The Kia Sportage for You

If you’re looking for a sporty crossover, then you owe it to yourself to look at the 2017 Kia Sportage. In 2017, Kia completely redesigned their crossover standard-bearer and in the process created a roomy new vehicle that doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re looking for a quality new or used Kia, check out the inventory at Bessada Kia, Durham’s longest serving Kia dealership. We know we have the right vehicle for you.




Changes Make the Difference


The 2017 Kia Sportage makeover created several exciting modifications in this rugged crossover. The first thing you’ll notice is that the ride of your Sportage is more compliant, which adds to your maneuverability in close quarters. Fuel economy improved in all models, with even the base model raising to an improved combined driving level of 22 mpg, so you know you won’t have to worry about repeatedly filling up your gas tank. Also, your cargo space increases to a spacious greater than 60 cubic feet when you fold down your rear seats.


Kia Keeps You Safe


One thing that Kia vehicles do right is taking care of your safety, and the 2017 Sportage is no exception. Standard safety features on this remodeled crossover include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, a rearview camera, hill-start assist and side airbags for the front-seat and in full-length curtain-style. If you purchase the Turbo model Sportage, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and a lane-departure alert were among the optional safety features you might have in your vehicle.


There’s no doubt that Kia did it right when it re-envisioned the Sportage for 2017. The upscale cabin, responsive steering and quiet interior work together to create a sporting feel you won’t find in other similar crossovers. When you’re ready to pick out your 2017 Sportage, stop by Bessada Kia, we’re a family-owned KIA Premium dealership committed to building a relationship with you that extends beyond selling you a vehicle.

Why You Need The 2017 Kia Rondo In Your Life

If you are seeking a reliable, powerful and spacious vehicle, you will love the 2017 Kia Rondo. Even with all the amazing features and capabilities, it is still reasonably priced and starts at around $23,00. Here are a few reasons why you should not have to live without this vehicle from Bessada Kia.


Safety First and Features


Equipped with dual front side, dual front and dual curtain airbags, this vehicle prides itself in being extremely safe for you and your loved ones in case you get in an accident. In addition to the airbags, this vehicle is made with high quality steel to protect the car from sufficient damage and keep you safe. Some other safety features include 4-wheel disc brakes, an electronic brake distribution, a brake assistant system, security system and a rear-view camera in the Kia Ronda EX and EX Luxury.


Beautiful Interior


You have the option to seat five or seven passengers comfortably in your car making this an ideal vehicle for both large and small families. For your comfort, you can take advantage of the heated seats when the colder months hit or the air-cooled driver’s seat in the hotter months. In addition to these features, the Kia Ronda has a height adjustable driver’s seat and stain resistant cloth seats making it a family and pet friendly vehicle.


Additional Highlights


An amazing feature of this Kia is the panoramic sunroof which can transform your experience in the Rondo. The LCD supervision cluster is another notable feature because it includes customizable menus, possible navigation and clearly displayed information about the vehicle such as any open doors.


The 2017 Kia Rondo is packed with amazing features including a spacious interior, heated and cooled seats, adjustable seats, a panoramic sunroof, customizable menus and possible navigation. It is also extremely safe with multiple airbags making it ideal for you and your loved ones.

At Bessada Kia, the 2017 Sorento Sells Itself

It’s a blessing when you have a car on the showroom floor that practically sells itself, and this year we have that in the 2017 Kia Sorento. In case you know nothing about the vehicle, this is Kia’s 2017 mid-size SUV. How does the vehicle sell itself? The first way is when customers research the vehicle online, because the Sorento has gotten rave reviews.  Independent consumer review websites are unanimous in recommending the Sorento in the mid-size SUV class for its overall value, so savvy consumers who do their research invariably want to take a look at the Sorento if they’re interested in purchasing a mid-size SUV.


The second way the 2017 Kia Sorento sells itself is when our customers drive it. We love the stable, quiet ride of this vehicle, not to mention the roominess and comfort of the interior. One of the experiences our sales team is known for at Bessada Kia is providing a relaxed, pressure-free buying experience. That’s easy for us to do with the Sorento. If our customers have not yet driven other vehicles in the Sorento’s class, we don’t try to stop them. We know they’ll be back.


