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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 […]

2018 Kia Niro Plug In Hybrid Review

As part of their mission to increase their average fuel economy, Kia made the subcompact Niro crossover a hybrid by default and now they have added a bigger battery pack and an electric motor so you can drive electric only for up t0 26 miles. (As long as you don’t need to heat the cabin, […]

2019 Kia Sorento Review

For 2019 Kia gave their largest crossover a nip/tuck in the form of new bumpers, headlamps, a few interior changes, a tweaked suspension, new transmission and the removal of the slow-selling 2.0L turbo engine. Fuel economy improves a hair, the third row seat becomes standard and Kia is promising there will be a small diesel […]

2018 Kia Stinger Full Review

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 […]

2018 Kia Stinger GT vs 2018 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Sport | Comparison Review

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.

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 […]

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 […]

2018 Kia Forte5 SX Review

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 […]

2018 Kia Rio First Drive Review

The Kia Rio has a difficult, and oddly conflicting mission in America. As the least expensive Kia, commuter shoppers demand a car that’s basic, reliable and inexpensive to own. On the other hand, a full third of Rio buyers say they are interested in premium features wrapped in subcompact sheet metal. The result is the […]