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Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota shamed for lack of women in leadership roles
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»

2015 Kia Soul
2014-2015 Kia Soul & Soul EV Recalled To Replace Breakable Accelerator Pedal

Kia is recalling more than 200,000 Soul and Soul EV cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the gas/accelerator pedal on those vehicles can break, increasing the risk of an accident. ALSO SEE: Ford Focus vs Mazda 3: Compare Cars The...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Recalled For Malfunctioning Gas Pedal

Kia Motors America has issued a recall for 2016 models of the Sorento crossover. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a gas pedal flaw that could prevent them from accelerating. CHECK OUT: The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Earns Top Safety Scores From IIHS

The 2016 Kia Sorento has been run through the full set of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, and it’s emerged with top-tier ‘good’ scores in all respects—including frontal and side impact, roof strength, rear impact (seats and head restraints). The...Read More»

Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day, we're encouraged to consume, consume, consume: to drink more beer, to eat more pizza, or, if football isn't our thing, to...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte Sedan
2014 Kia Forte Recalled For Fire Risk, 86,880 U.S. Owners Affected

Kia has issued a recall for nearly 87,000 Forte vehicles from the 2014 model year. According to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), those vehicles could be at risk of catching fire. CHECK OUT: The Safest Vehicles Of 2015 The problem with the 2014 Kia Forte...Read More»

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