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Kia, Audi Take Top Spot In Least Expensive Brands To Own: Kelley Blue Book
Kia, Audi Take Top Spot In Least Expensive Brands To Own: Kelley Blue Book

Savvy consumers know that buying a vehicle is more than just the initial purchase cost. It’s also wise to look at what the overall investment will run over the course of five years. In the 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Awards from Kelley Blue Book (KBB) Kia and Audi come out on top. Kia won...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Audi, Kia Come Out On Top In New Cost of Ownership Awards: Video

It's easy to compare prices on new cars, but if you really want a clear picture of what a vehicle costs, you need to know more than what's on the window sticker. Kelley Blue Book has taken a range of additional expenses into account and created its first-ever Cost of Ownership Awards. In its...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
2012 Kia Soul, Mercedes Recalls, Crushed Lexus IS-F: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Kia Soul and Consumer Reports says the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's powertrain is unrefined. The 2013 Toyota Prius C gets an early reveal and a Lexus IS-F is crushed on video. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

Kia Soul Shuffle Slam
Kia Introduces Soul Shuffle Slam

Kia seems to have hit its stride with the marketing campaign for the Kia Soul--you remember the hamsters, right? Now Kia wants to party and has introduced the Soul Shuffle Slam contest. Partnering with LMFAO, Kia wants you to submit a video to YouTube of yourself dancing to LMFAO's song, Party...Read More»

Kia Soul hamsters in 'Share Some Soul'
Kia Soul Hamsters Live To Dance Another Day (Now With Aliens)

In advertising, there are three things that sell: sex, babies, and cute, fuzzy animals. (Note: each should be used separately.) As proof of the third item on that list, we present the Kia Soul hamsters, who have dodged exterminators yet again and returned for another thumpin', bumpin' campaign...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
Kia's Hamsters Scurry Off With Nielsen's Top Ad Award At The 2011 New York Auto Show

It's official: Americans love rodents. That rule may not apply so much to rats or nutria, but cuter critters like squirrels and chipmunks are tops with U.S. consumers. And at the pinnacle of the rodent pyramid, we find hamsters -- specifically, the road-trippin' hamsters featured in commercials for...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
2012 Kia Soul Preview: 2011 New York Auto Show

Better fuel economy, more power and an amped-up look come to the 2012 Kia Soul, which takes a bow on a stage at the 2011 New York Auto Show today. For the new model year, Kia's added its version of the new Hyundai/Kia corporate 1.6-liter four-cylinder to the Soul train. It's worth 135 horsepower...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Most Popular Reviews for September 2010

Here at High Gear Media, we're deep in the first-drive cycle for the 2011 model year, even as you're still shopping and reading up on 2010 models. But with 2011 models available in showrooms on a case-by-case basis, those new vehicles are surging on our monthly list of the most-researched vehicles...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Top Reviews for August 2010: Some Surprises

High Gear Media's editors know plenty about the newest 2011 cars, trucks and crossovers--but you, dear shoppers, are where the rubber truly meets the road. So, what cars are getting you interested in buying something new? According to last month's HGM traffic numbers, it's another strong month for...Read More»

Abarth Fiat 500C
Video: Fiat Launching This Year With 165 Dealerships In 119 U.S. Markets

A week ago, we told you that Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne was planning to meet potential Fiat dealers and explain his vision of the American Fiat network. Yesterday, the CEO did just that, and he seems to have generated lots of enthusiasm among attendees -- even though other dealers are clearly...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View
Best 3 Kia Ads: Kia Is Killer Kool

When you think of cool cars, or just plain cool brands, it’s rare that a Kia pops to mind, as they have been a producer of largely staid automobiles for a couple of decades now and almost all of them have been less weakly marketed versions of Hyundai models. Yes, they are indeed safe cars, as I...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Today in Car News: Kia Soul, Road Taxes, and Pickup Deals

After the rush of the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, you'd expect us to slow down at some point, here at High Gear Media. We're doing the opposite, with a first drive of the Ferrari 458 Italia and later this week, a run in a pair of Aston Martin exotics. In the meantime, here's what we're...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TheCarConnection's Most Popular Reviews

We know which new cars, trucks and crossovers we like the best--but which ones are your favorites? Here at TheCarConnection, we've begun the labor of love that is reviewing new cars. As always, for the 2011 model year, we're bringing you full reviews that give you our take on styling, performance...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto + Side Exterior View
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

This week, the automotive landscape is tilted in favor of the buyer who comes prepared.  The across-the-board discounts we saw all spring have faded, in favor of targeted discounts on particular cars.  You'll no longer find everything at your local Ford or Chevrolet dealership on sale -- but if...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
How To Prepare Your Car for College

Sending a child off to college sometimes means turning over one of the family vehicles as well. The car may not need a meal plan or $500 worth of books, but whether it's a new 2010 Kia Soul or something a little more used, it's going to take some planning to make sure its trip to college is a...Read More»

2009 Kia Soulster Concept
Kia Unlikely To Build Soul Variants

Back at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show Kia rolled out an oddly styled pickup concept based on its then new Soul compact. The move was intended as means to drum up excitement for the regular Kia Soul hatchback that went on sale that same year but the concept, called the Soul’ster, though never meant...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Contest: Kia Sets The Hamsters Aside, Wants To See How You Roll

Kia scored a big hit last year with its hamster-themed marketing for the youth-oriented Soul -- a hit so big that the Korean automaker chose to bring it back for another round this summer. But now, Kia is putting that campaign aside for a minute, and it's turning the camera on you. Yes, Kia is...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

Before you go out car shopping this weekend, there are two things you need to know. One is that you might want to wait a few days.  Our partners at TrueCar.com, the car pricing experts, tell us that the cheapest day to buy this month will be Wednesday, July 28.   You'll often get the best deals...Read More»

Screencap for Canadian ad for the Kia Soul
Video: Kia Gets To The Soul Of Social

A few weeks ago, Kia resuscitated its popular "hamsters" campaign for the Kia Soul with a new commercial, new social media (including an alignment with "Petville"), and even a new clothing line. As with the ads from 2009, Kia's hamsters play the role of young, hip, hip hop-loving urbanites...Read More»

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