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Cincinnati, OH 45232

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Top SUVs at Superior Kia

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If you are in the market for a Kia SUV and you want the best of the best, choose from two models: the Sportage or the Sorento. The Sorento is about $36,000 and features a V-6 engine while the Sportage is about $28,000 and features a four-cylinder engine. Both are available at Superior Kia so stop by and test drive both models.  

2015 Kia Sorento Limited

The 2015 Kia Sorento Limited features a navigation system, automatic temperature control, front dual zone air conditioning, remote keyless entry, two LCD monitors, 1 gigabyte internal memory capacity, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and power heated door mirrors with integrated turn signals.

Safety and security features include ABS brakes, dual front impact airbags, dual front side impact airbags, an overhead airbag, an occupant sensing airbag, anti-whiplash front head restraints, a blind spot sensor, rear parking sensors, a rear window defroster and wiper, high intensity discharge headlights and front fog lights.

2015 Kia Sportage EX

The 2015 Kia Sportage EX features a navigation system, automatic temperature control, front dual zone air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote keyless entry, a power moon roof, a 7-inch LCD display, 1 gigabyte of internal memory, leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats, all-wheel drive and heated power door mirrors with turn signal indicators.

Safety and security features include dual front side impact airbags, dual front impact airbags, an occupant sensing airbag, perimeter/approach lights, ABS brakes, a security system, anti-whiplash front head restraints, rear parking sensors, fully automatic headlights, front fog lights, delay-off headlights and variably intermittent wipers.

Which SUV is Best for You?

While the Sorento has more convenience and security features than the Sportage, the Sportage still has tons of standard equipment that many other brands in that class don't include including heated and ventilated seats. If you can qualify for the Sorento, test drive both SUV models at Superior Kia to determine which SUV best fits your needs.

Take into consideration how many people will be riding - do you have a large family or carpool? Also take into consideration the monthly payments if you buy - or what they may be if you lease. If you prefer the Sorento but don't want that monthly payment, you may be able to lease it for much less than a finance payment. Stop by our showroom today to take advantage of the end-of-year discounts!


2015 Kia Forte EX

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Stop by Superior Kia today to test drive the 2015 Kia Forte EX and take advantage of our lease specials or low APR finance specials on this model. You'll find that the Forte EX has plenty of conveniences and safety features, and that it is something that you'll enjoy driving every day because of the excellent fuel mileage.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include speed control, speed-sensing steering, remote keyless entry, illuminated entry, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, one-touch up and down windows, front and rear beverage holders, front door bins, 16-inch alloy wheels, a split folding rear seat with a center armrest, front center armrest, a leather shift knob and leather steering wheel.

Additional features include heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals, a chrome tailpipe finisher, spoiler and bumpers and door mirrors that are the same color as the body.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include SiriusXM radio, an AM/FM stereo, CD player, MP3 decoder, Bluetooth, six speakers and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Kia Forte EX features a 2.0-liter engine backed by a six-speed automatic Sportmatic transmission. The engine feature variable valve control and a variable intake manifold. The transmission features mode select. This combination makes 154 pound-feet of torque and 173 horsepower; and it gets 25 mpg* in the city and 33 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, a panic alarm, traction control, anti-whiplash front head restraints, electronic stability control, dual front impact airbags, an overhead airbag, dual front side impact airbags and an occupant sensing airbag.

Additional features include a rear window defroster and wiper, fully automatic headlights, variably intermittent wipers, a low tire pressure warning system, delay-off headlights and front fog lights.

Dimensions

The interior is spacious and features 23 cubic feet of cargo volume. Additionally, the front features 56.1 inches of shoulder room, 53.8 inches of hip room, 42.2 inches of legroom and 39.4 inches of head room. The rear features 54.9 inches of shoulder room, 53.1 inches of hip room, 38.7 inches of headroom and 35.9 inches of legroom.

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Stop by Superior Kia today to test drive the 2015 Kia Forte EX and to learn more about its convenience, entertainment, security and safety features.


The 2015 Kia Soul

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If you are in the market for a vehicle that has excellent fuel mileage but is not a hybrid and can comfortably seat up to five people, stop by Superior Kia to test drive the 2015 Kia Soul +. While this car looks small on the outside, it has plenty of room on the inside, including cargo space.

Convenience Features

The 2015 Kia Soul + features one-touch down windows, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, front and rear beverage holders, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, front and rear door bins, an overhead console, a front center armrest, split folding rear seat, speed control, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry and heated power door mirrors. Additional features include Bluetooth and an MP3 decoder.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Soul + features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with variable valve control and a variable intake manifold. The engine is backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 164 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 151 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The Soul + gets 23 mpg* in the city and 31 mpg* on the highway; and it runs on regular unleaded fuel.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, traction control, electronic stability control, anti-whiplash front head restraints that are adjustable and feature tilt, a panic alarm and speed-sensing steering.

Additional features include an overhead airbag, dual front side impact airbags, an occupant sensing airbag, dual front impact airbags, a rear window wiper and defroster, variably intermittent wipers and a low tire pressure warning system.

Dimensions

The Soul + features plenty of space including 24 cubic feet of cargo volume. The front features 39.6 inches of headroom, 55.5 inches of shoulder room, 40.9 inches of legroom and 53.2 inches of hip room. The rear features 39.1 inches of legroom, 49.3 inches of hip room, 39.5 inches of headroom and 54.7 inches of shoulder room.

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Visit Superior Kia today to test drive the 2015 Kia Soul + and to learn more about its convenience, safety, security and entertainment features. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any finance or lease specials we may have running on the Soul +.


Complete Your Christmas List at Superior Kia

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If you have a person on your Christmas list that is just impossible to buy for and that person owns a Kia, you've got it made! Complete your Christmas list at Superior Kia with accessories for the car.

Front and Rear Splash Guards

These are perfect for the Kia owner who doesn't like getting anything on the paint job, especially salt-laden snow and ice. Since the salt destroys the paint, you have to clean it off often. These splash guards will keep a lot of the slushy mess or mud away from the paint.

Crossbars

If your friend or relative has a Kia and loves outdoor sports such as boating and fishing, the crossbars are perfect. Mount a canoe, fishing poles, or even add a cargo box on top of the vehicle. Add a ski holder or bike holder to the crossbars for the person who loves to take his or her "toys" everywhere.

