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2020 Kia Soul revealed: The box is back
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»

2020 Kia Forte GT
Bite-size sports sedan: 2020 Kia Forte GT unveiled

With the Tuesday unveiling in Las Vegas of its 2020 Forte GT, Kia's new four-door has insider knowledge of its closest rival. That's because the 2019 Kia Forte GT is identical under its skin to the Hyundai Elantra Sport. The two compact sedans built by the same parent company share a 201-horsepower...Read More»

2018 Kia Rio
2019 Kia Rio lineup sliced, diced, priced from $16,195

Shoppers looking at the pint-size 2019 Kia Rio won't have as many choices to make this year. The 2019 Rio lineup shrinks from six to three trim levels, and last year's standard manual transmission is no longer part of the picture. Priced from $16,195, including a mandatory $895 destination charge...Read More»

2015 Kia Soul
Group calls on Hyundai, Kia to recall 2.9 million vehicles for fire risk

The nonprofit Center for Auto Safety called on Hyundai and Kia on Friday to recall 2.9 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. for fire risk due to reported consumer concerns. The group noted there have been more than 220 complains to the NHTSA about fires since 2010 and another 200 about melted wires...Read More»

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
Electrical fire risk prompts Kia Niro hybrid recall

Kia last week said that it will recall two of its hybrid models over an electrical issue that the automaker says increases the risk of a fire. The recall covers about 27,000 examples of the 2017 and 2018 Kia Niro and Niro Plug-In hybrid hatchbacks. MORE: Read our 2018 Kia Niro review At fault is...Read More»

2018 Kia Rio
2018 Kia Rio's added safety tech earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2018 Kia Rio is an award-winning car for safety according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash testers gave the Rio its Top Safety Pick+ award last week, although those top marks apply only to certain 2018 Rio trim levels. Both the Rio sedan and hatchback models received...Read More»

2020 Kia Telluride
2020 Kia Telluride first look: 3-row crossover SUV makes runway debut

Well ahead of its formal debut, the 2020 Kia Telluride three-row crossover SUV hit the runway at New York Fashion Week on Saturday. In New York, the 2020 Telluride was dressed up by Texan fashion designer Brandon Maxwell but it doesn't take much imagination to peel back its off-road accouterments...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte
2019 Kia Forte first drive: Compact car blues wiped away

Even though they are divisions of the same company, the divide between Kia and Hyundai has never been wider than with the 2019 Kia Forte. Under its clean styling suite of standard active safety tech sits the automaker’s first continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Don’t go...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte
2019 Kia Forte tops 40 mpg on highway in EPA estimates

EPA estimates for the redesigned 2019 Kia Forte show that the new compact sedan won't be a favorite of gas station owners. What will likely be the most popular 2019 Forte—the sedan with the optional continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)—is rated at 30 mpg city, 40 highway...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD V6
2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD V6 review update: tilting at benchmarks

The Kia showroom of today isn't the Kia showroom of ten, or even five, years ago. The 2018 Stinger? It's proof that Kia no longer is happy with being an economy-car benchmark. Now it's aimed its sights at the big luxury brands and their sport-sedan standard-bearers. The 2018 Stinger is a five-door...Read More»

2018 Kia Soul
2018 Nissan Kicks vs. 2018 Kia Soul: Compare Cars

Just because that shiny subcompact crossover sitting in the showroom costs about half the average new car price doesn’t mean it has to be devoid of personality. Enter the 2018 Nissan Kicks and the 2018 Kia Soul, two takes on small cars with style and personality. The 2018 Soul, with its broad...Read More»

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
Kia Niro hybrid earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The IIHS said last week that the 2018 Kia Niro is among the safest cars it has tested, at least when equipped with optional active-safety gear and headlights. The insurance industry-funded crash-testers found that the Niro and Niro Plug-In Hybrid both have a strong safety structure and they hold...Read More»

2013 Kia Forte sedan
Kia recalls 508,000 vehicles over airbags that may not deploy

A faulty control unit that could prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a wreck has prompted Kia to recall 508,000 2010 through 2013 model year vehicles, the automaker said last week. Kia said in a government filing that the airbag control unit, which tells the airbag and the seat belt...Read More»

2019 Kia Optima, 2018 New York auto show
Updates prioritize 2019 Kia Optima over 2019 Sedona for active-safety gear

The 2019 Kia Optima and 2019 Kia Sedona have different stories to tell when it comes to safety gear designed to help drivers avoid a collision, the automaker said Wednesday at the New York auto show. On the 2019 Optima, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, and active lane control...Read More»

2018 Kia Stinger GT
2018 Kia Stinger vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

It would be easy to write off the 2018 Kia Stinger as a 2018 BMW 3-Series imitator, but life is never that simple. The 2018 Stinger traces many of the same lines as the 2018 3-Series, and in some cases the Kia does so with more verve and sharper responses. It is worth noting that the Stinger is Kia...Read More»

2018 Kia Optima
2018 Kia Optima modified to ace crash tests

After adopting some mid-year changes, the 2018 Kia Optima earned top marks in independent crash-testing last week. The Optima previously earned the Top Safety Pick Award but now qualifies for the more challenging Top Safety Pick+ after Kia made some changes to improve the mid-size sedan's...Read More»

2019 Kia Sorento
Updated 2019 Kia Sorento priced from $26,980

The 2019 Kia Sorento has a new price to go with its updated looks: $26,980, the automaker said Thursday. With its standard three-row seating, the 2019 Sorento is one of the least-expensive seven-passenger vehicles on the market. Rivals like the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot cost upward of...Read More»

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