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 Too bad the outdated four-speed transmission isn’t doing any favors for fuel-economy.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

2015 Kia Sedona Review

2015 Kia Sedona Review

Minivans are the grilled chicken breast of the automotive world: Wholesome but inherently dull. And that's why we applaud Kia for attempting to make the all-new 2015 Sedona a more interesting prospect with the addition of a few carefully selected SUV cues. We don't expect to see Range Rover buyers stampeding for Kia showrooms, but the new Sedona is an intriguing variant for those who love vans.
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.