The recent quick rise of the Kia brand is a surprise to many, but those of us who do car comparison side by side know that Kia is pushing all the right buttons. From dealer price, to miles per gallon, to styling, to advertising featuring entertaining rodents we'll review what makes cars such as the Kia Forte 5 door so attractive.
First, it should be noted that Kia is in the right place at the right time. When your modus operandi is fuel efficiency, affordability, and young hip styling such as the red Kia Soul, you're doing it right. Just ask the Kia Lexington, KY dealers.
But this aligning of the stars is more about work than luck. When nine of your eleven vehicle fleet gets 30 MPG highway or more then there's some attention to the numbers that that's noticeable. A 2010 used Kia Sportage for sale had 25 MPG HWY, which isn't bad by today's standard for a small SUV. Now? The 2011 Sportage is over 31 MPG HWY.
Now what if you add affordable to efficient? Three Kia models are both 30 MPG highway or better, and new cars under $15000. The 2011 Forte, 2011 Soul, and 2011 Kia Rio all present a double threat that's hard to ignore when doing a car comparison side by side.
But what separates the old Kia's from the new is the styling. When people walk into Kia of Baton Rouge, or Kia Lexington KY, and say 'I want to drive the hamster car' otherwise known as a red Kia Soul then you know your styling and advertising are reaching the market.
If all these cars under $15,000 haven't made you consider a new or used Kia Sportage for sale, or a 2011 Kia Rio. Or maybe you just want to read the Kia Forte 5 door review before you pull the trigger on your purchase. Understandable, but don't wait to long. That rapping hamster car is hot.