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Sparks Kia Blog

2016 Honda Fit vs. Kia Soul in Monroe​ 
Looking for a fun way to get around town? The 2016 Kia Soul in Monroe may be exactly what you are looking for and it beats other vehicles in its category like the Honda Fit! Both of these vehicles have a lot to offer but Sparks Kia is giving you the top 10 reasons why the Kia Soul in Monroe stands out from the competition. Learn more about this spunky crossover below!​ 
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  1. The optional collision warning system on the Soul helps you detect an impending crash and avoid it.
  2. You'll have no trouble staying in your lane with the Soul's lane departure warning system that issues an alert anytime you start to leave the lane.
  3. The Soul received an overall rating of 'Good' in the IIHS small overlap frontal offset crash test, but the Fit only received a rating of 'Acceptable.'
  4. Choose the Soul and you'll get a longer basic warranty and powertrain warranty than what is offered with the Fit.
  5. The Soul comes with a standard 600-amp battery to reliably start in all conditions, which is more powerful than the Fit's 340-amp battery.
  6. J.D. Power and Associates ranked the Soul first among compact MPVs in a 2015 Initial Quality Study.
  7. You'll have longer range between fill ups in the Soul that has 3.6 gallons more fuel capacity than its competitor.
  8. Passengers will love riding around in the stylish Soul that has more passenger room than the Fit.
  9. Extra cargo space is always a good thing and the Soul has a larger cargo area with its rear seat up and when it's folded down, so you never have to leave anything behind.
  10. Stay comfortable during your trip in the Soul thanks to features like heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel and automatic temperature control.
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Does the 2016 Kia Soul in Monroe check off everything on your wish list? The features listed above are just the beginning when it comes to the benefits of driving a Kia Soul and Sparks Kia would love to tell you more about this bold vehicle! Visit our dealership today to take it for a test drive.
Get Ready for the 2017 Kia Sportage in Monroe​ 
Have you seen the new 2017 Kia Sportage in Monroe yet? If not, it's waiting for you at Sparks Kia and it's a force to be reckoned with. The 2017 Sportage has everything you could want in an SUV and more! Other SUVs in its class like the Ford Escape can't keep up with its impressive features and Sparks Kia is showing you how these two vehicles compare below. Let us take the stress out of comparison-shopping so you can select your next vehicle.​ 
Kia Sportage Ford Escape
Optional Autonomous Emergency Braking that uses forward mounted sensors to prevent collisions Feature not available
Optional Lane Departure Warning System Feature not available
Standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors Standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors
5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty covers the entire vehicle and includes 24 hour roadside assistance 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty
10 year/100,000 mile corrosion warranty 5 year/60,000 mile corrosion warranty
Kia vehicles ranked 2nd in initial quality by J.D. Power and Associates Ford vehicles ranked 12th in initial quality by J.D. Power and Associates
181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque
16.4 gallons of fuel capacity 15.5 gallons of fuel capacity
Tighter turning circle for enhanced maneuverability Not as easy to maneuver
2,000 lbs. standard towing capacity 1,500 lbs. standard towing capacity
Standard automatic headlights Feature only standard on Escape SE/Titanium
Optional air conditioned front seats and heated steering wheel Features not available on the Escape
​ Are you sold on the 2017 Kia Sportage in Monroe yet? Visit Sparks Nissan to check out this remarkable SUV up close and see these great features in action! The sales associates at Sparks Kia are ready to get you behind the wheel of the new 2017 Kia Sportage in Monroe today!​ ​ 