All-Weather Mats

All-weather mats are the perfect gift for a Kia owner. They keep the carpet clean and, more importantly, keep the carpet from getting stained with snow, ice, mud and salt.

Cargo Accessories

Pick up a cargo net or cargo tray for the Kia owner who prefers items to stay in place during a commute or road trip. A cargo mat protects the carpet in the cargo area and is perfect for protection from groceries that might leak, such as packs of meat or ice cream in the summer.

Sport Visors

Sport visors not only look great, but they help keep the rain from dripping on you. This is great for those who must drive with the window opened a crack no matter what the weather or temperature.

Dressing up Your Kia

Hood masks, hood deflectors and chrome mirror covers change the way your Kia looks and makes it uniquely yours. If you have a friend or relative who is a Kia owner and wants his or her own special look, pick up these items or bumper covers. Bumper covers not only change the look of the Kia, but protect the bumper.

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Stop by Superior Kia today to pick up accessories to finish out your shopping list. And, if you are considering a new car, you might test drive a Kia while you're here!


December Specials at Superior Kia

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If you've been holding off on buying a Kia until Superior Kia listed some great deals, your wait is over. Superior Kia has several lease deals running through the rest of December. Instead of expiring on the last day, these deals will run until January 5, 2015 as we know people are busy for the holidays!

2015 Kia Sorento LX

Lease a 2015 Kia Sorento LX with an automatic transmission, 2.4-liter engine with 191 horsepower, power windows and door locks, illuminated vanity mirrors, cruise control, Bluetooth wireless and SiriusXM radio for just $229 per month. You'll need $1,999 down at signing. The lease is a 36-month closed-end lease. MSRP on the Sorento is $25,195. Taxes, title fees, license, documentary fees, insurance and options are extra. You have the option to purchase the vehicle at the end of the lease. Total lease payments are $8,244. Purchase option is $13,605.30. The lease includes 12,000 miles per year.

2015 Kia Optima LX

Lease this sedan for $189 per month with $1,999 due at signing. The 2015 Kia Optima LX features a 2.4-liter engine backed by an automatic transmission, power windows and door locks, tilt steering, remote keyless entry, an auxiliary input jack, and cruise control. The engine and transmission combination makes 200 horsepower so the Optima definitely gets out of its own way.

The lease is a 36-month closed-end lease. MSRP is $22,450. Total lease payments are $6,804. You can buy the Optima at the end of the lease for $12,347.50. The lease comes with 12,000 miles per year, but does not include license, taxes, documentary fees, title fees, insurance and options.

2015 Kia Rio LX

Lease the 2015 Kia Rio LX for $179 per month with $1,999 due at signing. The 2015 Rio features a 138-horsepower 1.6-liter engine backed by an automatic transmission, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt steering, remote keyless entry, a six-was adjustable driver's seat and SiriusXM radio.

The lease is a 36-month closed-end lease. MSRP is $15,800. Total lease payments are $6,444. You can buy the Rio at the end of the lease for $8,448.20. The lease also includes 12,000 miles, but does not include taxes, title fees, license, documentary fees, insurance and options.

Stop by Superior Kia to test drive any of these or other vehicles that have lease specials through the first week of the new year.



2015 Kia Forte LX

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If you are in the market for an economical vehicle with plenty of features, stop by Superior Kia to test drive the 2015 Kia Forte LX. This sedan has excellent fuel economy while giving you a healthy dose of convenience, entertainment, safety and security features.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include a driver and passenger vanity mirror, one-touch down windows, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, speed control, an overhead console, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, a split folding rear bench seat with a center armrest, front bucket seats with a center armrest and turn signals integrated into the heated power door mirrors.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include Bluetooth, SiriusXM radio, and AM/FM stereo, MP3 decoder, CD player, six speakers and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Kia Forte LX features a 1.8-liter engine backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. The engine features a variable intake manifold and variable valve control. It runs on regular unleaded fuel and gets 26 mpg* in the city and 39 mpg* on the highway. This combination makes 145 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 130 pound-feet of torque at 4,700 rpm.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include dual front impact airbags, an occupant sensing airbag, an overhead airbag, dual front side impact airbags, a panic alarm, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, brake assist, electronic stability control and traction control.

Additional features include delay-off headlights, a rear window defroster, variably intermittent wipers and a low tire pressure warning system.

Dimension

The 2015 Kia Forte LX has plenty of room for the entire family. The front features 39.1 inches of headroom, 56.1 inches of shoulder room, 42.2 inches of leg room and 53.8 inches of hip room. The rear features 15 cubic feet of cargo in addition to 35.9 inches of leg room, 53.1 inches of hip room, 37.3 inches of headroom and 54.9 inches of shoulder room.

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Stop by Superior Kia today to test drive the 2014 Kia Forte LX and to learn more about this model's convenience, entertainment, safety and security features. Be sure to ask your salesperson if we are running any purchase or lease deals when you stop in.



What to Expect from Kia in 2015

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If you already own a Kia, then you're probably a Kia fan and will be looking to upgrade to a new Kia in 2015. We at Superior Kia keep you apprised of new Kia models and what's new for the new model year to make your buying decision easier. Stop by Superior Kia today to see some of our 2015 models; and stop by our blog often to see what might be coming down the pike.

Kia KX3

If you were disappointed that Kia didn't show at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, hold that thought - the Korean manufacturer did appear, but at the Guangzhou, China auto show - and they had a new concept car. While the concept car won't be released in North America, it could be a "show off" vehicle for changes to the Kia Sportage that is due to be released in 2015. Since Kia hasn't mentioned much of anything about what features of the KX3 will appear on the Sportage, we'll just have to wait until the company releases information on the upcoming model year.

2016 Kia Sorento

The Sorento was first released in North America in 2002 and didn't have its first redesign until 2009, then again in 2013. Even though the 2013 model year was released as the third generation model, many consider that release a facelift rather than a new generation. The 2015 model year saw a completely revamped Sorento - so if you have an older Sorento and you want a new one, you'll notice many differences for the upcoming year's model.

And, the 2016 model, while still in camouflage, does show some of its newly redesigned body. The front and rear fascias have been redesigned and the front grille is larger. Newly redesigned headlights curve further into the fenders. The interior will be roomier due to a longer wheelbase; and the infotainment center has been upgraded. Additionally, climate controls have been redesigned to make them easier to use. Keep your eye on this space to learn more about the 2016 Sorento as it becomes available.

