Category Archives: Kia Awards

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What Are the Key Elements of the Kia Distinction Vehicle Protection Plan?

Kia Distinction Vehicle Protection Plan

Are you looking to protect your Kia vehicle? If so, then you should consider exploring the Kia Distinction Vehicle Protection Plan available for your Kia vehicle today! Customers can contact the staff here at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine today with any questions they may have about the Kia Distinction Vehicle Protection Pan! Now, let’s explore the key elements of the protection plan options offered for Kia vehicles together!

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Did You Know Six Kia Models Were Named IIHS Top Safety Picks?

Kia Models Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently announced its 2020 Top Safety Picks. This list of vehicles includes the safest 2020 models currently on the road today. There are six 2020 Kia models that have been named Top Safety Picks by the IIHS. Visit us here at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine today to explore these six Kia vehicles for yourself today!

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Are Incentives and Financial Relief Opportunities Available with Kia’s Accelerate the Good Program?

Kia’s Accelerate the Good Program Details

The current Coronavirus crisis is impacting a number of individuals, families, and businesses. The automotive industry is not immune to the impact of the current crisis. As such, many automotive manufacturers are taking steps to help the medical community and offering special incentives to customers to help alleviate some of their financial burden during the crisis.

Kia’s Accelerate the Good program offers current and prospective Kia owners with financial relief and incentives to help them during this trying time. Join the staff here at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine as we explore some of the details of Kia’s Accelerate the Good program today!

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Our Region Presents Unique Challenges. Keep Young Drivers Ready for Anything.

Best Car for Teens in Racine, Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin

Many of us don’t truly know the meaning of stress or anxiety until we’re responsible for and care about an early driver on the road. During this time, your child has gone from having his or her world extend from the 5-mile radius he or she could walk/bike/bus by themselves to a seemingly endless world that stops only at the Panama Canal to the South and the Bering Strait to the North. Read the rest of this entry >>

Kia models 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Cadenza Forte Niro Soul Sorento

Kia is a Two-Time Top Overall Brand in Initial Quality: See Why

Top J.D. Power IQS Models 2017 Kia Cadenza Forte Niro Sorento Soul 

Did you know that Kia has been the top auto brand in vehicle initial quality the past two years, according to the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)? This means that Kia vehicles as a brand have the fewest issues that need to be fixed in the first three months of vehicle ownership, which came from a survey of more than 77,000 people for the 2017 study. The 2016 study had a similar number of respondents. 

So to celebrate this great news, we have a rundown of features and benefits for the five Kia models that were highest ranked in their segments in the 2017 IQS, which include the 2017 Kia Soul, Sorento, Niro, Cadenza and Forte. 

Research: Kia’s J.D. Power IQS Results

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2018 Kia Sorento and IIHS Top Safety Pick and safety features

Third Time’s a Charm for the 2018 Kia Sorento and IIHS Top Safety Pick!

2018 Kia Sorento IIHS Top Safety Pick and Safety Features  

“The rule of three” can apply to a number of pursuits, including joke telling, theatrical productions (i.e. three acts) and also vehicles, like the 2018 Kia Sorento which was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the third straight year.  

So how does a vehicle achieve this honor, which means it’s among the most impact-resistant vehicles in its class? It goes through crash testing and scores “good,” “advanced” or “superior” in several crash-worthiness categories, which include front crash prevention, small overlap front and head restraints. Now that we’ve seen that the 2018 Sorento is among the most crash-resistant vehicles in the midsize SUV class, let’s look at some of its other safety features, below!  

Research the 2018 Kia Sorento

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2018 Kia Sorento and IIHS Top Safety Pick and safety features

Third Time's a Charm for the 2018 Kia Sorento and IIHS Top Safety Pick!

2018 Kia Sorento IIHS Top Safety Pick and Safety Features  

“The rule of three” can apply to a number of pursuits, including joke telling, theatrical productions (i.e. three acts) and also vehicles, like the 2018 Kia Sorento which was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the third straight year.  
So how does a vehicle achieve this honor, which means it’s among the most impact-resistant vehicles in its class? It goes through crash testing and scores “good,” “advanced” or “superior” in several crash-worthiness categories, which include front crash prevention, small overlap front and head restraints. Now that we’ve seen that the 2018 Sorento is among the most crash-resistant vehicles in the midsize SUV class, let’s look at some of its other safety features, below!  

Research the 2018 Kia Sorento

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2017 Kia models J.D. Power Initial Quality Study results Cadenza Forte Niro Soul Sorento

J.D. Power IQS Shows Quality of Several Kia Nameplates

2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Results Highest Ranked Kia Models

J.D. Power recently released the results of its annual 2017 Initial Quality Study (IQS) of hundreds of vehicles on the market, after gathering survey responses from new vehicle owners and lessees to see which new models have the fewest problems during the first three months of ownership.

Just like in 2016, Kia finished as the highest-ranked manufacturer in this study in 2017, after all 77,415 responses were collected and tallied.  Also, while two Kia models were highest ranked in their vehicle segment in the 2016 IQS, five Kia models achieved this distinction in 2017!  Read on to see these highest-ranked, reliable Kia models!

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2017 Kia models AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards Optima Cadenza Sportage

Kia Sportage, Cadenza and Optima Honored with 2017 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Kia Optima Cadenza and Sportage Models 2017 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

What happens when you poll more than 50,000 new drivers of vehicles bought from September to December 2016 and ask them how much they like their new vehicles in 49 categories like power, fuel economy and safety features?  You get the annual AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards!

And this is no surprise to Kia fans, but three of our models got the top spot in their class: The 2016 Kia Optima, 2017 and 2016 Kia Cadenza and the 2017 Kia Sportage!  Read on for the features of these award-winners!

Research the 2022 Kia K5

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2017 Kia Soul Edmunds and Parents Magazine 10 Best Family Cars of 2017

Looking for a Family-Friendly Vehicle? Try the Kia Soul

2017 Kia Soul Parents Magazine and Edmunds 10 Best Family Cars

Edmunds and Parents Magazine have teamed up once again to determine the top family cars for a model year, and it’s awesome but hardly surprising news to see that the 2017 Kia Soul has made the top 10, with its nice blend of fuel economy, interior room, easy-to-use tech and affordability.

Read on for more details about the family-friendly features of the 2017 Kia Soul, and see what it can do for you!

Keep Up with Recent Kia Awards

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