Techie gadgets and automobiles used to come from two very different worlds. One in which your iPod was abandoned in favor of the radio, navigating city streets required a printout from Google Maps, and answering a phone call while driving involved a knotted up hands-free headset. Such is not the case anymore, as wireless technology and in-vehicle technology have come together in recent years to create some of the most advanced in-car connectivity features we've ever seen.
Take, for example, the 2012 Kia Rio, which comes with standard features like a backup camera, Bluetooth, iPod input, and Satellite radio. Upper trim levels add cruise control, a six-speaker sound system, a touchscreen and voice-activated media interface, and navigation with real-time traffic information.
Then, of course, there's the Kia Optima Hybrid, which not only boasts up to 40 miles to the gallon on the highway, but includes Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, Satellite radio, stability and traction control, a rearview camera and an available navigation system.
One tech-savvy driver at Wired.com says of Kia vehicles he test drove, "They're not luxury cars, but they don't intend or pretend to be, and the Optima comes remarkably close to being one anyway...I've always been one to prefer practicality to flashiness in a car, and the Optima fits that bill admirably: it's comfortable, smooth to drive, handles beautifully, has outstanding gas mileage, and appeals nicely to the geek in me as well."1
He even goes on to say that returning the Optima after his test period was really difficult - it was one of the first Korean cars he'd gotten to test that he wanted to keep for himself.
That said, if you stop in to Turner Kia for a test drive, you can take the Optima home with you at the end of the day. Simply Contact us via our website to set up a time to meet with us, and a member of our team is happy to chat with you about options and pricing, warranty info and new Kia financing.