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Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)
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»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
The Safest Cars, 2016 Honda Pilot, Bentley SUV: The Week In Reverse

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Some vehicles simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety. This week, The Car Connection examined the field of new 2015 models to recommend the safest...Read More»

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Hyundai & Kia Fined $360 Million For Faulty MPG Claims (None Of Which Will Fund Electric Cars)

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a massive $360 million fine, following a two-year-long investigation of the Korean automakers by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Added to the $395 million that Hyundai and Kia have paid to vehicle owners, the companies will have forked over $755 million for...Read More»

2013 Kia Soul
2010-2013 Kia Soul Recalled To Fix Structural Flaw

Kia Motors America has issued a recall for select models of the Kia Soul. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a structural problem with the compact car could result in greater damage to vehicle occupants during collisions. ALSO SEE: 2016 Toyota Tacoma: First Look At...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento: First Drive

Stoic. That’s how I’d sum up our first drive of the 2016 Kia Sorento. It’s not just because this completely redesigned, third-generation Sorento felt mostly unfazed, driving through a Sierra Nevada winter "storm of the decade" that brought 100-mile-an-hour wind gusts and made some...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
2015 Kia Sedona Video Road Test

If you’re shopping for a minivan, you’re probably looking at one of the four best sellers — the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, the Chrysler Town & Country, and the Dodge Grand Caravan. This year, Kia hopes you’ll take a look at a fifth new model—the new Sedona. For...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Hyundai And Kia Fined $300M For Overstating MPG

The federal government has announced that Hyundai Motor and subsidiary Kia Motors will pay $300 million altogether in penalties over fuel economy numbers that were overstated on about 1.2 million vehicles. Of that amount, $100 million will be paid in civil fines, while the companies will forfeit...Read More»

2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Cadenza Recalled For Fractured Wheels

Kia will recall some of its new Cadenza sedans for a problem with optional wheels. The South Korean automaker has determined that there's a problem with 19-inch non-chrome wheels on certain 2014 Cadenzas manufactured between February 1, 2013, to August 27th, 2013. READ: We Asked, Now NHTSA Asks...Read More»

2015 Kia K900
2015 Kia K900 Video Road Test

A few years ago, the idea of a luxury sedan from a Kia was, well, let’s say farfetched. Things have changed, and Kia’s now known for stylish, reliable vehicles that you want to be seen in. But still, an expensive luxury sedan from the Korean brand is a new thing. Can the Kia K900 really...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2011-2013 Kia Sorento Stalling Will Get Factory Fix

Kia has issued a service bulletin to fix Sorento crossovers with a stalling problem. Kia has found that some 2011-2013 Sorento crossovers manufactured during certain dates can, under certain operating conditions, stall when coming to a stop. Typically the engine can be restarted immediately, but it...Read More»

Average emissions from light-duty vehicles, 1998-2013 (via the Union of Concerned Scientists)
Hyundai-Kia, Honda, Toyota Are America's Greenest Automakers, But All Are Improving

A new study of America's top eight automakers finds Asian brands to be the greenest of the bunch, while Detroit brands earn the lowest marks. However, all eight companies have shown dramatic improvement, over the past decade and a half. ALSO SEE: Google Debuts Its First Autonomous Car: Is This The...Read More»

2015 Kia Optima
2015 Kia Optima Gets Updated Cabin Tech, Refinement

There’s no rest for the weary when it comes to automakers and the ever-important mid-size segment, so Kia is adding a few more changes to the Kia Optima just one model year after an extensive mid-cycle refresh. SEE ALSO: 2013 Kia Optima SX-L Video Road Test Building on last year’s...Read More»

2012 Kia Sorento
NHTSA Upgrades Investigation Into Shattering Kia Sorento Sunroofs

Back in October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the 2011-2013 Kia Sorento after a string of complaints that the crossover's sunroof imploded. DON'T MISS: Drivers Hate Texters, Love Classic Rock, And Other Findings From Expedia's Road Rage...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte EX  -  Driven
2014 Kia Forte Vs. 2014 Mazda 3: Test Drive Comparison

The Kia Forte and Mazda 3 were both underdogs in the new-car market some years ago; but these two nameplates are quickly becoming great starting points for all compact-car shoppers, and they're no longer only offering up just niche appeal. Both were given full redesigns for this year—the 2014...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul  -  First Drive, August 2013
2014 Kia Soul Video Road Test

The Kia Soul wasn't supposed to be a hit, but the funky styling and driving hamsters clearly paid off. Today, the Soul is one of Kia's best sellers. For 2014 the Soul gets a major revamp, with better details and better gear. But has it gotten better from behind the wheel? The original Soul is a...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
2015 Kia Sedona Video: New York Auto Show

It’s not often that a new minivan hits the streets, but this year the Kia Sedona is fresh from a world debut at the New York auto show. It goes on sale later this year, and Kia thinks it’s ready to take on the Chrysler minivans, the Toyota Sienna, and the Honda Odyssey. The new Sedona...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona teaser
2015 Kia Sedona Minivan Teased Again: 2014 New York Auto Show

Just last week, Kia released an official teaser (shown below) for a new MPV set to debut next week at the New York Auto Show, but it stopped short of calling it either a Sedona or a minivan. Now, the automaker has revealed another sketch showing the vehicle's profile and an accompanying press...Read More»

Kia MPV teaser, 2014 New York Auto Show
Kia Teases New MPV: 2014 New York Auto Show

The Kia Sedona has been an off-and-on part of the South Korean automaker's lineup for more than a decade. Recently, Kia dropped the Sedona from its lineup for the 2013 model year, then brought it back with minor updates for 2014. Will the Sedona return for 2015? Maybe yes, maybe no. For 2015, Kia...Read More»

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