2015 Kia High Performance K900

A high performance K900? Really? That's just what Kia has done; and the high performance model has several things that differentiate it from the luxury sedan model. First, the body kit features aggressive-looking carbon fiber inserts. The 21-inch wheels help show that this K900 is not like its predecessor. And, the 5.0-liter V-8 under the hood and a lot more power than you would expect from a Kia.

The secret of the power is hidden in the trunk: a Garrett 2871R twin turbo that makes the 480 horses in the sedan look like child's play. The high performance Kia 5.0 makes a whopping 650 horsepower. And why is the turbo in the trunk? The placement reduces the heat build-up in the engine compartment and keeps the body in its factory configuration.

Stop by Superior Kia to test drive your next new Kia and keep an eye on this space for updates about the new Kia models that will be released in the upcoming year.


Optimize Your Drive in an Optima!

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Stop by Superior Kia to optimize your drive in an Optima - a 2015 Kia Optima SXL turbo, to be exact. You'll find that this sporty sedan has plenty of features to help you pass the commute time or the time on a long road trip.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include a tilt and telescopic heated sport steering wheel with mounted audio controls, front dual zone air conditioning, automatic temperature control, a HomeLink garage door transmitter, front and rear door bins and beverage holders, one-touch up and down windows, a power moon roof, illuminated entry, speed control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, driver and passenger vanity mirrors and an overhead console.

Additional features include a memory seat, navigation, remote keyless entry, heated front and rear seats, front and rear center armrests, ventilated front seats, heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals, a sport suspension and a split folding rear seat.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include a Diversity antenna, eight Infinity speakers, an 8-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth, CD player, MP3 decoder, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM radio and 1 gigabyte of internal memory.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Kia Optima SXL turbo features a 2.0-liter engine with variable valve control. The engine is backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 274 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 269 pound-feet of torque at 1,650 rpm. The Optima SXL turbo gets 20 mpg* in the city and 31 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include electronic stability control, traction control, ABS brakes, brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, a security system and panic alarm, perimeter/approach lights, adjustable head restraints, ignition disable, dual front side impact airbags, dual front impact airbags, an occupant sensing airbag and an overhead airbag.

Additional features include fully automatic Xenon headlights, delay off headlights, rear parking sensors, variably intermittent wipers, a rear window defroster, front fog lights, a low tire pressure warning system and a blind spot sensor.

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Visit Superior Kia today to test drive the 2015 Kia Optima SXL turbo and to learn more about its convenience, safety, security and entertainment features. Be sure to ask your salesperson for a complete list of standard features and additional options.



Kia Soul Feature

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If you are considering a 2015 Kia Soul, stop by Superior Kia to take a test drive of one of the two different trim levels we have on the lot. Test drive the Base model or the Soul+ model. Both models have tons of standard convenience, safety, entertainment and security features.

Convenience Features Common

The Soul Base and Soul+ feature driver and passenger vanity mirrors, one-touch down windows, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, an overhead console, speed control and illuminated entry.

The Soul Base features power door mirrors and the Soul+ features power heated door mirrors.

Entertainment Features

Both models feature the UVO premium audio system, Bluetooth and 1 gigabyte of internal memory capacity. The Soul+ features a 4.3-inch primary LCD screen and a Bluetooth decoder. The Soul Base features SiriusXM radio and six speakers.

Engine and Transmission

The Soul Base features a 1.6-liter engine backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. The Soul+ features a 2.0-liter engine backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. Both engines feature variable valve control and a variable intake manifold.

The Base model makes 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque while the Soul+ model's engine makes 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Both engines run on regular unleaded fuel. The Soul Base gets 24 mpg* in the city and 30 mpg* on the highway. The Soul+ gets 23 mpg* in the city and 31 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Both models feature electronic stability control, traction control, ABS brakes, brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, anti-whiplash adjustable front head restraints with tilt, a panic alarm, dual front side impact airbags, an occupant sensing airbag, an overhead airbag and dual front impact airbags.

Additional safety and security features common to both models include a rear window wiper and defroster, variably intermittent wipers and a low tire pressure warning system. The Soul+ features fully automatic headlights and the Soul Base features front fog lights.

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To learn more about the 2015 Kia Soul Base or Soul+ models, stop by Superior Kia today. Ask your salesperson for a complete list of features on both models so that you can compare pricing and base features.


2015 Kia Rio EX

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When you stop by Superior Kia to test drive a couple of vehicles, be sure the 2015 Kia Rio EX is on your list. This affordable sedan has plenty of room and gets excellent gas mileage; thus, it is perfect for commuting and taking on a long road trip.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include one-touch up and down windows, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, front and rear beverage holders, front door bins, illuminated entry, a leather shift knob, split folding rear seat, speed control and remote keyless entry.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include a 4.3-inch primary LCD screen, Bluetooth, AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM radio, an MP3 decoder, CD player, 1 gigabyte of internal memory and six speakers.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Kia Rio EX features a 1.6-liter engine with variable valve control and a variable intake manifold. The engine is backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 123 pound-feet of torque at 4,850 rpm. The Rio EX gets 27 mpg* in the city and 37 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include brake assist, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, adjustable anti-whiplash front head restraints with tilt, a panic alarm, ignition disable, an overhead airbag, dual front side impact airbags, an occupant sensing airbag and dual front impact airbags.

Additional features include fully automatic headlights, a rear window wiper and defroster, front fog lights, a low tire pressure warning system and variably intermittent wipers.

Dimensions

The 2015 Kia Rio EX features 15 cubic feet of interior cargo space and plenty of room for passengers. The front features 40 inches of headroom, 53.1 inches of shoulder room, 43.8 inches of legroom and 52.1 inches of hip room. The rear features 31.1 inches of legroom, 51.2 inches of hip room, 37.6 inches of headroom and 52.1 inches of shoulder room.

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Stop by Superior Kia today to test drive the 2015 Kia Rio EX and to learn more about its convenience, entertainment, security and safety features. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any specials we may be running on the Kia Rio.


Fun Fall Treats


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Since it's getting cooler - actually, colder - out, you are more apt to spend time inside. Use that time to make some fun fall treats for your family - or to teach your kids how to make cookies and other treats. When you finish with your winterization service appointment at Superior Kia, head over to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients you'll need for these fall treats.

