AutoGuide Now for the Week of July 28

AutoGuide Now for the Week of July 28
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We’re piloting two new luxury cars and a fleet of fuel friendly family sedans this week. Which one are you most interested in?  Continue Reading...

Top 10 Safest, Most Fuel Efficient Cars

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Top 10 Safest, Most Fuel Efficient Cars
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Looking to purchase a safe, fuel efficient car? This is a list of the top 10 list of the safest, most fuel efficient cars available in showrooms today. Continue Reading...

Superman Themed Kia Optima Hybrid Looks Bad for a Good Cause

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Superman Themed Kia Optima Hybrid Looks Bad for a Good Cause
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Swooping in to save the world from evil, or at least this week’s Chicago Auto Show from boredom, Kia’s Superman-inspired Optima Hybrid is an interesting concept car to say the least. Continue Reading...

Six (Lame) Excuses Not to Buy a Hybrid

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Six (Lame) Excuses Not to Buy a Hybrid
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With an almost never ending list of myths and rumors, few vehicles are as misunderstood as the hybrid. Almost every review or video posted on AutoGuide.com about a hybrid car has at least one reader comment about how the battery will deteriorate beyond repair, or that once you get a hybrid, you’re not a true… Continue Reading...

Kia Raises Breast Cancer Awareness with Cross Country Drive

Kia Raises Breast Cancer Awareness with Cross Country Drive
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Kia has announced its partnership with HerHighway to host a nationwide drive from Los Angeles to New York City to raise awareness of breast cancer. Continue Reading...

Feature: GM’s eAssist Hybrid Bet Doesn’t Pay Off

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Feature: GM’s eAssist Hybrid Bet Doesn’t Pay Off
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Currently available on three models, GM’s eAssist technology is a product and packaging gamble the automaker has made that does not appear to be paying off. While the first two Buick models to receive the mild-hybrid system received modest praise, the new Chevy Malibu Eco has drawn so much criticism it was recently named “the… Continue Reading...

Michelle Wie, Blake Griffin Inspired Custom Kias Revealed: 2011 SEMA Show

Michelle Wie, Blake Griffin Inspired Custom Kias Revealed: 2011 SEMA Show
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Kia has unveiled four custom models at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas today, with each car featuring a different sport as its theme. A custom Soul, built by West Coast Customs, is inspired by Michelle Wie, Kia’s official golf ambassador. A Rio 5-Door was built in partnership with Antenna featuring a Retro Surf theme…. Continue Reading...

Kia Optima Hybrid Prices Revealed, Starts At $26,500

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Kia Optima Hybrid Prices Revealed, Starts At $26,500
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South Korean car firm Kia has been enjoying a lot of praise given to the styling of their new cars, especially the Optima sedan. Now the Optima Hybrid version is about to hit the market and we have learned it’s prices will start at $26,500. That’s not all, because that price-tag does not include the… Continue Reading...

Kia Optima Hybrid May Be Delayed

Kia Optima Hybrid May Be Delayed
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With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid delayed due to a change to the pedestrian warning system, the Kia Optima Hybrid will face similar delays, with units expected to arrive at dealers sometime in the summer, a full 5 months later than planned. The Optima Hybrid, being mechanically identical to the Sonata Hybrid, must also undergo the… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: Kia Optima Hybrid Revealed

LA 2010: Kia Optima Hybrid Revealed
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Kia took the wraps off their Optima Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, and no surprise here, it’s exactly the same as it’s corporate sibling, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Fortunately for the Optima, this gives the car a huge leg-up. Our review of the Sonata Hybrid was quite positive, and we expect the… Continue Reading...

BREAKING: Kia Optima Hybrid To Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show

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BREAKING: Kia Optima Hybrid To Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show
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While attending the launch of the 2011 Kia Optima, AutoGuide has just learned that Kia is planning to launch an Optima Hybrid, based on the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The new model will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, with sales beginning in early 2011. Kia Motors America CEO and group president Byung… Continue Reading...