July 20

What Is Kia Connect?

If you buy a brand-new Kia vehicle today, it’s likely to come preloaded with Kia Connect. You might also be able to get access to Kia Connect when you purchase a used Kia vehicle. You’ll love what Kia Connect can offer you. But before you begin taking advantage of what Kia Connect can do, it’s worth finding out more about it. This will enable you to make the most of Kia Connect from the moment you start using it. Discover what Kia Connect is, how it works, and more by checking out the article below.

What Is Kia Connect?

2023 KIA Niro HEV by peterolthof is licensed with CC BY-ND 2.0

It would be easy to simplify Kia Connect by referring to it as little more than just an infotainment management system. But we aren’t going to do that because it’s able to do so much more than the average infotainment management system can. Originally known as Kia UVO link, it can help you take control of all the infotainment features you’ll find in your Kia. But it’s also designed to help you take control of other aspects of your Kia while gathering important information related to your Kia vehicle.

Once you’ve set up Kia Connect in your Kia, you’ll be able to remotely lock and unlock your Kia’s doors using your smartphone. You’ll also be able to control the climate of your Kia with little more than just your phone. You’ll come to appreciate how intuitive Kia Connect is when you begin using it on a daily basis.

How Does Kia Connect Work?

When you buy a Kia that comes with Kia Connect, setting it up should be a breeze. But you’ll need to be prepared to spend at least a little time tinkering with it to get it set up to your exact specifications. Initially, you’ll need to control Kia Connect using the touch screen in your Kia. But you’ll also have the option to set up Kia Connect to enable you to control it using either your voice or your smartphone. A Kia dealership can help you take the right steps to get Kia Connect up and running.

What Are the Best Kia Connect Features?

Once you have Kia Connect set up in a new or used Kia, you’ll be able to start using it to its full potential right away. You’ll find that it’ll have quite a few features you’ll enjoy using that will make your Kia easier and safer to drive. Some of the best Kia Connect features include:

  • Find My Car, which will allow you to see where you parked your car if you ever forget.
  • Remote Climate Control, which will let you adjust the temperature in your car without being inside it.
  • Remote Door Lock & Unlock, which will enable you to lock and unlock your car without being near it.
  • Rear Occupant Alert, which will inform you if you ever accidentally leave a child on the backseat of your car.
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery, which will increase the chances of you being able to recover your car if it’s ever stolen.

As you can see, these types of features are what help make Kia Connect so much more than any old run-of-the-mill infotainment management system.

What Are the Benefits of Using Kia Connect?

You’ll enjoy so many benefits when you buy a Kia that supports Kia Connect. First and foremost, you’ll love how much control Kia Connect will give you over your Kia. You’ll be able to control almost every aspect of it, regardless of whether it’s parked just outside your house or at an airport on the other side of the country. You’ll also love how much safer it’ll make your Kia, both for you and your family if you plan on driving them around in your Kia. You’ll get so much peace of mind thanks to Kia Connect.

Does Kia Connect Come Standard in Kia Vehicles?

One thing worth noting is that while Kia Connect is available in most new Kias and even some used Kias that are still on the newer side, it isn’t necessarily going to come as standard and be free to use. Rather than coming with Kia Connect, most new Kia owners will get an introductory version of Kia Connect they can try out. It’ll include features such as basic trip information and 911 Connect that you can use in case of emergencies.

But if you’d like to put all the Kia Connect features we just discussed to the test, you’ll need to upgrade to one of the Kia Connect packages that are available. You’ll also need to pay for the package you choose, though you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank on it. The Ultimate Package, which includes every feature we just touched on and more, goes for about $200 per year. That’ll be a small price to pay for the benefits that’ll come along with using Kia Connect.

How Can You Troubleshoot Kia Connect?

For the most part, you won’t need to be concerned about troubleshooting Kia Connect at all. It’s a very easy system to use. But if you ever experience any issues with it, your local Kia dealership will be able to provide you with the troubleshooting services you need. Their service center can get your Kia Connect working like it’s supposed to so you can get back to loving it again.

Learn More About Kia Connect by Contacting Our Dealership

Are you in the market for a new or used Kia? Here at Huffines Kia McKinney in Texas, we can help explain Kia Connect to you further. We can answer any questions you may have and make sure you know how to use it before you drive a Kia off our lot. Our service center will also always be here to help you troubleshoot Kia Connect or deal with any other maintenance or services your Kia might need. Contact us to schedule a time to stop by our dealership to see what Kia Connect is all about for yourself.


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