Autumn Leaves

  • Your favorite sugar cookie dough
  • Food coloring - red, green orange, yellow
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 to 7 teaspoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar

Divide the dough into four bowls. Add food coloring each of the bowls to make the colored cookie dough.

Roll the cookies out to ¼-inch thickness and cut out leaf shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake as directed for your recipe. Remove the cookies from the pans to cool on wire racks immediately.

While the cookies are cooling, combine the confectioners' sugar, water, meringue powder and the almond extract. Beat the mixture on low until it's just blended. Decorate the cookies as desired, then sprinkle them with coarse sugar. Let them stand at room temperature until they set. Store the cookies in an airtight container.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

  • 1 package spice cake mix
  • 2 cups chopped and peeled tart apples
  • 20 caramels
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 12 popsicle sticks

Make the cake batter as directed on the box. Fold the apples into the cake batter. Line muffin pans with paper cups and fill each one ¾ full. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, add the caramels and milk to a saucepan and cook over low heat until the mixture is smooth. Spread the mixture over the cupcakes, then sprinkle the tops with the pecans. Insert a popsicle stick in the middle of each cupcake.

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Whether you are on your way to the grocery store or on your way back, stop by Superior Kia to test drive your next new vehicle or to have your current Kia serviced and winterized.


Kick Up Your Kia!

When you want to make your Kia stand out from other's Kia models, kick it up with some Kia accessories. From lighting to roof racks, you can find many things to change the look of your Kia - and that makes it easier to find in a sea of cars at the mall! Order these and other great accessories from Superior Kia.

Sporting and Extra Cargo Space

Whether you want to haul your bike around, go skiing, head out to the river for some kayaking or just need some extra cargo space, you'll need a set of cross bars. These mount on the roof and keep anything you need to put there off the paint.

Add a heavy-duty roof cargo bin so you can have space for more people inside. The cargo bin can carry luggage or even makes a great place to "hide" purchases when you are stopping at more than one place.

If you have a kayak and are tired of borrowing someone's truck or taking your own truck every time you want to go out, add the kayak mount to the cross bars to carry your kayak in a safe and convenient manner wherever you want to go. If you have a bicycle or skis, you can also get special mounts to hold them securely.

Towing

Add a tow hitch to your Kia so you can tow your ATV to new places to explore. Or, if you want to hike and bike, add a cargo bin to the roof rails and a bike holder to the tow hitch to carry your bicycle. You'll find that there's no end to the fun you can have with your Kia when you add these accessories.

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Lighting

Add puddle lights to light up the area near the doors. Not only is this great so that you can see in the dark, but it makes your Kia look even better than it already does. Kick it up a notch with an interior lighting kit that personalizes the cabin. The lighting kit is a fully integrated color system that places lights in the cup holders, foot well area and the forward tray. The lights also shine a soft white light when the doors are opened.

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Thanksgiving Events in Cincinnati


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While you might be too busy to think of events in the couple days before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day, you may want to head out on the weekend for some holiday events. The week before, be sure to stop by Superior Kia to have your vehicle checked and to have the required maintenance done, if needed.

Fountain Square

Starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Fountain Square will be gearing up for Christmas. Listen to live music from Archer's Paradox and grab some of Tom+Chee's grilled cheese. The tree lighting ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m., then there's live music from the Von Trap Kids. At the end of it all, Fountain Square will have a fireworks finale.

Twelfth Night

Catch Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. The play runs through December 15, so even if you feel like you can't move after Thanksgiving, you won't miss out. The play is directed by Sara Clark.

Go Skiing

What better way to get rid of the extra calories from that huge Thanksgiving dinner, but to go skiing? Perfect North Slopes will be open, including Tuff Enuff, Back Stage, Learn-to-Turn, Clyde's Superslide and Farside slopes. If skiing is not your thing, the tubing lanes will be open. The ski resort also has a gift shop and repair shop.

Get Your Grinch On at the Aronoff Center

Take the family to see this musical adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The show was a holiday hit on Broadway and is touring the United States. Thanksgiving weekend is the time when you can see this in Cincinnati - or you'll have to catch it in another city if you can't make it Thanksgiving weekend. Ticket range from $28 to $88.

Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt

If you want something special for a Christmas gift for someone special, visit the Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkts. You'll find seasonal décor, handcrafted gifts, traditional German holiday sweets, hot-spiced Gluhwein, baked goods and more. The event will be on Fountain Square and Findlay Market, depending on how soon you go. Friday and Saturday, it is open from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., then on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Before you head out for events or shopping - and preferably before Thanksgiving week when you expect to be busy, be sure to have your vehicle checked or have maintenance completed at Superior Kia.


2015 Kia Cadenza Premium

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Stop by Superior Kia today to test drive the 2015 Kia Cadenza Premium and to learn more about this luxury sedan. You'll get tons of features that you would only expect on other luxury models - and you'll get them for thousands less than those other models.

Convenience and Entertainment Features

The 2015 Kia Cadenza Premium's convenience features include a driver and passenger vanity mirror, an auto dimming rearview mirror, heated power door mirrors, one-touch up and down windows, a power moon roof, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, a HomeLink garage door transmitter, speed control, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, an overhead console, dual zone air conditioning, automatic temperature control, and a navigation system.

Entertainment features include 12 Infinity speakers, an 8-inch LCD monitor, Bluetooth, a radio data system, MP3 decoder, CD player, AM/FM radio and 1 gigabyte of internal memory.

Additional features include heated front seats, a leather steering wheel, leather upholstery, front and rear center armrests and power front seats.

Engine and Transmission

The Cadenza features a 3.3-liter V-6 engine backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 255 pound-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm. It gets 19 mpg* in the city and 28 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, adjustable head restrains with tilt in the front, perimeter/approach lights, a panic alarm and security system, ignition disable, an occupant sensing airbag, dual front side impact airbags, dual front impact airbags, an overhead airbag and a rear side impact airbag.

Additional features include fully automatic headlights, delay off headlights, rear parking sensor, variably intermittent wipers, a rear window defroster, rain sensing wipers, a low tire pressure warning system and front fog lights.

