March 9

Which Model of Kia Is Best for Me?


When looking for the perfect vehicle to match your lifestyle, you have many options in the Kia lineup. From sporty sedans to all-electric vehicles to family-friendly SUVs, Kia has a model to meet your needs. Keep reading to learn more about the latest Kia cars and SUVs so you can answer the question, “Which model of Kia is best for me?”

2023 Kia Rio

Kia Rio4 1.4 EX 2023 by RL GNZLZ is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0

You’d never guess this car is the most affordable option in the Kia lineup. The 2023 Kia Rio, which comes in sedan and hatchback styles, has a starting MSRP of $16,750, making it one of the most affordable new cars you can purchase on the market, period. It’s also incredibly fuel efficient, achieving an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined, so you’ll save some money at the gas pump, too.

The 2023 Kia Rio comes in two trims, the LX and S, as either a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback. Every Rio comes equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, generating 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque. This sporty car has an aerodynamic profile and athletic stance, setting it apart from other vehicles on the North Texas roadways. It’s just as stylish on the inside, with woven cloth upholstery and a six-way adjustable driver’s seat. The Kia Rio comes with an 8-inch touch screen with a voice-activated infotainment system and wireless smartphone integration.

Ideal for: Drivers in McKinney, Texas, seeking a stylish yet affordable commuter vehicle with excellent gas mileage or families looking for a reliable entry-level car for a teen driver.

2023 Kia K5

For a midsize sedan that’s more sport than snooze, check out the 2023 Kia K5. This zippy car, available in five trim levels, comes standard with a 180-horsepower four-cylinder engine, while the top-tier K5 GT trim generates 290 horsepower with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine for some extra oomph. With this engine, the K5 can go from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 5.7 seconds. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but you can opt for all-wheel drive on some trims for enhanced traction.

The Kia K5 comes loaded with comfort and convenience features to make your drive more pleasant. Every K5 comes with push-button start and a smart trunk, offering hands-free access to load groceries or other items with ease. Besides the base trim, the K5 comes with a 10.25-inch touch screen and wireless phone charging, so you can ditch the cords when you need to charge your device. The Kia K5 also comes standard with dozens of driver-assistance features, including blind spot detection, lane keeping assist, and driver attention warning.

Ideal for: Those who want the efficiency and handling of a sedan with some extra power and attractive interior features.

2023 Kia EV6

One of the newest models in the Kia lineup, the EV6 offers a thrilling, electrified experience. This electric SUV comes in five trims with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Rear-wheel-drive models have a single electric motor, while all-wheel-drive trims have a dual-motor system generating either 320 or 576 horsepower. Depending on the battery size, the EV6 has an impressive driving range up to 310 miles. Plus, you won’t have to wait too long for a charge: The EV6 can go from a 10% to 80% charge in 18 minutes with a DC fast charger.

The all-electric EV6 represents the future, and that trend continues inside the SUV. It comes with 12.3-inch dual panoramic screens for 24 combined inches of display for entertainment, navigation, and vehicle information. Other premium touches inside the EV6 include heated and ventilated front seats, vegan leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging, and a smart power tailgate.

Ideal for: Drivers who want to make the move to an electric vehicle without worrying about driving range and charging.

2023 Kia Sportage

The 2023 Kia Sportage offers big value in a compact package. It comes in gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models with powerful engine options. The Sportage comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. The 1.6-liter turbo hybrid powertrain generates 227 horsepower, while the all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid makes 261 horsepower. For maximum efficiency, the Sportage Hybrid gets up to 43 mpg combined, while the Sportage Plug-In Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 84 mpg equivalent combined.

While the Sportage is a compact crossover, it doesn’t sacrifice interior space. Your passengers will have a ton of legroom in the spacious second row, and the cargo area offers 39.6 cubic feet of storage so you can easily transport gear, equipment, or luggage. Plus, the Sportage comes with premium interior amenities. Most trims offer heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, and a 12.3-inch touch-screen infotainment display with navigation.

Ideal for: Anyone who wants the easy maneuverability and efficiency of a compact crossover with plenty of passenger and cargo space.

2023 Kia Sorento

When you need more room for your growing family, consider the 2023 Kia Sorento. This three-row SUV comes in gas, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid versions with a range of engine options, allowing you to get exactly what you want. The SUV also comes with either front- or all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive system automatically distributes power to all wheels based on road conditions to keep you in control, even when you’re off the beaten path.

With three-row seating, there’s more than enough space for every member of the family inside the Kia Sorento, which seats up to seven passengers. When you need extra space in the back, you can fold down the third-row and second-row seats for up to 75.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. The SUV also comes standard with top-of-the-line safety and driver-assistance features to protect your family on the road, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist.

Ideal for: McKinney families who need the space and versatility of a three-row SUV with plenty of extra perks, including advanced safety and technology features.

Whether you prefer the all-electric EV6, the affordable Rio, or the family-friendly Sorento, you can find your perfect Kia at Huffines Kia McKinney. We offer one of the largest selections of all-new Kia models in North Texas, serving customers from McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Dallas, and the surrounding community. In addition to our low prices, we also offer affordable financing with competitive rates to help you drive home in your dream vehicle. For more information, send us a message or stop by our McKinney dealership. We look forward to helping you find your perfect Kia.


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