Before putting in your hard-earned money on a particular car model, you should be very clear about the purpose of buying a Kia car – i.e. how you’re going to use it. Whether you’ll be using it for a long-distance drive or for getting from point 1 to point 2 and back, it will help you to choose the type of car best suited for you and your family.
What Does a Car Need for Long Drives?
A car needs to tick the following boxes to qualify for long-distance drives:
- Strong and sturdy build quality
- A powerful engine under the hood
- Excellent safety features
- Adequate space (legroom and headroom) for all passengers to sit comfortably on long trips
- Decent boot space (storage for luggage).
- Comfortable seats and a working air conditioner are essentials for long trips on Australian roads
- Tech features such as GPS and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are all preferred features
- The quality interior fit-out will be ideal for long drives
Keeping these vital tips in mind, here are recommended Kia car models that you can consider for long drives on Australian roads.
A mid-size crossover seven-seat SUV, available in five trims. Designed keeping family in mind, Kia Sorento is spacious, adaptable with class-leading innovations packed finely in a tailored style. Sorento leads the way in SUV design and is the most advanced Kia car. The V7 engine under the hood is smooth and responsive, the seats are comfy, and so long drives are a breeze and enjoyable. It is dependable, guaranteeing a smooth and graceful drive.
The Kia Seltos is a brand new 5-seater family SUV, offered in five variants and two engine choices. Top variants Sport+ in AWD and GT Line AWD, both get 1.6-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) producing 130kW of power and 265Nm of torque.
Both top variants are best-suited for comfy long drives. The compact SUV range is fierce but the Seltos packs in a decent package with the best ride and handling, stunning interior package, and the latest technology. Seltos is recommended for a small family.
The Kia Stonic is a 5-seater decent small crossover; design based on a city hatch “Kia Rio”. Hatchback design with SUV styling defines the Kia Stonic, which is different from the rest. For comfy long drives, choose 1.6-litre diesel variants, as it uses less fuel. It is equipped with adequate space for all passengers; a generous amount of headroom and legroom available.
Besides, rear seats can get folded to open up generous boot space. Get enhanced comfort and space on the go! Stonic is also ideal for a small family.
KIA Carnival – Luxury MPV
The Kia Carnival, luxury MPV is recommended for bigger families. Kia Carnival can seat eight persons and come equipped with air-conditioning vents in the third row; adequate legroom and headroom for all passengers and decent luggage space make your long drives a pleasure.
Kia Carnival is also powered by a strong diesel engine so you won’t have to get anxious about its capability, and it ranks highly for safety and durability.
KIA Sportage – Compact SUV
The Kia Sportage is the most coveted compact SUV in the segment, ideal for long drives on Australian roads. Trendy and spacious SUV, Sportage retains the catchy Kia design without compromising on strength and endurance.
Kia Sportage ranks highly overall for reliability and is a superb choice for those looking for a dependable vehicle that they can use for years to come. Besides, the resale value of Sportage is above average, which is a bonus in case you ever think to sell your car.
Get in Touch with a Trusted KIA Dealer near You in Sydney
If you need help with selecting the right Kia car for your travelling requirements, then contact us at Rockdale City Kia on 02 8577 4177, and one of our experienced and friendly team will be happy to assist you. Ask us for the best deals, and test drive your preferred Kia car today to experience how it rides and the comfort it provides.
Alternatively, you’re most welcome to visit our showroom situated at Arncliffe, NSW.