Why Kia is Better than Honda and Toyota?

May 22nd, 2019 by

Kia is ranked #1 over Honda & Toyota and we are here to tell you why at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna on Cobb Parkway. Read information about each of our Kia Models then scroll down to read how they stack up against the competition. If you like what you read, shop our inventory using the buttons below or call us to schedule a test drive. 

About the Kia Forte:

The newly redesigned 2019 Forte is a compact that packs a big punch — with performance improvements, the latest technology innovations, and sleek styling. See how the Forte’s spirit breaks the rules, so you can rule the road.

Innovation can be a handful. That’s why the all-new 2019 Forte packs an available Smart Trunk™, so you don’t have to wave your hands or balance on one foot. All you need to do is stand there with the Smart Key and voila.

True power means being untethered from rules and convention. It means charging ahead with no strings attached. Now you can charge up as you charge your own road with available wireless charging in the all-new 2019 Kia Forte EX Launch Edition. See it in action, and hold on for the ride.

The all-new 2019 Forte is a compact that packs in the innovation. With new technology like the big 8″ touch-screen that comes standard in every Forte, the world is at your fingertips and easier to command than ever. Reach out and see for yourself.

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About the Kia Optima:

Optima’s new sportier styling for 2019 is punctuated at every corner with striking, front and rear fascia, complementing Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille. The iconic Optima has an undeniable style that commands attention on the road.

The Optima SX exterior touches are distinctive. The bold gloss black rear spoiler, outside mirrors, and side sills add character and personality. While 18” gloss black and machined finish wheels make a statement. With so many unique design details, the Optima SX is just as appealing to look at, as it is to drive.

The available Smart Welcome assists by detecting your Smart Key and automatically unfolding the outside mirrors and turning on the Optima door pocket lights—for easy entry when it’s dark. Then just stand behind the Optima with your Smart Key and the Smart Trunk opens automatically.

Top Safety Pick - Kia Optima

2019 Kia Optima earns 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with LED headlights.
To qualify for 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating.

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About the Kia Sportage:

Drive outside of the box in a modern compact crossover that defies conventions with an elegant, extroverted exterior distinguished by sweeping curves, sleek lines, and thoroughly contemporary features. Designed for the bold, the 2020 Sportage captivates the eye and inspires a sense of adventure with its dynamic styling.

The Sportage sets its own aesthetic standards for the compact crossover. Its striking tiger-nose grille, elegant side contours, prominent wheel arches, coupe-like roof, and satin silver touches achieve a precise balance between luxurious sophistication and dynamic sportiness.

Upgraded and unforgettable, the striking good looks of the Sportage begin with its front end. Elongated headlights sweep back gracefully into the body, perched above a distinctive tiger-nose grille and available LED front fog lights that help illuminate adventure.

The sporty, bold character of the Sportage expresses itself to the very end, culminating in the dashing, sculpted lines of the rear exterior.

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About the Kia Sorento:

Kia Sorento Top Safety Pick Award at Ed Voyles Kia

The 2019 Sorento upgrades standard utility with optimal versatility to fit any lifestyle, whether in-town or off-road. The exterior facelift adds sleek, sculpted lines to its bold wide stance, while newly available LED headlights to illuminate your drive with a modern touch to match its personality. Best of all, with standard 3-row, 7-person seating, you can comfortably fit even more friends on your road to adventure.

Whether you’re shopping in town, or camping out, the 2019 Sorento makes extra room for fun and adventure with its standard 7-person seating and a flexible, spacious interior that adapts to your needs. Second-row sliding seats give rear passengers easy third-row access, while standard Remote Release lets you conveniently fold down the second row while standing at the rear of the vehicle to expand space as you pack in your cargo.

Get a helping hand next time you load up. Intuitive and automatic, the available hands-free Smart Power Liftgate™ opens when it senses your smart key—with no hands or feet required. And the liftgate can be adjusted to your height preference, making closing the hatch even easier for you, and easier on the ceiling of your garage.

