Red 2020 Kia Sportage driving on a dirt road

How much does the 2020 Kia Sportage cost?

The Kia Sportage is a wonderful choice for the compact crossover segment, with its stylish design, favorable driving dynamics, advanced technologies, off-road capabilities, and many premium features. And with a bold new look and pleasing upgrades for the 2020 model-year, the Sportage is an even more compelling choice. Read more to find out how much the 2020 Sportage costs. Read the rest of this entry >>

Tips for Installing a Child Seat in a Kia Vehicle

Kia infuses its vehicles with a high level of safety, with their protective and crash-optimized body structures, advanced airbag systems, electronic safety aids, and safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies. Kia safety also extends to children, which includes proper child seat installation. For some tips on properly installing a child seat in a Kia vehicle, view here. Read the rest of this entry >>

2020 Kia Soul in Red

Kia Forte and Soul Named Top Car and SUV for Teens

For better or worse, you never forget your first car. Your first drive, earning your license, your first flat or stall, they’re all memories that last a lifetime, even if your car doesn’t. Of course, not all vehicles are created equal, and aspects like price,  safety and reliability are hugely important when selecting one for your teen. If you’re looking for a vehicle that checks all these boxes and more, look no further than the 2019 Kia Forte and 2012 Kia Soul, winners of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Car for Teens” award in their respective classes. 

What is a Good First Car for Teenage Drivers in 2019? 

U.S. News & World Report named 2019 Kia Forte the “Best Car for Teens $25k to $30k”, thanks to its standout reliability ratings and available driver assistance technologies. The 2019 Forte features several standard driver assistance features that any new driver will appreciate, like Forward Collision Avoidance, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist. Even more powerful features are included on the EX trim including Lane Change Assist and Blind-Spot Collision Warning. 

2019 Kia Soul in Red

Newly redesigned for the new model year, the 2020 Kia Soul was named “Best SUV for Teens $25k to $30k” thanks to its safety scores and Kia Drive Wise safety technologies. Kia Drive Wise is a suite of advanced driver assistance technologies available on the Soul S trim and above. Kia Drive Wise offers smart driver assistance technologies like Driver Attention Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist. The only 2020 Soul trim offering every Kia Drive Wise technology standard is the GT-LINE 1.6T, featuring Smart Cruise Control and Head Up Display, technologies not available on the other 2020 Soul trims. 

2019 Forte and 2020 Soul in Topeka, KS 

If you’re looking for a Kia Forte or Kia Soul for your teen, we have both models in stock right here at Briggs Kia. Our team of expert staff have everything you need to find the perfect car for your new driver, so contact us today. Check out our online inventory or call us for more info or to schedule a test drive. 

2020 Kia Forte in Red

What Color Options are Available on the 2020 Kia Forte?

The 2020 Kia Forte arrived just this past summer, bringing all-new adjustments and additions to its lineup of trim levels. Notable changes include the replacement of the Forte S trim with the new GT-Line trim and the addition of the new GT trim which features a new turbocharged engine. Trim changes often mean exterior color changes as well, so let’s see what options are on the table for the 2020 Forte. 

2020 Kia Forte Exterior Color Options 

The trim you choose for your 2020 Kia Forte determines what color options are available to you If you have your eye on a certain color, read below to see which 2020 Forte trims suit your style. 

  • FEAurora Black Pearl, Clear White, Gravity Gray. 
  • LXS: Aurora Black Pearl, Clear White, Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue, Gravity Grey, Silky Silver. 
  • GT-Line: Aurora Black Pearl, Clear White, Deep Sea Blue, Fire Orange, Gravity Gray. 
  • EX: Aurora Black Pearl, Currant Red, Deep Sea BlueGravity GreySnow White Pearl. 
  • GT: Aurora Black Pearl, Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue, Fire Orange, Gravity Gray, Snow White Pearl. 
  • GT ManualAurora Black Pearl, Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue, Fire Orange, Gravity Gray, Snow White Pearl. 

