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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 […]

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.