Which Kia Models Have All-Wheel Drive?

October 8th, 2018 by

Kia Sportage driving on icy road in winter timeKia AWD models provide exceptional off-roading ability and supply Astoria and Longview drivers with better handling on the roads during rough weather conditions like rain or snow. Learn which new Kia vehicles have all-wheel drive from the team at Warrenton Kia!

Kia AWD SUVs and Crossovers

  • Kia Sportage: The Kia Sportage comes with available AWD on any trim. In addition to AWD, Warrenton drivers can enjoy added peace of mind knowing this Kia SUV was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Kia Sorento: The Kia Sorento offers all-wheel drive on every trim. Folks looking for a family car will also enjoy the ability to seat up to 7 passengers, with the 2018 model providing available third-row seating and the 2019 Sorento delivering standard third-row seating.

Kia AWD Cars

In previous years, the Sorento and the Sportage were the only two Kia models with all-wheel drive. However, as of 2018, the Kia Stinger also offers available AWD, making it the first Kia AWD sedan in the lineup. This Kia AWD car delivers strong performance all around and generates up to a whopping 365 hp!

What are the Benefits of Kia All-Wheel Drive?

Whether you are looking for adventure or peace of mind, there are many benefits to driving a Kia vehicle with all-wheel drive, including:

  • Better Traction: AWD vehicles can make driving in harsh weather conditions safer. Since AWD vehicles have better traction, they are less likely to glide on roads that are slippery due to rain or snow.
  • Off-Road Capability: If you are planning on taking your car on an off-roading excursion, a vehicle with AWD can help make that possible. It is important to note, however, that just because a vehicle has AWD does not on its own mean the car is suited for off-road driving. It is also important to consider the durability of the brakes and both the acceleration and suspension of the vehicle, among other factors.
  • Resale Value: Because an all-wheel-drive Kia costs more up front and is more capable, you will have an easier time selling (should you choose to do so) and should not have to worry about resale value if and when the time comes.

Browse Kia AWD Models in Warrenton, OR

If you want to learn more about our Kia models with all-wheel drive or are curious how AWD compares to 4WDcontact us at Warrenton Kia. We would be happy to help answer any questions you may have and help you browse our inventory of new vehicles.

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