2020 Kia Forte in Gray

2020 Kia Forte Interior Seat Trims 

The upholstery material and color in your 2020 Forte depend on the vehicle’s trim level. The LXS, EX and GT trim levels feature 2 stylish choices while the FE, and GT Manual trims feature one. The EX trim and above also feature SOFINO leatherette seating material. Below are the seating materials and colors you’ll find at every 2020 Forte trim level.

  • FEBlack Woven Cloth. 
  • LXSBlack Woven Cloth, Gray Woven Cloth. 
  • GT-LineBlack SOFINO and Cloth with White Stitching. 
  • EXBlack SOFINO, Gray Two-Tone SOFINO. 
  • GTBlack SOFINO and Cloth with Red Stitching, Black SOFINO with Red Stitching. 
  • GT ManualBlack SOFINO and Cloth with Red Stitching. 

2020 Kia Forte in Topeka, KS

The 2020 Kia Forte is available now at Briggs Kia. If you want to see your favorite color option in person, stop by our dealership in Topeka, KS or schedule a test drive today. For more information on the 2020 Kia Forte, feel free to contact us.

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Save on New Brakes Pads this Month at Briggs Kia

Of the mechanical workings of a vehicle most important in maintaining, there are few more important than brake padsBrake pads and rotors working together are the force that ensure your vehicle stops on time, every time. With Winter ice and snow quickly approaching, there’s no better time of year to check the condition of your brake pads and prepare. A full brake pad replacement can be pricey, but if you stop into Briggs Kia this month, you can take $20 off brake pad replacement and rotor machining today. 

October 2019 Brake Pad Coupon in Topeka Mechanic working on brake pads

For the entire month of October, brake pad and rotor replacement at Briggs Kia is $20 off with our online coupon, totaling $269.95 for the complete service. Brake pads degrade with use, and it’s not always obvious when they need replacing. If you’re not sure what condition your brake pads are in, look for some of the warning signs of pads that should be replaced:

  • Unresponsive brakes 
  • Brake pads are visibly worn 
  • Rotors are visibly damaged 
  • Rotors have a blue tint 
  • Grinding noises when braking 
  • Steering wheel vibrates

If you notice any of these signs, you may want to have your brake pads professionally checked or replaced, depending on the level of wear. Severely worn brake pads can be especially dangerous if they begin to prevent your vehicle from braking properly. 

Schedule Service at Briggs Kia

Looking to have your vehicle serviced? Take advantage of this month’s coupon on brake pad replacement or one of our other available service discounts and schedule service with Briggs Kia. Our professional service team are experts on nearly every make and model available, so stop by and enjoy discounted service today!

man using cell phone in car

How Do I Connect My Phone to Kia Bluetooth®?

Making phone calls in your car isn’t just a hassle, it can be dangerous too. Thanks to the popularity of Bluetooth®staying connected while driving is safer than ever, provided you have a Kia that supports Kia Bluetooth® technology. All it takes is a quick pairing session to your Kia’s infotainment system and you’ll be ready to call, read messages and play music on the road. 

How to Connect a Phone to Kia Bluetooth®

Fortunately, pairing to Kia Bluetooth® is a straightforward and simple process. Follow the steps below to enjoy hands-free phone calls and music playback in your Kia. Kia touchscreen with Bluetooth_o

  1. Make sure Bluetooth® is enabled on your phone. 
  2. Press the CALL button on the steering wheel or PHONE hard key on the radio. 
  3. Open the Bluetooth® menu of your phone and search for Bluetooth® devices. 
  4. Select the device called “KIA MOTORS”. 
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions on your phone to confirm the passkey displayed by your Kia. 
  6. Press “Ok” or “Pair” on your phone to finish pairing. 
  7. Allow phonebook download and allow auto-connection on your phone. 

Once your phone is paired, you’re ready to make hands-free calls in your Kia! Up to 5 different devices can be paired to Kia Bluetooth® at one timeso once the limit is reached a device will have to be removed from the infotainment system.  Having trouble or aren’t sure if your phone is compatible? Contact us today at Briggs Kia online or call us at (785) 246-8020. Our expert sales team would be happy to answer your questions.