Kia Soul adds to its trophy case with a new award for its available technology

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 8:18 AM
A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Kia Soul parked on the road.

How good is the stereo in the Kia Soul?

The Kia Soul ranks among the most popular platforms the automaker has ever produced for the American market. Its unique geometry and efficient powerplant deliver a lot of capability in a compact package. In later versions, Kia has been quick to update the technology available in its cutting-edge wagon/crossover SUV. So, how good is the stereo in the Kia Soul? According to a news release from J.D. Power and Associates, the Kia Soul has one of the best multimedia entertainment systems in the entire automotive industry. Let’s take a look at what the product-rating agency had to say about the Soul and its digital equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

What the 2019 Niro lacks in physical size, it more than makes up with range

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Niro, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 10:53 AM
The hybrid badge used on the 2019 Kia Niro.

What is the total range available for the 2019 Kia Niro?

The Kia Niro isn’t the only hybrid vehicle in the automaker’s lineup, but it might be its most fuel-efficient platform. Gas prices are always one of the top concerns for new vehicle buyers. When we have people in the Kia of Mankato showroom who are interested in cutting their monthly fuel costs, they are quick to ask, ‘What is the total range available for the 2019 Kia Niro?’ As is often the case with almost any automotive question, there isn’t really a straight answer. The total range of the Kia hybrid crossover SUV will depend on which trim grade a customer chooses to take home. Some of our product experts did a little research to help answer this important question. Let’s take a look at what they found. Read the rest of this entry »

Have you made plans for Halloween yet? Let Kia of Mankato help!

By Product Expert | Posted in Holiday Events, Local News on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 3:54 PM
An illustration of a trick-or-treating scene.

Halloween 2019 Trick-or-Treating Activities near Mankato, MN

If there is a more beautiful time of year than fall in our area, people would really have to bring a lot of evidence to change our minds. Of course, once the calendar reaches the autumn months, many people start turning their attention to their annual Halloween costumes. If you’re looking for Halloween 2019 trick-or-treating activities near Mankato, MN, a few of the Kia of Mankato product experts got together to come up with a preliminary list. In addition to the information we’ve been able to find at this point in the season, we’ve also dug up some safety reminders for those who will be escorting little ones to their yearly sugar rush. Read the rest of this entry »

Even if you’re not ready for another winter, the 2020 Telluride certainly is

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Technology on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 7:48 AM
A photo of the driving mode selector in the 2020 Kia Telluride.

How does the 2020 Kia Telluride handle in snow?

The all-new Kia Telluride is one of the most impressive crossover SUVs in one of the most competitive segments of the automotive industry. Not only is it well-equipped, spacious and very capable, but it also is more than ready to handle a Minnesota winter. Our team of product experts has been getting a lot of calls, emails and texts from potential buyers asking, ‘How does the 2020 Kia Telluride handle in snow?’ This is a very valid question to ask, considering where we live. Kia engineers have made the 2020 Telluride available with all-wheel-drive on all trim grades as well as with environmental controls that will make getting into a freezing cold vehicle on a freezing cold day concern of the past. Let’s take a look at why the 2020 Kia Telluride is the perfect winter vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’re looking for a reason to buy the 2020 Soul, these videos might help

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul, Model Comparisons, Tips and Tricks on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 2:46 PM
A photo of the 2020 Kia Soul in motion on the road.

Why should I buy the 2020 Kia Soul?

The Kia Soul is one of the most recognizable vehicles the automaker has ever produced. Team Gunther Kia has the latest version of the iconic wagon/compact crossover SUV in our showroom. In the month or so that the vehicle has been available, we’ve had more than a few people come in to ask, ‘Why should I buy the 2020 Kia Soul?’ We have found these first driver/review videos for the 2020 Soul. One thing is for sure, the new Kia Soul is the most technologically advanced version of the vehicle that has been produced. Before you stop in to see us, check out these videos so that you’ll know exactly what to ask a Team Gunther Kia product expert. You can schedule a test drive or feature demonstration today by calling, 833-212-9673. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’ll be sharing your new car with a new driver, these are the models to consider

