At Rick Case Kia, there's a lot of different reasons our customers choose to shop with us again and again. But if you ask some of the satisfied shoppers we've served over the years, many will tell you that our extensive expertise on the latest that the Kia brand has to offer is what cemented their decision to entrust their business to us. We always strive to provide our drivers with the most comprehensive information possible when it comes to shopping for their next car, and with so many drivers browsing our new 2019 Kia inventory these days, there's no better time to delve into our 2019 Kia sedans and SUVs to see what new amenities they have in store.

Choosing a spacious and sophisticated new 2019 Kia SUV is a smarter bet than ever!

There's a lot of natural benefits built in to owning an SUV these days, particularly if that SUV happens to have a Kia badge on it. Typically larger than their sedan counterparts, Kia SUVs afford ample passenger space for families on the go, and roomy cargo areas that are great for luggage on road trips. Plus, with Dynamax™ all-wheel drive available on many models, Kia SUVs take to rough terrain and slippery road surfaces with confidence, making them truly great all-season drivers.

Now, for 2019, there are some Kia SUVs that see some significant changes, and others that only see minor adjustments. So, let's start in with the big news of the model year and dive right into the updates to the 2019 Kia Niro and 2019 Kia Sorento.

2019 Kia Niro

Now, the 2019 Kia Niro is one of the Kia brand's newest models, and it's already a force to be reckoned with in the compact hybrid crossover segment. With a size that fits the needs of most urban commuters, exceptional efficiency in both its hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options, and conveniences like heated and ventilated front seating and underfloor storage for valuables in the rear cargo area, the 2019 Kia Niro manages to fit a lot of value into its compact form factor.

For 2019, the Kia Niro expands its eco-friendly appeal with a newly available Kia Niro EV. With a sleek design that plays on the traditional Kia Tiger Nose front grille to house its charge port, the 2019 Kia Niro EV is one of the sharpest looking electric crossovers on the market today.

What's more, the 2019 Kia Niro EV isn't just attractive to look at, it also boasts some truly impressive performance credentials that might surprise you coming from an electric crossover. With a 201-horsepower electric motor and four distinct drive modes that include Normal, Eco, Sport, and Eco+, the 2019 Kia Niro EV can go from zipping around town to long distance cruising, with a full-electric range up to an EPA-estimated 239 miles. So, if you're looking for an electric vehicle to take on a road trip, rest assured that the new 2019 Kia Niro EV will suit your needs.

2019 Kia Sorento

As the Kia brand's largest SUV, the Kia Sorento has always been an appealing option for families on the go. And in 2019, it cements its reputation even further with its three-row seating for up to seven passengers now coming standard on all trims, but also adds a number of amenities that elevate is profile and bring a greater degree of sophistication and depth to its feature offerings.

Now, one of the things we've noticed a lot of drivers remark on is that the 2019 Kia Sorento just looks great inside and out. Unlike many of its rivals whose size and design makes them seem bulky at times, the 2019 Kia Sorento projects an aura of confidence with subtle yet sharp design updates to its front end design, rear bumper design, headlights and taillights, and even revised geometry for its rear liftgate.

But looks aren't everything, and if your family is like many of those we've served here at Rick Case Kia, you want a good mixture of style and substance. Luckily, for its 2019 model year, the Kia Sorento offers an enhanced array of available Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, which now includes features like Driver Attention Warning and Lane Keeping Assist. These two systems are perfect for long family road trips, helping you stay within your lane and alerting you to driving fatigue even before you might realize it yourself.

Safety systems aren't the only new tech the 2019 Kia Sorento has in store. In addition, it can be outfitted with premium amenities like the recently updated AVN 5.0 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto or the new 10-speaker Harman/Kardon stereo system with QuantumLogic™ surround sound technology, which is great for everything from playing your kids' favorite nursery rhymes on the way to pre-school to playing your favorite heavy metal album after you drop them off!

The 2019 Kia Sportage and 2019 Kia Soul

Though these two models don’t receive too many major updates this year, and the 2019 Kia Soul is not technically an SUV, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention them as both have subtle yet significant changes that you might want to know about.

