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Kia Sedona Minivan Returns For 2014: What's Changed?
Kia Sedona Minivan Returns For 2014: What's Changed?

After skipping the 2013 model year completely, the Kia Sedona is back for the 2014 model year. And although we expected a completely new van, what we get instead is a few small changes, and a lot more of what's tried and true—for at least another year or so before that new van arrives for...Read More»

2014 Kia Cadenza  -  First Drive, April 2013
2014 Kia Cadenza Video Road Test

Are you ready for the idea of a $40,000 Kia? You better be, because the 2014 Kia Cadenza full-size sedan arrives this summer to take on the new Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Avalon, and Ford Taurus with a dash of style, and luxury that won't break the bank. The Cadenza is closely related to the Hyundai...Read More»

2014 Kia Sorento
2014 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

The Kia Sorento was new just a couple of years ago--but for 2014 it's being re-engineered pretty extensively under the skin. Will the changes just bring it up to date--or is it ready now to tackle the best-selling seven-passenger crossovers? Kia says the Sorento is 80-percent new, but it doesn't...Read More»

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Hyundai, Kia Recall Affects 1.7 Million Vehicles With Electrical Problems

In the largest-ever recall affecting Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia, Hyundai is recalling more than one million vehicles for electrical problems, while its sister company, Kia, will recall some 623,000 vehicles to address the same problem. A Hyundai recall notice posted on the National Highway...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
2014 Kia Soul Video Preview

With the new 2014 Soul first shown at the New York Auto Show, Kia hasn't exactly wiped the slate clean, but it's made some meaningful changes to this little wonder that make it look sportier, perform more athletically, and even add more features and functionality compared to the first-gen versions...Read More»

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Analysts Say More Cars Sold In March Than Any Month Since August 2007

Official stats on March auto sales won't be available until next week, but analysts are already predicting a bang-up month. In fact, the folks at Kelly Blue Book think March could be the best month for new car sales since before the Great Recession. In all, KBB expects to see 1,450,000 vehicle...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte Koup
2014 Kia Forte Koup Range Gains Sporty New SX Model

The Kia Forte Koup lineup just got a whole lot sportier at the 2013 New York Auto Show: the new 201-horsepower, turbocharged Koup SX has made its debut alongside the base Koup EX. With 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque from its 1.6-liter, direct-injected turbo four-cylinder engine, the...Read More»

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Young Buyers Turn Their Backs On Japan, Look To Detroit & South Korea

The data is clear: folks under 35 aren't as interested in owning a car as their parents and grandparents were. But that doesn't mean they've given up on cars entirely -- and when they do need a set of wheels, they're spending less time loitering on the lots of Toyota, Honda, and other Japanese...Read More»

2013 Kia Optima SXL
2013 Kia Optima Video Road Test

A few years ago, Kia wasn't a brand you'd name when thinking of stylish vehicles, but all that's changed. Today's Kia Optima is one of the best-looking family sedans you can buy--and it's packed with features to take on the Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, and Hyundai Sonata. But is it the mid-size...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte 5-Door
2014 Kia Forte 5-Door Preview & Live Photos: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

When Kia debuted the second-generation Forte sedan at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, we knew it was only a matter of time before the Korean brand revealed the 5-door hatchback version. And that time has come at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The Forte 5-door's front end design looks quite similar to...Read More»

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Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

Toyota RAV4 commercial featuring Kaley Cuoco
Super Bowl Ads: A Compilation Of Car Commercials For 2013's Big Game

This year's Super Bowl promises to be a good one. Chicken wings are flying off the shelves despite record-high prices. The Destiny's Child halftime reunion is -- for the moment -- still on. Oh, and there's a football game happening, too. That ought to liven things up. But what folks will really be...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Continues To Generate Most Buzz, But Toyota Makes Biggest Gains

Plenty of surveys measure attitudes toward the auto industry. Some determine how much motorists like their vehicles, some focus on the dealership experience, and others zero in on areas like auto insurance. Marketing firm YouGov measures something a little more elusive: buzz. Every weekday, YouGov...Read More»

2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Cadenza Video Preview

Kia's finally ready to enter the premium sedan market, and its first entry is going to be the new 2014 Cadenza. Revealed last week at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadenza takes a different styling approach, while borrowing the Hyundai Azera's underpinnings. The Cadenza wears Kia's latest design...Read More»

2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Cadenza Preview: Detroit Auto Show

Perhaps inspired by Hyundai’s success in targeting the luxury sedan market, family-brand Kia has announced its first entry into the premium sedan segment. Revealed today at the Detroit Auto show, the 2014 Kia Cadenza is billed as the most technologically-advanced Kia ever offered in the U.S...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Following In Hyundai's Footsteps, Ford Sued Over C-Max, Fusion Fuel Economy

CORRECTION: See below It's been an interesting couple of years for Ford. The automaker is still riding a wave of popularity in the wake of its decision not to take bailout dough from the federal government during the Great Recession. Along the way, Ford's reputation has been buffed by some truly...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
EPA Will Review 2013 Ford Fusion, C-Max Fuel Economy Claims

Two weeks ago, we mentioned that the Hyundai/Kia fuel-economy fiasco was turning heads in Congress and suggested that this could cause the Environmental Protection Agency to take a closer look at other vehicles. That's now happening. According to AutoNews, the EPA will review complaints about the...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte sedan, launched at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
2014 Kia Forte Video Preview

The Kia Forte is new for 2014, with revamped powertrains and new infotainment technology, as well as updated styling. But are these changes enough to convince Ford Focus and Honda Civic drivers to take a look at this compact sedan? There are two powertrains offered in the new Forte: a more powerful...Read More»

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