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Hyundai, Kia recall 1.2 million vehicles to prevent premature engine failure
Hyundai, Kia recall 1.2 million vehicles to prevent premature engine failure

Hyundai and its South Korean sibling, Kia, are recalling nearly 1.2 million cars and crossovers from the 2011 to 2014 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the engines in some of those vehicles may have an increased likelihood of stalling, which...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima recalled to fix fractured driveshafts

Kia is recalling select 2016 Kia Optima sedans to replace a faulty driveshaft. More than 12,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. DON'T MISS: 5 unethical tricks car dealerships will play on you The problematic part is the right front axle driveshaft, which was manufactured in South Korea by Seo...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»

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»

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»

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»

2014 Kia Soul
Hyundai & Kia Cough Up $395 Million To Address Misstated MPGs

In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and Kia were staring down the barrel of some massively bad press. Consumers had complained so long and so loudly about real-world gas mileage compared to the two brands' fuel economy claims, the EPA decided to investigate. The findings landed Hyundai and Kia squarely on...Read More»

2014 Kia Optima
Kia Optima Ultimate Guide: What You Need To Know

The Kia Optima hasn't always been a model name you'd think to include on the same shopping list as the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, or Nissan Altima. Just a few model years ago, the Kia Optima, like its cousin the Hyundai Sonata, had value going for...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»

2013 Kia Soul
Hyundai, Kia Owners Seek $775 Million Over Fuel Economy Fibs

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that not one, not two, but 13 Hyundai and Kia models failed to meet their advertised fuel-economy ratings, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the two Korean automakers. According to Reuters, the suit -- which hasn't...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
EPA Red-Flags Hyundai Elantra, Kia Sorento, 11 Others For Gas Mileage Ratings

The Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Hyundai and Kia misstated fuel economy stats on 13 models from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years, including on best-sellers such as the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Sorento. As a result the Korean automakers have been ordered to amend window...Read More»

2012 Kia Optima SX Limited
2012 Kia Optima SX Limited: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Kia follows up its “Sandman” commercial aired during the Super Bowl with the reveal of its all-new, top-of-the-line 2012 Kia Optima SX Limited model at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Our sister publication MotorAuthority has the scoop direct from the show floor, including live photos of...Read More»

2008 Kia Optima LX
2006-2008 Kia Optima, 2007-2008 Rondo: Recall Alert

Kia is recalling certain 2006-2008 Optima mid-size sedans and 2007-2008 Rondo wagons over concerns about a potential airbag defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 145,755. Documentation from Kia breaks out...Read More»

2007 Kia Optima LX
Kia Recalls Over 145,000 Optimas, Rondos For Airbag Flaw

Kia Motors Corporation has issued a recall for the 2006 - 2008 Optima sedan and for the 2007 - 2008 Kia Rondo. In those vehicles, Kia has identified a problem with the driver's side airbag that could prevent the airbag from deploying during an accident. The flaw is linked to Optimas manufactured...Read More»

2012 Kia Optima and Blake Griffen Commercia
Kia And Blake Griffin Take Dunk Commercial To Next Level

Back in February Kia teamed up with Clippers forward Blake Griffin for what some people have called the greatest NBA dunk ever. Later in the spring, Kia auctioned off for charity the 2011 Optima that was used in the marketing stunt. Now Kia and Blake have teamed up to take the dunk stunt to a new...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, road test, Aug 2011
Kia Launches Optima Hybrid Myth Busters Facebook App

Kia is in the midst of launching the Optima Hybrid, and what better way to build up hype than with a shiny new Facebook application? Earlier today, Kia launched the Hybrid Myth Busters app on the Kia Optima Facebook fan page. The app tests your knowledge regarding hybrid vehicles with questions...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
2011 Kia Optima Beats Honda Accord In CR Family-Sedan Test

Kia has certainly come a long way. The company’s creative commercials touting redesigned product lineup are just one indicator of how Kia has managed to capture consumer attention. But the Korean automaker also builds high-quality cars that are worthy of serious consideration as family sedans...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid
Kia Announces 2011 Optima Hybrid Pricing

If you’re in the market for a mid-size hybrid sedan, your shopping list just grew by one. Kia has announced pricing on their 2011 Optima Hybrid, which will start at $26,500 excluding a destination fee of $750. That puts the Optima Hybrid on par with the 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid, which sells...Read More»

Blake Griffen Slam Dunk Over Kia Optima
Blake Griffin Auctioning Dunked-Over 2011 Kia Optima For Charity

Remember the 2011 Kia Optima that NBA star Blake Griffin successfully completed a slam dunk over--well, the hood at least--back in February? If not, you can catch our previous post on it, including a video of the feat, by clicking here. Well, the Los Angeles Clippers forward has now donated the...Read More»

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