Introducing the 2022 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Telluride on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 at 1:07 AM
2022 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition side profile

Check out the first look of the power-packed 2022 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition! This mid-size SUV comes with a bold look and innovative features that make it a great addition to your family. As Kia says “Take the Leap” with the new Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition.

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What is the fuel economy rating of the new 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 at 11:31 PM
Red colored 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid with mountains at the back

The 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid is a three-row SUV with captain’s chairs on the second row. The SUV has enough room to comfortably sit for six people and spacious cargo for all your luggage. The 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid is available in two trim levels S and EX. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard in all the 2021 Sorento Hybrid models.

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What to expect from the 2022 Kia Sportage in terms of design?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 at 11:30 PM
2022 Kia Sportage parked over a grass land with mountains in background

The new generation SUV, the 2022 Kia Sportage is designed using Kia’s new design philosophy ‘Opposites United’. The philosophy is said to offer a strong connection between design and Kia’s new brand direction, ‘Movement that inspires’. This new design philosophy will be seen in many Kia models in the future. The 2022 Kia Sportage comes fully revamped, both inside and outside.

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What will the all-new 2022 Kia Seltos be like?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Seltos on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 at 11:27 PM
2022 Kia Seltos on road

The all-new compact crossover is well equipped to cater to all your vehicle needs. Unlike many other small SUVs, the 2022 Kia Seltos offers ample room in the cabin to sit comfortably for longer hours and comes with a relatively large cargo space for all your luggage while going on a vacation with your family and friends.

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Kia Niro EV is Here!

By Kia of Mankato | Posted in Kia Niro on Monday, July 12th, 2021 at 8:57 AM
2021 Kia Niro EV gray

While the Kia EV6 is coming later this year, did you know that Kia has been selling an all-electric vehicles for several years now? 

In fact, the Kia Niro EV has arrived in South Central Minnesota. It is Kia’s second EV ever.  

The Niro is already one of the most practical and affordable hybrid crossovers in the market. The all-electric version of the Niro is just as affordable, because it qualifies for incentives from Xcel Energy, the state of Minnesota, and tax credits from the Federal government. 

However, you will find some distinct differences between the Niro Hybrid and the Niro EV. The grille has been replaced by a body color panel, with the charging door up front. There are different kinds of wheels and trim to distinguish it from the rest of the Niro lineup. 

What’s different?

Importantly, the electric Niro is powered by a 201-horsepower electric motor that puts down 291 pound-feet of torque. While this motor is powerful, it also returns an estimated range of 239 miles on a full battery. That would be more than enough for a weekly commute from Mankato to St. Peter and some shopping for more than a week. 

Plus, the Niro EV has a lot of features found on other Kia models. These include standard Rear Occupant Alert (door-logic based), Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the EX trim, Remote Start functionality allows for cabin preheating or cooling, and the available DriveWise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems,  including Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, Highway Driving Assist and Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control – Curve. 

By the way, the Niro EV already won a few awards. Among them is the inaugural J.D. Power 2021 Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study.

The future looks bright at Kia. Get a start right now with a Niro EV from Kia of Mankato. Contact us to own one today!

Get A Great Used Vehicle Deal This Summer

By Kia of Mankato | Posted in Used Vehicles on Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at 12:54 PM
Silver 2019 Kia Soul in a back-lit studio

This summer is the right time to look at a new-to-you vehicle. 

That is why your summer new-to-you-vehicle destination is Kia of Mankato. Right now, we have a great selection of used vehicles for any budget. 

Among those are a selection of Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Every one offers peace-of-mind as each one is five years or newer, has less than 60,000 miles on the odometer and has undergone a thorough 165-Point Quality Assurance Inspection.  Plus, these vehicles are still backed under the 10-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, starting from new with the remainder of that warranty from the original date of purchase, Certified Pre-Owned Kias also receive a 1-year/12,000-mile Comprehensive Platinum Coverage for the entire vehicle.

Choices for all budgets

If your budget is a bit tighter, we also have a fantastic selection of used vehicles that are priced under $15,000. These vehicles include recent Kia models, as well as from other manufacturers. You will be surprised by what you can get for not much money. From compact sedans made for commuting to larger SUVs to haul the family around. 

In addition, Kia of Mankato offers a 20-year/200,000-mile limited powertrain warranty on all other used vehicles sold at our dealership. Please see us for further details on how this works and whether your vehicle qualifies for this warranty. 

If you want to get a new-to-you vehicle, but do not have the time to come to Kia of Mankato, we can still bring your next vehicle to you. We can schedule an at-home test drive by simply contacting us to request at-home purchasing when you confirm your test drive. You will be called by a team member to go over your needs, wants, and budget. Then, the perfect car will be brought to your door to drive. We will go over purchasing options. Our finance team will bring the paperwork right to your door. Simple!

