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A subsidiary of Hyundai, Kia Automotive Group, is South Korea's 2nd largest automobile manufacturer. The name "Kia" is roughly translated as 'Rising out of Asia'. Founded in 1944 as a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycles, Kia began building motorcycles, trucks and cars.

Kia Sedan Reviews

2011 Kia Forte EX Review

2011 Kia Forte EX Review

One of the newer rivals in the compact segment, the Forte has been improved with the addition of a 6-speed transmission. Unfortunately it’s still somewhat lethargic and nothing has been done to improve the drab interior.
2010 Kia Forte: First Drive

2010 Kia Forte: First Drive

With a powerful four-cylinder engine, a great looking design, and a typically-Korean price-point, Kia’s new Forte is certain to be a hit with the compact car buying youth market.
2009 Kia Optima / Magentis

2009 Kia Optima / Magentis

Completely redesigned for 2009 with a bold new look and a more powerful engine, does the Kia Optima have the quality, design and driving dynamics of its competitors, or is this optioned-out four-cylinder less than the sum of its parts?

Kia Compact Car Reviews

2014 Kia Forte Review

2014 Kia Forte Review

A swoopy shape, LED lights and plenty of optional extras make the 2014 Forte attractive, but is it more than just a pretty face?

Kia Crossover Reviews

2014 Kia Sorento Review

2014 Kia Sorento Review

Significantly re-engineered for 2014, the Sorento doesn’t really look it.
2013 Kia Sorento Review - Video

2013 Kia Sorento Review - Video

Loaded up in sporty and stylish SX trim, Kia’s family hauler makes a strong argument against going with a premium brand.
2012 Kia Sportage SX Review

2012 Kia Sportage SX Review

It might not have the right interior, or the right badge, but the Sportage SX offers performance and style on par with luxury crossovers.

Kia SUV Reviews

2012 Kia Soul Review

2012 Kia Soul Review

Kia adds updated styling, new features and more power to its unique segment-busting urban crossover thingy.
2011 Kia Sorento SX Review

2011 Kia Sorento SX Review

The Sorento SX delivers a long list of features at a price above what you might expect to find in a Kia showroom. So is it worth it?
2009 Kia Sportage

2009 Kia Sportage

Sharing much of its makeup with the Tucson, Hyundai’s influence has done wonders for the Sportage. Too bad the outdated four-speed transmission isn’t doing any favors for fuel-economy.
2009 Kia Borrego Review

2009 Kia Borrego Review

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let's take a closer examination of the Borrego itself. There are two optional engines that we'll take a closer look at a little later in this review: a 3.8-liter V6 that gets mated up with a five speed automatic transmission and a 4.6-liter V8 that sees itself paired up with a six speed auto.

Kia Luxury Car Reviews

2015 Kia K900 Review

2015 Kia K900 Review

Could you stomach paying over $60,000 for a Kia and more importantly, should you?

Kia Sub-Compact Car Reviews

2012 Kia Rio Review- Video

With a company reputation and nameplate that is often scrutinized, the old Kia Rio could easily be overlooked. Completely reimagined, it’s no longer an underdog in its category. In fact, it’s impossible to ignore.
2012 Kia Rio 5-Door Review

2012 Kia Rio 5-Door Review

A more stylish alternative to the Hyundai Accent, the Rio hatchback offers more options, including a start-stop system to deliver even better fuel economy.

Kia Hybrid Car Reviews

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

With an identical powertrain to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Kia’s Optima Hybrid doesn’t get it’s own unique look. And with a style as attractive as the Optima, it’s probably best not to mess with a good thing.

Kia Minivan Reviews

2014 Kia Rondo Review

2014 Kia Rondo Review

Axed from the U.S. market several years ago due to low sales, we drive the second-generation Kia Rondo to see if big changes warrant a comeback.

Kia Coupe Reviews

2014 Kia Forte Koup Review

2014 Kia Forte Koup Review

The Forte Koup is more powerful in 2014 and still well equipped. Does that make it the winner in its segment by default?
2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

With an identical powertrain to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Kia’s Optima Hybrid doesn’t get it’s own unique look. And with a style as attractive as the Optima, it’s probably best not to mess with a good thing.

Kia News View All Kia News

2014 Kia Soul Recalled for Potential Loss of Steering

2014 Kia Soul Recalled for Potential Loss of Steering
Kia is calling back 51,641 of its Soul compact hatchbacks from the 2014 model year because they could experience a loss of steering ability. According to NHTSA, a plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering assembly could come loose because a thread-locking adhesive was improperly applied during assembly. If that happens, the vehicle... more

Kia Considering Diesel Power for US Market

Kia Considering Diesel Power for US Market
As Kia continues to expand its range of offerings, the brand is considering the addition of diesel powerplants to its vehicles sold in the U.S.  The Korean automaker is eyeing the introduction of diesel models to its U.S. lineup, but don’t expect it for at least three to four years. According to Orth Hedrick, vice-president... more

Audi, Jaguar and Kia Top 2014 Strategic Vision Total Quality Index

Audi, Jaguar and Kia Top 2014 Strategic Vision Total Quality Index
Strategic Vision has released its 19th annual Total Quality Index (TQI) and the results could surprise you. German automaker Audi and British automaker Jaguar shared leadership as the best Luxury brands in Total Quality, while surprisingly, Kia had the highest Total Quality score of non-Luxury brands. Claiming Best Model in Total Quality was the Tesla... more

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Kia K900

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Kia K900
Kia is a brand that’s going places. Just a few years ago their cars were the equivalent of latex gloves; you’d use them once and throw ‘em away. But now the South Korean company is building some truly impressive, even class-leading products. The Soul is an unmitigated sales success, their Forte lineup is more than... more

Top 10 Stolen Crossovers and SUVs

Top 10 Stolen Crossovers and SUVs
Crossovers and SUVs aren’t just rising in popularity with consumers – thieves are noticing them as well.  The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released the most stolen crossovers and SUVs from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2013. The research only considered 2011-2013 model year vehicles that were stolen within those three years, which were... more

Top Ranked New Cars in Initial Quality by Vehicle Class

Top Ranked New Cars in Initial Quality by Vehicle Class
This year’s JD Power Initial Quality Study had a few surprises and you might be shocked to hear which vehicles were most problem free. Of the 207 models covered in the annual survey, the Porsche Panamera had the least reported problems. Coming in second place? The surprising Hyundai Accent. So which vehicles were best in... more