Kia Forte and Kia Stinger are Canada’s Best Small Car and Best Large Car for 2019

Montreal, QC – January 17, 2019 – At a presentation today in Montreal, the Kia Forte has been named Best Small Car in Canada for 2019 and the Kia Stinger has been named Best Large Car in Canada for 2019, winning their respective categories as part of the judging for AJAC’s Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year and qualifying them both for the overall awards to be named in February.

Bringing home both mainstream car awards is a huge accomplishment for the brand and a testament to the award-winning design and quality investments that Kia has, and continues to put into its entire lineup of vehicles. For Canadians that have not yet considered a Kia, the awards are yet another reason to look at the brand with the ‘Power to Surprise.’ Both vehicles will be on display at this year’s Canadian auto shows and are currently available in dealerships across the country.

“We’re grateful to all of AJAC’s voting journalists for recognizing the Forte and Stinger as the best cars in their categories” said Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada. “Kia is focused on bringing safe, high-quality vehicles that look great and fit the lives of Canadians so it is a wonderful honour to see that so that many of Canada’s top automotive experts believe that our cars are hitting the target above some great competition in the market.”

Winning their respective categories also means that both the Kia Forte and Kia Stinger are two of five contenders for the AJAC Canadian Car of the Year award that will be presented at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto on February 14.

“It’s a great achievement for a vehicle to win one of AJAC’s coveted Canadian Car of the Year awards, but it’s exceptional for the same automaker to make two award-winning vehicles in the same year,” said Mark Richardson, President, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. “Congratulations to Kia for the well-deserved success of the Stinger and Forte.”

Kia Motors remains highest-ranked mass-market brand in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

• Kia owners reported fewer issues within the first 90 days of ownership than all other non-luxury car and truck brands

• After ranking highest in the entire industry in 2016 and 2017, Kia’s reported problem levels remain unchanged from 2017 to capture the top mass- market automaker spot

• Two Kia vehicles (Sorento and Rio) earn IQS segment awards with another five vehicles (Forte, Soul, Sportage, Optima and Sedona) finishing top-three in their segment

(Mississauga, ON) June 20, 2018 –For the fourth consecutive year, Kia was recognized as the number one non-premium brand in the U.S. by J.D. Power in the 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS), with a reported 72 problems per 100 vehicles. Kia maintained its leadership position with segment-leading performances from the Sorento (Midsize SUV) and Rio (Small Car), while Optima (Midsize Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan) placed second and the Forte (Compact Car) placed third in their respective segments.

“Ranking first among all mass market brands for four consecutive years in J.D. Power’s IQS study is a testament to the quality and consumer-focused attention-to-detail that Kia puts into all of our vehicles.” said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). “With Sorento and Rio winning their segments and another four of our models finishing top-three, we’re very proud that the vehicles so many Canadians are now driving are being recognized for the quality we’ve put into them.“

The annual U.S. study analyzed responses from 75,712 new vehicle owners of 240 vehicle models across 26 segments. Vehicles were evaluated on driving experience, engine and transmission performance and a broad range of quality issues reported by vehicle owners.

A few Exciting Things to Know About Your Kia Stinger

You don’t have to be a car expert to realize that there’s something special about a Kia vehicle. It’s no wonder people everywhere continue to purchase and drive these popular vehicles. In particular, the 2018 Kia Stinger is an intriguing option when you need a new sedan. There’s a lot to enjoy about this car, so check out what it can do for you and test-drive one today.

Fuel Economy


When you purchase the Premium four-door sedan model, you can drive more than 460 miles on the highway on a single tank of gas. Also, once you fill up the 15.9-gallon tank, you can go nearly 350 on city roads before you’ll have to stop at the pump. This Stinger model gets 22 miles per gallon in city traffic and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. All together, that’s 25 miles per gallon.


Powerful Engine


The Stinger has a V6, 3.3-liter, 24-valve, DOHC engine. It generates 376 foot-pounds of torque at 1,300 rpm. This gas engine also puts out 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and has variable valve timing. You can rely on this engine to help get you anywhere you need to go.




