Which Kia Models Have All-Wheel Drive?

October 15th, 2018 by

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Kia AWD models provide exceptional confidence and control, whether off-roading around St. James or simply running errands in poor weather in Springfield. Learn which new Kia vehicles have all-wheel drive from the team at Kingdom Kia!

Kia AWD SUVs and Crossovers

  • Kia Sportage AWD: The Kia Sportage is available with all-wheel drive on any trim. A Kia AWD system provides a level of confidence when it comes to safety, and you can have added peace of mind knowing this Kia SUV was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Kia Sorento AWD: The Kia Sorento also has a Kia AWD system available on every trim. With seating for up to 7 passengers, the Sorento is a smart choice for the growing family.

Kia AWD Cars

Previously, the Sorento and the Sportage were the only Kia AWD models, but that changed with the introduction of the Kia Stinger. The first Kia AWD sedan, the Stinger gets the most out of its 365-hp engine, giving you the control and maneuvering only possible with all-wheel drive.

What are the Benefits of Kia AWD?

  • Better Traction: One of the main reasons our Springfield and Jefferson City drivers choose a vehicle with all-wheel drive is the obvious one: traction. Rain, mud, or even ice and snow, all-wheel drive helps keep your grip on the pavement.
  • Off-Road Capability: Whether going off-roading or simply leaving the pavement for some camping, it’s easier to make your way back to civilization if your vehicle can send power to all 4 wheels — always check your manual and talk with a service expert before taking a vehicle off-road. You shouldn’t just assume a Sportage AWD model is immediately ready for all-terrain action.
  • Resale Value: The Kia Sorento AWD is a Sorento with an upgrade, and that means if you’re deciding to trade in your vehicle, it’s an added bonus that can increase resale value.
  • Superior Towing Specs: By directing torque to all 4 wheels simultaneously, the Kia Sorento towing capacity gets a boost, up to 5,000 pounds — and the same is true for many all-wheel drive vehicles.
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Browse Kia AWD Models at Kingdom Kia

If you want to learn more about our Kia models with AWD, or find out which advantages they offer over comparable vehicles from Hyundai, contact us today at Kingdom Kia. We would be happy to help answer any questions you may have and help you browse our inventory of new vehicles. When you find the model that’s right for you, reach out to schedule a test drive or to learn more about where Kia is made.

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