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, Kia Soul, Shareable, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 2:44 PM

Best Kia Vehicles for New Drivers in 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has started for most people in our area or will be starting very soon. If you have older students at or near driving age, you’re probably looking for vehicle options. Thankfully, U.S. News & World Report has picked the best Kia vehicles for new drivers in 2019 as the Forte compact sedan and Soul compact crossover SUV/wagon. For those who might be new to buying cars, U.S. News & World Report is one of the most respected consumer advocacy publications. The magazine tested several vehicles in areas like reliability scores, safety scores and the availability of advanced crash avoidance systems. Both Kia vehicles ranked among the best of the group with a price range between $25,000 and $30,000. Read the rest of this entry »

The GT badge more than just a slick piece of marketing for Kia vehicles

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Forte, Kia Stinger, Shareable on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 1:17 PM
A close-up photo of the GT badge used by the Kia Forte.

What does GT mean for Kia vehicles?

Kia has built its reputation on vehicles that are efficient and affordable. Those elements are still very much on display with the inventory available at showrooms, like the one hosted by Kia of Mankato. However, the automaker is shifting its narrative a bit – especially with a couple of its sedans. If you pay as close attention to what the automaker has been producing, you may have noticed that there are a couple of models wearing a ‘GT’ badge. So, what does GT mean for Kia vehicles? Lots of automakers have slapped a GT label on their cars with little meaningful change to go with it. A few members of the Kia of Mankato product expert team did a little looking around for answers and this is what they found. Read the rest of this entry »

Minnesota takes distracted driving very seriously, so should you

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Technology, Local News, Shareable on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at 3:48 PM
A stock photo of a man using a phone while driving.

Is it illegal to text-and-drive in Minnesota?

In our daily lives, we use our phones for everything from actual phone calls to keeping track of daily schedules. These devices have become so ubiquitous that we don’t think twice about picking them up wherever we are. This becomes a problem when people get behind the wheel of a vehicle. So, is it illegal to text-and-drive in Minnesota? In short, yes, it is. This seems like a pretty straightforward law and one that should be easy to follow. And it is. However, when people are learning about all of the connectivity technology available in new Kia vehicles, there are still a few important questions they need to be answered. Our team of product experts thought it would be helpful to make this information as available as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2020 Soul has arrived to Kia of Mankato! Schedule a test drive today

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul, Shareable on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 2:08 PM
A photo of the three 2020 Kia Soul models line abreast on the road.

Is the 2020 Kia Soul available near Mankato, MN?

The Kia Soul has been the most recognizable model in the automaker’s lineup for a while now. As news and updates have leaked out about the latest version, people have been calling the Kia of Mankato showroom asking, ‘Is the 2020 Kia Soul available near Mankato, MN?’ As of a day or two ago, we can finally answer, yes, to that question. The 2020 Soul has arrived with a full suite of available active safety systems that are designed to help keep drivers out of potentially dangerous situations. Kia engineers have also made a 201-horsepower engine available on the upper trim grades. Additionally, the 2020 Kia Soul also comes to town with one of the most adaptable interiors in its class. When properly configured, it will have more than 62 cubic-feet available to work with. Please enjoy the photos below before you call a Kia of Mankato product expert to schedule a test drive today. Read the rest of this entry »

Kia of Mankato offers look at some other UVO features and capabilities

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Technology, Shareable, Tips and Tricks on Monday, July 29th, 2019 at 2:50 PM
A photo of the dashboard used by the 2019 Kia Optima.

What else can the Kia UVO infotainment system do?

Kia has really jumped into the deep end of the pool when it comes to providing its customers with the latest available connectivity options. This kind of capability continuously changes to the point where it’s almost impossible to keep up with everything that is available. In fact, we hear the question, ‘What else can the Kia UVO infotainment system do,’ that a group of Kia of Mankato product experts dug up these recent videos to give potential buyers another look at some features they may have previously overlooked. If your current vehicle isn’t equipped with this kind of technological capability and you’d like to change that, make an appointment with a Kia of Mankato product expert today. We’re happy to walk you through anything you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

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