The Kia K5 GT Kicks Up Performance

The K5 GT is a compelling formula for on-road antics. When Kia replaced the Optima with the K5, we knew this automaker had performance plans in mind. With the Optima, Kia kept it to mainstream and hybrid models, and front-wheel-drive only. The K5 is and was the international name for … Read more

Kia Sets K5 to Replace Optima

New sedan replaces an established nameplate (Kia Optima). The Kia Optima is a midsize sedan and has earned its place in a crowded, albeit shrinking segment. Launched in 2001, the Optima was Kia’s first midsize sedan for the U.S. market. Since then, Kia has rolled out larger models, including the … Read more

Second-Generation Kia Cadenza Impresses

Large sedan owners should take notice. Mercury Grand Marquis and Ford Crown Victoria owners take note: your replacement vehicle is the Kia Cadenza, a large sedan with all the amenities (and then some) of your current pillow-soft cruiser. In fact, a soft ride is about all these three models have … Read more

Next Generation Kia Optima Bows in New York

Five years after releasing its most advanced Optima midsize sedan yet, Kia is not resting on its laurels. Indeed, the Korean automaker has moved the Optima forward a full generation, by presenting a new design with European styling, an updated premium cabin, and improved ride and handling. The front-wheel drive, … Read more

Fabulously Unfrozen: February 2015 US Auto Sales

The eastern half of the nation has had quite a winter, with record cold, significant snows and paralyzing ice storms extending deep into the south. Despite the difficult conditions, consumers visited US showrooms in strong numbers, helping to propel February 2015 auto sales in a positive direction. Truck sales paced … Read more

The Five Top Selling Midsize Sedans of 2013

2013 Midsize Sedans The Toyota Camry was threatened, but it did not lose its place as the top selling car in America in 2013. That threat came largely from other midsize models as its competitors launched new or updated vehicles in a bid to siphon sales from the Camry. Alas, … Read more