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2019 Kia Sorento adds high-value S, EX Sport trim levels
2019 Kia Sorento adds high-value S, EX Sport trim levels

The 2019 Kia Sorento enters summer with two new trim levels packed with features that could make the crossover SUV appealing to shoppers comparing it to the automaker's larger Telluride. Cars Direct reported last week that two new high-value trims designed to jazz up the vehicle for shoppers on a...Read More»

2019 Kia Niro
Frugal 2019 Kia Niro to cost $24,485

The 2019 Kia Niro is an affordable hybrid that will start at $24,485 including a $995 destination charge, Kia said last week. The base price reflects the cost of a Niro FE trim, which ticks the boxes for basic motoring. Inside the wagon-like crossover is a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride vs. 2019 Kia Sorento: Compare Crossover SUVs

Deciding between the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2020 Kia Telluride crossover SUVs may come down to how often you plan to use the third-row seats. Or it may not be that simple. Either way, the 2019 Sorento and 2020 Telluride offer compelling reasons to visit a Kia dealer. MORE: Read our 2020 Kia Telluride...Read More»

2014 Kia Optima
NHTSA opens investigation into 3M Hyundai, Kia vehicles over fires

The NHTSA on Monday launched an investigation into a fire risk that covers about 3 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The decision to open the investigation came after the U.S. government reviewed 3,000 reports of fires that left about 100 people injured. Reuters first reported on the new NHTSA...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride first drive: Crossover SUV squares off

It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about three-row crossover SUVs or Colorado towns: Telluride is not a long way from Palisade. At least on paper. About 130 miles separate Telluride, Colorado, from Palisade, Colorado. When it comes to the 2020 Kia Telluride and the upcoming Hyundai...Read More»

2020 Kia Sportage
Updated 2020 Kia Sportage fuel economy climbs to 26 mpg combined

The refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage crossover SUV is more fuel efficient in every configuration than last year's model, according to fuel-economy ratings released last week by the EPA. That's better than before, but the 2020 Sportage still trails many of its rivals. The thriftiest version of the new...Read More»

2018 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona minivan recalled for sensor that could keep airbag from deploying

The Kia Sedona minivan has been recalled over a faulty wiring harness that may not detect a child or child seat in the passenger front seat, which could affect the airbag's ability to deploy. The NHTSA released documents last week that indicate the fault only affects 2015 through Sedona with...Read More»

2016 Kia Soul
2012-2016 Kia Soul models recalled over fire risk

Hyundai and Kia last month widened a fire risk recall to include nearly 380,000 Kia Soul hatchbacks. In documents filed with the NHTSA Feb. 22 and released last week, Kia said that 378,967 2012 to 2016 Soul models with a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine are included in the recall. The NHTSA has been...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul First Drive
First drive: 2020 Kia Soul grooves into low-price rhythm

What do you see in the 2020 Kia Soul: practical commuter, spacious hatchback, or schtick with light-up speakers? The Soul catfished us all with its “all of the above” answer and low price. It very well may be an automotive Rorschach, just don’t connect the blobs and spot a...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul First Drive
2020 Kia Soul hatchback costs $18,485 to start; perky turbo costs $28,485

The new 2020 Kia Soul LX hatchback will cost $18,485, including $995 destination, when it goes on sale soon, the automaker announced Friday. That's $1,000 more than the outgoing base 2019 Soul, but the new model includes a more powerful 2.0-liter engine, 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, and...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride crossover SUV rated as high as 23 mpg combined

Fuel-economy ratings for the 2020 Kia Telluride show that the automaker's biggest crossover SUV won't exactly be frugal, but it'll be on par with its big crossover SUV rivals. The EPA released last week its estimates of 20 mpg city, 26 highway, 23 combined for the front-wheel drive 2020 Telluride...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride, 2019 Detroit auto show
2020 Kia Telluride arrives this spring, will cost $32,735

The 2020 Kia Telluride three-row crossover SUV will cost $32,735 to start when it launches this spring. That base price includes a $1,045 destination fee, but it doesn't leave buyers short on standard features. Kia said the base Telluride LX trim comes with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, synthetic...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte
2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

They may not look like siblings at first glance, but the 2019 Kia Forte and 2019 Hyundai Elantra have a shared lineage that makes these two compact sedans easy to compare. Well, for the most part. In our ratings, it’s nearly a draw between these two compact sedans. The Forte ekes out a win in...Read More»

2019 Kia Rio
2019 Kia Rio nabs Top Safety Pick award

The 2019 Kia Rio may be an inexpensive subcompact car, but the IIHS awarded the sub-compact car a Top Safety Pick award. Earning a Top Safety Pick means the 2019 Rio managed a "Good" rating in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint...Read More»

2014 Kia Optima
Hyundai, Kia recall 168,000 vehicles over fire risk

About 168,000 Kia and Hyundai sedans and crossover SUVs are subject to a recall over a fire risk, the automakers said Wednesday. At fault is a fuel pump and fuel pump outlet that could leak flammable gasoline. The recall covers 2011 through 2014 Kia Optima, Sorento, and Sportage models, and 2013...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride, 2019 Detroit auto show
2020 Kia Telluride debuts: Finally in the big crossover SUV game

The 2020 Kia Telluride that debuted Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is a tardy but stylish entry into the competitive field of big three-row crossover SUVs. When it goes on sale later this year, the 2020 Telluride will tempt buyers out of established rivals such...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul, 2018 LA Auto Show
2020 Kia Soul revealed: The box is back

The quirky 2020 Kia Soul crossover arrived with a new look at the 2018 LA Auto Show Wednesday. This time around, the battery-electric Soul EV gained a major update, too. Shoppers who adore the Soul's boxy looks won't be disappointed. The 2020 Soul retains the same toaster oven shape as its...Read More»

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX review update: Kia's stepping stone

As automakers roll toward electrification there are various routes to take. Kia's taken a three-prong approach with a new hatchback called the Niro. It's available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and soon an all-electric model, giving consumers the ability to choose what powertrain best fits their...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger GT
Kia Stinger recalled over wiring harness fire risk

Kia Stinger owners should watch their mailboxes next month for a recall notice. The Korean brand's sport sedan has been recalled over the potential for a wiring harness to short circuit, which increases the risk of a fire. The recall potentially affects 16,011 2018 Stinger models, according to...Read More»

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