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Kia Dealer near Temple, TX

Kia Dealer near Austin, TX

Why Buy From University Kia?

  • Showrooom with all the latest Kia models
  • Quality used vehicles
  • Competitive pricing
  • Finance options for vehicles and service
  • Online finance tools
  • Trustworthy Service Department 
  • Only 35 minutes from Temple, TX

Here at University Kia we understand that customers want a different kind of car-buying experience. Come to our location for more than just a great selection of new and used vehicles -- we are proud to feature a dedicated team of sales staff as well as a comprehensive Service Department. We look forward to meeting you soon! 

New and Used Vehicles

Bringing your dream Kia to life by visiting our showroom. We have all the latest and greatest models from the Optima and the Soul to the Sportage and Telluride. Grab your family to see how everyone feels inside as you learn more about the exciting technology and comfort features. We’re here to help you learn more about all that each model has to offer and help you find the right fit for your needs, which includes a cruise out on the open road with a test drive. If you’re looking to stretch your budget a little further, our carefully selected lot of pre-owned vehicles is ready to view as well. Ideal for college students and those looking to get a great vehicle without a large down payment, don’t hesitate to check out a used Kia. 

Finance Options

When it comes to creating a finance plan we have your back every step of the way. Ease some of the stress and streamline the process by utilizing our online tools. You can complete a secure Finance Application on your own time from your preferred device, which also allows us to get a head start on researching a few options for your arrival. With our Payment Calculator, estimating how much the trim level of the Sorento you’ve been looking at could cost each month in just a few seconds. Or, fill out a few details about your budget to see your potential buying power. Thanks to our connection with local lenders we’ve been able to help Temple customers with a wide range of credit scores get a payment plan they feel confident in. 

Service Department

Whether you’ve purchased a vehicle from us or not, we hope you know that you have a trustworthy place to get your car serviced. Our certified Kia technicians are trained to handle everything from routine oil changes and tire rotations to battery replacements and transmission repairs. You can reserve an appointment online or just stop by for quick maintenance checks. Be sure to check out our ongoing service specials to see how you take advantage of discounts for combined services and more. Not sure if your vehicle is in need of service? Take a look at our handy maintenance schedule or fill out our Ask a Tech form. 

University Kia wants to be your first choice for a Kia dealer near Temple, TX! Check out what customers like you have to say about our dedication to excellence and then stop by 2718 LaSalle Avenue in Waco, TX.


University Kia Service Department

Sales Hours

254-662-3610

Service Hours

​254-220-4644

Parts Hours

​254-334-1013

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Testimonials

Great staff

Adrianna
CARS
8-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Staff was awesome, especially our salesman, Zach. Even received a gift from them sent to my home. Second vehicle I have bought from University Kia, and I will definitely buy more

Great service

Laterria
CARS
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My salesman was so friendly and had great customer service, and he made sure he did what he needed to do to satisfy my needs as far as what I was looking for in a car.

Chuck B.
YELP
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Searching on kia.com I found a 2021 Kia Seltos that I was interested in at University Kia in Waco. Even though that is 1.5 hours away from Arlington, TX I called and spoke with Bobby Searcy. Found out that one had been sold, but GM Ty Bullard got involved, proposed an offer that made me happy (including a great deal on my trade) and then went out and got the car to make the deal happen. Came together quickly and would highly recommend University Kia for your next car purchase.

The place to buy your next Kia!

Charles
CARS
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The people I worked with were great. Bobby Searcy listened to what I was looking for and must have shared the info in a timely manner with Ty Bullard, because he emailed me directly with targeted offer. We had a few emails and ultimately a deal before I even actually spoke with him. (note I live in Arlington, 1.5 hours from Waco)

Rosalind Brewer
Rosalind Brewer
GOOGLE
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Brenda Kirven
Brenda Kirven
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My experience with University Kia was great. Everyone was very friendly and helpful especially Fernando Contreras making sure I knew everything I needed to know about my new kia. I will always come back to University Kia the best dealership in town.

Dennis Lewis
Dennis Lewis
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Tony greeted us as soon as we stepped out of our vehicle. He was friendly and courteous. We told him exactly what we wanted he was very helpful and knowledgeable. He asked what color my wife wanted then went to the lot and drove it to the door. He took her for a test drive...she loved the car. We filled out the paperwork, paid the down payment and we're on our way with a new car shortly after. Told my wife this was the most pleasant experience I had ever had purchasing a new car. Thank you Tony and thank you KIA God bless Dennis and Deborah Lewis

Rodney Garza
Rodney Garza
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fantastic service. No run around at all. Brian M. is very knowledgeable, helpful, and did everything he could to provide us with the exact car that we were looking for. Highly recommended and we will return when we are again in the market for a new car.

Happy Customers x 2

Patricia
CARS
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We were greeted when we first walked in. Our salesman, Bobbie Searcy, was very friendly and patient with us as we bought 2 vehicles!

Great Service

Travis
CARS
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very helpful very very friendly I like how everybody is talkative and is willing to answer anything and help with anything

Nice Friendly Staff

Darrell
CARS
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Staff was Friendly and no pressure to buy something I did not want. Did not pressure me to buy extra things but did explain and offer different things for the vehicle.

Great service

Elizabeth
CARS
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Super easy to look around and find a car. Workers are super helpful. I found what I was looking for. And at a great price.

Good experience.

Robert
CARS
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fernando was very efficient and accommodating. with covid19 issues personnel were very accommodating to our safety concerns. Wish we had felt more freedom to enjoy your modern clean facilities.

