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
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for gathering together with family or friends to enjoy a feast of delicious food selections. Unfortunately, many impoverished individuals and families in Topeka are not as fortunate. Help remedy this and make a food donation at any of these local food pantries/food banks. Read the rest of this entry
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
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.
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.
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.
- FE: Aurora 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 Blue, Gravity Grey, Snow White Pearl.
- GT: Aurora Black Pearl, Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue, Fire Orange, Gravity Gray, Snow White Pearl.
- GT Manual: Aurora Black Pearl, Currant Red, Deep Sea Blue, Fire Orange, Gravity Gray, Snow White Pearl.
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.
- FE: Black Woven Cloth.
- LXS: Black Woven Cloth, Gray Woven Cloth.
- GT-Line: Black SOFINO and Cloth with White Stitching.
- EX: Black SOFINO, Gray Two-Tone SOFINO.
- GT: Black SOFINO and Cloth with Red Stitching, Black SOFINO with Red Stitching.
- GT Manual: Black 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.
Of the mechanical workings of a vehicle most important in maintaining, there are few more important than brake pads. Brake 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.
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!
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®
- Make sure Bluetooth® is enabled on your phone.
- Press the CALL button on the steering wheel or PHONE hard key on the radio.
- Open the Bluetooth® menu of your phone and search for Bluetooth® devices.
- Select the device called “KIA MOTORS”.
- Follow the on-screen instructions on your phone to confirm the passkey displayed by your Kia.
- Press “Ok” or “Pair” on your phone to finish pairing.
- 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 time, so 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.