If you’re looking for reliable Kia AWD SUVs then you’re bound to find the trim levels of the Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento enticing, as both deliver exceptional performances and come with some impressive ratings from automotive experts.
Kia Sportage: The Kia Sportage comes with available AWD on any trim. In addition to AWD, Fontana drivers can enjoy added peace of mind knowing this Kia SUV was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Kia Sorento: The Kia Sorento offers all-wheel drive on every trim. Folks looking for a family car will also enjoy the ability to seat up to seven passengers, with the 2018 model providing available third-row seating and the 2019 Sorento delivering standard third-row seating.
Kia AWD Cars
While a Kia AWD car was not available for a long time, the Kia Stinger was the first AWD sedan in the Kia lineup. Check out some of the specs for the Kia Stinger to see how you can get the drivetrain you’re looking for in the bodystyle you want:
22/29 mpg (city/hwy)
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual transmission
2.0L four-cylinder engine
260 lb-ft of torque
15.9 gallon fuel tank capacity
What are the Benefits of Kia All-Wheel Drive?
Although you may be interested in AWD capabilities, you may still be wondering, “What are the benefits of AWD?” Well, we’ve compiled a list of some additional reasons why a Kia AWD car or Kia AWD SUV is right for you.
Better Traction: AWD vehicles can make driving in harsh weather conditions much safer. Since AWD vehicles have better traction, they are less likely to glide on roads that are slippery due to rain or snow.
Off-Road Capability: If you are planning on taking your car on an off-roading excursion, a vehicle with AWD can help make that possible. It is important to note, however, that just because a vehicle has AWD does not on its own mean the car is suited for off-road driving. It is also important to consider the durability of the brakes and both the acceleration and suspension of the vehicle, among other factors.
Resale Value: Because an all-wheel-drive Kia costs more up front, and is more capable, you will have an easier time selling (should you choose to do so), and should not have to worry so much about resale value if and when the time comes.