2019 Kia Soul color options 

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Soul on Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 2:21 PM
rear view of orange kia soul

Depending on who you ask, a vehicle’s paint job is its most important aesthetic feature. If you’re a subscriber of that belief, you will love the options on the new 2019 Kia Soul. Check them out below!

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2019 Kia Sorento performance specs

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Sorento on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 5:47 PM
angled view of gray kia sorento driving

Aside from all the fancy features and comfortable seats, when you break everything down to the basics, it’s all about performance. How well does your car drive? How much power is under the hood? Can it tow a lot of weight? How efficient is it? Learn the answers to all of those questions as they pertain to the 2019 Kia Sorento. Read the rest of this entry »

How can the Cincinnati Bengals make the playoffs in 2018?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Just for Fun on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 7:21 PM
can the bengals make the playoffs this year?

It has been a few years since the Cincinnati Bengals have made some noise in the playoffs. They made it to the postseason six out of seven seasons from 2009 to 2015 and came away with… zero… wins. In fact, the Bengals haven’t won a playoff game since January 6, 1991, when they beat the Houston Oilers. Yeah, the last team the Bengals beat in the playoffs doesn’t even exist anymore. Looking at Cincy’s roster, you might think there is some talent there and you would be right. Check out some ways this team can get back to the playoffs in 2018 and maybe, just maybe, win a game while they are there.  Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the difference between the 2018 Kia Optima vs. Honda Accord?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia Optima, Vehicle comparisons on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 10:18 PM
2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Honda Accord

2018 Kia Optima vs. 2018 Honda Accord comparison

Shopping for the perfect sedan opens up a world of possibilities. There are just so many vehicle options to choose from! With that said, if you have your eye on a midsize model then the 2018 Kia Optima and 2018 Honda Accord might be on your wish list. These well-rounded sedans have it all, including strong fuel economy figures, a generous array of high-tech features and strong engine options. With that said, which model is the best value overall? Here’s a closer look at how the 2018 Kia Optima and 2018 Honda Accord compare.

2018 Kia Optima EX VS 2018 Honda Accord Sport
5-year/60,000-mile Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3-year/36,000-mile
10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain warranty  5-year/60,000-mile
45.5 inches Front legroom 42.3 inches
Standard Power heated side mirrors  Available

Explore all the features of the new 2018 Kia Optima today

Both sedans received several updates for 2018, including a full redesign for the Honda Accord. The Kia Optima gets standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and rear parking sensors. In fact, it’s the 2018 Kia Optima’s long list of standard features, easy-to-use infotainment system, strong safety ratings and spacious cabin that makes it a must-see. Unlike the Optima, the 2018 Honda Accord struggles with a difficult-to-use infotainment display, which is a pain point for drivers.

Read More: What type of safety features does the 2018 Kia Optima have?

In terms of power, the two sedans have similar engine options with a 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder for the 2018 Kia Optima EX and a 192-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder for the 2018 Honda Accord Sport. While the Honda Accord is more powerful, it can’t match the 2018 Kia Optima’s generous array of premium features, comfortable rear seats or its outstanding warranties.

We invite you to take a closer look at the new 2018 Optima with a test drive at Matt Castrucci Kia today. Here you will find a huge selection of new, used and certified pre-owned Kia models for every budget and style. Stop by and see us today!

2018 Kia Optima's front seats
2018 Kia Optima's rear seats

What colors does the 2018 Kia Sportage come in?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia News, Kia Sportage on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 8:54 PM
2018 Kia Sportage driving in the mud

If you have your eye on a capable crossover SUV, then the 2018 Kia Sportage might be on your wish list. This sleek, sophisticated model is the complete package with a spacious interior, sporty driving experience and a variety of engine options. Read the rest of this entry »

Cheap, easy ways to spend a summer day near Dayton

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Just for Fun on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 8:07 PM
Little girl in car with family

Summer 2018 day trip ideas near Kettering, OH

Wow, how time flies! We can’t believe it’s already July. Then again, we say that every month. This year seems to be going by so fast and summer 2018 is halfway over! That’s right, we said it. But don’t panic just yet. There is still plenty of time to take all the fun trips you have been wanting to take. It you don’t have a formal trip planned, have no fear. We’ve created a list of cheap, easy weekend road trip ideas in the Dayton, Ohio area that are sure to create memories. Read the rest of this entry »

Ask Matt Castrucci Kia: Your used car questions answered!

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQS, Used Vehicles on Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 8:04 PM
Cars on a dealership lot

What are the most common questions about used cars?

If you have your eye on the perfect vehicle, you may already be knee-deep in the car research process. Maybe you’ve read all the brand comparisons and are trying to decide whether you should buy your dream car new or used. We’re here to help. At Matt Castrucci Kia, we receive many questions from our customers about the benefits of buying a used car. Here are some of the most common ones we receive. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh produce, fruit abound at local Dayton markets

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Just for Fun on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 8:15 PM
Veggies and grains on a table

Dayton, Ohio area farmers markets 2018

Summer is Dayton, Ohio in the place to be. Not only are we fortunate to have a wide variety of fun events, festivals and concerts to choose from, but we also have the benefit of having a great farming community. It used to bit a bit more challenging to get farm-fresh produce, but today you can find many farmers markets throughout the Dayton, Ohio area. Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s where to find the best parades, fireworks displays this 4th of July

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Just for Fun on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 7:29 PM
People watching fireworks at night

Dayton 4th of July fireworks 2018

In a matter of weeks, our county will celebrate its 242nd birthday. It’s an incredible accomplishment worth a grand celebration. For many people, the 4th of July is synonymous with barbeques, yard games, picnics and parades. But perhaps the most common thing that might come to mind are fireworks. There is nothing quite like watching the fireworks with the entire city on a beautiful evening in July. We are fortunate to live in the Greater Dayton area because there are so many 4th of July celebrations happening this year. Here’s where to see the fireworks and catch a parade or two in the area. Read the rest of this entry »

Sleek new color options for 2019 Kia Sorento

By blogsadmin | Posted in Kia News, Kia Sorento on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 9:13 PM
2019 Kia Sorento driving in a neighborhood

New Kia Sorento colors 2019

The wait is over! The new 2019 Kia Sorento is now in stock at Serra Trussville Kia. After a full redesign in 2016, the Sorento has received minor adjustments and updates every year since then. The 2019 model year is no different, only the updates are a bit more significant. These include a new diesel engine, styling updates and new color options. In fact, the 2019 Kia Sorento receives two new shades, including Passion Red and Dragon Brown. Polished Walnut and Remington Red are two color options not returning for 2019. Here’s the full list of exterior color shades for 2019: Snow White Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Titanium Silver, Passion Red, Sangria, Blaze Blue, Dragon Brown, Platinum Graphite, Ebony Black.  Read the rest of this entry »