Good gas mileage and a capable engine are important, but if you don’t feel comfortable while driving, you won’t enjoy your car. Luckily, the Stinger gives you and your passengers ample space to stretch and spread out. The bucket front seats have premium leather covering and give you height-adjustable options. In the front, you’ll have 42.6 inches of legroom, 38.3 inches of headroom, 56.4 inches of shoulder room and 55.5 inches of hip room. Your back-seat riders not only have a split-folding rear seatback, but they’ll feel good about the 37 inches of headroom, 56.1 inches of hip room, 36.4 inches of legroom and 54.8 inches of shoulder room.


Don’t waste time shopping all over town. Get in the driver’s seat of a 2018 Kia Stinger.

The Reinvention of the Hatchback

The 2018 Kia Niro is a reinvention of an old style: the hatchback. However, don’t let the throwback to the old school style fool you, for there’s nothing old or quaint about this styling. In fact, this vehicle is so fashion forward, you will wonder how your ever did without it.

The Niro and Aerodynamics


There’s always been a lot of talk in the car world about aerodynamics. But what does it really mean, and how can a car really benefit from it? In simple terminology, aerodynamics is principle that an object passing through the air and the resistance that occurs during that passing. In terms of cars, aerodynamics takes advantage of how swiftly a car can displace that air. The 2018 Kia Niro is designed in such a way as to increase the fuel efficiency by requiring less effort for the car to move through the air. This in turn makes the car far more fuel efficient.


Stylized Comfort


Not only is the outside maximized, but the inside is carefully laid out as well. In terms of safety, the vehicle is equipped with front and side curtain air bags to provide cushioned support all around. The car is also equipped for driver comfort since it has a 10-way adjustable driver seat with 2 lumbar controls and the ability to remember the adjustments for up to two drivers. If you are in the car alone, you can also save energy by having the temperature settings available only to you. In addition to the driver adjustments just mentioned, there are other amenities available that make this vehicle worth driving, such as the touch screen, rear camera display, and your choice of Apple Play or Android Auto.


Here at World Cars Kia, we can provide you with the style and service you deserve. Stop in for a test drive and see how the 2018 Kia Niro is a flash forward of a hatchback.

Travel More With the 2018 Kia Cadenza

If you travel a lot for work or fun, having a car that supports your lifestyle can make a world of difference. A car can be a huge investment, and when you use it much more often than the average person, you may be even more worried about how the car will perform. The 2018 Kia Cadenza is a large car with fantastic ratings, so here are some more features to show how this car can improve your vacations or work trips.

One of the most appealing benefits of the Kia Cadenza is that you can choose one of three driving modes. Depending on your location, Normal, Sport, or Eco mode can help you get the most out of your driving experience. It may not be a typical sports car, but you can still have fun driving it and help save on fuel when you do so.


The 2018 Kia Cadenza also has excellent safety ratings, which can be important when you spend long hours on the road. Additional features like cameras and sensors can help you more effectively navigate the road and be more aware of your surroundings.


If you’re a fan of luxury, imagine taking long car trips in the Kia Cadenza’s spacious cabin. You can customize the seating features to fit your individual preferences, including lumbar support and leather upholstery. A quiet cabin can help you create a serene atmosphere for long trips as well as negate loud distractions. Other interior features include an audio system with up to 12 speakers, so you can hear your travel playlist with fantastic quality. You can listen using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while the USB ports charge your devices.


Traveling often can easily become an unpleasant affair, but the 2018 Kia Cadenza might have just the right combination of comfort, luxury, and performance to fit your individual travel needs. If you’d like to know more, or try any of the special features yourself, stop by World Cars Kia today.

Exploring The 2018 Kia Forte

There are a lot of vehicles to choose from here at World Cars Kia, but we’d hate for you to miss out on one of the best. The 2018 Kia Forte is a little car that packs a big punch despite its smaller size. Besides, it’s got a smaller price tag to match and you can’t argue with that. Aside from the relatively low cost, the Forte can be a great choice for many reasons, including those below.