New Car Purchase

James
CARS
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We were treated with total respect. Wait time to get to business office was minimal. We plainly stated we wanted no extended warranties, add-ones or extras, so none were offered. Car was clean and gas tank full. All car features and functions were thoroughly explained and all questions were answered. Henry Flores did an outstanding job throughout the entire process.

The Best Place To Buy a Vehicle

Sandra
CARS
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

From the time that my husband and I walked in the door, we were treated with respect and greeted with smiles. There was no pressure put on us to buy from our salesman Bobby. He was courteous and respectful. He went above and beyond our expectations in making sure that we were taken care of. He also took extra time to make sure that I understood how everything worked inside the car. Freddy Leal took the time to explain the content of each paper we had to sign. He answered all of our questions and never made us feel uncomfortable. He also explained the optional longer warranty and what it covered. Both of these gentlemen are an asset to the dealership.

Victoria Montoya
Victoria Montoya
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
J ZMax
J ZMax
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We were treated with total respect. Wait time to get to business office was minimal. We plainly stated we wanted no extended warranties, add-ones or extras, so none were offered. Car was clean and gas tank full. All car features and functions were thoroughly explained and all questions were answered. Henry Flores did an outstanding job throughout the entire process.

Lorena Harcrow
Lorena Harcrow
GOOGLE
7-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had the best experience buying a new car it was easy. Thanks to Bobby for helping me find the car that was right for me at the price I needed. Great people and great environment.

Great Service, Warm Sales people

Brandyn
CARS
7-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The whole experience was very warm. We felt educated about the features of the car, while not feeling bogged down by only talking about specs.

David Harding
David Harding
GOOGLE
7-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We purchased a new Kia Sedona in June, 2020. The sales team was excellent in guiding us through the selection and purchase process. And the car is excellent! The first Kia we have ever owned, but most definitely won’t be the last. Only thing missing now is a Kia pickup.

Awesome and professional

Ethan
CARS
7-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very professional and knew what they were talking about it. The older lady knew what was going on and was awesome

Excellent customer service

Tamara
CARS
7-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brian was very personable and honest. We felt safe there because everyone was wearing masks (unlike other dealerships we visited and quickly left). Everyone we observed was extremely professional, as well as personable. We did not feel like a number. We felt like a valued customer.

Karrie Williams
Karrie Williams
GOOGLE
7-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service

Mary
CARS
7-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly and fast service. They go beyond to make sure you have a good experience with them and explain everything you need to know and encourage questions

Great service, efficient

Brenda
CARS
7-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Quick, efficient. Clean waiting area in service. Freddie Leal is best, knowledgeable, non-pressure to buy sales person from any car dealer we have been to.

Car Leasing

Nora
CARS
7-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Tyler was very professional during the whole process and went out of his way to explain all the features on the car in great detail.

Excellent Service!

Maranda
CARS
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The customer service is excellent and I love that they wash my car as a bonus! Truly, a treat! They also have an excellent waiting area for the customers!

Great service

Karen
CARS
7-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast service done correct. Well maintained facility. Great customer service and knowledgeable staff. They even offer to wash and vacuum your vehicle.

Great Service

Dicky
CARS
7-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

All the people in the office were very helpful and all were willing to help us. FYI the offices were super clean and cool.

excellant

Elizabeth
CARS
7-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

the service rep was very professional. she made me feel comfortable about bringing my car to get serviced. she made my first time experience a pleasant one.

Great service

Daniel
CARS
7-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brian and Cleve both were very professional with helping me buying my new car. They made it easy and hassle free.

Never been to a dealership that was so accomidatin

Julia
CARS
7-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

You take such good care of me. You tell me way ahead when I need to make an appt. Your service is quick and reasonably priced. I drove your Kia Sorento for 7 years for well over 100,000 miles and then bought the first Telluride you ordered.

Great service EXTREMELY CLEAN!

Francesca
CARS
7-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The staff was very accommodating and explained all the safety measures they were adhering to because of Covid. The facility was extremely clean and they left my car looking fabulous.

Jeremy Lewis
Jeremy Lewis
GOOGLE
7-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great establishment

Kimberly
CARS
7-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great customer service every time I go. Easy to do business with. Would recommend to anyone! All of the workers are nice and professional.

Great place

Joel
CARS
7-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came looking for kewl car and left with one, it was easy and didnt take long at all...great place

Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
GOOGLE
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jennifer J.
YELP
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a wonderful experience purchasing my new 2020 Kia Optima. I was able to get a better deal buying my new Kia verses purchasing a used. I saved so much money and my APR was even lower than my first Kia finance. Thank you!

Pamela Bennett
Pamela Bennett
GOOGLE
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Zach Gibson is a great salesman.

Toni Ogle
Toni Ogle
GOOGLE
7-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had to work within a budget and Bobby Sarscey did it. We have a new car and no worries. Wish there was no covid so we could just take off in it!!

Jorge Colmenares
Jorge Colmenares
GOOGLE
7-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I love University Kia maintenance team

Vicki
CARS
7-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Your team was very accommodating. My online reservation did not go through correctly but I was taken immediately. Your team pleasant and professional.

Easy experience

Erica
CARS
7-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The deal was completed over the phone. It made the process much less stressful and easy. Tanner, Bryan and Ashley were all a joy to deal with.

joe tracy
joe tracy
GOOGLE
7-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

University Kia is a great place to buy a car. We had a great experience from the salesperson, Cleve, to the Finance Director, Stacey to the owner John Weinzapfel. Cleve had a thorough knowledge of the product and the process was candid and refreshing. We purchased a terrific car, the Telluride.

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