  • The 2019 Kia Soul gets new standard features like automatic headlights and a rearview camera, as well as a new Inferno Red paint scheme that cranks up the youthful vibe this already distinctive car exudes by quite a bit.
  • The 2019 Kia Sportage LX 2.4L sees some fresh technology updates in the form of a fully automatic climate control system and upgraded UVO3 7-inch infotainment system with touchscreen and Android Auto capabilities.
  • The 2019 Kia Sportage SX 2.0T gets a new electronic parking brake with auto hold.
  • The 2019 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L fleshes out the aesthetics and feature sophistication of this compact SUV with amenities like Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, power-folding, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, and sleek Piano Black high gloss exterior trim.

See how you can maximize your value with the new standard features and attractive options of our 2019 Kia sedan lineup

Now, if you don't need the added passenger space of a 2019 Kia SUV, the smarter bet may just be to go with one of our new 2019 Kia sedans. And with plenty of updates coming to the lineup for the 2019 model year, there's never been a more compelling time to shop these practical and well-rounded cars.

Now, the 2019 Kia Rio, 2019 Kia Stinger, and 2019 Kia Cadenza all saw some pretty significant updates in recent model years, so their changes coming into 2019 are relatively mild, but still worth noting.

  • With the 2019 Kia Rio, you can opt for a newly available Tech Package that nets you Forward Collision Avoidance, LED headlights, and a Highline tire pressure monitoring system, which can help you keep your tires fully inflated to reap the benefits of this subcompact car's exceptional fuel economy. And for folks who love their favorite satellite radio stations, the 2019 Kia Rio also gets an available SIRIUS® Satellite Radio Package.
  • The 2019 Kia Cadenza Premium gets a newly standard Blind-Spot Collision Warning system with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, as well as power-folding mirrors with puddle lamps and rear parking sensors that are sure to prove useful on date nights out in the city.
  • You can also outfit the 2019 Kia Cadenza with an available Technology Package that'll net you luxe touches like a panoramic sunroof, 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, and front door pocket lights, as well as some convenient tech features like an AVN5 premium infotainment system with navigation, a Harman/Kardon premium audio system, wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones, and even a Homelink garage door opener.
  • Similar to the 2019 Kia Cadenza, the 2019 Kia Stinger also tacks on some new features in the form of its new 18-inch machined finish wheels and standard Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning. Opt for the newly available Sun & Sound Package, and you can get even more sophistication with a sunroof, Harman/Kardon premium sound system, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, and sharp new LED headlights.
  • Spring for the 2019 Kia Stinger Premium or 2019 Kia Stinger GT1 trim, and you'll now get the full loadout of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ventilated front seats that are great for summertime driving, and a wireless charging pad for compatible mobile phones
  • Fans of sporty and spirited driving will love the fact that 2019 Kia Stinger GT models with rear wheel drive now offer a Mechanical Limited Slip Differential.
  • Finally, the 2019 Kia Stinger GT2 gets a new Surround View Monitor for easier parking and heated rear seats.

On top of the changes to those models, the 2019 Kia Optima sees a mild refresh that brings up its profile with expanded safety feature availability and even some upscale touches, making this midsize sedan much more attractive to small families. With features Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and Lane Keep Assist on your side, as well as the option of new European-style leather seating available on the SX 2.0T trim, the 2019 Kia Optima makes it easy to slip behind the wheel and let your travel anxieties melt away.

As for the 2019 Kia Forte, it undergoes a full redesign that makes its exterior design truly live up to its namesake. Larger in both length and width with more muscular design cues that draw inspiration from the 2019 Kia Stinger, the 2019 Kia Forte may be a compact car, but it's got an attitude that matches up to even larger rivals. Plus with the increase and size, the 2019 Kia Forte boasts more cargo and passenger capacity than before and has a smoother ride quality to boot.

But if its style isn't enough to entice you, rest assured that the 2019 Kia Forte now features performance improvements and tech upgrades that make an exceptionally compelling argument for owning one. Outfitted with a newly available Intelligent variable transmission, the 2019 Kia Forte can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city / 41 mpg highway if properly equipped. Plus, its interior features a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. And if all that weren't enough, the 2019 Kia Forte now features the full suite of available Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ranging from Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist to Smart Cruise Control, making it one of the few compact cars on the market to pack so much innovative tech into such a lithe form.

Swing by our showroom to check out some of the upgrades to the 2019 Kia sedan and SUV lineup in person

With so many attractive changes coming to the 2019 Kia lineup, we're confident there's a car for nearly every sort of driver here at our showroom. So, if you'd like to take a test drive with some of the new 2019 Kia sedans and SUVs we have in store, stop by Rick Case Kia at your earliest convenience to experience the latest innovations this esteemed automaker has to offer.

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