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Top Five Affordable Family Cars
Top Five Affordable Family Cars

The economy is still sputtering its way out of the recession, and families on a budget will be looking to save money as they shop for new cars this fall. With that in mind, we take a look at five family vehicles that will appeal to the budget minded. Before we start, a few rules. We are looking at...Read More»

2010 Acura MDX
Consumers Win With New Government Crash Test Standards

Consumers Win With New Government Crash Test StandardsThe gold standard that consumers use when looking to buy the safest cars on the market just got better. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new rating system that includes tougher crash tests and a single overall...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
Today at High Gear Media: Kia Sportage, China Wins Volvo and LOLcars

Happy Monday from the gang here at High Gear Media--okay, that's enough, get past your unbridled enthusiasm for work and take a tour with us around the HGM empire for the latest car news, reviews, and opinions, starting with TCC's review of the 2011 Kia Sportage. Is it the cute-ute with enough...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto + Side Exterior View
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

This week, the automotive landscape is tilted in favor of the buyer who comes prepared.  The across-the-board discounts we saw all spring have faded, in favor of targeted discounts on particular cars.  You'll no longer find everything at your local Ford or Chevrolet dealership on sale -- but if...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
How To Prepare Your Car for College

Sending a child off to college sometimes means turning over one of the family vehicles as well. The car may not need a meal plan or $500 worth of books, but whether it's a new 2010 Kia Soul or something a little more used, it's going to take some planning to make sure its trip to college is a...Read More»

2009 Kia Soulster Concept
Kia Unlikely To Build Soul Variants

Back at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show Kia rolled out an oddly styled pickup concept based on its then new Soul compact. The move was intended as means to drum up excitement for the regular Kia Soul hatchback that went on sale that same year but the concept, called the Soul’ster, though never meant...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
Configure The 2011 Kia Optima, Get Estimated Pricing

When we brought you the first images of the new 2011 Kia Optima from the New York Auto Show, it was clear that this sister car to the 2011 Hyundai Sonata was different--in a good way. For Kia especially, the new Optima is an impressive and attractive vehicle set to help move the brand up the ranks...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Contest: Kia Sets The Hamsters Aside, Wants To See How You Roll

Kia scored a big hit last year with its hamster-themed marketing for the youth-oriented Soul -- a hit so big that the Korean automaker chose to bring it back for another round this summer. But now, Kia is putting that campaign aside for a minute, and it's turning the camera on you. Yes, Kia is...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

Before you go out car shopping this weekend, there are two things you need to know. One is that you might want to wait a few days.  Our partners at TrueCar.com, the car pricing experts, tell us that the cheapest day to buy this month will be Wednesday, July 28.   You'll often get the best deals...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: First Drive Coverage

It's been a busy week here in San Francisco. Today, High Gear Media hit the streets with the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta--but earlier this week, we sampled the new crossover from South Korea, the 2011 Kia Sportage. The Sportage is closely related to the Hyundai Tucson, but parked side by side, it's...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: Top Residual Value Could Sweeten The Deal

Kia is clearly moving on up. With the introduction of the Forte sedan, Forte Koup, and Soul last year, along with the new 2010 Kia Sorento, the brand has a unified new design direction, vastly improved performance and refinement, and an upscale feel throughout its lineup. It’s clear the...Read More»

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2011 Kia Sportage Techs Up with Uvo, WiFi, Real-Time Traffic

Kia's new Sportage gets a heavy dose of technology in its 2011 edition, with a trio of technologies the company thinks will appeal to a whole new set of buyers. The new Sportage is being tasked with moving out of the crossover bargain basement and into a richer market segment filled with...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
Kia Schools Us in Smart Style with 2011 Optima Interior

  The 2011 Kia Optima doesn't arrive in showrooms until the fall, but earlier this year the South Korean automaker blitzed the 2010 New York auto show with its upcoming four-door with a showy worldwide reveal, a press release with some details on the car's powertrains and features, and best of...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
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»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: Mega Photo Gallery (And A Free Zune!)

We're live in San Francisco to drive the 2011 Kia Sportage -- and to get you as fully psyched as we are, we have all the official photos of the latest crossover from South Korea. If you missed our coverage of the Sportage from the 2010 New York auto show, here's quick refresher. The Sportage is the...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: Write for HGM, Win A 16GB Microsoft Zune!

We're all about the 2011 Kia Sportage today at TheCarConnection--and to prove it, we're giving you the chance to win a new Microsoft Zune media player. You know the Zune from Family Guy, maybe--but even Apple cultists can groove with the Zune's wireless connectivity and 16GB storage. You can...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: Live Drive

San Francisco is one of the best places on earth to drive a new vehicle. Great roads circle the city, perfect photo locations crop up at almost every turn. And you don't have to have a sportscar to have a great drive in and out of town. Today, High Gear Media is driving the 2011 Kia Sportage for...Read More»

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 a new clothing line. As with the ads from 2009, Kia's hamsters play the role of young, hip, hip hop-loving urbanites...Read More»

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 features!"  Does it live up to the hype?  On paper maybe... Look at the Forte EX's $19,300 window sticker and begin your...Read More»

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