Learn More About the 2015 Kia Cadenza Premium

Stop by Superior Kia to learn more about the 2015 Kia Cadenza Premium, including standard convenience, entertainment, safety and security features. If you are looking for certain features, ask about additional available options for this model. Also, ask your salesperson about any finance or lease deals we may be running on the Cadenza.


2015 Kia Sedona

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If you are in the market for something that is flexible - you can haul people in a carpool, your kids' sports equipment, dogs to the dog show, or just yourself, stop by Superior Kia to test drive the 2015 Kia Sedona. The Sedona is loaded with features to make even a long road trip comfortable for everyone.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include one-touch up and down windows, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, body-color power door mirrors with turn signal indicators, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, front and rear beverage holders, front door bins, speed control, an overhead console, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, reclining third row seat and separate rear air conditioning.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include Bluetooth, an AM/FM radio, MP3 decoder, CD player and four speakers.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Kia Sedona features a 3.3-liter V-6 engine with variable valve control and a variable intake manifold. It is backed by a six-speed mode select Sportmatic transmission. This combination makes 276 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 248 pound-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm. The Sedona runs on regular unleaded fuel and gets 18 mpg* in the city and 24 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include brake assist, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, anti-whiplash front head restraints, perimeter/approach lights, a security system and panic alarm, a rear window wiper and defroster, variably intermittent wipers, a low tire pressure warning system, rear parking sensors, dual front side impact airbags, an overhead airbag, dual front impact airbags and an occupant sensing airbag.

Dimensions

The front features 39.8 inches of headroom, 40.9 inches of legroom, 59.3 inches of hip room and 63.9 inches of shoulder room. The rear seat features 41.1 inches of legroom, 66.1 inches of hip room, 39.4 inches of headroom and 63.1 inches of shoulder room. The third row seat features 38.9 inches of headroom, 50 inches of hip room, 34.8 inches of legroom and 59.4 inches of shoulder room.

Test Drive the 2015 Kia Sedona

Stop by Superior Kia today to test drive the 2015 Kia Sedona and to learn more about all of the convenience, safety, security and entertainment features that come standard on this model.


Yummy Fall Recipes


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Now is the time to take a road trip to the Smokey Mountains to catch fall in full color. Before you head out, though, you'll need to have your vehicle serviced at Superior Kia if you haven't done it lately. The other thing you may want to do is to prepare some great road trip food to take along with you. Instead of stopping at a restaurant, you can stop along the way for a picnic lunch and enjoy the changing colors.

Cukes and Dip

  • 4 large cucumbers
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 1 jar of dried beef (about 4 ounces), chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Paprika

Peel the cucumbers. You can either peel them completely, peel them so you leave strips of peel on, or leave them unpeeled. Using a teaspoon, scoop the seeds out of the cukes and discard. Wash the cukes.

Mix the rest of the ingredients thoroughly. Scoop the dip into the center of the cucumbers. Cut the cukes into 2-inch to 3-inch slices. Garnish with paprika.

Since this could cause a mess, you may want to leave the cukes whole until you get to your lunch destination, then cut them. If you plan to eat them on the way, then cut them, but prop them up against each other so they don't tip.

Boondock Grinders

  • Grinder (sub) rolls
  • Mayonnaise
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Hard salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Smoked ham
  • Smoked turkey
  • Bacon, cooked
  • Your favorite sandwich toppings

Cut the grinder rolls in half, but do not slice them all the way through. Spread the mayo and mustard on both sides. Cover each side with the pepper jack cheese. If you like tomato, add thin slices on the bottom part of the grinder roll. Layer the meats over the top of the tomatoes, covering both sides of the roll.

Add lettuce, black olives, peppers, cucumbers, onions and other toppings you might like. Sprinkle it all with salt and pepper if desired (you might want to put the ham and bacon under another meat if you're going to use salt).

Enjoy. And, stop by Superior Kia on your way out of town to ensure that your vehicle is serviced for your trip.


2015 Kia Sportage LX

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If you are considering an SUV but don't want the large model that gets so-so gas mileage, stop by Superior Kia to test drive the 2015 Kia Sportage LX. This is just the right size for those who need the space in an SUV and the height an SUV affords; yet is economical and easy to drive.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include one-touch down windows, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, front door bins, front and rear beverage holders, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, speed control, an overhead console, illuminated entry and remote keyless entry.

Additional features include power door mirrors,

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include a 7-inch primary LCD screen, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth, a CD player and MP3 decoder, six speakers and an AM/FM/SiriusXM radio.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Kia Sportage LX features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with variable valve control; and it is backed by a six-speed automatic Sportmatic transmission. This combination gets 19 mpg* in the city and 26 mpg* on the highway. This all-wheel drive vehicle runs on regular unleaded fuel so is very economical.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, a security system and panic alarm, perimeter/approach lights, anti-whiplash front head restraints, ignition disable, an occupant sensing airbag, dual front impact airbags, dual front side impact airbags and an overhead airbag.

Additional safety features include a rear window wiper and defroster, delay off headlights, a low tire pressure warning system and variably intermittent wipers.

Dimensions

Even though this is a crossover SUV, it has plenty of room for the family. The front features 39.1 inches of headroom, 56.7 inches of shoulder room, 41.4 inches of legroom and 53.7 inches of hip room. The rear features 26 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat. The rear seating area features 37.9 inches of legroom, 49.1 inches of hip room, 38.5 inches of headroom and 55.1 inches of shoulder room.

Stop by Superior Kia today to test drive the 2015 Kia Sportage LX. Be sure to ask your salesperson about all of the convenience, entertainment, safety and security features; and about whether we are currently running any specials on the Sportage.


The Perfect Road Trip Essentials


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When you are on a road trip, it's a given that you should have a first aid kit, extra jackets and blankets, a flashlight, flares, extra food and water, and other emergency equipment. However, if you are planning a road trip, you will need items to keep the kids busy, drinks and snacks, GPS or map, and several other things to make your road trip the perfect trip no matter what might happen. Don't forget to bring your vehicle in for service at Superior Kia before you leave - make that a part of the packing list so you can't get sidetracked.

Snacks and Drinks

Pack a cooler with soda and water for everyone. Make sure you have enough for the entire day if the trip will take all day. This way, when you stop, you don't have to worry about replenishing the cooler with drinks that might be warm.

