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New Kia Rio headed to Paris Motor Show
New Kia Rio headed to Paris Motor Show

Underscoring the global importance of small cars, Kia will show off the fourth-generation version of its subcompact Rio in just a few weeks at the annual Paris Motor Show. The all-new Rio was a collaboration between Kia's design studios in Germany and California, although the company's home market...Read More»

2017 Kia Cadenza
2017 Kia Cadenza first drive: Moving up

Just what Kia wants to be when it grows up remains something of a mystery—but if it’s a purveyor of premium-feeling, stylish cars, the Cadenza goes a long way toward fulfilling that mission. While this big sedan doesn’t bring much new to the table against rivals like the Buick...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento recalled for serious suspension problem

Kia is recalling nearly 8,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a serious suspension problem that could boost the risk of accidents. ALSO SEE: Why buying a car alarm from a dealership...Read More»

2017 Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento rated Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

The addition of an optional automatic emergency braking system has elevated the Kia Sorento to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest crash test assessment level, Top Safety Pick+. The 2016 Sorento earned top marks in terms of its crashworthiness, but it only qualified for Top Safety...Read More»

2012 Kia Sedona
2006-2012 Kia Sedona recalled for corrosion troubles--again

The Kia Sedona is having a no-good, very-bad week. On Tuesday, nearly 220,000 Sedonas from 2006-2014 were recalled to fix a corrosion problem affecting a hood latch. Today, many of those same vehicles are being recalled to fix a different but equally dangerous corrosion issue that could wreak havoc...Read More»

Incoming GM CEO Mary Barra and the winners of the 2014 NACOTY awards
Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota shamed for lack of women in leadership roles

In late 2013, General Motors announced that it was giving its top job to Mary Barra. It was very, very big news. Barra had plenty of fans, plenty of credentials, and as if that weren't enough to make her appointment noteworthy, Barra was the first woman to take the reins of a major automaker. At...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima SXL
2016 Kia Optima video road test

The Kia Optima has officially arrived. Before 2011, it had lurked in the shadows of better mid-size sedans, but a big redesign gave it plenty of punch, and panache. Since then it's been one of the more value-packed family four-doors. But the new Chevrolet Malibu is a great car, and so are the...Read More»

2017 Kia Sportage  -  First Drive
2017 Kia Sportage video road test

Kia has made quite a name for itself with its Soul compact hatchback, Optima mid-size sedan, and Sorento crossover; yet one must not forget the Sportage compact crossover. With the 2011 update, the Sportage traded off-roader looks for more sophisticated crossover styling with hints of European hot...Read More»

2017 Kia Sportage  -  First Drive
2017 Kia Sportage first drive

Kia made some great choices for its completely redesigned 2017 Sportage—choices that make it a better-driving, more comfortable vehicle than some of its key rivals. One of those key rivals is the Sportage’s corporate cousin, the Hyundai Tucson. Although the Sportage remains closely...Read More»

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview Video

The future is electric at Kia. The South Korean automaker introduced the new Niro hybrid at this year's Chicago auto show--and also showed off the brand's first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia says it wants its cars to be far more efficient by the year 2020, and the Optima...Read More»

2017 Kia Niro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
2017 Kia Niro Preview Video

Small-SUV shoppers have never had more choice. The streets are practically teeming with new utility vehicles like the Honda HR-V, the Jeep Renegade, and the Mazda CX-3. But what if you're also looking for a utility vehicle without the all-wheel drive, and with hybrid power? At the 2016 Chicago auto...Read More»

2017 Kia Sportage, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2017 Kia Sportage Preview Video

Hatchback, crossover, or SUV? Whatever you might call the Kia Sportage, you can add "all-new" this year. The Sportage has looked more like a sporty hatchback than an SUV, and the athletic look adds more muscle in the new model. The front end is taller, with bigger air intakes and a more sculpted...Read More»

2016 Kia Soul
2014-2016 Kia Soul & Soul EV Recalled For Steering Problem: Over 256,000 Vehicles Affected

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 250,000 Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV vehicles from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may suffer from a steering problem that could dramatically increase the risk of...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima First Drive

The 2016 Kia Optima has a tough act to follow. Forget the two generations of the Optima that preceded the outgoing model; it was the 2011 Optima that was Kia’s big break in the U.S.—the model with which the brand really blew past an era of forgettable, derivative mainstream attempts and...Read More»

2013 Kia Sorento
2011-2013 Kia Sorento Recalled To Fix Rollaway Problem: 377,000 U.S. Vehicles Affected

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 377,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles suffer from a poorly made component that could allow them to roll away. CHECK OUT...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage Recalled For Electrical Flaw Affecting Brake Lights, Cruise Control

Kia Motors America is recalling select Sportage vehicles from the 2011 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical flaw that could affect the crossover's brake lights and cruise control. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
2015 Kia Sedona: Crash-Test Ratings Now All In, And Excellent

The 2015 Kia Sedona has been crash-tested by the federal government for occupant protection, and with its mostly top-tier Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) ratings already in as well, safety ratings for this fully redesigned minivan now jump past those of some key rivals. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Kia Optima Video Preview

The Kia Optima has been a surprise—well, maybe not to Kia, but to the rest of the world. In the past it was an anonymous four-door forever in the shadow of the Camry and Accord. In 2011, a complete rethink made it one of the best-looking values in the family four-door class. This year...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

There’s no market more hotly contested right now than the mid-size crossover segment, and with popular models like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander all recently being new, Kia’s upping its game. For 2016 the Sorento is new, but is it good enough for your family? ALSO...Read More»

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