Our repeat customers already know we are a family-oriented business whose primary mission is to provide a warm, values-oriented experience while maintaining a cutting-edge facility. We love to see entire families come shopping for the new family SUV and make use of our playroom, or our infant changing room. We’ll provide snacks and help entertain the little ones during the car buying process. There’s nothing we like more than the sound of your family visiting our family at Bessada Kia!


We would recommend coming out to the dealership and giving the car a test drive. With its roominess, safety features, drive quality, gas mileage and outstanding warranty, the 2017 Kia Sorento is an amazing mid-size SUV, but you have to see it to believe it.

2017 Kia Sedona – A Minivan Made for Luxurious Adventure


Kia takes another step into luxury with the 2017 Kia Sedona.  From comfort molded seating to dual sun roofs and 3 zone climate control, every aspect of the interior and exterior details seem to have been designed for luxury. Oversized cargo space makes loading a breeze and the built-in technologies give the impression of climbing into a luxury cockpit more than a minivan. As an example of luxury taken to the next level: the new power liftgate on the back automatically opens when it sensing the Sedona’s Smart Key approaching, no hands (or feet) required.





Besseda Kia offer a top safety pick with the 2017 Sedona. An NHTSA 5 star crash safety rating and IIHS top safety pick award are only part of the reasons why the 2017 Kia Sedona is a Kelly Blue Book “Top Family Car.” Technology comes into play in this category as well, with early warning sensors and exterior cameras. The Sedona not only includes the traditional backup camera, but also surround view cameras, giving the driver a bird’s eye, 360-degree view of the vehicle and everything around it.

In addition to increased visibility, the 2017 Sedona also features intuitive safety protection systems like automatic breaking which automatically engages the braking systems if it senses a potential crash; lane departure warnings, which alerts the driver if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane and safe cruise control, which helps maintain safe distance from other vehicles while cruise control is engaged.


The 2017 Sedona is built for adventure. Along with room for the whole family (and friends), comfort and design compatible with long road trips and available entertainment accessories, this model also features a 276 horsepower 6-cylinder engine, giving it plenty of power for wherever the road may lead, and plenty of towing capacity to bring the favorite toys along.

The 2016 Kia Rondo

The 2016 Kia Rondo is a versatile crossover SUV fit for any adventure and comfortable and safe enough for the entire family. This SUV fits up to seven passengers and has plenty of storage and cargo space for any adventure. Bessada Kia is proud to carry this model as well as plenty of other Kia vehicles in our vast inventory. Stop by and see for yourself the versatility of the Kia Rondo.




Power and Efficiency Bundled into One Vehicle


Fuel economy is important to any vehicle marketing itself as a family vehicle, which is why the Kia Rondo goes above and beyond to provide great efficiency for its class, getting 10.4/7.8 gallons per 100km. That’s not to say it sacrifices elements of performance for efficiency, as the 2.0 GDI engine is capable of producing 164 horsepower. The six-speed automatic transmission ensures that you get a smooth ride no matter where the road takes you.


Safety is Key


With 6 airbags and plenty of technology safety features, like Hill-start assist control, it’s no wonder why this crossover SUV is an ANCAP 5-Star Safety vehicle. Blind spot detection, a rearview camera, front and rear parking warning systems, and many more features round out what makes this vehicle so appealing when it comes to safety.


Technology at its Best


Any great vehicle that’s fit for you and your family, and the road trips ahead, requires technology features that have become standard on the best SUVs on the market. That’s why Bluetooth® entertainment is standard and the available multimedia interface with navigation is an option. You and your passengers are sure to be pleased, no matter how long the trip.


Speak with a highly trained member of our staff to learn more about this crossover vehicle or any other vehicle in our inventory. You’re sure to find plenty of reasons to love the 2016 Kia Rondo.    

Why The Kia Carens Is An Outstanding Family Car


How well do you know the Kia Carens? The Carens (also known as the Rondo in North America) is one of our multi-purpose vehicles (MPV). With distinctive features that are fun and practical, the model is perfect for families. The Carens may not always receive the brightest spotlight compared to our other models, but there are many proud owners of the Carens out there. Let’s find out why they love it so much!




Delicate Touch of Excitement

Almost every other MPV comes with storage space like a trunk, but the Carens offers much more. It provides unique interior features that are convenient and practical for everyday activities.



