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2011 Kia Sportage Priced Higher; Turbo Coming Under...$30K?

2011 Kia Sportage Priced Higher; Turbo Coming Under...$30K?

The 2011 Kia Sportage is heading to showrooms with a pricetag of $18,995 -- a significant jump up from the last edition, and just the first step on a pricing ladder that could find the Sportage sporting a pricetag of more than $30,000. The base price of the wedgy new crossover also is the same as... read more

July 20, 2010 by  - 3
 
Screencap for Canadian ad for the Kia Soul

Video: Kia Gets To The Soul Of Social

A few weeks ago, Kia resuscitated its popular "hamsters" campaign for the Kia Soul with a new commercial, new social media (including an alignment with "Petville"), and even... read more July 19, 2010 by  0


 

2010 Kia Forte EX: On Your Chopin Liszt?

Kia Forte EX:  An Automotive Crescendo? Kia introduced its Forte with much fanfare at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show.  The amped presentation exclaimed, "bold body, awesome... read more July 17, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry... read more July 13, 2010 by  0


 

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals For July 2010

Even though new-car sales were off in June, are car shoppers any closer to getting a really good deal this July? First, some disappointing news from TheCarConnection's... read more July 6, 2010 by  0


 
Screencap from Kia's summer 2010 commercial for the Soul

Kia And Hamsters And Petville, Oh My: The Soul Returns To Facebook

We have good news and bad news. The good news: for a third year, Kia will underwrite the Vans Warped Tour, which, for those who haven't been, is a lot like Lollapalooza... read more June 28, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Kia Forte

Family Car Advice: Beware The Bikers

Maybe I am more aware of these kind of things because I just bought a bicycle myself, but motorists need to be aware of bicyclists, especially in urban and suburban areas... read more June 25, 2010 by  0


 
2010 GMC Terrain

Frugal Shopper: Plenty Of Deals, But Not On Crossovers

Looking for a great deal on a truck? The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is selling for an average 21 percent off MSRP—meaning that, in some cases, you might be getting a... read more June 18, 2010 by  7


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Grand Cherokee A Top Safety Pick; Crosstour 'Disappointing'

Depending on which utility vehicle you choose, you might be getting vastly different degrees of roof protection in the event of a rollover. That's the surprising result of... read more June 2, 2010 by  1


 
Screencap from Kia's summer 2010 commercial for the Soul

Video: Kia Sells Its Soul With Hip Hop Hamsters

At the 2010 New York Auto Show, Neilsen handed Kia its top automotive advertising prize for last year's "New Way to Roll" ad, which featured some fairly hip hamsters cruising... read more May 28, 2010 by  3


 
2010 Mazda Mazda5

Best Five Vehicles With Third-Row Seating For Under $25k

Need a few more seating spaces but have some challenging budget constraints? Pick your vehicle carefully, and you won't have pay much more at all. For under $30k there are... read more April 30, 2010 by  5


 
2010 Kia Forte

2010 Kia Forte Retested, Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Kia Forte is one of our best-rated small cars here at TheCarConnection.com, and it just earned another accolade: Top Safety Pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway... read more April 20, 2010 by  0


 
MINI Press Conference, 2010 New York Auto Show

Amazingly for New York, Less IS More at the 2010 Auto Show

Article by Bruce Richter; photographs by Robert Didal. The 2010 New York Auto Show had several themes this year. One was the prevalance and prominence of the greenest... read more April 9, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Kia Soul

2010 Kia Soul: Stylish, Safe, And Efficient For Families

When most people think of “family cars” they don’t necessarily think about the 2010 Kia Soul. But this stylishly boxy utility vehicle offers ample room for five, great... read more April 7, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R

March Auto Sales Out Like A Lion: We Pick Winners And Losers

March sales might have gone in like a lamb for Toyota (NYSE:TM), but thanks to some strong incentives it went out like a lion, finishing the month with very good sales... read more April 5, 2010 by  1


 
Screencap from an ad for the 2011 Kia Sorento

A Great Ad For Good Friday: Kia's New Clip For The 2011 Sorento

The problem with most car commercials is that they try to do too much. They have narrators rattling off features, bullet points touting even more features, the requisite "Do... read more April 2, 2010 by  4


 

 
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