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Kia Window Sticker | Get a Free Monroney Label and VIN Decoder for Kia

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

If you own or have recently purchased a used vehicle and want to know what features were included on your vehicle when it was first manufactured, or what the original sticker price was, you are in the right place.

We have developed a free Window Sticker lookup tool that, when used, will decode your vehicle’s VIN and generate an identical replica of the original window sticker that shows information on your Kia’s initial price, trim, and packages.

In addition to providing you with a window sticker for your Kia, we will address the following questions:

  • How do I get the original window sticker (Monroney Label) for my Kia?

  • Where do I find my vehicle’s VIN?

  • What’s the difference between a VIN decoder, Monroney label, and Window Sticker?

  • What key information does the Kia window sticker or VIN decoder provide?

  • What are some key details to know about how Kia describes packages and options?

  • What does the window sticker not provide?

How do I get the original window sticker (Monroney Label) for my Kia?

To get your original window sticker for your Kia, you will need to click on the following link to go to our free online Window Sticker Tool. Then, you will input your Vehicle’s Identification Number (VIN) and phone number. After you press “Get It”, within seconds, you should receive a text message with a link to your Kia’s window sticker PDF.

The Monroney Label generated will provide data that is completely accurate and authentic to the vehicle’s original sticker. To get started, click here!

What you’ll need to get the window sticker

As stated above, the information you will need to obtain the window sticker is your Kia Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The VIN is an alpha-numeric seventeen-character code that serves as an identifier for a specific vehicle, meaning no two vehicles will have the same VIN. The vehicle’s VIN is used to track the car’s history from its original manufacturer date. This history can include:

  • Title and Registration Events

  • Ownership Changes

  • Accidents

  • Recalls

  • Service Records and Repairs

  • Previous Rental, Lease, and Fleet use

Where can I find my Kia VIN?

The VIN for your vehicle can be found on:

  • The plaque that is located on the driver’s side where the windshield meets the dashboard

  • The Driver’s side doorjamb

  • Your vehicle registration, title, or insurance papers

  • The firewall of your engine block under the hood of your vehicle

What’s the difference between a VIN decoder, Monroney label, and Window Sticker?

VIN Decoder: A VIN decoder breaks down the whole 17 alpha-numeric code and gives you information about the vehicle.

Each digit or letter in a VIN identifies for something different about the car:

  • Digits 1 through 3 show the World Manufacturer Identifier.

    • This information would include the Country of Origin, Make, and vehicle type.

  • Digits 4 through 8 describes the vehicle’s body type, engine type, and transmission

  • Digit 9 verifies the authenticity of the VIN like a security code.

  • Digits 10 through 17 identifies the model year, manufacturing plant, and production number.

Window Sticker: A Window Sticker is a label that is required to be displayed on all new vehicles being sold in the United States. The information listed on a Window sticker includes, but is not limited to:

  • The vehicle VIN

  • Engine Type

  • Fuel MPG

  • Safety Rating

  • Standard Features (retail price, exterior color, etc.)

  • Add-on Features

In 2013, the labels were updated to also include:

  • Greenhouse gas ratings

  • Smog emissions ratings

  • A QR Code

Monroney Label: A Monroney Label is just another name for a window sticker. The name comes from Almer Stillwell “Mike” Monroney, an Oklahoma senator, who sponsored the Automobile Information Disclosure Act of 1958. The passage of this act is the reason why manufacturers and dealers must include window stickers on all new vehicles.

What key Information does the Kia window sticker or VIN decoder provide?

The label includes everything originally equipped from the factory on the vehicle.

Below is a breakdown of the various information sections on a sample 2015 Kia Optima LX Window Sticker listed above.

