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Budget EV Battle | Kia Niro EV vs Nissan Leaf

Coming up soon is our full review on the new 200+ mile Leaf Plus, but first, let’s talk about how the Leaf in general compares to the newest EV in America: the …

2020 Kia Soul | This Box Is Anything But Square

Once upon a time there were a few boxy hatches to chose from in America but only the Soul has survived. The rest of the competition managed to lose their way when trying to redesign their iconic boxes but Kia seems to be three-for-three with their new third generation 2020 Soul. The interior is more […]

2019 Kia Niro EV | The Mainstream EV To Watch

Kia and Hyundai haven’t focused too much on green-cred in the past but that’s all changing with an onslaught of new EVs, hybrids and plug-ins. Between 2016 and 2020 they have promised the launch of a combined 28 green vehicles including several long range EVs. The 2019 Kia Niro EV (known as the eNiro in […]

Tesla v Nissan v Kia | The Newest "Budget" EVs Compared!

For this video I snagged the three latest long-range EVs under $40,000: the new Leaf Plus, the Niro EV and of course the long awaited Model 3 Standard Range [plus]. Tesla’s brand value tops the scales, the Leaf has an enormous cargo area and Kia fights back with a long standard warranty. Which will be […]

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 […]