. Additionally, you must determine which trim level has the features and capabilities that meet your needs. In order to assist drivers who are interested in the 2017 Kia Sportage, we have compiled some of the key differences and similarities between the LX and EX trim levels. (more…)