Upper left-hand side: Basic Info

  • Standard Vehicle information

    • Year, Model, Trim

      • 2015 Optima LX

    • Model/Opt. Code

      • These numbers are Kia’s way of indicating an Optima (Model code) and LX (Option Code)

    • Exterior and Interior Color

      • Metal Bronze and Beige

    • VIN

      • 5XXGM4A78FG403589

    • Port of Entry

      • West Point

Middle/Lower left-hand side: Standard Features

  • Mechanical features

    • Engine Type

      • 2.4 L Gas Direct Injection 4-Cylinder

    • Transmission Type

      • 6-Speed Sportmatic Transmission

    • Electric Power Steering

    • Size and Type of Rims

      • 16” Alloy Rims

    • Other information that may be listed in this section is the different drive types specific to the vehicle(ECO, Sport, Smart Custom, Comfort, and Snow), brake upgrades, traction control upgrades, etc.

  • Safety Features

    • Airbags

      • Dual Front Advanced, Front Seat Mounted, and Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags

    • Braking System

    • Traction Control System

    • Electronic Stability Management

  • Interior, Comfort, and Convenience

    • Interior features that provide comfort and convenience to the driver. These features will typically become more luxurious and aesthetically pleasing as the trim levels increase.

      • For this LX trim: Remote Keyless Entry, Cooling Glove Box, Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, etc.

  • Exterior

    • Headlight options

      • Front Fogs Lights

    • Mirror and window features

      • Heated outside mirrors with turn signals

  • Warranty

    • 10 year/100,000 Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty

    • 5 Year/60,000 Mile Limited Basic Warranty

    • 5 Year/ 60,000 Mile Roadside Assistance

    • This warranty is good for either 10 years or 100,000 miles whichever comes first for the vehicle.

Center column: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price

  • The base retail price: $21,650.00

  • Packages added on to the vehicle

    • Convenience Plus Package: $1,600

      • UVO eServices w/Telematics, Rear Camera Display, Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Laminated Front Door Window

  • Add-ons

    • Rear Bumper Applique: $75

    • Cargo Mat: $95.00

    • Carpeted Floor Mats: $115.00

    • Cargo Net: $50.00

  • Total Price with Inland Freight and Handling ($800.00): $24,385

Right Column: Fuel Economy and Environment

  • Fuel economy (MPG)

    • Averages 23 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway

  • Annual Fuel Cost

    • $1,950

    • This value is based on 15,000 miles/year at $3.50/gallon

  • Greenhouse Gas rating

  • QR Code to see what your personalized estimates would be for mileage

  • Government safety ratings

    • This 5-star rating scale is based on the risk of injury for front, side, and rollover impacts and crashes.

    • 5 is the best score a vehicle can receive and 0 is the lowest score.

  • Parts Content Information

    • Where the parts from the vehicle were sourced from and where the vehicle was assembled.

What are some key details to know?

Kia Motors Corporation is a South Korean automobile company that was founded in 1944. They have marketing and sales divisions all over the world in places such as North America, Europe, Mexico, and India. Their brand is embodied by their slogan, “The Power to Surprise”. With every car they build, they want to surpass their customer expectations of what a vehicle can be, and show them what a vehicle should be through innovative, surprising, and exciting car ideas and features.

The 2021 vehicle line up that they plan on astonishing their customers with are:

  • SUV/Crossovers

    • Kia Soul

    • Kia Seltos

    • Kia Sportage

    • Kia Niro

    • Kia Sorento

    • Kia Telluride

  • Sedans

    • Kia Rio

    • Kia Forte

    • Kia Optima

    • Kia K5

    • Kia Stinger

    • Kia Cadenza

    • Kia K900

  • Hybrids/Electrics

    • Kia Niro

    • Kia Optima Hybrid

    • Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

    • Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

    • Kia Niro EV

  • Hatchbacks

    • Kia Rio 5-Door

  • Minivans

    • Kia Sedona

Each Kia vehicle model comes with its own sets of trim levels. A trim level is a version of a car that comes with a specified set of features. Higher trim level vehicles are pricier, come with additional and more superior features, and will come with more interior and exterior color options than the entry-level base model of the vehicle.

For example, the 2021 Kia Telluride comes in 4 different trims. As the trim levels increase, so does the price and the quality and number of features available on the vehicle.

