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2009 Kia Borrego Gets Five Stars

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2009 Kia Borrego

2009 Kia Borrego

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Continuing its sales onslaught from South Korea, and proving the company is paying much more attention to American tastes, Kia's brand-new Borrego full-size SUV earned five of five stars for all seating positions in both frontal and side impacts in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's crash testing. This was the vehicle's first test by the NHTSA.

This makes the Borrego the fifth vehicle in Kia's stable to earn five stars from the NHTSA. Other Kia vehicles with that distinction include the Optima, Sportage, Sorento, and Sedona.

Standard safety features on the competitively priced Borrego include: advanced airbags, front seat mounted side airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags for all three rows and driver's knee airbag (V-8 models only); four-wheel disc brakes with an anti-lock brake system (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and traction control system (TCS); tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS); electronic brake distribution (EBD); and a brake assist system (BAS).

It remains to be seen whether consumers will warm to yet another heavy, full-frame SUV, but with a newly developed optional V-8 from the Genesis sedan (that earns better highway fuel economy than the base V-6) and impressive safety, the Borrego is off to a solid start. You can read our driving impressions, and we'll be back soon with a full review that draws on opinions from around the Web.
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Comments (5)
  1. The stupid SUV gets one big thumbs down from the American Consumer.
     
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  2. We need to say no to Korean cars. They have awful business tactics and treat their employees badly. The Chinese are not far behind. The Japanese already took over - we don't need any more of Asia here - seriously people. Say no to Chevy Torrent with the Chinese POS engine too.
     
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  3. I feel soory for KIA dealers!!!!
     
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  4. I just don't see this model doing well at all and for two reasons:
    1. It is a Kia...'nuff said.
    2. It is gas guzzler in a sea of gas guzzlers, who would want one?
    Maybe if gas drops below $2 per gallon....
     
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  5. "Ms."

    I have one of these and would NOT trade it for the world! I got it in place of a minivan. I would not go back to a van now. I had the Kia Sedona minivan and it was totaled w/out an injury to me- the safety is worth it all!! It drive very smooth and gets better gas milage than my van did! I love my Borrego!!!!!!
     
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