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2017 Kia Cadenza (K7) Review

The 2017 Cadenza, also known as the Kia K7 in some markets, is more than a shot across the bow of the Lexus ES and Toyota Avalon. 2017 brings a complete redesign to Kia’s large front wheel drive luxury sedan. A new 3.3L engine and Kia’s first 8-speed transaxle improve real world fuel economy by […]

2015 Kia UVO with eServices Infotainment and Navigation Review

In today’s video I take an in depth look at Kia’s 8-inch touchscreen UVO system in the 2014 and 2015 Kia Soul Exclaim (!). The second generation touchscreen navigation and infotainment system builds on the Microsoft-based first generation with more features, a tweaked look and greater Google integration including Google Maps and Google Places. There […]

2018 Kia Stinger GT First Drive Review

Kia’s sexy new Stinger is more than just the brand’s best looking model, it’s the fastest and best handling Kia model ever. With an all-new rear wheel drive platform and a selection of turbocharged engines the Stinger is the value alternative to the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, A5 Fastback, Lexus GS and a solid performance […]

2019 Kia K900 / K9 First Drive

Despite the first generation K900 not selling in huge numbers, Kia has decided to double-down on the concept of value-priced luxury with a second generation of their flagship sedan. Say what you will about the notion of a full-sized luxury car with a Kia logo on the front, the 2019 K900 (aka K9) shows that […]

2015 Kia Sedona Detailed First Drive Review and Road Test

With the 2015 Kia Sedona, Kia is trying to bring good looks and luxury options to the often overlooked minivan segment. Of course Kia would prefer if we referred to the Sedona as a “Multi Purpose Vehicle” in the hopes that folks in my generation will look kindly on the people mover. Whatever you want […]

2018 Kia Stinger Review (Base 2.0T)

I was able to convince Kia to give me the keys to a base model with the 2.0L turbo engine and just one option (active safety package). Instead of a “stripper” model that I was expecting, the base Stinger is an incredibly good value. It’s loaded with enough standard features that it makes a compelling […]

2016 Kia Sorento Review

Why is the Sorento perhaps the most unlikely choice for best crossover in 2016? Because Kia is a brand that gained a well deserved reputation in the 90s for cheap and nasty transportation but lately they are the greatest social climber since Cinderella. “2016 Kia” and “1996 Kia” are totally different from one another. Even […]