If you have your eye set on a new ride, you might be thinking of trading in your current set of wheels to expedite the Kia car-buying process. If so, our team at Maguire Kia is happy to help you value your trade and decide whether a Kia car trade-in is best for you.

So, keep reading if you're asking yourself, What are the advantages and disadvantages of trading in a Kia car? We're here to tell you about the pros and cons of trading in your current ride near Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland, NY.

Advantages of Trading in a Kia

Get ready to reap the benefits when you bring in your Kia vehicle for a trade. Wondering what advantages you'll have? To start, trading in is efficient.


Trading in your Kia at a dealership can be more efficient because dealerships can serve as a one-stop shop.

You can sell your current ride and then buy another one at the same place and at the same time. Plus, you'll also be able to work with our team throughout the Kia car-buying process.

Easier Than Selling Privately

Selling your Kia vehicle on your own can be less compatible with your busy life. You'll need to make a listing, meet with potential buyers, and handle all the paperwork.

When you trade in at a dealership, however, a lot of these steps can be cut out. Simply bring your Kia vehicle in for an appraisal, and our team will handle the rest.

Little to No Upfront Costs

You'll have lower upfront costs on your new Kia vehicle when you trade in your current ride. This is due to the trade-in value, which you can apply to the down payment of your new model. This can lead to a lower loan and monthly payment, as well.

Disadvantages of Trading in Your Kia

Like all things, trading in might have a few drawbacks. Luckily, there aren't very many.

One con of trading in is that the first dealership you go to might not be interested in your specific model. Why is that? Well, dealerships have different demands, depending on the market and their current inventory.

If you head to a dealership that already has a surplus of certified pre-owned Kia Soul models, they might not want to give you an offer on yours. However, if you trade in at a dealership that has no certified pre-owned Kia Soul vehicles, the opposite is true-the dealership might be willing to give you more for your Kia car.

Another reason you might not want to trade in is if you aren't in the market for a new set of wheels. Fortunately, you can just sell your Kia at a dealership without trading it in. You'll simply leave with the money instead of applying it toward another model.

Value Your Trade

So, how do you know how much your Kia car is worth? One way is to value your trade by using online tools to get an estimate.

Whether you're using tools on our website or checking out other sources online, you'll just enter information about your Kia car to get an idea of what a dealership might offer you.

Bring in Your Kia Today

Are you ready to start your next Kia car-buying adventure? Begin by visiting our dealership at Maguire Kia to find the answer to your question, What are the advantages and disadvantages of trading in a Kia car?

We can't wait to help you enhance your drives around Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland, New York.

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