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2011 Kia Sportage Preview
2011 Kia Sportage Preview

With a premiere at the Geneva Motor Show behind it, the 2011 Kia Sportage is headed for U.S. dealers later this year. The Sportage bows today at the 2010 New York Auto Show, and Kia's released this photo in advance of the North American debut. Bearing some cues from the Kia Kue concept car, the...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
2010 New York Auto Show: Nielsen Names Winners Of 2010 Ad Awards

A couple of weeks ago, Nielsen ripped open a few envelopes and announced the nominees for its 2010 Automotive Ad awards. Unfortunately, last year's  economic storm clouds forced most automakers to be very conservative with their marketing, so the pool of ads Nielsen had to draw from was somewhat...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento ES Preview: Less Power, Some Surprises

2011 Kia Sorento ES: Four-Cylinder Astonishment? Kia is full of surprises and I'm not talking about whimsical sock monkeys.  For instance, the old Sorento‘s lumbering truck-like body-on-frame configuration is toast.  The 2011 version has a car-like unibody similar to its Hyundai corporate...Read More»

2009 Nissan Versa 5dr HB Auto S Front Exterior View
Frugal Shopper: Five Most Miserly Models

Run all the numbers for overall ownership costs—including depreciation, insurance, repairs, maintenance, and the like—and you'll almost always find that holding on to that used car, or getting a 'new' used one, is going to be cheaper. But sometimes even cheapskates want a new car. If you simply...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Video: Kia Sued Over Song Used In Creepy Super Bowl Ad

Louis Vuitton isn't the only company up in arms about recent Super Bowl ads. Drive-In Music Company is in a tizzy, too, hurling lawsuits at Kia Motor Company, CBS, the NFL, and anyone else within arm's reach. At issue: the backing track used in Kia's Super Bowl commercial for the 2010 Kia Sorento...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
Video: Nielsen Announces Nominees for 2010 Automotive Ad Awards

Hollywood celebutantes and big-shot producers aren't the only folks enjoying awards shows these days: auto industry types (and their ad agencies) are also getting in on the fun with Nielsen's annual Automotive Ad Awards. Nielsen has just announced its slate of nominees for the 2010 awards, which...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Best New-Car Deals: Ford, Hyundai Among Most Marked-Down

Ford and Hyundai have both been making tremendous progress in recent years in building their reputation with American consumers—and upping quality, reliability, and desirability. So it's a little surprising that these two automakers currently have the most-discounted vehicle lines, according to...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Honda And Subaru Lead Consumer Reports' Honor Roll For 2010

Subaru (TSE: 7270) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) are tied for the number one spot from Consumer Reports this year, based on the average of its vehicles' overall road-test scores and predicted reliability ratings. Subaru's overall score was aided by the excellent evaluations given to the new 2010 Subaru...Read More»

Hummer Dealership
Depressed Sales Could Hurt Dealer Service Business For Years

The depressed auto sales trend that began back in 2008 is going to leave some lingering effects, affecting the service department business of new-car dealerships for many years. So predicts J.D Power and Associates—that dealer service traffic will decline by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, with...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima teaser
Kia Teases Racier Look For 2011 Optima, Ahead Of NY Show

The Kia Optima, in its current or past iterations, has never been much of a looker, but that appears about to change. With this New York Auto Show concept teased here in these photos, Kia shows that it's taking a completely new design direction with its upcoming, all-new 2011 Kia Optima. The new...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
The 2010 Kia Rondo May Be the Smartest Family Car Buy You Ever Make

When you are one of the heads of a large household it can be extremely difficult to make sure all the mouths are fed and all the ends are met. With the introduction of more children into your life you often find that trips to the beauty salon and tailored designer suits go out the window. And that...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
His and Her Review: 2010 Kia Forte

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage: First Pics, Preview Info Ahead Of Geneva

Kia has shown us the first pictures of the U.S.-spec 2011 Kia Sportage, several weeks ahead of its March 2 premiere at the Geneva auto show. The new 2011 Kia Sportage, which will share its platform with the 2011 Hyundai Tucson, will have a longer wheelbase, more interior and cargo space, and an...Read More»

2010 Kia Optima
The 2010 Kia Optima Sedan: With Camry Sales Sliding Can Kia Make a Move in the Family Segment?

Although the advertised base price for the 2010 Kia Optima is only $17,995 that is only for the manual transmission base model which is no doubt "impossible" to find on dealer lots. And who wants a manual transmission when you are looking for comfortable, spacious and fuel efficient family...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Superbowl Ads: Kia Spot Stars 2011 Sorento & Nickelodeon's 'Muno'

Kia had a bang-up year in 2009: sales grew a whopping 9.8%, while most other automakers were floundering in the red. Now, Kia is hoping to capitalize on that forward momentum with its first ever Superbowl ad, featuring "Muno" from Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba TV show on a cross-country road trip in...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
The 2011 Kia Sorento 7-Seat Crossover SUV Is A Budget Family Hauler

As the first Kia built in the United States at a very pricey new North American plant, the 2011 Kia Sorento had to be pretty darn impressive to make all that expense worthwhile. Unlike the last version it had to be the right size to fit your average super-sized American and it had to have...Read More»

2010 Kia Ray Concept Teaser, to be introduced at 2010 Chicago Auto Show
2010 Kia Ray Concept Coming To The Chicago Auto Show

Kia and its big sister, Hyundai, had a bang-up year in the U.S. in 2009, and neither automaker shows any signs of slowing down in 2010. For its part, Kia has begun distributing a teaser image of a new concept vehicle, the 2010 Kia Ray, which is set to debut at the Chicago Auto Show next month...Read More»

2010 kia forte 009
Battle of the Korean Economy Sedans: Kia Forte SX VS. Hyundai Elantra SE

While many people may look upon Korea's Hyundai and Kia as the bargain basement auto manufacturers with the 10-year warranties, few people realize that this duo outsold Ford Motor Company last year in worldwide sales. That's a pretty impressive figure for two car makers whose models were considered...Read More»

2010 Detroit Auto Show, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inspecting a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Surprise: Auto Shows Really Do Sell Cars, Says NY Auto Show Owner

Sometimes we get a press release that makes us scratch our heads. Take this morning's little epistle from the 2010 New York Auto Show, the nation's largest, which opens to the public on April 2. According to the findings of a "third-party research group," 72 percent of last year's New York Auto...Read More»

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