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2014 Kia Forte Koup Named “Best Value in America”

Vincentric, a leading source for cost-of-ownership data, has named the 2014 Kia Forte Koup to their “Best Value in America” list.

The Forte Koup won the Compact Coupe category, displaying the Forte’s excellent features and drivability in a segment full of premium-priced competition.

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2014 Kia Soul Named to List of “Best Cars of 2014″ by About.com

The all-new 2014 Kia Soul has earned a spot on About.com’s “Best New Cars of 2014”, adding another award for the popular passenger vehicle.

This is also another addition to Kia’s growing trophy case, which includes awards for the Soul, Optima, Sorento and more.

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Watch for new Kia K900 Ad During Christmas Day NBA Games

Kia has announced that the K900, an all-new rear-wheel drive V8 sedan, will make its television debut on Christmas day during marquis NBA games.

The holiday commercial, called “Preconceived Notions” will launch an ad campaign that will extend through spring of 2014, including a 60-second spot that will air during the Super Bowl.

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Car Comparison: 2014 Ford Focus vs 2014 Kia Soul

Drivers in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City deserve a great vehicle.

Active individuals who need fuel-economy and value often look at two specific cars: the 2014 Ford Focus and 2014 Kia Soul. While both are affordable and fun to drive, one has superior space and a wealth of features that make it a stand-out vehicle.

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The 2014 Kia Sorento Earns 5-Star Safety Rating

The redesigned 2014 Kia Sorento has earned a 5-Star Safety Rating, the highest possible mark, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The all-new 2014 Sorento was recognized for its excellent performance in frontal and side impacts, as well as a superb showing in rollover tests.

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Kia Forte Named One of Wards Auto’s Top 10 Interiors

Each year Wards Auto tests dozens of vehicles to determine the 10 best interiors of the year and this year the Kia Forte made the prestigious list!

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Kia Partners with Mom Bloggers for New Webisode Series

Attention all moms and Kia enthusiasts – Kia Motors recently partnered with popular female-focused blog POPSUGAR.com to launch its new online webisode series “POPSUGAR Circle of Moms, Everyday Answers,” geared toward mothers and features the all new 2014 Kia Sorento CUV.

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Starring popular actress Tia Mowry and featuring other popular mom bloggers, the women discuss parenting tips and lessons while accomplishing family tasks in the SUV. The Kia Sorento packs plenty of features that help busy moms and growing families including the foldable third row seat, ample seating and UVO eServices.

All episodes are available exclusively on POPSUGAR.com and will premiere weekly. To see the first video click here.

If your growing family is in need of a capable SUV that can move both your family, your pets and your items around town, stop by Pat McGrath Kia and browse our available inventory of brand new Kia Sorentos available for purchase or lease. View our available inventory online before stopping the dealership and also get acquainted with all of the Sorentos’ incredible features.

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Kia to Debut Provo Concept Car at Geneva Motor Show

Kia Provo Concept

Auto shows, like the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show, are great opportunities for automakers like Kia to introduce new technology and concept cars to attendees who are excited to get a look at what the future may hold.

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, those attendees will be treated to a glimpse of the new concept from Kia—the Kia Provo Concept.

The Kia Provo Concept has a modern look and feel, and a number of exciting design touches like a contrasting roof color, oversize wheel arches and more. The concept is a coupe-style hatchback with racer-like design elements and styling. The interior of the concept also offers interesting touches, including diamond stitching and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

For now, the Kia Provo is just a concept, but it provides drivers an idea of what the future design direction for Kia vehicles may be.

Want to learn more about this new Kia Provo Concept, or any of the vehicles currently in our expansive Kia lineup? You can stop by McGrath Kia, your Iowa Kia dealership, today to test drive your dream Kia today!

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Road Trip Preparation Tips From Pat McGrath Kia

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2013 Kia Sportage

If you’re looking for a friendly and helpful Kia dealer in Iowa, you need to come by Pat McGrath Kia today. Our customers choose us because we offer them an unmatched commitment to service excellence and because we feature all the automotive services they need from one convenient location. We pride ourselves on keeping our customers well-informed on all things automotive, so we’re here with some helpful tips on properly preparing your car for a long road trip. Don’t let a breakdown ruin your travel plans, follow these tips and tricks to make sure you make it to your destination.

Preparation Makes Perfect

Before setting off on any cross-country drives it’s important to make sure your car is ready for such a trip. It’s a good idea to take a peek at your engine; check rubber hoses and belts for any signs of wear or cracking. Any rubber that shows signs of wear needs to be replaced and you will also want to check hoses and wiring to make sure that everything is connected properly. Also, it’s a good idea to make sure that your battery terminals are clean; any batteries showing signs of corrosion or acid leak should be replaced and properly disposed of.

You will also want to make sure that all your car’s fluid levels are appropriate. Check your oil levels and get your oil changed before your trip if the oil is dark and thick. You should also make sure that you have a proper amount of coolant as well; long trips mean lots of heat in your engine and you need your coolant system to be working properly for trips of any length. Replacing your air filter is another good idea if it has been some time since you last changed it, as this can improve fuel economy and is relatively inexpensive to replace. You’ll also want to check tire pressure and tread depth, and you should check to make sure all your exterior lights and turn signals are all functioning properly.

Come Visit Pat McGrath Kia

If you’d like more helpful car care tips our friendly staff would like to invite you to come by our dealership in Cedar Rapids. We’d love to help you out with any questions you may have and our service department offers a comprehensive inspection of your vehicle to make sure its up to the task of your upcoming road trip. Come by and see all that we have to offer you here at Pat McGrath Kia!

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Kia Offers Drivers a More Immersive Infotainment Experience with UVO

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Here at Pat McGrath Kia, Iowa City drivers know we’re the dealership that can handle all of their automotive needs, be it searching for a new or pre-owned vehicle, or bringing their car in for service. We put our customers first and our staff is committed to making sure you’re satisfied with your driving experience — something that’s more common than ever with Kia’s new UVO infotainment interface. Cars are fast becoming a much a digital tool as a mechanical one, and with UVO, Kia continues to outshine the competition with its advanced technology.

What Does UVO Do?

Powered by Microsoft, Kia’s UVO system allows you to monitor your vehicle’s performance and keeps you up to date on maintenance schedules. That means no more little stickers in the upper corner of your windshield reminding you of when it’s time for your next oil change. With UVO you can also monitor your car’s location, whether you’re simply trying to remember where you parked, or you’re trying to keep track of where your vehicle was the night before, when your teen took the car.

Much of the UVO is centered on personalizing your own driving experience. The advanced voice controls gives owners the ability to create their own speech profile, which UVO will then learn to recognize. With voice activation control, you’ll be able to stay focused on the road when using Bluetooth or your MP3 player. UVO’s color LCD touch screen allows you to search for your favorite radio station, music on your MP3 device, or search for contacts in your phone by using Bluetooth capabilities.

Among the newest 2013 Kia models, drivers can choose from six vehicles that offer UVO eServices. Included in this selection are the Optima, Rio, Rio 5-Door, Sorento, Soul, and Sportage. In addition to the voice control and LCD touch screen, owners will also love UVO’s rearview camera and Digital Jukebox, which has the capability to store 700MB of music.

Visit Us Today and Check Out UVO’s Features

Be sure to stop by McGrath Kia, your local Iowa City Kia dealer, and check out our full selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. If the UVO eServices piques your interest, our staff will help you find a vehicle that offers UVO and fits your driving needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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