2020 Kia Sorento All-wheel Drive Option

The new 2020 Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV that has a spacious interior, incredible safety features, and a sleek exterior. Kia knows that safety and performance are both very important features to a fun yet sensible vehicle, so they added all-wheel drive as an option for these trim levels; LX, S V6, EX, SX.

You may be wondering, why is all-wheel drive such a great feature to have? All-wheel drive means more traction not only moving forward, but with traction control in corners you’ll avoid the oversteer and understeer of rear-wheel and front-wheel drive respective cars. It can continue to drive even if one or two wheels lose traction due to slippery surfaces such as ice, snow or mud. Your vehicle will also perform better because more of the engine’s power can be transferred to the road immediately.

The L and LX trim levels of the Sorento have a 2.4 liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine that produces 185 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 178 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm. The S V6, EX, and SX trim levels have a 3.3 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 252 lb-ft at 5,300 rpm. 

If you’re interested in the 2020 Kia Sorento, contact us for a test drive or come on down to Briggs Kia to speak to our friendly and knowledgeable staff today!

Front view of yellow 2021 Kia Seltos

Get Some Inspiration for Your Drives with These 2021 Kia Seltos Commercials

The all-new 2021 Kia Seltos compact SUV impresses on many levels, with its athletic design, fun-to-drive nature, off-road capabilities, advanced multimedia and driving assistance technologies, and a comfortable, versatile, and functional cabin. If you need even more inspiration to get behind the wheel of the 2021 Seltos, then take a look at these entertaining Seltos commercials. Read the rest of this entry >>

Kia Optima vs Hyundai Sonata

Though the Optima and Sonata may have a lot in common, you’ll find the Optima has the edge overall. From power to options to even overall value, the Kia Optima has become a leader in the midsize sedan segment. Let’s take a more detailed look.

2020 Kia Optima VS 2020 Hyundai Sonata
3 (178 hp – 245 hp) Engine options (horsepower range) 2 (180 hp – 191 hp)
35.6 inches Rear-seat legroom 34.8 inches
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 10 years/100,000 miles
$23,390 MSRP starts at $23,600


The Optima gives you more options when it comes to the engine, offering an 185hp base, an 178hp mid, with a focus on fuel efficiency, and finally the turbo-charged 245hp top end. On Hyundai’s end there are only two options, neither of which break the 200hp mark.

Both cars share many interior amenities, such as six-speaker sounds systems with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard. The interiors’ touch and feel are similar with, yet again, the Optima gaining the edge when it comes to passenger legroom. 

The Optima and Sonata share the same 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, though the Kia comes in a shade under the Hyundai when it comes to price. The bottom line, of course, is often down to the individual. We invite you to contact us or come on in for a test drive so you can see for yourself. 


Driver's side front angle view of dark blue 2020 Kia Sedona

What safety features does the 2020 Kia Sedona offer?

Do you desire a family-friendly minivan? There are many reasons why the 2020 Kia Sedona is a good choice for families, with its generous amount of space for passengers and storage, user-friendly multimedia technologies, high-level functionality, and a very smooth ride. The 2020 Sedona also provides the utmost peace of mind for safety with its numerous safety features. Read the rest of this entry >>

Grille and headlights on grey 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia Sorento Engine Options and Specs

In the highly popular three-row SUV segment, the 2020 Kia Sorento is a standout model, with its eye-catching styling, advanced multimedia and driving assistance technologies, a spacious and refined interior, and a wide array of premium amenities. The 2020 Sorento is also quite impressive on the performance front. Read more to find out about the engine options and specs of the 2020 Sorento. Read the rest of this entry >>

Kia Models With Best MPG

There are many factors to consider in a vehicle purchase, and if you’re here we’re pretty sure miles per gallon is a biggie for you. Which Kia model has the best gas mileage? Let’s take a quick look a few select favorites:


  • Kia RioThe Rio can be purchased as a sedan or a hatchback, and is powered by a 1.6 liter, inline 4-cylinder engine. This sedan/hatchback does 33 mpg in the city, and 41 mpg on the highway.
  • Kia Soul The front-wheel-drive crossover SUV, the Kia Soul, is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that does 25 mpg in the city, and 31 mpg on the highway. 


  • Kia OptimaKia’s flagship sedan, the Optima, is powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. The Optima does 25 mpg in the city, and 35 mpg on the highway. 


What if you need to balance extra cargo and passengers?