Above and Beyond Its Competitors

Compact SUVs are growing in popularity year by year, but despite that, cars like the Kia Forte and Forte5 hatchback are also great choices for many other reasons. The Kia Forte is taking the lead in handling and performance ratings as well as safety reviews. Part of the reason for this may be because of its low price and some of the features that are not available on similar competitors, such as vented front seats, and CarPlay by Apple and Android Auto.

Fuel Efficient

Forte offers 3 different 4-cylinder options. The two sedan trims carry 147 horsepower and with the 6-speed manual transmission, you’re likely to get 25 miles per gallon in the city and upwards of 34 miles per gallon highway miles. Other models get up to 201 horsepower. Regardless of the trim you choose, you’re likely to enjoy much better gas mileage than you are likely to get in similar makes and models.

Many Different Options

Whatever your budget and your needs, there is likely a Forte available for you. There are two hatchback trims available and two sedan trims available. As mentioned above, there are 3 different trim options of the Forte that you can choose from. In terms of fuel efficiency, horsepower, and standard features, the Forte is a flexible vehicle depending on what you want to spend and what features you’re looking for.

One of the things many of our customers enjoy about the 2018 Kia Forte is that it has a long list of standard features that you just won’t find in most other cars at the same price point. The standard warranty is incredible, and the technology capabilities are unheard of. These are just some of the reasons to consider the Forte for your next vehicle.

How Kia Increases Safety

Although cars continue to get better and better over the years, there still continue to be accidents due to some of the people driving them. This is why safety is becoming more and more important to some people that buy their first cars, to help cut down on some of the mistakes made by human error. If you are ready for a new car, going down to your World Cars Kia may help you find something with a higher safety rating, such as the 2018 Kia Sportage. Here are some of the safety features you may hope to find in these cars.


In addition to having airbags in five different locations, the Sportage contains safety features such as a 4-wheel antilock brake system to help make sure that there is less skidding when the brakes are applied. This may not be anything new, but something that a lot of cars may start to have soon is the autonomous brake assist. This is another way to help make sure that the brakes are applied in a timely manner in case of an emergency, without making the car spin out.


Another interesting feature about the 2018 Kia Sportage is the new integrated turn signal mirrors. Being able to see your blind spots is of the utmost importance when you want to change lanes or make a turn, and in some cars is can be very difficult to check all of your blind spots thoroughly. That is why mirrors and monitors can help to make sure nothing is in your path before you move.


There are many more new safety features that you can find when you look into a new Kia at the dealership, but it basically all boils down to decreasing the likelihood of the driver causing an accident, which could be the start of fewer accidents overall. Visiting your local dealer today to test drive a 2018 Kia Sportage.

2 Features of the 2018 Kia Soul

One of the many cars available at World Cars Kia, the 2018 Kia Soul has plenty to offer. This great vehicle has several features you may be looking for in your next car. Continue reading to learn more. 


Drive Wise

The available Kia Drive Wise, or the driver assistance technology, is new to 2018 models. This technology is there to assist you when you get behind the wheel meaning you can have a sense of confidence in the safety of yourself and your passengers. Features include Autonomous Emergency Braking designed to help prevent collisions by applying brakes when obstacles are detected in the road ahead, and a Lane Departure Warning System which uses cameras to detect where you are in your lane and warn you if the vehicle is about to deviate too far from those boundaries. Another feature is the Smart Cruise Control which can slow or increase your speed to help you maintain a safe distance from the car ahead of you while keeping up with traffic.



Safety is one of the most important factors the Kia designers keep in mind when creating their vehicles. The 2018 Kia Soul is one great example. With side, curtain, and front airbags the Soul is designed to keep you and your passengers safe during a crash. Built-in sensors even detect the impact level and presence of a passenger in order to deploy the airbags correctly. The design of the body even includes crumple zones to help absorb impact energy, and steel beams on the sides to help reinforce the door area. The three point seat belt systems adds a further layer of protection. 


With features like the Drive Wise systems, and the sleek and safe design the 2018 Kia Soul might be the right choice for you. Remember if you have any questions the knowledgeable staff is here to help. 

