Friday, October 28, 2016


Consumer Reports recently ran an article on the best cars for families.  The one that rose to the top for families with school age children was the popular Kia Sorento.  That was really no big surprise since this year Consumer Reports also awarded the Sorento one of their “Top Ten” picks for a vehicle in the category for a mid-sized SUV.  You will see why when you see this sharp-looking redesigned family hauler at Captiol KIA located at 13573 US Hwy 183 North and even take one out for a spin. 
The CR organization said: “Our top-rated mid-sized SUV provides the room and space to keep a family comfortable and to bring along their gear”.   Owners of the Sorento would add that this vehicle is just fun to drive.  Anyway, this positive recognition by Consumer Reports and many other car critics is really a “no brainier”.  You will agree that everything just comes together for a family car from high owner satisfaction to being very dependable and reliable.  The Sorento is a perfect source of transportation for today's busy families. 

The “icing on the cake” is this Kia Sorento has been redesigned and re-engineered for 2016.  It is significantly roomier and more refined in nearly every way inside and out.  The Sorento still offers a third row to bump up the passenger capacity to seven.  As the well-known commercial goes...but wait, there is more!  All models are longer, wider and taller, which means more interior room.  That is one of the improvements you will quickly see and feel when you slide into those comfy seats for that important test drive from the friendly folks. 

Also, you and yours will appreciate the Sorento's handsome cabin and upscale materials that you would see in those “pricey” S UV's out there and delivers more usable cargo space then some of the two row SUV's .  This new Sorento offers a plethora of high tech systems that today's drivers expect for communication and entertainment.  They include the available Kia UVO infotainment setup, an awesome 10 speaker Infinity surround-sound system that will just “rock you”, a panoramic sun roof and much more. 

Since the Sorento is meant for families, Kia offers a slew of safety features from adaptive cruise control to the very effective and important forward collision warning.  Safety organizations highly recommend to invest in as many safety systems that you can afford.  The payback in dividends could be huge. 

Now, when you drive off in your new Sorento on the test drive, you will quickly appreciate how this re-engineered Kia responds and performs.  The Sorento's new suspension keeps a firm and composed and quiet ride.  What may be under the hood is the standard and peppy 2.4-liter four with 185 lively horses that punches out 185 hp.  If you desire more horses in your stable, then also test drive the popular 3.3-liter V6 with 290 horses and a pavement grabbing 252 lb-ft of torque.  New for this year is the the aggressive 2.0-liter Turbo that punches out 240 hp and delivers 20/27 mpg.  It even gets better as all-wheel drive is now available for drivers who want more stability in quirky driving conditions.  This is a first for this class of vehicle. 

Make the short drive to Capitol KIA or visit them online at and check out the redesigned Sorento and bring the crew.  One is waiting for you with your color, style and budget and still comes with the best warranty in the business.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


U.S. News Best Cars wrote recently, “The 2016 Kia Soul has the best combination of interior space, safety and reliability ratings and available family-friendly features in its class, making it our 2016 Best Compact Car for Families and Best Hatchback for Families.”  Also, Consumer Reports somewhat backed that statement up as this trustworthy organization gave the Soul one of its' coveted “Check Marks” for a recommended vehicle.  They said, “There is more to the Boxy Soul than quirky styling.”  There are more auto critics and writers who gave this lovable Kia Soul very good grades, but the real judges are its owners who hug their Soul every day for just pure satisfaction and reliability.  Just ask one! 

The real test is seeing the Soul up close and personal at Capitol KIA located at 13573 U.S. Highway 183 N. or by calling the dealership at 512.583.1900 and taking an enjoyable test drive. 

You will also agree that beyond the Soul's hip good looks, you will find it has a very compelling mix of practicality and a personality all its own.  When you slide into those comfortable seats and look around, you'll be amazed how much room is available in its feature filled cabin.  It is just bursting with an upscale interior loaded with high quality and tech superior systems that relate to your drive time entertainment and communication. 

Available features include Kia's popular UVO infotainment system that can connect with your smartphone, navigation with an 8 inch touch screen and much more.  A friendly Sales Professional will go over the long lists of standard and available equipment that will make your drive time enjoyable.  Do take a serious look at the many safety options that Kia offers as you always have precious cargo on board and that includes the driver.  The Kia Soul is a five seater, front wheel drive hatchback that has abundant cargo space for its size.  You can even make trips to Home Depot with your Soul for those bags of mulch. 

The base Soul comes with a peppy 1.6-liter four cylinder and a six-speed manual that will keep you ahead of traffic.  A six-speed automatic is also available if you prefer not to exercise your right arm and left leg.  If you want some more zip in your trip then also take a test drive in the Plus or Exclaim trims as they come equipped with the more powerful 2.0-liter four, also with the smooth automatic. 

