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Review update: 2021 Kia K5 takes trendy style to the mainstream
Review update: 2021 Kia K5 takes trendy style to the mainstream

What is that thing? That’s the biggest question the general public has with Kia’s latest mid-size sedan. Formerly known as the Kia Optima, the 2021 Kia K5 was redesigned with a fast roofline and trendy LED lighting that helps it stand out among other mid-size sedans. The 2021 Kia K5 has...Read More»

2021 Kia Sedona
2022 Kia Sedona minivan to be renamed Kia Carnival

Kia's Carnival is coming to North American towns, and it's bringing the party known as the Kia Sedona minivan. The 2022 Kia Carnival will replace the Sedona minivan in name, following the global name Kia has used almost everywhere else except in North America and a few other countries, MotorTrend...Read More»

2020 Kia K900
Kia cancels K900 and Cadenza sedans for 2021

Kia confirmed it is discontinuing the K900 full-size sedan and Cadenza large sedan for the 2021 model year, Car and Driver reported Tuesday. The news follows a week after Kia announced a shortened name (Motors was dropped), a new logo, and plans to launch seven electric vehicles in the next few...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Kia Telluride costs $300 more, starts at $33,415

The 2021 Kia Telluride three-row crossover SUV carries over to the new year unchanged, except for a $300 price increase. The Telluride, which won The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020 award, costs $33,415 to start for its second model year. The price reflects a $300 increase and a $55 increase...Read More»

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Kia shortens name, updates logo, plans 7 electric vehicles

Kia has dropped "Motors" from its name, designed a new logo, and announced last week an ambitious plan to become the global leader in electric vehicles, with seven dedicated EVs planned by 2027. The changes reflect the plans of the South Korean automaker to develop into much more than just car...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride
Kia Telluride: Best Family Car To Buy 2021

Our praise for the Kia Telluride has been on repeat for the last year and that's for good reason: it's fantastic. The large made-in-America three-row SUV was named The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2020, and Kia couldn't build them fast enough to satisfy initial demand. The Kia Telluride earned...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
Kia K5: Best Car To Buy 2021 nominee

There's a new name on our list of possible Best Car To Buy winners. The 2021 Kia K5 replaced the Optima this year, and while we'll take a real name over alphanumeric badges any day, the K5 neatly erases the Optima from our memory banks and fills the void with feel-good family-car vibes. Wider...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento SUV gets big price increase on base model only

The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV gets a new look, new engines, and a new base model that is $2,450 more expensive than the outgoing model, according to CarsDirect. The 2021 Kia Sorento starts at $30,560, including a mandatory destination charge of $1,170. But the price...Read More»

2020 Kia Forte GT
Review update: 2020 Kia Forte GT rocks a sporty value

Get the manual. Three-word reviews don’t justify my job, but if you’re considering the 2020 Kia Forte GT, the manual can make the difference between enjoyment and aggravation. The 2020 Kia Forte GT is a sporty addition to the affordable compact sedan segment, which is diminishing as...Read More»

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento three-row SUV flexes a new bod and hybrid engines

The 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV shakes off its portly minivan shape for a slimmer, stronger look. Equipped with four new engine choices, including a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid coming later in 2021, the redesigned Sorento is lighter, roomier, more powerful, and more efficient. The...Read More»

2015 Kia Optima
Hyundai, Kia recall 591,000 vehicles for possible brake issues that could lead to fire

Hyundai and Kia will recall more than 591,000 sedans and crossovers for a faulty anti-lock braking system that can cause an electrical short, which may lead to a fire, the automakers reported to federal safety officials last month. Hyundai announced it will recall 151,205 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe...Read More»

2021 Kia Seltos
Review update: The 2021 Kia Seltos SX pairs style with substance

Kia’s on a roll. The Korean automaker can’t build the Telluride three-row SUV fast enough, and now its pint-sized Seltos crossover brings some slick European design to a usually utilitarian segment. The 2021 Kia Seltos small crossover SUV fills a void between the subcompact Niro and the...Read More»

Updated Kia Stinger
Kia Stinger previewed with new engine, new looks–and it's coming to US

The new Kia Stinger performance sedan headed to America will offer a new engine option, updated looks, and new tech. Kia in Korea said the new Stinger would go on sale there sometime this fall, and that the updated Stinger would arrive in the U.S. by the end of the year. Kia has already detailed...Read More»

2021 Kia Seltos crash test
2021 Kia Seltos crossover aces crash-test ratings, falls short of awards

Kia's newest crossover—and its smallest—aced crash-testing by the insurance industry-funded IIHS but poor headlight efficacy kept the small crossover from climbing the agency's honor roll, safety officials announced Thursday. The 2021 Kia Seltos earned top marks in all crash tests...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 vs. 2020 Hyundai Sonata: Compare Cars

The 2021 Kia K5 wears a new badge like it’s the first day on the job at Best Buy. The four-door family sedan’s an upgrade from the former Optima, Kia tells us. It looks the part, but is it different enough to put its kith and kin, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, in its rearview mirror? If you...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 first drive: Name games dilute a fine follow-up act

The sedan formerly known as the Kia Optima gets a new look this year, but the change hardly stops at the body. It gets a new name too. The question we still have, after hundreds of miles spent in it—is the mid-size 2021 Kia K5 different enough to earn the new K5 badge? The Optima and K5 have...Read More»

2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition
2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition three-row crossover takes a ride to the dark side

Kia has a dark view of its popular three-row crossover SUV, even after it won our top Best Car To Buy 2020 award. The 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition announced Tuesday turns out the lights on the automaker's brightest surprise last year with a blacked-out special edition. The Nightfall Edition...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride - Best Car To Buy 2020
Kia has a problem: It can't build the Telluride fast enough

Consumers might be willing to wait five to six months for a $200,000 supercar from Europe, but are they willing to wait that long for a Kia SUV? That’s the question facing Elliott and Nichole Diehm, along with many other 2020 Kia Telluride buyers. In October 2019 the Diehms walked into a Kia...Read More»

2021 Kia K5
2021 Kia K5 sedan starts at $24,455, up $100 from outgoing Optima

The name may be new, but the price is relatively familiar. The 2021 Kia K5 sedan that's arriving in dealers now costs at least $24,455, including mandatory destination charges, the automaker announced Tuesday. That's $100 more than the base version of the 2020 Kia Optima and $120 less than the...Read More»

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