Side view of red 2021 Kia Sportage

What’s the engine output of the 2021 Kia Sportage?

The 2021 Kia Sportage is an outstanding choice for the compact crossover SUV segment, with its stylish design, high-level safety, off-road capabilities, a comfortable, refined, and functional cabin, and a wealth of premium features and advanced technologies. Also, with the impressive output from its sophisticated engine options, the 2021 Sportage is very fun-to-drive.

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Kia Seltos Named to Ward’s 10 Best User Experience List

Now in only its eighth month of sale, the Kia Seltos has been awarded its second major accolade: being named to the Wards 10 Best User Experience list for 2020.

The 10 Best User Experience list was created to inform consumers of the most user-friendly technology vehicles across various segments and classes. Features such as touch screens, HUD displays, bluetooth pairing, and more are included. The 2021 Seltos was the most affordable vehicle on the list of winners, coming in at $29,485 (price listed as tested — SX Turbo trim) and a starting MSRP of $21,990.

Across its first four trims, the Seltos is equipped with an 8-inch touch-screen display that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free, and Bluetooth. However, on the top-of-the-line Seltos SX Turbo, that touch screen is upgraded to 10.25 inches and comes with the Kia UVO link infotainment system, remote connectivity, voice-command navigation, and SiriusXM satellite radio. On top of that, the sound system is upgraded to Bose premium audio with a sound connected mood lamp, which gives off a cool effect while listening to music.

This isn’t the first time Kia and Wards have been mentioned in the same breath. Just two months ago, the Telluride was awarded for its amenity-filled interior while the K900 and Stinger have each been recognized twice by the organization. Kia is definitely equipping its vehicles with impressive technology, and with great quality and price, it’s hard to pass up the value of the Kia Seltos.

Kia Seltos Named in Top 10 for Recent College Grads

With a big character and great quality and features, the 2021 Kia Seltos is hard to beat, and has been recognized by Autotrader as one of the “10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2020.” 

“Despite entering the real world at a challenging time, recent college graduates have reason to celebrate their accomplishment and deserve a vehicle designed to help them tackle life’s next adventure, whether that’s commuting to a new job or taking off on weekend road trips,” said Michael Cole, President, Kia Motors America (KMA). Cole continues, “With a bold look, smart technology and a comfortable interior at an appealing price, the Seltos is a top option for those shopping in the crossover segment.”

Practicality and affordability were the focus for this year’s winner, and it’s clear that the Seltos excels in those areas. Ultimately, the experts awarded vehicles that deliver great style, high-tech features, excellent fuel economy, or a combination of all the above.

“Kia’s new Seltos SUV has exactly what grads will be looking for in a car that transports them to the next phase of life,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. Moody continues, “Kia’s super-long warranty, low price and generous standard features make the Seltos a small SUV that can weather just about any storm. We like that all-wheel drive is standard on nearly every model and that the overall footprint is small, but the interior feels very spacious.”

For more information on the Seltos, we invite you to contact us, or simply come on in for a visit and check one out yourself. If you happen to be a recent college graduate also be sure to ask about discounts!

Side view of blue 2020 Kia Rio

Where can I get a new car that’s under $20,000 in Topeka KS?

A new car is a major expense, so it’s understandable if automotive shoppers want to keep the cost to a minimum. This is especially true for those that are on a very limited budget and can’t afford to spend a lot of money on a car.

Are you shopping around for a new car that’s priced under $20,000? Are you from Topeka or elsewhere in the Shawnee County-area? Here at Briggs Kia, we encourage you to check out the affordably priced Kia Rio, Kia Forte, and Kia Soul!

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How much horsepower and torque does the 2021 Kia K5 produce?

The 2021 Kia K5 is the latest addition to the Kia lineup, with it replacing the outgoing Optima. With its sleek and sporty styling, a well-equipped, refined, and comfortable interior, and advanced multimedia and driving assistance technologies, the all-new Kia K5 is a compelling choice for the midsize segment. Another thing going for the K5 is its turbocharged engine options. To find out how much horsepower and torque the K5 produces, view here.

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Enjoy Huge Savings at the Briggs Kia Hail Sale!

Hail Sale for Kia Vehicles in Topeka KS

It’s quite satisfying to see the happiness that our customers in the Topeka-area experience when they get a great deal on one of our Kia models. This is a big reason why we offer various specials and promotions. Sometimes our vehicles are discounted for very specific reasons — and this is the case with the Hail Sale at Briggs Kia.

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White Kia SUV with a $2,000 discount sticker on the windshield

What is the 2020 Kia Summer Sticker Sales Event?

With their wide array of premium features, superb driving dynamics, and technological sophistication — all at an affordable price, Kia vehicles have a much-deserved reputation for providing tremendous value. Occasionally, you can enjoy even greater value with the various Kia promotions throughout the year. Now is such a time. With the 2020 Kia Summer Sticker Sales Event, qualified buyers can get 0% financing plus up to $2,000 in Bonus Cash for specially tagged vehicles.

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2022 Kia Sedona, Grand Utility Vehicle

The 2022 Kia Sedona has been teased recently, with some impressive upgrades to size, design, and comfort. The Sedona has evolved from a minivan to a Grand Utility Vehicle. The hood has been redesigned to have the style of a sport SUV, with the body of a van. The sliding doors of a typical van are here, but the body is more sleek and stylish than ever. For all the people with large families out there don’t worry because the Sedona is actually bigger than any of its previous generations. 

While the A- and B-pillars have been blacked out, the C-pillar has a chrome finish with a diamond pattern in a similar style as the latest Sorento SUV, but much more prominent since it extends towards the tailgate. A strong upper character line creates a connection between the headlights and taillights to further emphasize the car’s impressive size.

The dashboard looks technologically impressive with a digital gauge cluster, a large 12.3-inch infotainment screen, and a good mix of physical buttons and knobs. The gear shifter is a rotary-style knob, and the center console looks to be  accommodating. Kia also says the new model offers more interior space than the old model thanks to a longer wheelbase and overall length. The U.S. will get the three-row, seven-seat arrangement with second-row captain’s chairs. The back of the new Sedona features a full-width LED light strip, while the generous size of the tailgate facilitates loading and unloading cargo. 

There isn’t much information regarding the mechanical side of the 2022 Sedona, but more and more pictures and information are getting leaked, so it’s only a matter of time till we get to see what the specs are. It’s likely that it will continue with front-wheel drive and a naturally aspirated V-6 engine. If this sounds as promising to you as it does us, stay tuned for more!

2021 Kia Stinger Rumors

The rumors of a new and improved 2021 Kia Stinger have been turning up recently. Kia was spotted testing a camouflaged prototype of the new model, most likely hiding exterior changes, interior upgrades, and upgrades to the power. The Stinger’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is rumored to be replaced by a new 2.5-liter engine, while the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 is expected to remain the same (with some updates, of course). The Stinger’s new 2.5 T-GDI engine will reportedly produce 304 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque and come paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

This would be a significant increase to the current 2.0-liter, which produces 255 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Kia will reportedly offer the four-cylinder Stinger model with rear or all-wheel-drive. It’s expected to drop the Stinger’s 0-60 mph times significantly.

The Stinger GT model will also receive an increase in power, having the horsepower increase from 365 horsepower to 373. It’s a slight increase, but is a great sign for the future iterations.

Kia will also equip the Stinger with a variable exhaust system for the first time ever. This should make the car sound better under acceleration. Other likely changes include revised headlights, new bumper designs, and a new wheel pattern. Inside, the Stinger is expected to receive some tech upgrades in the form of a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen. We expect Kia to reveal the facelifted 2021 Stinger in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.