As for snacks, bring things that are easy to eat on the go. Sandwiches, cookies, chips, vegetable sticks, cubed cheese and fruit - all are great for traveling. Most of it doesn't require a cooler; however, sandwiches, fruit and veggies should be kept in a cooler if at all possible.

Things to Do

Kids are easily bored on long road trips. Be sure you have something to entertain them. Also, bring their blankets and pillows so they may nap comfortably while you are driving. You can play driving game such as Yellow Car, License Plate and other games with the kids. Tablets with favorite games tend to keep kids occupied for hours so pack those up front if your kids have them.

Good Music

If you're the type who likes to listen to the stereo when you are driving, be sure to pack your favorite CDs, especially if you are traveling through an area without many towers. You'll have music when radio stations won't come in. If you have a passenger, that person can get the CDs out for you, but if you're doing this road trip on your own, you may want to have the CDs out of the jewel case so you can easily change them without having to play with the case.

Emergency Provisions

Always check your emergency kit before you leave. You can freshen up any dried goods and water, ensure that you have extra blankets and jackets, freshen up the first aid kit if needed, and make sure you have the proper safety equipment including flares and reflective triangles.

Stop by Superior Kia today to have your vehicle checked thoroughly before you head out on a road trip.


October Events in Ohio


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When you just had your vehicle serviced or purchased/leased a new Kia from Superior Kia, you'll definitely want to head out to some of the craft shows this fall. You'll find tons of unique gifts for those on your list who are hard to shop for. You could even find vendors who will make customized gifts for you.

Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival

The 45th annual Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival runs from October 17, 2014 through October 19, 2014. Set your GPS to Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, Ohio, 43812. Admission is $5. Kids that are 12 years and under and Roscoe Members are free. Ticket price includes admission to the Living History Buildings. Parking is free at the Roscoe Village parking lots. You'll enjoy live music, a craft fair and apple butter stirring among other events during the festival.

Berea-Midpark Craft Show

This is the 33rd year this craft show has been running. Head out to Middleburg Heights Jr. High, 7000 Paula Drive, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 44130 for one of the biggest craft shows in the area. This year, there will be over 250 vendors. Admission is $1.

Oak Ridge Festival

Be sure to head out to the Oak Ridge Festival this year on October 18 and 19, 2014. The festival is located at 15498 E. Township Road 104, Attica, Ohio, 44807. This is an outdoor festival that features costumed artisans and craftsmen demonstrating their skills, entertainment, living history encampments, hand-crafted items, antique machinery, kids' attractions and more.

Oktoberfest and Craft Show

Combine two favorites - Oktoberfest and a craft show - into one fun day. On October 18, 2014, the Oktoberfest and a craft show will be held at the Paradise United Church of Christ, 619 E. Main Street, Louisville, Ohio, 44641. The festivities run from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Before you head out to the festivities, make sure your vehicle has been recently serviced. If not, stop by Superior Kia to have it serviced; or, if you are in the market for a new vehicle, to pick up a new Kia. Test drive any of the models you are interested in and learn more about the convenience features, safety and security features and the entertainment features for each of the models.


2015 Kia Sorento SX V-6

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One of the vehicles that is a must-test-drive is the 2015 Kia Sorento SX with the V-6 engine, available at Superior Kia. This model features tons of standard equipment and creature comforts to make your drive to work or your road trip ultra-comfortable and economical.

Convenience Features

Convenience features standard on the 2015 Kia Sorento SX include a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a HomeLink garage door transmitter, front and rear beverage holders, front and rear door bins, an overhead console, an auto-latch for the trunk/hatch, a power moon roof, one-touch up and down windows, illuminated entry, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, speed control, an auto dimming rearview mirror, automatic temperature control, front dual zone air conditioning, a memory seat, rear air conditioning, navigation system, and remote keyless entry.

Additional features include heated and ventilated front seats, a split bench third row seat, leather shift knob, split folding rear seat, power heated door mirrors with turn signal indicators and leather upholstery.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include 10 Infinity speakers, an 8-inch LCD screen, MP3 decoder, CD player, Bluetooth, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM radio, 1 gig internal memory capacity and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Kia Sorento SX features a 3.3-liter V-6 engine backed by a Sportmatic mode-select, six-speed automatic transmission. The engine features variable valve control and runs on regular unleaded fuel. This combination makes 290 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 252 pound-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm. The Sorento gets 18 mpg* in the city and 25 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, anti-whiplash front head restraints, a panic alarm, ignition disable, dual front side impact airbags, an overhead airbag, dual front impact airbags and an occupant sensing airbag.

Additional features include fully automatic headlights, delay off headlights, a rear window wiper and defroster, variably intermittent wipers, rear parking sensors, a low tire pressure warning system, front fog lights and a blind spot sensor.

For more information about the 2015 Kia Sorento SX V-6, stop by Superior Kia today for a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we may be running on any of the Sorento models.


2015 Kia Sorento Earns Five-Star Rating

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If you are in the market for an SUV but want something that ranks high in safety marks, stop by Superior Kia to test drive the 2015 Kia Sorento. The Sorento - four-wheel and all-wheel drive versions - earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations five-star overall safety rating. It also earned five stars in the front and side crash tests. The Sorento also earned four stars in the rollover crash test.

The 2015 Kia Sorento has not been rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety yet. Furthermore, the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2015 Honda Pilot both earned only four stars overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Standard Safety Equipment on the 2015 Sorento

Certain equipment comes standard on the Sorento - this means that no matter which trim level you choose, the Sorento will have antilock brakes, six airbags, hill start assist control, and electronic stability control.

Additional Safety Equipment

The 2015 Kia Sorento has additional safety equipment, and many of these features may depend on the trim level. Your salesperson will be able to tell you which trim levels have certain safety equipment.

Additional safety features include brake assist, dual front side impact airbags, an overhead airbag, an occupant sensing airbag, dual front impact airbags, anti-whiplash front head restraints, a panic alarm, ignition disable, delay off headlights, fully automatic headlights, a rear window defroster and wiper, variably intermittent wipers, a low tire pressure warning system, front fog lights, a blind spot sensor and rear parking sensors.

2015 Kia Sorento Convenience Features

While safety features are important, most people want something with conveniences. The Sorento features a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, speed control, illuminated entry, a HomeLink garage door transmitter, power moon roof, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, seat memory, front dual zone air conditioning with automatic temperature control, remote keyless entry, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, an overhead console, rear air conditioning, navigation system, and one-touch up and down windows.

