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Why Now May be a Good Time To Lease The Family Car
Why Now May be a Good Time To Lease The Family Car

To lease or not to lease, that’s a good question. For many months, the answer has likely been a resounding 'No' for many American families. That’s because good lease deals were few and far between, and with the economic uncertainty, many people simply put off the prospect of looking at...Read More»

2006 Kia Optima LX
2006-2008 Kia Optima Recalled For Shift Cable Issue

Kia is recalling 70,115 Kia Optima models from the 2006 to 2008 model years, all with automatic transmissions, for an issue with the shift cable. The affected Optima models were made from September 29, 2005 through June 13, 2007, and have a shift cable that might have not been correctly installed...Read More»

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J.D. Power: Lexus, MINI Dealerships Lead In Customer Satisfaction

Lexus and MINI are among the brands with the best dealership service. That's according to the J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study—the big annual study that gauges multiple aspects of dealership service after the sale. Overall, Lexus ranked at the top among...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage EX: Driven

At first glance, there's a lot to like about the 2011 Kia Sportage. With its 'hot hatch on steroids' look, it's one of the most svelte crossovers from the outside. An impressive feature set and sporty, richly detailed cabin round out what feels like a very desirable package. Start the Sportage EX's...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
2011 Kia Optima Earns Five-Star Safety Ratings

If you're looking for a safe, secure mid-size sedan, it really doesn't get any better than the 2011 Kia Optima—especially if you use crash-test results and safety ratings as the gold standard. The 2011 Optima is already an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick, with...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage SX
2011 Kia Sportage SX Turbo Preview

It's been coming for months now, but it has finally arrived: the turbocharged version of the 2011 Kia Sportage. Adding some pep and solid fuel economy to the Sportage range, the SX still features Kia's bargain pricing. Starting at $25,795 for the front-wheel drive model and $27,295 for all-wheel...Read More»

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2011 Kia Optima EX Review: It Hits The Hot Spot

Kia's 2011 sedan de grace ends Optima's dowdy image In broadcast TV, network "up fronts" preview new fall shows. By mid-winter, networks revamp their lineups. An alternative: drop in a blockbuster such as American Idol. Hyundai and its Kia affiliate offer their own twists on TV land practices...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
Sorento, Mustang, G37, Elantra Among CR's Top Picks For 2011

Kia has muscled past GM and Toyota to earn itself a spot on Consumer Reports' Top Picks list for 2011. The 2011 Kia Sorento is this year's top pick in the Family SUV category and takes that spot from the Chevrolet Traverse; in previous years that spot had also been held by the Toyota Highlander and...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid
Ultra-Luxury Kia Sedan on the Way

Based on a spy report posted at Kia World, Kia is testing a new flagship sedan code-named K9 and it could go on sale within a year. According to the report, the new sedan is based on the Hyundai Equus platform and carries Hyundai's Tau V-8 engine. The transmission will reportedly be a new...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2011 Kia Sorento Review: Yo Gabba, A Toy Story?

Kia's 2010 Super Bowl TV spot "Joy, Ride, Dream" starred much-wanted kids toys (one's from cable TV show Yo Gabba Gabba) coming to life and living it up in Las Vegas. Add an infectious music bed by Heavy ("How You Like Me Now") and you've got a must-see TV ad. It's an adult antidote for...Read More»

Super Bowl ad for the 2011 Kia Optima
Kia To Give Away Five 2011 Optimas In One Epic Contest Super Bowl Promo

Many automakers are looking to incorporate some sort of social media or contest into their Super Bowl advertising this year. Kia is taking the contest route with its One Epic Contest. The One Epic Contest starts today February 1, and runs through February 6 (though it excludes February 5). The...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself. This year some automakers are betting big on advertising, while others are merely watching instead of spending the money. Some...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
More Best-Selling Crossovers in 2010

Look around on America’s highways and byways and you’ll see them everywhere – crossovers of every make and model, from Spartan to luxury. In fact, crossovers (or CUVs) today bridge the gap from sedan to station wagon. Millions of American families have at least one CUV in the...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Polk: Ford Is Number One In 2010 Owner Loyalty, Kia Most Improved

Ford has won yet another accolade: This past year, its buyers are more loyal than those of any other automaker. Overall, 61.8 percent of Ford owners in the market for a new vehicle traded their vehicle for another vehicle from Ford Motor Company. The Ford brand itself was nearly as high, at 60.1...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
2011 Kia Sorento SX AWD: Major League

When Kia redid its Sorento crossover SUV for the 2011 selling season, it took a rather long-in-the-tooth machine and gave it current currency: a swoopy and attractive body, excellent road manners, a luxurious interior and all the accoutrements anyone would want at a fraction of what the competition...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

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Good News: 7 Auto Trends And Headlines We Were Glad To See In 2010

It's the end of another year—in this case, a year when we've slogged through countless recall updates, worrisome issues like driver distraction in the spotlight, and confirmed the demise of several major automotive brands, hundreds of dealerships, and overall, some of the worst-ever economic...Read More»

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Auto Sales Finishing 2010 Strong, But Recovery Will Be Slow In 2011

While the U.S. auto market outlook can hardly be called bullish, sales this past month are pointing to some growth, and some further steps toward a rebound, in 2011. And that rebound still looks quite far away. AutoPacific is anticipating 12.4 million next year, and J.D. Power predicts that U.S...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
SX Appeal: 2011 Kia Sorento SX Review

Until recently, Kia and sister company Hyundai had a problem: their vehicles offered great value and strong quality, but their dorky looks and design quirks made them easy to ignore. Boy how things have changed. Approaching the Sorento, you first notice the work of former Audi designer Peter...Read More»

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