2017 Kia Optima Reviewed: As You Like It

Overview: If the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry are the perennial powerhouses in the mid-size-sedan segment, the Kia Optima is the sophisticated secret. While it can’t touch the sales numbers of that pair and remains a bit under the radar, the Optima offers a complete package with plenty to offer and the ability to […]

Updated Kia Sorento Crossover Spotted in Frankfurt

While we were going gaga over the shapely Kia Proceed concept car at this year’s Frankfurt auto show, the Korean brand quietly took the wraps off an updated Sorento crossover SUV. Marked by a refreshed exterior that sports new front and rear fascias, an updated grille, and revised headlights and taillights, the new Sorento also is […]

2017 Kia Forte5 SX Turbo DCT Automatic Tested: Not as Fun as the Stick Shift

If it seems like auto reviewers have been damning Korean cars with faint praise for years, you’re not wrong. The “look how far they’ve come” line is as tired as can be, and Hyundai’s and Kia’s price advantages have lessened to the point where they can no longer be crutches to rely upon. Cars such […]

Pretty Tease: Kia Proceed Concept Is Yet Another Shapely Wagon

Even if Kia won’t admit it, it just rolled out one of the hottest station wagons in recent memory. It’s called the Proceed concept, and it will be making its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Tagged as an “elongated hot hatch,” it’s billed as a possible preview to the next-generation Kia Cee’d and […]

2018 Kia Sportage In-Depth Test: A Little Bit Quirky, A Little Bit Fun

Kia puts the fun in funky with the wonderfully appointed Sportage. This quirky compact crossover has a charming Audi-like interior and a long list of premium options. These include heated and cooled seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a panoramic sunroof, and a host of high-tech safety assists such as automated emergency braking. Although it’s […]