To learn more about the safety and security features, and the convenience and entertainment features in the 2015 Kia Sorento, visit Superior Kia today for a test drive. Ask your salesperson about additional safety features on various trim levels.


2015 Kia Rio LX

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When you stop by Superior Kia to test drive a vehicle or two, make sure the 2015 Kia Rio LX is on your list. With 15 cubic feet of cargo volume and plenty of room for passengers, this crossover is perfect for commuting, carpooling and family trips. The front features 40 inches of headroom, 53.1 inches of shoulder room, 43.8 inches of legroom and 52.1 inches of hip room. The rear features 31.1 inches of legroom, 51.2 inches of hip room, 37.6 inches of headroom and 52.1 inches of shoulder room.

Convenience and Entertainment Features

Convenience features include driver and passenger vanity mirrors, front and rear beverage holders, a tilt steering wheel, and door bins. Entertainment features include a CD player, MP3 decoder, four speakers, 1 gigabyte of internal memory, and an AM/FM radio with Sirius XM radio.

Additional features include a spoiler, heated power door mirrors, a lift gate, a trip computer and body-colored door mirrors and bumpers.

Powertrain Features

The 2015 Kia Rio features a 1.6-liter engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine features variable valve control and a variable intake manifold. It runs on regular unleaded fuel. The transmission is a mode-select Steptronic transmission. This combination makes 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 123 pound-feet of torque at 4,850 rpm. The 2015 Kia Rio gets 27 mpg* in the city and 37 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, adjustable head restraints with tilt in the front, anti-whiplash head restraints, ignition disable, an occupant sensing airbag, dual front side impact airbags, an overhead airbag, and dual front impact airbags.

Additional features include speed-sensing steering, a front anti-roll bar, rear window wiper and defroster, variably intermittent wipers, and a low tire pressure warning system.

Stop by Superior Kia today to test drive the 2015 Kia Rio LX. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any finance or lease specials we may be running on this model.


Advanced Technology in Kia Vehicles


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Kia excellent safety ratings, partially because of the advanced technology it uses in building its vehicles. Some of this technology includes advanced airbags, crumple zones and headrests, available in the models at Superior Kia. It has earned some of the top safety awards from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other companies that study vehicle safety.

Advanced Airbags

Kia uses several airbags, including dual front airbags, side curtain airbags in the front and second rows, and front seat-mounted side airbags. The airbag system features an advanced sensor system that monitors whether you have a passenger in the front, how severe of an impact, and whether you are using your seat belts. The sensor controls airbag inflation according to these variables.

Seat Belts

All of the Kia models feature seat belt pre-tensioners to help reduce seat belt injury during a crash.

ABS Brakes

Kia's anti-lock braking system helps the driver stay in control on slippery roads. It shortens the distance it takes to brake, then takes control of the vehicle while on slippery roads. Electronic brakeforce distribution determines whether there should be more braking power to the front or rear based on the vehicle's weight changes. The traction control ensures that you have traction when you take off plus allows the vehicle to climb hills better. The brake assist system increases the power of the brakes to shorten the time it takes to stop in an emergency situation.

Passive and Active Safety Features

Passive safety features protect you and your passengers from more injury once a crash does happen. Kia uses crumple zones to distribute and absorb the force of a crash before it can affect those in the vehicle. Headrests, airbags and seatbelts are also passive safety features.

Active safety features try to prevent crashes, and if you still crash, they are in place to mitigate a crash. These types of features include blind spot detection, frontal crash mitigation, rear view camera and parking cameras/sensors.

The active safety systems do what their names suggest. If you have a Kia with blind spot detection, the system will warn you if you attempt to change lanes with someone in your blind spot. The frontal crash mitigation system will warn you if you are going to hit something, then if you don't take action, the system will apply the brakes for you.

Stop by Superior Kia today to test drive any of the models with advanced safety technology. If you are looking at a model that doesn't feature standard active safety features, ask about options or whether these come standard on a higher trim level.


Fall Road Trip Destinations -- Top 4 Foliage Destinations


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When you hear of foliage destinations, you typically think of the northeast or the Blue Ridge Mountains. This year, take a different fall foliage road trip. A couple of these places might be out of driving reach, but you can always rent a Kia just like the Kia you just bought at Superior Kia when you get to your destination.

Colorado

Estes Park is one of the best places to view the fall foliage, as is Rocky Mountain National Park. Not only do you get to see some of the most vibrant fall color changes, but you might get lucky enough to see some of the area's wildlife, including elk. Furthermore, you'll have tons to do if you want more action than taking pictures of foliage and wildlife, including horseback riding, fishing, hiking and more.

Missouri

This is a bit closer to home for those who want to see the fall foliage but don't have the time to take a week or two off. If you stop at the Welcome Center on State Highway 248 and Highway 65, you'll find plenty of information about various tours in the area. Be sure to visit the Ozarks and Branson for some of the best leaf-peeping. Table Rock Lake, Rockaway Beach and Kimberling City are also some great places to find the best fall foliage.

Wisconsin

Make a point to drive through Door County, Wisconsin for some great pictures of the lakes with fall foliage backgrounds. Watch for roadside stands for farm fresh produce, hot apple cider and wines from the local vineyards.

Oregon

While you might have to take a plane, then rent a Kia unless you have at least a couple weeks of vacation, Oregon is worth the drive - or flight, as the case may be. Check out some of the best fall foliage around the Columbia River area and you'll get more than just colorful leaves. You'll also get some great photos of waterfalls, gorges, gardens and even wineries. Watch for cliffs as high as 900 feet to use as a backdrop for some of your foliage pictures.

Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Superior Kia, especially if you are taking a long drive like those mentioned here.


2016 Kia Optima


While the 2016 Kia Optima hasn't been released yet, you can expect to see it at Superior Kia sometime during 2015. Thus far, the new Optima has been seen covered with camouflage in the United States and in Europe. The sheet metal has been completely revised, as have many other components.

The Exterior

You can expect the front to take after the K9 large sedan. The side is missing the beltline, thus allowing rear passengers a better view. The door seems to be unchanged. Also seen on the test model was the chrome accent that curves up the C-pillars and over the tops of the doors. The rear looks like it might be close to the same as the current year model including the twin oval tailpipes.

