Kia’s Forte and Forte 5 hatchback soldier on for 2017 and 2018 with relatively minor changes. Although both are still a solid value in the compact sedan segment the latest Honda Civic and major refreshed from Toyota and Honda push the Forte out of top pick status for us at AoA. 0-30: 2.7 Seconds 0-60: 6.9 Seconds […]
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 […]
It’s Q50 vs Stinger time and there can only be one winner. Infiniti has long sold on value and a reputation for being “the Japanese BMW” but can their value hold up against an upstart Korean brand? Which car is right for you is perhaps the more important question so we cover that as well.
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 […]
The Stinger is officially the best car I drove in 2017. Not because it’s the best handling, or fastest car, or most luxurious car I drove last year but because the Stinger raises the bar for affordable performance vehicles. It’s both practical and fun to drive, it’s comfortable yet affordable and most importantly, it’s attainable […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kia’s Sedona blends crossover styling cues with minivan practicality and a strong value proposition. The Sedona isn’t quite the CUV/van hybrid some of you are looking for, but it’s far more practical than the average three-row crossover.
Instead of an Alex On Autos Weekly segment I decided to whip up a quick (well, as quick as I can make one) video of a 2014 Kia Soul + rental car I had while I was in Southern California for a few days. Hopefully I’ll have a Soul for a full week before the […]