  • Kia Telluride LX: $31,990

    • Rear occupant Alert and Safe Exit Assist

    • Blind Spot Detection Technology

    • 8-passenger seating with Sofino Synthetic Leather Seat Trim

  • Kia Telluride S: $34,390

    • Power Sunroof

    • 20-inch machined-finish alloy wheels

    • 7-Passenger Seating with 2nd-Row Captain Chairs

    • Power-Adjustable Driver Seat

    • Heated Front Seats

    • Remote Start on Key Fob

  • Kia Telluride EX: $37,390

    • Leather Seat Trim w/ Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

    • Auto Front and Rear Climate Control

    • Dual Front Power Adjustable Seats

    • Wireless Phone Charger

    • Smart Power Liftgate

  • Kia Telluride SX: $42,190

    • Dual Sunroofs

    • Surround View Monitor

    • Blind-Spot View Monitor

    • 20-inch Black Sport Alloy Wheels

    • Harman Kardon 10-Speaker Premium Audio

    • Integrated Memory for Driver’s Seats and Outside Mirrors

For more information on trim levels available for other Kia models, visit the Kia website.

Kia allows its customers to further customize their vehicles with other premium features for an additional price. These packages and options and their pricing will differ depending on the Kia model chosen.

Example of packages offered are:

  • Technology Package

    • 10-way power front passenger’s seat

    • 12-way power driver’s seat

    • Ambient lighting with variable colors

    • Heated steering wheel

    • Upgraded sound system

    • Smart key with push-button start

  • Convenience Package

    • 10-way power-adjustable driver seat

    • Dual-zone automatic climate control

    • Heated front seats

    • A leather-wrapped steering wheel

    • Rear parking sensors

  • Paint Protection Package

    • Adds a clear protective layer to the exterior of your vehicle

Examples of options and add-ons offered:

  • Cargo Net

  • Rear Bumper Applique

  • Carpet Floor Mats

  • Cross Bars

  • Mud Bar Kit

  • EC Mirror w/Compass & Homelink

  • Wheel Locks

  • Remote Start

If you are interested in seeing packages and options available for your model, please visit The Official Kia Accessory Guide.

What does the window sticker not provide?

A window sticker is most accurate when a vehicle is just manufactured. It will not show any after-market parts or replacement parts that were added by an owner or a dealership.

The MSRP listed on the window sticker may not be the price it sold for. During the sale of the vehicle, often car salesmen offer discounts for certain vehicles or customers negotiate a lower price, so the MSRP listed on the window sticker is often just the starting price, not the final sale price.

The price listed on the Monroney label will also not accurately represent the current valuation of your vehicle. A car’s value depreciates by 30 to 40% in the first 2 years of life and to as much as 60% in the first 5 years. To obtain an accurate estimate of what your car’s current worth, we would recommend checking out to find the Kelly Blue Book Value for your vehicle.

Lastly, the sticker will not reflect the current condition of the vehicle or if the vehicle has been in any accidents. For information on vehicle history, including previous ownership, accidents, service history, and mileage, we recommend checking out the vehicle’s Carfax or Autocheck report.

When does this Free Kia Window Sticker or VIN decoder not work?

The VIN decoder tool will only work for certain manufacturers and vehicle’s 2013 model year or newer. The tool currently works for Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Porsche, Maserati, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, Scion, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

If you meet the above eligibility criteria, other reasons the VIN decoder might not working are:

  • VIN is less than 17 digits

    • Double-check that no characters are missing in the input VIN

    • All VINs have 17 digits. The only vehicle that do not are those produced in 1981 or earlier

  • VIN contains illegal characters

    • No VINs will contain a Q, I, or O because of the confusion with the number 1 and 0.

  • Does not pass the checksum test

    • A checksum test is used in the U.S. and Canada to determine a VIN’s validity.

  • The vehicle model is too new to show up in the system

Can I Buy Monroney Labels in Bulk?

Monroney Labels help potential Kia customers to understand the trim, standard features, and optional equipment of the vehicle before they purchase it.

If you are a dealership or an insurance company and would like to purchase Monroney Labels in bulk, reach out to for more information. We have information on various vehicles ranging from Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Nissan, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, and more!

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