The Interior

The dashboard in the 2016 Kia Optima has been completely redesigned. The infotainment center is higher, plus the center air outlets have been moved to the space between the infotainment center and the ventilation controls. The cup holders have been moved from the closable support. They now sit beside the gear shift.

Engines

Kia has not yet released information about the engines, but it is expected that the Optima will give buyers a number of choices of diesel, gas and hybrid power plants in the four-cylinder class.

Features

While convenience, entertainment, security and safety features have not been released, you can expect the regular host of features based on the various trim levels. Interior features may include heated and ventilated seats, heated power mirrors with turn signal indicators, sound systems, adaptive cruise control, a blind spot warning system, forward collision mitigation, rearview cameras, DVD players, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, leather seats, leather steering wheel and gear shift knob, remote keyless entry, remote keyless ignition, a security system and engine immobilizer.

Keep your eye on this space for more information about the 2016 Kia Optima as it becomes available. Alternatively, you can stop by Superior Kia for more information as it becomes available.


EV Charging Network for Kia

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Kia Motors America, based in Irvine, California, plans to add 17 electric vehicle charging stations to the 198 stations it already has. The new charging stations are "fast charging" station and can bring a completely depleted battery pack to 80 percent full in about 33 minutes.

Kia Motors America partnered with Greenlots, based in San Francisco, to add the 17 new fast-charging stations. These new stations are to support the new 2015 Kia Soul EV, which goes on sale in select states this fall. The Soul EV is the first all-electric vehicle to be sold in the United States by Kia.

While Kia hasn't released prices yet, we do know that you can be eligible for a $7,500 federal incentive. The battery has a range of 80 to 100 miles before it needs to be charged again. Once other states follow suit, you'll be able to go quite far with the Soul EV. As of now, it will only be released in California, New York, Oregon, Maryland and New Jersey. This leaves out Ohio and Superior Kia - for the time being.

As of now, Oregon is part of the West Coast Electric Highway system. The three states on the east coast belong to the ZEV Action Plan, a program that encourages the electric vehicle market.

The Soul features three different ways to charge the battery. The port is located in the front of the vehicle so all you have to do is pull up to a public charging station or to your charger at the home or office and plug in.

The battery is a skinny lithium-ion polymer battery that holds 27 kWh of energy. It's located under the floor so that it doesn't take up any cabin or cargo space. Plus it gives the Soul EV a lower center of gravity, which means that it handles better.

Though states taking part in programs have the most charging stations, other states do feature public charging stations. By checking MyUVO.com, Chargepoint and Plugshare, you can find over 14,000 240-volt outlets throughout the nation. You'll also be able to find the DC Fast Charge stations.

Keep your eye on this space to learn when Kia Motors America will release the Soul EV to dealerships in other states, or stop by Superior Kia for more information.


Top Cincinnati Events in September


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It's always a good idea to check our website at Superior Kia when you are considering buying or leasing a new car - we almost always have specials running. The model you are interested in might be on sale. And, if you have an older vehicle that isn't the most reliable vehicle, then you should stop by to test drive a new car or SUV. A new vehicle allows you to attend events, commute and take road trips without worrying if you are going to end up stranded.

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, visit Washington Park in Cincinnati to attend The City Flea. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. Visit over 200 unique vendors - you just might find something for yourself - or you may find that right gift for someone's birthday or the upcoming holidays.

At 6:00 p.m. on September 13, 2014 - and running until 11:00 p.m., stop by the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati to attend The Grand Slam Gala. The fundraiser will features auctions, drinks in the dugout, an open bar, entertainment and dinner. Admission is $150.

Attend the Best of the North Celebration on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Admission is $25 and includes a sampling of food and products plus two drink tickets. The food and products were nominated by hundreds of Cincy Magazine readers - they picked the best places to shop, eat and have fun in Northern Cincinnati. Join in and help determine who is the best of the best.

If you're looking for something to do with the kids, attend Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014. The event takes place from Friday, September 5-7, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. and September 12-14, 2014. The event closes at 3:00 p.m. Fans will get to talk to Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt and will enjoy a day filled with activities based on Thomas. Admission to this event, located at the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio, is $18.

Stop by Superior Kia whether you need service, want to test drive a new vehicle or just want to say hello and share pictures of you and your Kia attending these events.


2015 Kia Soul EV

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Kia is working on a Soul electric vehicle for 2015, however, it won't be available at Superior Kia right away. It is unknown at this time when the 2015 Soul EV will be released in states other than California, New York, Oregon, Maryland and New Jersey, but it will eventually be available to all dealerships in all states.

The Soul EV made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show in early 2014, and people have been looking to get their hands on this cute crossover. The EV is expected to get a range of 80 to 100 miles with a recharging time - of a fully depleted battery - of 24 hours on a 240-volt charger. If a consumer uses a 50 kW system, the Soul could charge up to 80 percent in as little as 33 minutes.

The Soul will be fitted with three different charging ports: two of these are for AC charging and one is for CHAdMo public station charging. CHAdMo is the acronym for CHArge de Move, a system that provides 480 volts DC. This system can charge a battery in less than 30 minutes. Charging suppliers will be Bosch, AeroVironment and Leviton.

Electric vehicles partially charge their batteries with coasting and regenerative braking, and the Kia Soul EV won't be any different. However, the Soul EV will feature two presets: Eco On and Eco Off. Both will have a drive and brake mode. If the driver used the brake mode in the Eco On setting, the Soul EV can capture up to 12 percent of the vehicle's lost kinetic energy. That energy is stored in the battery pack.

Additionally, Kia will offer an app that helps you find recharging stations. Dealerships who sell the Soul EV will offer their customers free recharging.

A liquid-cooled permanent magnet electric motor will drive the Kia. This motor puts out 109 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque. It sends the power to the front wheels through a one-speed constant ratio transmission.

The battery pack is a 96-cell lithium-ion polymer pack that puts out 27 kWh. The battery pack is located under the Soul's floor, so it does take a bit of rear legroom away, plus it also takes away some of the cargo space. Because of the weight of the battery pack, Kia increase the Soul's torsional rigidity. Furthermore, since the heavy battery pack is closer to the ground, the center of gravity is also lower, which is a benefit to the Soul's ride.

Keep your eye on this space or visit Superior Kia to learn when the Soul EV will be available in Cincinnati.














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Cincinnati, OH 45232

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