My wife and I sat at the Kia dealership awkwardly trying to negotiate a price. We were searching for a new vehicle that could cart around our growing family of 5. The backseat of our car barely accommodated three car seats and we desperately needed something less cramped. After test driving a few cars at multiple dealerships, we decided on a Kia Sorento. Our love for the Sorento immediately bloomed as soon as we opened up the engine on the highway during the test drive.
After purchasing our Sorento, we couldn’t wait to show it off. We drove to my mother’s house and picked her and my step-dad up for a drive around town. We took the kids and parents (the car seats 7!) to an ice-cream parlor and licked dripping cones as we stared at our new vehicle. We were so proud of our car. 5 years later, I still love our Sorento. In the last 5 years, our Kia has safely driven us to countless soccer practice and games, date nights, movies, Costco runs, road trips, ski trips, camping trips, and has brought one beautiful baby girl home to us. Right now, outside of the window, the Sorento sits ready for me to load her up with soccer equipment and kids for another soccer game. She isn’t just a car, but a part of our family.
Choosing the right car is one of the most important decisions you can make. Many of us know that one person who made the wrong choice and regretted it for years. Thankfully, we made the right choice with our Kia Sorento. The price was right, the size is perfect (big enough for our family of 6 and a friend, but small enough to parallel park in New York City), and it performs well on gas mileage for a vehicle of its size.
Given my personal experience with and love of my own Kia, it made perfect sense for me to partner with Kia this year. Over the past couple of months, I have driven all three Optimas (Optima, Optima Hybrid, Optima Plug-in Hybrid), Soul, and the Niro. Driving these great cars from Kia made me wish I was in the market for a compact or sedan. Each ride was smooth and I was surprised at how much power the cars have. I always thought eco-friendly cars lacked power, but the cars did not have any hesitation nor did they lack power. If you are looking to buy a great car that will save you money at the pump, check out Kia’s Hybrids and Plug-Ins.
Kia has risen leaps and bounds to the top of the ranks in the automotive industry. For example, Kia is:
- #1 in the entire industry in initial quality. (JD Power)
- #1 in the industry for number of owner satisfaction. (JD Power)
- #1 Non Luxury brand in vehicle satisfaction. (Auto Pacific)
- Top six best car brands in the entire industry. (Consumer Reports)
- Better customer service than Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Ford, Mazda, and more. (JD Power)
Buying a car is more than just a simple purchase. It is a commitment. It is indeed adding another member to the family. When you buy a new vehicle, you are expecting reliability and you are expecting style. As I celebrate 5 years of owning a Kia, I am still thrilled with the commitment my family made in becoming part of the Kia family and I’m looking forward to five more years of Kia ownership.
Disclaimer: My expenses were covered to attend a recent Kia event. The opinions in this post are my own.