Test Drive the 2016 Kia Optima in Monroe

Are you shopping around for a new sedan? The 2016 Kia Optima in Monroe outshines other vehicles in the sedan segment including the 2016 Honda Accord. The Kia Optima comes with tons of great features that make it more appealing than the competition and you'll love its smart safety features, ample passenger space and more! Find out more from Sparks Kia in this comparison of the 2016 Honda Accord and 2016 Kia Optima in Monroe!
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You can never have too many safety features, especially when you're shuttling friends and family members to and from activities but the Kia Optima has you covered! Choose the optional Around View Monitor that allows you to see all objects around your vehicle on a screen, but the Accord only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors. The Optima's optional cross-path warning system helps you avoid collisions with vehicles approaching from the side but the Accord doesn't offer this extra precaution.​ 
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You and your passengers will love riding around in the 2016 Kia Optima's spacious interior that has room for everything and everyone! The EPA rates the Optima a large car but the Accord is rated as a mid-size sedan, which is smaller. Standard split-fold rear seats in the Optima allow you to accommodate bulkier cargo and its trunk can be opened hands-free, which comes in handy when you are carrying groceries, luggage or other items.
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Convenient features can turn a good car into a great car and you'll love what the 2016 Kia Optima in Monroe has to offer! The Optima's easy entry system glides the driver's seat back so you can easily enter and exit the vehicle. Optional air-conditioned seats will keep you and your passengers cool and a heated steering wheel makes your morning drive to work a little more bearable. Plus standard adaptive headlights illuminate your way around corners. Choose the Honda Accord and you won't get any of these amenities!
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Are you interested in learning more about the 2016 Kia Optima in Monroe? Pay a visit to Sparks Kia today and check out this impressive sedan in action!​ 
2016 Kia Sorento vs. Honda CR-V in Monroe​ 
Looking for a new SUV to add a little fun back into your morning commute? In this match up between the 2016 Kia Sorento and Honda CR-V in Monroe there can only be one winner, but the Kia Sorento has much more to offer than the competition. Sparks Kia is highlighting the best features of each vehicle but we think you'll agree that the 2016 Kia Sorento is the better deal!​ 

2016 Kia Sorento​ Features:

  • Optional surround view monitor allows you to see all objects around the vehicle.
  • Optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert you of vehicles approaching from the side.​ 
  • Basic warranty coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles, which covers the entire truck and 24-hour roadside assistance.
  • Powertrain warranty coverage for 10 years or 100,000 miles, which covers any repairs needed on the transmission, engine, axle, joints or driveshafts.
  • Standard 800-amp battery.
  • J.D. Power and Associates rated the Sorento first out of midsize SUVs in their 2015 Initial Quality Study.
  • Zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds.
  • 18.8 gallons of fuel capacity.
  • Seating for 7 passengers.
  • Hands-free access to cargo door.​ 
  • Standard towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.​ 
  • Remote vehicle starting system.​ 
  • Speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Standard air conditioned seats in the Sorento Limited to keep you cool on summer days.

2016 Honda CR-V​ Features:
  • Available rear monitor.
  • Basic warranty coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
  • Powertrain warranty coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles.​ 
  • Standard 410-amp battery.
  • Zero to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds.
  • 15.3 gallons of fuel capacity.
  • Seating for 5 passengers.
  • Standard towing capacity of 1,500 lbs.

Ready to leave the Honda CR-V in Monroe behind and take a test drive in the 2016 Kia Sorento? Visit Sparks Kia today to see what else the Kia Sorento can do!
2016 Kia Optima at your Monroe Kia Dealer
With so many sedans on the market, it can be difficult to narrow down your choice. Luckily Sparks Nissan Kia is comparing two sedans for you, the 2016 Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata. While both sedans have a lot to offer in terms of safety features, performance and amenities, only one sedan stands above the rest! Learn why the 2016 Kia Optima should be your first choice from your Monroe Kia dealership!​ 
2016 Kia Optima
Standard active headrests to protect you and your front passenger from whiplash​ 
Around View Monitor allows the driver to see objects all around the vehicle (except on LX/EX)
Kia ranked 2nd in a 2015 Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power and Associates​ 
Kia ranked 20th in a long term dependability study by J.D. Power and Associates​ 
800-amp battery​ 
Optima LX Turbo accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds​ 
EPA estimated 39 mpg on the highway​ 
60 to zero mph in 118 ft. (stopping distance)
More spacious interior than the competition​ 
Standard adaptive headlights on the Optima SX/SXL
Rear vents and optional rear air conditioning vents to keep passengers cool in the summer and warm in the winter​ 
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2016 Hyundai Sonata

Whiplash protection system not available​ 
Only rear monitor and rear parking sensors are offered​ 
Hyundai ranked 4th in a 2015 Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power and Associates
Hyundai ranked 24th in a long term dependability study by J.D. Power and Associates​ 
608-amp battery​ 
Accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds​ 
EPA estimated 38 mpg on the highway​ 
60 to zero mph in 129 ft.​ 
Passengers will have slightly less room to spread out and get comfortable​ 
Does not offer cornering lights​ 
Only rear heat vents are offered​ 
Are you interested in learning more about the 2016 Kia Optima? Take a trip to your Monroe Kia dealership today to learn more about this sleek sedan and see these great features in action!​ 
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