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Kia Forte vs the Competition


2019 Kia Forte


2018 Honda Civic

35 MPG (est. LX) Combined fuel economy 32 MPG (LX)
8-inch touchscreen Standard infotainment screen 5-inch color screen
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto? Available
15.3 cubic feet Cargo volume 15.1 cubic feet
Standard Dual-zone automatic climate control? Available
5 years / 60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
10 years / 100,000 miles Engine warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles
Kia – Yes. Four years running J.D. Power Initial Quality Study mass-market leader? Honda – No
$15,905 Starts at $18,940


2019 Kia Forte


2019 Toyota Corolla

2.0L MPI 4-cylinder Standard engine 1.8L 4-cylinder
147 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm Standard horsepower 132 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
35 combined MPG – projected Combined MPG 34 combined MPG – maximum
39.3 inches/37.5 inches Headroom (front row/rear) 38.3 inches/37.1 inches
8 inches Standard infotainment screen 6 inches
Standard/Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Available/Not available
15.1 cubic feet Trunk space 13.0 cubic feet
Yes 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick leader? No
Yes – four years running 2018 JD Power mass-market initial quality leader? No
5 years / 60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles


Kia Optima vs the Competition


2019 Kia Optima


2018 Toyota Camry

3 Engine options 2
Yes Available dual-clutch transmission? No
18.5 gallons Fuel tank size 14.5 gallons
45.5 inches Front-row legroom 42.1 inches
15.9 cubic feet Trunk size 14.1 cubic feet
Yes – Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible? No
Yes – ADAS Standard active safety? Yes – Toyota Safety Sense
Yes – Four years running J.D. Power Initial Quality Study #1 non-luxury brand? No
5 years / 60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper limited warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles


2019 Kia Optima


2019 Honda Accord

3 Engine options 2
6-speed automatic Standard transmission CVT
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration Available
45.5 inches Front-row legroom 42.3 inches
6 speakers Standard audio system 4 speakers
Top Safety Pick + (Best) IIHS safety designation Top Safety Pick (Good)
10 years / 100,000 miles Engine (powertrain warranty) 5 years / 60,000 miles
5 years / 60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
$19,250 Starts at $23,720


Kia Sportage vs the Competition


2019 Kia Sportage


2018 Toyota RAV4

2 Engine options 1
181 horsepower (2.4L engine) Standard horsepower 176 horsepower (2.5L engine)
240 horsepower (2.0L turbo) Available horsepower N/A
38.2 inches Second-row legroom 37.2 inches
Yes – standard on EX and SX Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible? No – not available on any RAV4
Yes – four years running J.D. Power mass-market initial quality leader? No
5 years / 60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
$21,880 Starts at $24,660


2020 Kia Sportage


2019 Honda CR-V

2 Engine options 2
240 horsepower (2.0L turbo) Maximum horsepower 190 horsepower (1.5L turbo)
2,000 lbs. Base towing capacity 1,500 lbs.
41.5 inches Front-row legroom 41.3 inches
10 years/100,000 miles Limited engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles


Kia Sorento vs the Competition



Kia Sorento vs Competition

Sorento vs More Competitors…

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Honda Pilot

2 Engine options 1
290 horsepower V6 Horsepower 280 horsepower
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto? Available
18.6 feet Turning radius (lower = sharper turns) 19.7 feet
2,000 lbs. Base model towing capacity 1,500 lbs.
44.1 inches/39.4 inches Legroom (first row/second row) 40.9 inches/38.4 inches
Yes – Top Safety Pick + IIHS Top Safety Pick? Not yet tested
5 years/60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$25,990 Starting price $31,450


2018 Kia Sorento


2018 Toyota RAV4

7 passengers Maximum seating 5 passengers
3 Engine options 1
290 horsepower (3.3L V6) Maximum horsepower 176 horsepower (2.5L 4-cylinder)
5,000 lbs. (V6 models) Maximum towing capacity 3,500 lbs. (Adventure trim)
109.4 inches Wheelbase (longer = smoother ride) 104.7 inches
44.1 inches / 39.4 inches Legroom (first row / second row) 42.6 inches / 37.2 inches
Yes Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatible? No
17” alloy Standard wheels 17” steel and hubcaps
40-20-40 folding Standard second-row seats 60-40 folding
5 stars NHTSA overall crash rating 4 stars
5 years / 60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
10 years / 100,000 miles Engine warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles
$18,220 Starts at $24,660


2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Toyota Highlander

2 Engine options 2
Standard on all trim levels Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility Not available on any trim level
2,000 lbs. Base towing capacity 1,500 lbs.
39.4 inches Second-row legroom 38.4 inches
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$20,950 Starts at $32,425


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