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2018 Kia Rio Calgary Five Door Review


The 2018 Kia Rio looks better than models of previous years, and that's because engineers have upgraded the sedan with sleeker styling. But the real beauty is the five-door hatchback version featuring a new look. A wider stance and sportier styling gives it European attitude that's sleek but aggressive, minus the hefty price tag.  

Kia has some serious competition in the sub-compact car market. Consumers aren't lining up for subcompacts, so manufacturers…
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Is Your Kia Ready for Winter in Calgary?

Now that it's November and the weather has chilled, it's time to think about getting ready for winter. That might mean changing your wardrobe to include more sweaters, or installing winter windows on your house. In the process of winterizing your life, don't forget about your vehicle! Is your Kia ready for winter in Calgary? Here are a few things you can do:

  • Get an oil change! Cold weather amplifies existing engine issues. Keep your engine healthy with an oil and filter change, which will clean your engine and help it run more efficiently.
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The 2018 Kia Soul and Sportage Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Ratings

Safety can never be undervalued on the Calgary roads, and Kia makes them even safer. Following the 2018 Sorento earning the Top Safety Pick Plus rating, the 2018 Kia Soul and 2018 Kia Sportage aren't going to be left out. That's right, both the Soul and Sportage have also earned the coveted Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway…

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Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Kia?

Deciding which new Kia to drive home is only one decision you'll need to make in the vehicle shopping process. Next, you'll need to decide whether to buy or lease. But what are the benefits? Both have their own distinct advantages, and Eastside Kia wants to help Calgary drivers understand them.

Buying a New Kia

  • When you buy your Kia... you own it! That means there are no kilometer restrictions and you can alter your vehicle in any way.
  • While monthly payments tend to be higher because you're paying full price, eventually they end once you've…
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The 2018 Kia Sorento Earns the Highest Safety Rating From the IIHS

The 2018 Kia Sorento is turning heads in multiple ways. From its sculpted exterior to spacious interior, the Sorento doesn't stop impressing. And here's yet another reason to consider the new Sorento: the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named it a Top Safety Pick Plus. You can be confident that all seven riders will be kept safe on the Calgary roads.

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Are Aftermarket and Genuine Kia Parts That Different? The Answer is Yes!

When the time comes for maintenance and repairs, many Kia owners in Calgary love to do the work themselves. We don't blame you! But we do want to help you have the best repair possible, and it all comes down to the parts you use. Are aftermarket parts and genuine Kia parts that different? The answer is yes!

How different are they? Consider these three factors:

  • Quality: The quality of aftermarket parts can vary tremendously because they're not always made with vehicle specialization in mind.
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Another One for the Trophy Case: the Kia Sportage Wins the 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award

There's no stopping the Kia lineup of vehicles in Calgary, and the proof is in the abundance of awards already won this year. Well, here's another one for the trophy case: the Kia Sportage is the winner of the AutoPacific 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA). If you're searching for your perfect vehicle, we've found it.

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Great Vehicles at Great Prices in the Eastside Kia Featured Specials of the Month

Are you new to the car search and you're not sure where to start? Or are you simply looking for a great price? Either way, you'll find great Kia vehicles at great prices in the Featured Specials of the Month selection from Eastside Kia. Get ready to cruise the roads in Calgary in a Kia that you'll love to drive, with some cash left over in your pocket.

Every month, we showcase some of our most popular Kia models that Chestermere, Red Deer, Okotoks, and Canmore drivers love. What could be better? How about competitive prices to…

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The 2017 Kia Cadenza Earns the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

You hear all the time about the importance of safe driving in Calgary. Wouldn't it be nice if your car helped you out in your pursuit of safe roads? The 2017 Kia Cadenza is ready to do just that. The Cadenza has earned the Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the highest safety rating available.

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Who Benefits From a Certified Pre-Owned Kia? You Do!

As we've covered in a previous post, a used vehicle can be a great purchase in a lot of ways, including value retention and affordability. But how does buying a used Kia get even better? If it's Certified Pre-Owned! The added benefits of a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Kia make for an amazing vehicle purchase for Calgary drivers.

So, how do you benefit with a CPO Kia? First, every CPO Kia has to pass a 135 point vehicle inspection to make sure that you get a quality pre-owned vehicle.

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