2018 Kia K900 vs. Its Competition

2018 Kia K900
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Perhaps Kia builds a better Buick, which is why we see the Buick LaCrosse as the K900’s stiffest competition.

Both offer relatively simple takes on a wafty luxury sedan without a sharp edge.

The only edge we see? The Buick now sports a mild-hybrid system that propels it toward better fuel economy.

The Genesis G80 shares a V-8 with the K900, and that’s about it.

The G80 is a little curvier and offers a potent turbo-6 that works better than the K900’s mill.

The Cadillac CT6 is a little more refined and upscale, and includes active safety features that the K900 skips.

The Acura RLX is more expensive, but has a better handle and a hybrid version that the K900 doesn’t.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2018 Kia K900 is a premium, luxury sedan without much of an identity.
6.3
The 2018 Acura RLX brandishes some exotic hardware, and wraps it in anonymity.
6.8
The 2018 Buick LaCrosse is a proper flagship, a refined and comfortable sedan with only a few quirks.
7.8
The 2018 Cadillac CT6 has the style and performance to match its German rivals, but is the brand there yet?
7.2
The 2018 Lexus GS is a worthy rival to its German foes in terms of luxury and handling, but its engine lineup is falling behind the competition.
8.3
Plush, safe, and well-equipped, the 2018 Genesis G80 remains a pure luxury sedan, even as rivals get increasingly sporty.
MSRP From     
$50,900$54,900$29,565$54,095$46,510$41,750
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMid-Size CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
V6 PremiumSedan w/Technology Pkg4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDGS 300 RWD3.8L RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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