In Style With the Electric 2022 Kia EV6

2022 Kia EV6

The road to electrification is paved with pricey and, in some cases, ugly models. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there is no excuse for new Tesla models that look so dull. Fortunately, some manufacturers realize that one important aspect of convincing consumers to adopt EVs … Read more

Kia Sorento Emerges From the Telluride’s Shadow

Kia Sorento

If cars could talk, the Kia Sorento would have plenty to say. Introduced in 2003, the Sorento originally occupied the white space between compact and midsize utility vehicles. As this crossover aged and was replaced by subsequent generations, the Sorento gradually grew and transformed into a bona fide three-row midsize … Read more

Refreshed 2023 Kia Telluride Dazzles Manhattan

Since its launch three years ago, the Kia Telluride has seen demand far outstrip supply. Add in COVID-19 restrictions and semiconductor chip shortages, and the wait for some customers has lasted for months. It has been a quick and eventful three years for Kia’s range-topping Telluride utility vehicle. Within that … Read more

2022 Kia Stinger: Going, Going, Gone?

2022 Kia Stinger

This week’s ride is the Kia Stinger, a midsize rear-wheel-drive sedan-like model with a liftgate. That is a fancy term for a hatchback, a derisive moniker for those who recall the forgettable hatches of the 1970s. Instead, the Stinger is much more like the Audi A5 Sportback in design, if … Read more

Kia, Buick Top J.D. Power Dependability Survey

Lexus UX Hybrid

Vehicle dependability is a huge consideration for consumers and who can blame them? After all, we expect our new rides to give us many years of trouble-free driving without niggling problems undermining that experience. In the most recent Vehicle Dependability Study released by J.D. Power, Kia took top honors. The … Read more

Kia Introduces the Fifth-Generation 2023 Sportage

2023 Kia Sportage

The Sportage is Kia’s longest-running nameplate, a compact crossover sport utility vehicle. It is also one of the brand’s most popular models, arriving stateside for the 1995 model year. This small vehicle seats five, comes with standard front-wheel drive, and offers available all-wheel drive. It is also one of the … Read more

What is the Kia Cerato?

Kia Cerato

Kia is a Korean automotive brand that manufactures vehicles of all shapes and sizes. One such car in their roster is the Kia Cerato that has been in production since 2003. In America, the same car is called the Kia Forte, while in Europe, it is known as the Kia … Read more

The Kia Carnival May Have You Rethink Minivans

2022 Kia Carnival

MPV life as a Kia Carnival. The modern minivan movement launched in the 1980s with the debut of the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan. We say “modern” because similar-sized vans like the Volkswagen Bus (Type 2) preceded it. For the next two decades, nearly every major manufacturer gave minivans a … Read more

What is the Kia Picanto?

Kia Picanto GT

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Kia Picanto is a small hatchback that was introduced in 2004. The Korean brand brought it to the market as a viable and practical city car that would appeal to buyers looking for … Read more

Going Electric: Manufacturer Investment in EV Technology

The race is on! Automotive manufacturers the world over are transitioning to electric vehicles. Or at least that is the current plan. Mark “2021” as the year when automakers saw the light, by committing billions to support their electrification efforts. Almost daily, we are hearing new commitments from manufacturers that … Read more

8 Reasons the 2021 Kia Telluride SX Is Worth the Wait

2021 Kia Telluride SX

There is little wonder why the Kia Telluride SX is so popular. What do the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette and Kia Telluride have in common? Yes, both are made in America, but the most surprising similarity between these otherwise polar opposite vehicles is the fact that both will require extreme patience … Read more

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

Electric Kia EV6 Shows Evocative New Design Conception

Kia offers hints of its electrified feature with a cutting-edge design. If you’re a fan of design, take note of where Kia is heading with its latest look, this one evident in the upcoming EV6 electric vehicle. Dubbed “Opposites United,” the expression is at once sporty as it is forward-thinking, … Read more

About the 2022 Genesis GV70

Genesis expands its product line to include a second SUV, the GV70. Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, is turning the corner. After releasing three consecutive sedans, Genesis rolled out the 2021 GV80 SUV and will follow with the GV70 SUV later this year. Consequently, with five models in its fold, Genesis … Read more

Introducing the Kia Carnival MPV

Kia offers a fresh take on a tired segment. It’s out with the old and in with the new for Kia’s minivan. Leaving us is the 2021 Sedona and taking its place is the 2022 Carnival. The Sedona is a minivan, while the Carnival is called a multi-purpose vehicle, but … 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

Buying Guide: 2020 Kia Sedona

The Kia Sedona is a minivan, one of just a handful of models in a shrinking segment Although most shoppers will consider a crossover first, vehicles like the Sedona offer exceptional utility, superior access and egress, and decent overall value. The 2020 Kia Sedona is a carryover model with no … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Kia Sedona

The 2020 Kia Sedona returns unchanged this year. The 2020 Kia Sedona launches the sixth year of this third-generation model, a carryover vehicle with no changes whatsoever. This model is part of a small collection of minivans, which are probably better described as multipurpose vehicles. Although the market is shrinking, … Read more

Car Manufacturers: Who Owns What?

The global auto industry consists of dozens of brand names, but not all are marketed throughout the world. Opel is popular in Europe, but it is not sold in North America. Suzuki cars are no longer sold in the United States, but its Maruti Suzuki brand is a top seller … Read more

Kia Telluride: Opulent, Large Crossover

Kia Motors continues to produce hit after hit, a trend that seems to have started way back in 2008 with the then all-new and ground-breaking Kia Soul. This Korean manufacturer builds a variety of models, including the Forte sedan, Sportage crossover, and the Sedona minivan. In recent years, Kia has … Read more

Stung by the 2018 Kia Stinger!

The Kia Stinger makes good on its performance credentials. Is it a hot hatchback or perhaps it is a fastback sport sedan? No matter how you define it, the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger is unlike anything we have ever seen from this wonderfully unpredictable Korean brand. Sure, the large Kia … 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

Behind the Wheel of a
2017 Kia Sorento SUV

2017 Kia Sorento.

Shop for a midsize SUV and you have more choices available to you than you can count on your two hands. To differentiate product line, manufacturers must develop ways to set their products apart. In Kia’s case, the automaker has gone with an extended wheelbase platform to deliver both two- … Read more

Kia, Hyundai Star in 2015 J.D. Power Survey

The Dodge Challenger is the top-ranked midsize sporty car. It wasn’t much more than a decade ago when Hyundai and Kia models were the butt of jokes. Kia especially was held in derision, as models such as its Spectra and Sephia were readily dismissed by critics. Well, a funny thing … Read more

Rocking October 2014 Auto Sales Lift Industry

October 2014 sales remain in positive territory. The US auto industry continues to record strong sales even as the overall economy shows only modest gains. Sales this year should top 16.5 million units with analysts forecasting at least 17 million units sold for 2015. And if October 2014 auto sales … Read more

Are Diesels Forthcoming for Hyundai Kia?

Korean manufacturers look at diesel deployment stateside. Drive any Hyundai and Kia product within North America and it most likely is powered by a gasoline direct injection engine. Yes, there is the Sonata Hybrid, an Optima Hybrid and a Fuel Cell Tucson, but more than 99 percent of all vehicles … Read more