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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 Too bad the outdated four-speed transmission isn’t doing any favors for fuel-economy.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

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

Kia Needs More Emotional Flagships: Design Boss

Kia Needs More Emotional Flagships: Design Boss
Kia design boss Peter Schreyer wants more emotionally-styled flagship products for the brand. In a sit-down interview at the New York Auto Show last week, Schreyer highlighted the GT concept that was shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show a few years back. That design study transformed into the K900, a car that currently sits as... more

2015 Kia Sedona Video, First Look

2015 Kia Sedona Video, First Look
Kia hosted a nice surprise leading up to the 2014 New York Auto Show, proving that there’s still some life left in the minivan segment. The 2015 Kia Sedona features a new engine, fully redone interior and all new styling that blends in with the rest of the Korean automaker’s current lineup. Under the hood... more

2015 Kia Sedona is the Best Looking Minivan Youve Never Heard Of

2015 Kia Sedona is the Best Looking Minivan Youve Never Heard Of
The minivan market has taken a downturn thanks to the rise of the crossover and SUV, but some automakers still persist in the family hauling market. Kia has revealed the 2015 Sedona before the van’s official public unveiling at the upcoming 2014 New York Auto Show. A new engine, a fully redone interior and new... more

Top 10 Best Interiors of 2014

Top 10 Best Interiors of 2014
Considering we spend a lot of our time inside our cars, it’s worth noting which vehicles in today’s marketplace have the best interiors. Ward’s Auto has presented its annual top 10 list of best interiors and some of the vehicles on the list might surprise you. From luxury to affordable compacts, the publication spent two... more

2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards Announced

2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards Announced
The folks at Kelley Blue Book have released their annual Brand Image Awards. The study, now in its seventh year, honors automakers for excelling in certain areas. Categories include things like best performance brand, most refined brand and most trusted brand. Overall there are 13 winners and the results may surprise or even appall you.... more

2015 Kia Sedona Minivan Teased Again Before NY Debut

2015 Kia Sedona Minivan Teased Again Before NY Debut
Kia is planning to “raise the bar” in the minivan segment with the 2015 Sedona, which is set to be revealed next week during the 2014 New York Auto Show. The 2015 Sedona will feature a new chassis and the 3.3-liter V6 also found in Kia’s new Sorento crossover. Expect the engine to make 290... more