Which Kia Models Have All-Wheel Drive?

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Kia AWD models offer El Cajon drivers outstanding off-roading abilities and better handling on roads during harsh weather conditions like rain or snow. Learn more with Kearny Mesa Kia as we walk you through which new Kia vehicles have all-wheel drive.

Kia AWD SUVs and Crossovers

  • Kia Sportage: The Kia Sportage offers available AWD on any trim level you opt for. In addition to AWD, you can have peace of mind while driving on La Mesa roads knowing that this Kia SUV was lauded as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Kia Sorento: The Kia Sorento comes with all-wheel drive on every trim. If you’re looking for a sizeable family car, the Kia Sorento delivers on all fronts with 7-passenger seating. You can find an available third-row seating on previous models like the 2018 and 2019 Kia Sorento.
  • Kia Telluride: The new Telluride comes with available AWD, as well as multiple AWD modes and a 3.8L V6 engine. The Kia Telluride also features third-row seating to accommodate growing families in Chula Vista.
  • Kia Seltos: The new Kia Seltos now offers an available AWD, in addition to available heated seating and more on AWD trims.

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 was also offered with AWD. The Kia Seltos and Kia Telluride also now offer available AWD. This Kia AWD car delivers strong performance and generates up to 365 hp!

Kia All-Wheel Drive: What are the Benefits?

If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s capable of everything from everyday commutes to adventures with family and friends, a Kia vehicle with all-wheel drive is exactly what you’re looking for. Here are some of the benefits you can look forward with Kia all-wheel drive:

  • Better Traction: Since AWD vehicles have greater traction, they make driving in harsh weather conditions much safer. Having all-wheel drive makes your Kia less like to slide on roads that are slick due to rain or snow.
  • Off-Road Capability: Are you planning to take your Kia on off-roading excursions? Kia all-wheel drive makes that possible. However, it’s important to note that just because a vehicle has AWD, it doesn’t always mean that the vehicle is suitable for off-roading. You should also take into account the durability of the brakes, the acceleration, and the suspension of the vehicle, along with other factors.
  • Resale Value: Since an all-wheel-drive Kia is a bit more expensive upfront, and has more capabilities, Chula Vista drivers will have an easier time selling the vehicle, without having to worry about resale value.

Test Drive Your Favorite Kia Model at Kearny Mesa Kia!

Whether you’re interested in Kia AWD cars, or Kia AWD SUVs, Kearny Mesa Kia is ready to help you get behind the wheel of your favorite vehicle. Contact us today to arrange a test drive, or reach out to our finance center to discuss your financing or leasing options.

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