If you want a larger size SUV with good gas mileage, Kia has you covered with the Sorento, Telluride, and the Sedona. The Kia Sorento has a 2.4 liter DOHC 16-valve I-4, and does 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The Telluride is The next SUV option that boasts great gas mileage; its 3.8L V6 engine provides 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive version. If you want a minivan, the Kia Sedona is powered by a 3.3L V6 with 276 hp and Active Eco Mode, bringing the fuel economy to 18 mpg city and 24 mpg on the highway. Kia gives you room and efficiency.

Hybrid options

  • Kia Niro – The Niro is Kia’s hybrid crossover.The Niro is powered by a 1.6 L 4-cylinder and Full Parallel Hybrid System, and does 52 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway.
  • Kia Optima Hybrid Powered by a 2.0 Liter, Inline 4-cylinder Full Parallel Hybrid System, the Optima Hybrid does 40 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway.


Contact us with any questions or to set up a test drive in the fuel efficient Kia of your choice. 

Side view of green 2020 Kia Telluride

What interior features and technologies does the 2020 Kia Telluride offer?

There are many things to like about the 2020 Kia Telluride, with its bold styling, a powerful V6 engine, towing and off-road prowess, and high-level safety. The 2020 Telluride also provides a VIP experience with its upscale interior, which offers a wide array of premium features and advanced technologies. This is evidenced by the 2020 Telluride recently winning the “2020 Autotrader 10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000” award. Read the rest of this entry >>

2021 Kia Optima: AWD & Turbo Options

Kia recently announced their newly redesigned Kia Optima, set to arrive in the second half of this year. The sleek new mid-size sedan will offer two turbocharged engines, and it is rumored that the U.S. release will support all-wheel drive as well. The entry trim level will have a turbocharged 1.6 liter inline-four engine, which will produce 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The GT variant of the new Optima sports a turbocharged 2.5 liter inline-four that produces 286 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. The GT can do 0 to 60mph in 6.6 seconds. The new Optima has a more streamlined design than the models before it, minimizing the three-box design that is typical of sedans, opting for a sleeker look. The headlights on the new Optima are slimmer than the ones before, which creates a grill that goes for a tiger nose look. 

The interior of the 2021 Optima also received a redesign. The new interior feels like something that would be in a high end luxury car. Leather and a strip of matte faux wood encompass the dashboard. Leather door panels that feature coarse stitching, and the use of black trim are featured inside the redesigned interior. Subtle features, such as ambient lights on the doors that change based on drive mode is what makes the new Optima feel high quality.

If you thought the look of the interior was impressive, prepare to be more impressed with the features inside the Optima. A 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system angles slightly towards the driver, along with a high transmission tunnel that gives the cabin a cockpit of a spaceship type feel. Kia made the decision to replace physical buttons with purely touch screen control for the Optima’s primary controls. This may concern some people, but the display is snappy with its response, and offers appealing graphics that give the Optima added charm and character. 

The new Kia Optima is a welcome addition to the Kia family. With its new turbocharged engine the Optima will feel nice and peppy but still hold the practicality of a sedan. The fresh redesign will make you feel as though you’re driving a high-class, expensive vehicle, and the interior will definitely be a conversation starter for people riding along. If you want to stay up to date with news on the Kia Optima, and want to test drive it when it gets put on the market check stay tuned to Briggs Kia for updates.

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Where can I get a pre-approved car loan for a Kia vehicle in Topeka KS?

With the eye-catching designs, impressive driving dynamics, useful technologies, refined interiors, and high-level safety, there’s much to like about Kia vehicles. Also, with their relatively low pricing, Kia vehicles are a great choice for budget-minded automotive shoppers. And to further lessen the load on your budget, financing a Kia vehicle is an attractive option, for you can spread the payments over several years.

Are you’re looking for a dealership in the Topeka-area that offers a pre-approved car loan for a Kia vehicle? You’ve come to the right place, for Briggs Kia offers pre-approved automotive financing! Read the rest of this entry >>

Dark grey 2020 Kia Telluride driving in the snow

Does the 2020 Kia Telluride have a special setting for driving in the snow?

The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride is an outstanding choice for the full-size SUV segment, with its bold and rugged design, excellent performance, a comfortable and cavernous interior, plenty of storage space, a high towing capacity, and many advanced multimedia and safety technologies. Also, if you’re an SUV shopper from a location that has harsh winter weather conditions, then you’ll want to take a serious look at the 2020 Telluride. Along with its traction-enhancing all-wheel drive system, it offers a special setting for driving in the snow. Read the rest of this entry >>