Cargo net


Irritated by objects rolling around inside of your car? Not with the Carens. A cargo net can be fastened to hold your belongings and prevent them from rattling around. It is a handy tool that keeps your items together and safe from exterior damage.



Cargo under storage compartment


The Carens also provides an under storage compartment to store emergency items and other vehicle-related supplies. The compartment, located under the floor at the back of the vehicle, has built-in frames that allow you to stow items separately in divided sections.



Cargo security screen


You can also stow personal items that you want to keep safe with the cargo security screen. The separate partitioned-off space provides privacy from any prying eyes.



Fold-up tray


Last but not least, we can’t forget the convenient fold-up tray, which gives passengers in the back seat a flat surface for food and entertainment items. This may be one of Carens’ most desirable features, especially if children are on board.





Kia Motors & The Croods Campaign


The versatile qualities of the Carens make it one of the best family vehicles in our line-up. Many working parents fall in love with it because of its multi-functionality and practicality. There are even fan clubs formed online to share useful information and even enjoy recreational activities together!

In 2013, the Kia Carens and DreamWorks animation ‘The Croods’ joined together for a promotional campaign. The MPV was a perfect fit for the Croods family as they embarked on the world’s very first family road trip.




Overall, the Kia Carens is a friendly and dependable companion for today’s modern family. The new enhancements revealed just last year will only make you fall in love with it even more.


Advantages of a Hybrid Car

The trend towards owning a hybrid car makes a lot of sense. There are a variety of advantages related to hybrid cars. On one hand, they are environmentally friendly. Secondly, they use less gas than their traditional counterparts. Beyond that, however, there are other benefits to owning a hybrid, such as the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid that you may not have been aware of.


No Idling


Often, if you’re driving in the city, you’re going to see no idling zones. When you idle a car, you’re contributing to pollution and wasting fuel. In a hybrid, as you stop the car, the internal engine shuts off and eliminates fuel emissions. The battery handles the heaters and radio.


Resale Value


With traditional cars, the value doesn’t always remain high. Since hybrids are sold in fewer numbers and can be difficult to find, their value holds a lot better. Additionally, their equipment is of a higher standard and can help increase the value. This can be great if you’re looking to resell your car at a later date. Many people consider reselling or trading in their car after a certain number of years, so it’s no surprise that hybrids are a popular choice to purchase.


Fuel Costs


One of the biggest advantages that turn people towards hybrid cars is how cost-effective they are. A car that’s assisted by a battery is going to save you a lot of gas money. If you have a long commute, consider the advantages of not having to stop for gas nearly as often as you have to. At Bessada Kia, we can offer you a hybrid that will help keep money in your pocket.


When it comes to buying a new car, there at a lot of options on the market that could fit your specific circumstance. If you’re looking for a car that is economical and environmentally friendly, you might want to consider a hybrid.

Money-Saving Winter Car Maintenance

It is important to properly maintain your vehicle, especially in the winter. Maintenance during the cold months can go a long way toward protecting your car against severe weather, and keeping you safe while you are on the road. Even though they might cost you extra money now, over time, your bank account will come out ahead!

Oil Spraying

Getting the underside of your car sprayed won’t prevent every problem, but it can go a long way toward preventing rust and wire corrosion. And remember to clean the inside of your car at the end of winter, too. Salt can damage the interior of your car, and many companies will do a salt removal package for your car’s interior.

Wiper Blades and Windshield Washer Fluid

Check your wiper blades regularly, and replace them if they don’t clear your windshield in a single swipe. Buy blades for winter since they will hold up better in snowy, icy conditions. Also be sure to buy windshield washer fluid that is designed winter. It won’t freeze like summer fluid can, and it will do a better job of cleaning your windshield.

Car Washes

On mild days in the winter, go to the car wash and rinse the salt and grime off (be careful not to rinse of the oil spray you paid for!). Doing this will not only keep your car looking better but also help prevent rust and corrosion.

Winter Maintenance Package

If aren’t good at working on your car (or simply don’t want to) most service shops offer a winterization package that will do all of these things plus make sure your vehicle is in good working condition. This can more than pay for itself by preventing issues, and catching minor ones before they get more serious.