To make your budget more manageable, we offer financing options on our used vehicles. You can pre-approved through us by applying for financing. There is no cost obligation to you when you apply, and we will not require your social security number on the application. You can also get your automotive credit score without affecting your own score from the reporting agencies. 

Kia of Mankato offers a wide selection of used vehicles that fit your budget and your needs. Contact us today to get into a new-to-you vehicle this summer. 

What is the new 2022 Kia EV6 in Mankato, MN?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 1:27 PM
2022 Kia EV6 exterior front fascia passenger side

The 2022 Kia EV6 offers an exciting alternative to a regular gas-fueled model. But is this the right vehicle for you? Well, that s what we are here to find out! So, let’s take a look at the video below to check out this upcoming model here at your friendly Kia of Mankato. Take a look!

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Kia Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Offers Greater Value

By Kia of Mankato | Posted in Used Vehicles on Thursday, June 17th, 2021 at 3:01 PM
2020 Kia Optima White Coastline

What if you cannot find your next new Kia?

We know how tough it is to find the new vehicle you want here in Mankato. Therefore, we have the next best thing – a Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicle!

You get reliability and peace of mind, knowing that every Kia Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle is five years or newer, has less than 60,000 miles and has undergone a thorough 165-Point Quality Assurance Inspection.  

From brakes to electrical to engine, we inspect every vehicle to make sure they meet our highest standard.  

Finding your perfect Kia sedan, SUV, crossover, or minivan will be easy with our inventory of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.  

How does a Kia become a Certified Pre-Owned one? First, a Kia should be at four years old and have up to 60,000 miles on the odometer. 

CPO criteria

Then, we give it a 165-point inspection. That vehicle must pass this before being offered as a Certified Pre-Owned Kia. Each vehicle will have a free CARFAX report for prospective customers to review. That way, you will get a history on where your vehicle came from and any issues it had before coming up for sale. 

All Certified Pre-Owned Kias are still under the 10-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. That starts from new and the remainder of that warranty if available on a Certified Pre-Owned Kia. From the date of purchase, Certified Pre-Owned Kias also receive a 1-year/12,000-mile Comprehensive Platinum Coverage for the entire vehicle.

You also receive some other great benefits when choosing a CPO Kia. They include reimbursement coverage on towing, rental cars, and travel expenses for covered repairs. Lastly, your Kia will have a 90-day trial subscription to SiriusXM. 

If you are looking for a next-to-new Kia with a great warranty and benefits, contact us at Kia of Mankato to get into a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle today!

Kia Sedona Offers True Cost Of Maintenance

By Kia of Mankato | Posted in Kia Sedona on Thursday, June 17th, 2021 at 2:52 PM
A front left quarter photo of the Kia Sedona.

When it comes down to your wallet, have you ever thought about the cost of maintaining your vehicle? 

We Predict is the organization that has the answer. The organization created the Deepview True Cost report, which is the first report of its kind to measure service and warranty costs from actual service records. 

There is some good news from this report to pass along. The Kia Sedona was awarded the top spot in the minivan segment by We Predict. 

Sedona costs less to own

The We Predict Deepview True Cost measures money spent by owners and manufacturers of 2021 model-year vehicles after three months on the road. It reveals which brands and models across 21 segments have the lowest service costs.

We Predict applies predictive analytics to the most comprehensive industry-wide service database available. When we combine these forces, we can forecast vehicle and component failures far earlier than manufacturers can today. This organization enables automakers, suppliers, and other automotive companies with the data they need to reduce warranty costs, identify problems earlier, free up cash and improve customer satisfaction.

We Predict created the Deepview True Cost awards to provide a glimpse of the power contained in our industry-wide database. The Deepview True Cost will rank 2021 vehicles by the actual dollars spent on service by customers and manufacturers in the first three months of ownership.

The report actually states that vehicle repairs represent 77 percent of service visits in the first three months, while only 8 percent of service is for maintenance. Therefore, vehicle repair costs on the Kia Sedona in the first three months on the road average $11 average. The industry average came to about $33.

While you can still get a pre-owned Sedona to capture that cost, we imagine we could see the same kind of low cost of maintenance on the all-new 2022 Kia Carnival MPV. That’s great consumer advice for South Central Minnesota!

Contact us at Kia of Mankato to experience what the true cost of maintaining your next vehicle will be, as a Kia owner! 

What you need to know about the 2022 Kia K5 in Mankato, MN

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia K5 on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 at 1:35 PM
2022 Kia K5 exterior front fascia passenger side in city

Are you ready to find your future vehicle here in Mankato, MN? Then you’ve probably heard about the Kia K5 sedan. Well, here’s what you need to know about it. Check it out here at Kia of Mankato!

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