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Software Update Delivers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to More Kia Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016


CARS.COM — Kia is expanding the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its lineup via a software update. Eligible models include current and previous model-year vehicles equipped with either with a compatible AVN 4.0 navigation system… Read More

Software Update Delivers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to More Kia Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Kia is expanding the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its lineup via a software update. Eligible models include current and previous model-year vehicles equipped with either with a compatible AVN 4.0 navigation system… Read More

Kia to Give Soul More Spirit With Turbo Option

By Fred Meier on July 6, 2016

CARS.COM — Kia let its hamsters do the teasing about the infusion of some new spirit under the hood of its funky Soul. The latest hamster ad for the urban hauler closes with a slide confirming the new version: 2016 Soul:… Read More

2014-2015 Kia Soul Headlight Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on February 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2014 Kia Soul 2015 Kia Soul (Does not apply to vehicles equipped with projector-style headlights.) The problem: The headlight bulb connector may overheat, resulting in deformity of the connector. This could result in… Read More

2016 Kia Software Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on January 29, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2016 Kia Sorento 2016 Kia Rio 2016 Kia Soul 2016 Kia Sedona The problem: The infotainment system software has a glitch and needs to be updated. See More Service Bulletins Corrective action: Dealers… Read More

Kia Debuts Driverless-Car Tech at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

By Matt Schmitz on January 5, 2016

CARS.COM — You've heard of smartphones and even Smart cars, and now Kia is introducing a new player to the intelligent-technologies field with Drive Wise. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Korean automaker is unveiling plans… Read More

2004-2013 Kia Models Corrosion Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on January 5, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2010 Kia Soul 2011 Kia Soul 2012 Kia Soul 2013 Kia Soul 2004 Kia Spectra 2005 Kia Spectra 2006 Kia Spectra 2007 Kia Spectra 2008 Kia Spectra 2009 Kia Spectra 2006 Kia Optima… Read More

Study: Women Value Price, Practicality Over Performance, Prestige

By Matt Schmitz on December 22, 2015

Setting aside any debate over the validity — or perhaps lack thereof — of gender roles in society, men and women by some measures have been shown to value different attributes while car shopping. Men prize performance and prestige, while… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2016 Kia Soul, Soul EV

By Matt Schmitz on November 13, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 260,000 model-year 2014-16 Kia Soul hatchbacks and Soul EVs manufactured between Jan. 18, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2015 The Problem: The adhesive used to secure the steering pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may have insufficient… Read More

2014-2015 Kia Soul Airbag Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on November 11, 2015

Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2014 Kia Soul 2015 Kia Soul The problem: Kia is updating these cars' airbag control unit software to ensure occupant safety in the event of a crash. The affected vehicles were manufactured between July 21,… Read More

2015 Kia Soul, Sportage, Sedona, Forte Stereo Head Unit Issues

By Tom Torbjornsen on October 8, 2015

Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2015 Kia Soul 2015 Kia Sportage 2015 Kia Sedona 2015 Kia Forte The problem: Customers may experience a condition in which, when they try to turn on the head unit to listen to audio content,… Read More