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2019 Kia Telluride Review

Looking for the most CUV legroom in America? Look no further than the 2020 Kia Telluride, the biggest, squarest Kia ever sold in America. How big is it? Well you’ll find 8 inches more legroom overall in the Telluride than the Mazda CX-9 and 5 inches more than the enormous Chevy Traverse and even more […]

2019 Kia Forte Review

Kia’s Forte has long been a good value, and it’s proved reliable as well lately, but it’s also long fallen short of the Japanese competition when it came to fuel economy and the “fun to drive” quotient. For 2019 Kia has aggressively pursued fuel economy and also improved driving dynamics, but does that make the […]

2019 Kia Niro EV First Look

Kia is starting an EV onslaught for 2019 with not one but two new EVs with over 230 miles of EV range. The first is the new Niro EV, Kia’s all-eco small “crossover” to be followed closely by the new 2020 Soul EV. The 201 horsepower electric motor should deliver significantly improved performance vs the […]

2020 Kia Telluride First Look

The new 2020 Kia Telluride is the brand’s all-new flagship crossover and the biggest vehicle they have ever made. Obviously designed with America and American tastes in mind it’s longer, wider, taller and squarer than the Sorento. It’s also built right here in the USA. With a new 3.8L V6 and 8-speed automatic under the […]

2019 Kia Niro EV First Look

Kia’s latest move is to bring not one but two EVs to America for 2019. First up comes their Niro crossover with a 201 horsepower electric motor and 238 miles of EV range, this is the compact vehicle we hoped the Bolt would be.

2020 Kia Soul First Look

Redesigning an icon can be tricky, just ask Scion with their ill-fated xB redesign. Fortunate Kia seems to have struck the right balance with their popular and quirky sub-compact. The third generation Soul offers a refinement of the same style and, well, Soul that the model has been known for while delivering on what shoppers […]

2019 Kia K900 Review

A luxury car without a luxury brand is almost an oxymoron in America, but the K900 has everything else it needs to compete with full-on luxury cars in America. There’s impeccable build quality, a RWD biased AWD system, a twin-turbo engine, supple leather, real wood trim, gadgets galore and respectable handling for a large sedan. […]

What Is A Luxury Car? Can A Kia Compete?

Is a luxury car a luxury car because of the logo on the hood? Or because of the interior? Is it because of the way it coddles you? The gadgets it offers? The powerful engine under the hood? How about the quietness of the interior? If you could have all those things but none of […]

2019 Kia Forte Review

Kia’s all-new third generation Forte is styled after the Stinger and I have to say I like the look. I was concerned that rear headroom would follow the segment trend and be limited but I was pleasantly surprised. In addition the new Forte gets a raft of standard safety features, a new transmission for improved […]

2018 Compact Crossover Off Road Comparison

Thanks to an event called the Trail Trek Tour I had the opportunity to test a variety of every-day crossovers on some back-country trails in Virginia. The results were about as I expected but there were a few crossovers that did better than I thought. Why no Subaru? Why no Rogue? Why no X? The […]