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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid priced from $26,845
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid priced from $26,845

Kia dealers will soon stock the automaker's revamped Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan, and although its base price is the same as it was last year, the story isn't quite as simple once you start adding options.. All told, the cheapest 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid stickers for $26,845 including a mandatory...Read More»

2017 Kia Cadenza
2017 Kia Cadenza: Best Car to Buy Nominee

The 2017 Kia Cadenza isn't by any means the brand's first outing into the luxury car world, but it's certainly the brand's best effort yet. A near facsimile of what Lexus used to offer, the Cadenza doesn't necessarily advance the luxury game—but it does prove that the Korean automaker's push...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima recalled to fix fractured driveshafts

Kia is recalling select 2016 Kia Optima sedans to replace a faulty driveshaft. More than 12,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. DON'T MISS: 5 unethical tricks car dealerships will play on you The problematic part is the right front axle driveshaft, which was manufactured in South Korea by Seo...Read More»

2016 Kia Sedona
2017 Kia Sedona minivan earns Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

In the market for a minivan? If so, may we suggest you turn your attention to the 2017 Kia Sedona? It's been rated a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn that coveted ranking, the Sedona had to perform well in six separate IIHS crash tests. Four of those have been...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

Crossover SUVs come in many sizes, and shoppers don't always compare vehicles with exactly the same attributes. So we weren't too surprised when research showed two of the most-often-compared crossovers on The Car Connection are the Kia Sorento and the Honda CR-V. After all, both are aimed right at...Read More»

New Kia Rio
2017 Kia Rio is all new, now with actual style

Kia has taken the wraps off of its new Rio ahead of its debut later this month at the Paris Motor Show. The updated Rio is expected to go on sale in North America as a 2017 or 2018 model. While Kia hasn't released many details about the new Rio, but it promises that the subcompact will finally have...Read More»

Kia Rio, 2016 Paris auto show
New Kia Rio headed to Paris Motor Show

Underscoring the global importance of small cars, Kia will show off the fourth-generation version of its subcompact Rio in just a few weeks at the annual Paris Motor Show. The all-new Rio was a collaboration between Kia's design studios in Germany and California, although the company's home market...Read More»

2017 Kia Cadenza
2017 Kia Cadenza first drive: Moving up

Just what Kia wants to be when it grows up remains something of a mystery—but if it’s a purveyor of premium-feeling, stylish cars, the Cadenza goes a long way toward fulfilling that mission. While this big sedan doesn’t bring much new to the table against rivals like the Buick...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento recalled for serious suspension problem

Kia is recalling nearly 8,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a serious suspension problem that could boost the risk of accidents. ALSO SEE: Why buying a car alarm from a dealership...Read More»

2017 Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento rated Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

The addition of an optional automatic emergency braking system has elevated the Kia Sorento to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest crash test assessment level, Top Safety Pick+. The 2016 Sorento earned top marks in terms of its crashworthiness, but it only qualified for Top Safety...Read More»

2012 Kia Sedona
2006-2012 Kia Sedona recalled for corrosion troubles--again

The Kia Sedona is having a no-good, very-bad week. On Tuesday, nearly 220,000 Sedonas from 2006-2014 were recalled to fix a corrosion problem affecting a hood latch. Today, many of those same vehicles are being recalled to fix a different but equally dangerous corrosion issue that could wreak havoc...Read More»

Incoming GM CEO Mary Barra and the winners of the 2014 NACOTY awards
Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota shamed for lack of women in leadership roles

In late 2013, General Motors announced that it was giving its top job to Mary Barra. It was very, very big news. Barra had plenty of fans, plenty of credentials, and as if that weren't enough to make her appointment noteworthy, Barra was the first woman to take the reins of a major automaker. At...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima SXL
2016 Kia Optima video road test

The Kia Optima has officially arrived. Before 2011, it had lurked in the shadows of better mid-size sedans, but a big redesign gave it plenty of punch, and panache. Since then it's been one of the more value-packed family four-doors. But the new Chevrolet Malibu is a great car, and so are the...Read More»

2017 Kia Sportage  -  First Drive
2017 Kia Sportage video road test

Kia has made quite a name for itself with its Soul compact hatchback, Optima mid-size sedan, and Sorento crossover; yet one must not forget the Sportage compact crossover. With the 2011 update, the Sportage traded off-roader looks for more sophisticated crossover styling with hints of European hot...Read More»

2017 Kia Sportage  -  First Drive
2017 Kia Sportage first drive

Kia made some great choices for its completely redesigned 2017 Sportage—choices that make it a better-driving, more comfortable vehicle than some of its key rivals. One of those key rivals is the Sportage’s corporate cousin, the Hyundai Tucson. Although the Sportage remains closely...Read More»

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview Video

The future is electric at Kia. The South Korean automaker introduced the new Niro hybrid at this year's Chicago auto show--and also showed off the brand's first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia says it wants its cars to be far more efficient by the year 2020, and the Optima...Read More»

2017 Kia Niro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
2017 Kia Niro Preview Video

Small-SUV shoppers have never had more choice. The streets are practically teeming with new utility vehicles like the Honda HR-V, the Jeep Renegade, and the Mazda CX-3. But what if you're also looking for a utility vehicle without the all-wheel drive, and with hybrid power? At the 2016 Chicago auto...Read More»

2017 Kia Sportage, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2017 Kia Sportage Preview Video

Hatchback, crossover, or SUV? Whatever you might call the Kia Sportage, you can add "all-new" this year. The Sportage has looked more like a sporty hatchback than an SUV, and the athletic look adds more muscle in the new model. The front end is taller, with bigger air intakes and a more sculpted...Read More»

2016 Kia Soul
2014-2016 Kia Soul & Soul EV Recalled For Steering Problem: Over 256,000 Vehicles Affected

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 250,000 Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV vehicles from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may suffer from a steering problem that could dramatically increase the risk of...Read More»

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