Kia Doesn’t Disappoint With the 2018 Kia Rio

One thing auto manufacturer Kia has done over the years is proven it can compete with the older, established companies. Relative new to the auto manufacturing industry, this South Korean automotive giant offers consumers affordable vehicle options that are stylish and fun to drive. The 2018 Kia Rio doesn’t disappoint for those looking to purchase a new car in the New Year. Here’s why.

Solid and Comfortable


When a person hops into the driver’s seat of the new Rio and shuts the door for the first time, he or she will feel the solid build this compact car offers. Whether the driver prefers the sedan or hatchback model, the Rio is built tough and gives a compliant ride for both the driver and his or her passengers. This includes the passengers in the backseat. With spacious seating, especially up front, everyone will be comfortable, and the feel on the road is a driver’s dream. The car handles nicely and is aerodynamic.


Great First Car


For this particular model, Kia didn’t pull out all the stops, but this doesn’t take away from the vehicle’s value and appeal. The Rio is a fantastic car for first-time drivers, as it teaches them crucial driving skills they will use throughout their lives. Its manual transmission is a traditional base trim, and there isn’t any in-car navigation. Learning to drive a stick and read a map are not lost art forms, contrary to popular belief. They are valuable skills every driver should have, which makes the Rio an excellent first car.


World Cars Kia offers an excellent selection of the 2018 Kia Rio, so add a trip to visit the lot on your list of things to do after the New Year. You will fall in love with this car for the reasons listed above and many others, so check it out.

4 reasons why the 2018 Kia Rio should be your next subcompact sedan



Among the most anticipated Kia vehicles for the 2018 model year, the all-new Kia Rio definitely stands out.

Making its grand debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show earlier this year, the all-new Rio sedan is slightly bigger in size than its predecessor, and is certainly sleeker with more balanced ride characteristics.




Considering its enhanced technology and performance along with tremendous value, it is not surprising that the all-new Rio is already gaining widespread attention in the subcompact market.

Today, we would like to introduce the four most outstanding reasons why the new Rio should be on your next-car-to-buy list.


1. Style matters




With a slender tiger-nose grille, crispier lines and swept-back headlights for a more aggressive appearance, the impressive roster of styling details perfectly sum up how captivating the fourth generation Rio really is.




Slightly larger in size over the previous generation, the Rio’s new look is emphasized by the stretched thin and wide tiger nose grille. The vertical side vents and the sporty headlights at the front accentuate its stance, giving it a bolder look.




The horizontal styling of the Rio 5-door hatchback further sends enchanting vibes with its roof seamlessly extending to the rear edge. To add an even sportier touch, the Rio hatchback also offers two-tone leather interior options with improved ergonomics.


2. Perfect fit for urban driving



Ideally suited to urban driving, the new Rio has become decidedly more sophisticated and athletic for driver enjoyment. The little Rio has always been compact enough for urban parking on crowded streets, and so is the redesigned Rio.




For a more engaging driving experience, the latest Rio is equipped with a 130 horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine for the first time, improving the driving dynamics as well as fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions over the outgoing Rio.

Able to deliver exceptional power and torque, the turbocharged Rio is ever-more capable of maneuvering, making a long commute or weekend road trip all the more pleasant.


3. Roomier than it looks



The upgraded Rio comes with a level of comfort and convenience unexpected in a subcompact model. Larger dimensions and wheelbase, combined with a low profile center console on the inside, give it the roomiest cabin in its class.

With the seats folded down, the hatchback offers more cargo space to accommodate luggage, small furniture or weekend gear.


4. Stable and safe



Rio’s solid structure makes use of advanced high-strength steel to increase durability and torsional stiffness for improved handling and ride quality as well as collision protection.




And for the first time the Rio offers optional Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), a system that detects obstacles and automatically applies the brakes to avoid accidents. Standard safety features include six airbags, side-impact door beams, a four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).




“This fourth-generation Rio makes significant improvements over its predecessor in design, technology and passenger comfort, resulting in an even better value proposition, while raising the bar in the small-car segment,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America.





All in all, the 2018 all-new Rio is a most reliable driving companion, especially if you are looking for a versatile subcompact with a well-tuned combination of style, safety and affordability. So why not give the new Rio a quick spin and see for yourself? Hop in, and let the fun begin with Kia Rio!