Kia is a popular car brand that sells millions of vehicles annually. It’s not hard to find reliable used Kia sedans for sale. This guide will help you find one that meets your wants and needs.

Buying a used car requires a great deal of planning. If you do your research, you can save on a high-quality vehicle that lasts many years. 

Here are some important considerations when shopping for a used Kia:

Know What You Can Afford

Carefully assess your finances and budget to determine what type of car you can afford. Some of the cheapest Kia’s include the 2022 Kia K5 LX, 2022 Kia Soul LX, and 2022 Kia Rio sedan. Keep these in mind as you’re shopping for a used model. In planning your budget, know what it costs to register, insure, and maintain the car. Then you can start shopping around and applying for financing.

Research Used Kia Cars for Sale

With numerous models to choose from, it’s important to do your research. First, you should know your priorities and what you need in a car. How much do you plan to drive and how many people will ride with you? Reliability is another important factor. Check for reviews via resources such as Kelley Blue Book and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

When looking for a used Kia, also consider these factors:

  • Mileage: Aim to find a used Kia car that has less than 100,000 miles.
  • Condition: Check the vehicle’s history to see how it’s been maintained and if it has been in any accidents.
  • Age: It’s not hard to find a Kia that’s a couple of years old, but aim for a used model that’s less than 10 years old.

Know the car’s entire history before you consider purchasing it or speaking with a salesperson. The Vehicle History Report will include information on mileage, the car’s title, its accident record, and maintenance history.

Inspect the Car

Get a good look at the vehicle from the outside and inside. Check for significant body damage, such as large dents and signs of major repairs in the past. The tires, bumpers, and glass should be in good condition. The interior shouldn’t have too much wear and the seats, controls, and steering wheel should be intact. If possible, take the car to a mechanic for a thorough inspection of its engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, and other systems. 

Take a Test Drive

A test drive helps you decide if the car feels right to you. During your ride, evaluate the car’s steering response, braking, and gear shifting. It should handle tight corners well and feel relatively smooth. Check the speakers and electronic features to make sure they’re working and that you can easily navigate the controls. If there are any issues with acceleration, handling, or braking, bring them up to the dealer, or continue your search for a used Kia sedan for sale.

Negotiate the Price

Use any defects or issues with the car as leverage when negotiating a lower price. You can use our Edmunds Trade-In Value Estimator as a starting point. Knowing the market price of the vehicle you want helps determine if the dealership is offering a fair deal. There may be some going back and forth but always be honest and patient with the salesperson. 

How Reliable Are Kia Sedans?

Kia sedans have attained an above-average reputation for reliability. Noted for its dependability, the Kia Forte is inexpensive and has a reliable four-cylinder engine and a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

How Long Does a Kia Sedan Last?

If the owner responsibly maintains and cares for the car, a Kia sedan can last 200,000 miles or more; the Kia Rio is known to reach 250,000 miles if well cared for. Driving conditions and other factors can impact longevity.

Are Kia Vehicles High Maintenance?

Kia’s reputation has improved dramatically over the years. Its vehicles are known for being low-maintenance; most models have an average annual repair cost of under $500.

Is It Expensive to Insure a Kia?

Auto insurance for Kia sedans is in the moderate range. However, insurance costs can vary significantly from one model to another.

Find Used Kia Sedans for Sale at Hawthorne Auto Square

We have a large inventory of low-mileage, high-quality used Kia sedans at our Los Angeles buy here, pay here dealership. Financing is available regardless of your credit or type of income. Low down payment options and no credit check loans are available. We also offer a 6-month comprehensive warranty for service and maintenance, so you get the most out of your vehicle. 

Contact Us Today

Our knowledgeable representatives are ready to help you find a used Kia sedan for sale with affordable financing options. Visit our showroom or call (866) 707-7664 to learn more.