A Third of people can not afford to fix there vehicle

Mark Grandstaff, Special for USA TODAY 7:03 a.m. ET April 9, 2017

Nearly one-in-three American motorists cannot pay for vehicle repairs without taking on debt, according to a new study from AAA.

The study estimates 64 million drivers could not pay out-of-pocket for an average repair bill of $500 to $600. There are about 210 million licensed motorists in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.  About 76% of men said they could afford the expense, while only 62% of women could do the same.

“We were a little shocked at the results,” said Michael…
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The 2017 Kia Sportage awarded must test drive vehicle by Autotrader

Award-Winning, Fourth-Generation Sportage CUV Recognized for Sophisticated Design, Refined Premium Interior and Intelligent Packaging

  • The 2017 Sportage stands out in the hot-selling compact CUV segment
  • Cutting-edge design, engaging driving dynamics, advanced driver assistance systems, and premium materials take Sportage to the head of the class

Orlando, FL., March 24, 2017– The 2017 Kia Sportage has been named one of Autotrader’s 2017 Must Test Drive vehicles.  The prestigious consumer-focused program showcases the best new vehicles shoppers need to experience prior to making a purchase.  Award winners are selected by Autotrader’s editorial experts and have the potential to change the…

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2017 Kia Sorento: Best 3-Row SUV for the Money

By Eileen Falkenberg-Hull | February 07, 2017

Kia Sorento

U.S. News & World Report ‘s Best 3-Row SUV for the Money is the Kia Sorento. The result was determined by evaluating the vehicle’s overall quality and long-term value. The Sorento bested other SUVs including the Toyota Highlander, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Honda Pilot.

A vehicle’s quality rating is determined by the overall score it achieved in the U.S. News new car rankings at the time…
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Record December Propels Kia Motors To Best-Ever Annual Sales In The U.S.

Kia Closes 2016 Up 3.5 Percent, Surpassing Previous Record by More Than 20,000 Units

IRVINE, Calif.Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping off an historic year that saw the Kia brand collect more third-party awards and accolades for quality and reliability than ever before, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced all-time best annual sales of 647,598 vehicles in 2016, up 3.5 percent over 2015. The year concluded with best-ever fourth quarter sales, including the highest December total in company history of 54,353 units.

Kia's record-breaking year included several standout performances, including:

  • Four nameplates – Soul, Optima…
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2017 Kia Niro hybrid: first drive report

According to its maker, the 2017 Kia Niro is the first "crossover" hybrid vehicle" sold in the U.S.—but what does that really mean?

We drove150 miles in two different versions of the top-of-the-line Niro Touring model two weeks ago, and concluded that the Niro represents an interesting package with some pluses and minuses.Our drive at the launch event was broken into three segments of 50 to 60 miles apiece, each with a different mix of hills, country roads, and highway travel.

DON'T MISS: 2017 Kia Niro - full review

At the end of the day, we decided…

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The All New 2017 Kia Niro


A New Kind of Crossover, the Niro Defines the Segment with a Long List of Desirable Attributes, Crossover Utility and Hybrid Technology


  • ·         Niro offers bold, crossover style and utility while providing exceptional fuel economy –up to 50 mpg combined1
  • ·         Niro (Urban Crossover Hybrid Vehicle) employs an evolved hybrid system that contributes to a dynamic driving experience, while also providing superior utility and eye-catching looks

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