All models deliver a smooth and quiet ride on highways or country roads.  Even the six-footers will enjoy the ride thanks to the Soul's high roof line, abundant leg and head room in front and back.  It just all comes together for an enjoyable riding experience behind the windshield from going to grandmas or taking your foursome to the golf course.  You will fall in love again with this “Little Big Car” that does attract attention and gets the job done in your time behind its sporty wheel.  Owner's say they just make excuses to drive it somewhere. You always need milk!  Anyway, the bet is on that you will leave with a smile not only because you put the “Fun Factor” back in your drive time, but for the great deal you received.  Visit today!

Monday, September 19, 2016

NFL Has a Winner for Opening Weekend

If you grew up playing video games, no doubt you played Tecmo Bowl.  This was pre Madden days.  Tecmo Bowl was about as popular as it got for a football video game.  Just about everyone wanted to play with Bo Jackson.  He was the Tecmo Bowl stud.

By todays’ standards the graphics aren’t very good but until Madden came along, this game was the bomb.  You have cheat codes you can enter into just about any game you play on the devices of today.  Back in the day, Bo Jackson was his own cheat code.  He literally could not be tackled.  There was always an argument over who was going to get to be the Los Angeles team.

As we all settled in to watch some great opening weekend football, we see a familiar sight as Tecmo Bowl is on our screen and as true to the game, the ball is handed off to Bo Jackson, but instead of running forward, he runs back through the endzone and through the tunnel.  What could he be up to?

Then out of the tunnel, he comes driving a new 2017 Kia Sorento.  Now anyone who watched Bo play knows he would assume run you over as to avoid contact, however in his Sorento with the premium handling, he looked more like Barry Sanders, dodging and weaving his way to the end zone. Then he performs his signature ball spike.

I can’t wait to see what Kia comes up with next at Capitol Kia 13573 U.S. Hwy 183 N. Austin, TX or give us a call at 512-583-1900 today!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

2017 Kia Sportage

The new 2017 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV that would identify as a small crossover.  It has seating for five people and is offered in three trim levels.

The 2017 Kia Sportage’s interior is the impressive run. Kia Sportage 2017 model’s dashboard has a substantial, luxurious look and includes a wide central control layout tilt towards the driver, the cockpit a sporty character fit the name. Material quality is class-competitive, and we have noticed no squeaks or rattles in our test vehicles to date. The 2017 Kia Sportage LX trim is equipped by today’s standards, but one could argue that most of what you need, including Bluetooth, a USB port, and a small touch screen gives you. The Higher finish can be provided with a high-resolution 8-inches touch screen that sharp images and fast response times have, but even the LX is eligible for an upgrade to the EX’s standard 7-inch touchscreen with Uvo infotainment functions.

Passenger space and comfort is superior for this size class. As expected in a crossover, driver and front passenger, many main and legroom, and adds power seats bottom cushions independent tilt for additional customization. Behind occupants hardly worse, however. Even with a 6-footer in the driver’s seat, can be another 6-footer down immediately astern without the problem, and he or she will receive adequate thigh support. This level of accommodation is usually associated with mid-sized crossovers, so it was a welcome surprise in the compact Sportage.

In 2017 Kia Sportage LX and 2017 Kia Sportage EX trim, the 2017 Sportage is motivated by a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque deliver. The 2017 Kia SX Turbo model gets a stronger turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder which cranks out 240 hp and 260 lb-ft. Both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive available as an option.

For more info, stop by Capitol Kia 13573 U.S. Hwy 183 N. Austin TX or give us a call at 512-583-1900 today!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

2016 Kia Soul

When the Kia Soul first arrived, there is no doubt that most people thought it was a cute little fad but hardly took it seriously.  The styling all the way down to the Hamster ad campaign, not many people viewed it as a viable option.  That is, until people started to really take a look at it.

Once people started shopping them, they found an affordable, dependable and safe vehicle that is infused with personality, options and practicality.  There was nothing on the market like it.  Then you throw in the multiple colors offered and for a small 5-door hatchback that is much taller and roomier inside than you would ever have imagined.

Vibrant paint colors, special appearance packages, and available upscale fittings make the Soul appealing to a broad cross-section of potential buyers.  You can get a cheap drive, a whimsical commuter, a sporty utility vehicle, and even one with more than a touch of luxury and they would all still be very affordable by todays auto prices.

Kia proves that small cars can be designed to be very comfortable.  The seats are firm and supportive that look good and are very durable.  For a small car which normally has you laying back, the Soul has you sitting up high with a great view in all directions.  The wide door opening and tall seat positions make it exceptionally easy to get into and out of the vehicle.

Come test drive one at Capitol Kia 13573 U.S. Hwy 183 N. Austin, TX or give us a call at 512-583-1900 today!