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Our Picks for the 5 Safest Used Minivans

Photo by Paul Chambers on Unsplash Minivans are not the sportiest-looking vehicle on the market, but that’s not the point: minivans are supposed to haul people around comfortably and safely. Our picks for the five safest used minivans are based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), among other factors. Whether it’s your family, your kid’s soccer team, a passenger with a disability, or everyone who needs a ride home from your work party, you won’t find a more versatile vehicle.

Kia Telluride Remote Start: The Full Rundown

Source: Pixabay If you’ve been looking at getting a new Kia Telluride, you might have noticed something a little different about the most recent models. For the last several years, Kia Telluride remote starts have been a standard feature, which is great news for remote start lovers. But should this new feature be standardized? Does it offer benefits other than being a more convenient way to start your vehicle, and is it really safe to use a remote start when you’re not in or near your car?

Kia Sportage Remote Start: The Full Rundown

Source: Pixabay The Kia Sportage is one of the most popular compact SUVs for feature lovers. Designed to come with a wide range of different features and functions at any trim level, this SUV is meant to give consumers a lot of bang for their buck, which is great considering how expensive and competitive the car market is getting to be. But what about the Kia Sportage remote start? Does this vehicle come with one, and is it effective?

Kia Optima Remote Start: The Full Rundown

Source: Pixabay Every year, car manufacturers always seem to find new features to introduce with their vehicles. Whether for entertainment or convenience, there’s no shortage of advanced features that we’ve come to expect with modern cars. While it’s not exactly new, Remote Start is one of the most well-sought features by consumers. If you hate being too hot or too cold as you enter your vehicle, the remote start feature has probably piqued your interest.

Kia Stinger Remote Start: The Full Rundown

Source: Pixabay A remote start system is a useful tool for all drivers that offers many benefits and conveniences. As the name would suggest, when the driver triggers signal a remote start, key fobs can replicate the engine starting process from the traditional pedal method. This is accomplished from the Kia Stinger remote start system, which eliminates the need to insert and turn a physical key into the ignition. This is possible when the control module is connected to your ignition switch and other starter devices.

Kia Telluride Ground Clearance: What To Know

Kia Telluride by JLaw45 — CC BY 2.0 Before we talk about Kia Telluride ground clearance, we need to know what ground clearance is and how it affects your vehicle. Ground clearance is the minimum distance between the road and the lowest part of the vehicle’s body, excluding the tires. It might seem like one of those unimportant statistics, but paying attention to ground clearance can tell you a lot about a vehicle.

Kia Gap Insurance: Everything You Need To Know

Photo by George Bakos on Unsplash While having some type of insurance coverage is typically required to buy or lease a vehicle from a Kia dealership, the minimum requirement can vary by state and individual dealership. Your personal insurance company may offer standard liability and comprehensive or collision coverage but pay less than the amount you owe on your loan if your vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen and not recovered.

Here Are The Kia Sorento Years To Avoid

Kia Sorento by Vauxford — CC BY-SA 4.0 The Kia Sorento debuted in 2003 as a mid-size crossover SUV. Over the years, it has grown into a highly rated model that offers plenty of features, including three rows of seats. Kia has sold four generations and introduced the latest generation in 2020. In this post, we’ll tell you which Kia Sorento years to avoid. We’ll make it easy for you to pick a used Sorento that won’t have you spending most of your days at the workshop for unnecessary repairs.

Here Are The Kia Sedona Years to Avoid

Kia Sedona by Vauxford — CC-BY-SA-4.0 The Kia Sedona was the Kia brand’s signature minivan model for over 20 years from its debut in 1998. It was the predecessor to the Carnival minivan, Kia’s rebranded and retooled minivan that debuted in 2022. The Sedona was Kia’s principal product in the minivan market until the more SUV-like styled Carnival replaced it. While not a super-advanced vehicle, most Sedona’s were credited with limited flaws and could last up to 250,000 miles with general maintenance and good upkeep.

Here Are The Kia Optima Years To Avoid

Kia Optima by Milhouse35 — CC-BY-SA-4.0 The Kia Optima is a five-seat mid-size sedan that competes with Honda’s Accord, Toyota’s Camry, and Nissan’s Altima. The Kia Optima is a roomy mid-size sedan with easy-to-use controls and a long list of active safety systems. While popular, the Optima does have its fair share of issues and has a few specific years you should be on the lookout for. Here are the Kia Optima years to avoid.

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