Kia Sorento — From horsepower to great gas mileage

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(April 13, 2022) Kia has given buyers of its mid-sized three-row fourth-generation Sorento sport utility vehicle, which was introduced as an all-new model for 2021, compelling choices for 2022 with four distinct powertrains and six trim levels. Kia has kept the Sorento affordable offering a model for every pocketbook from the base LX starting at $30,895 to the loaded X-Line SX Prestige at $44,405. And for 2022 a new plug-in hybrid SX Prestige begins at $46,405.

2022 Kia EV6

PHOENIX — Visually, Kia’s all-new electric-only vehicle strikes an eclectic if not quirky exterior design. Sitting somewhere between a crossover, a wagon and a sportback sedan, it makes a more than favorable impression. Stunning would not be an exaggeration. The EV6 is sized similarly to the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Kia Stinger — Still one of our favorite rides

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(February 20, 2022) For most of the 21st Century Kia has been among the best at vehicle design — inside and out. Perhaps the leading example of its styling prowess over the past two decades is the mid-sized Stinger sports sedan that came to market as a 2018 model. It has an aggressive yet graceful design that skillfully incorporates a cargo-friendly hatchback. Over the past five years the Stinger has remained mostly the same — with a few exterior tweaks — but still has a fresh head-turning persona.

Kia Stinger — GT-Line gets major horsepower boost

By Paul Borden

(January 2, 2022) I know of no data that will back this up but it has been my experience over the last 20 years that automakers pay more attention to updating the higher trims on their models than they do on their entry level vehicles, though many of the features introduced on the top trim eventually trickle their way down through the lineup. Kia, however, seems to be taking a different approach with the newest Stinger.

Kia Carnival — A modern minivan

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(October 3, 3031) It was time for a new generation minivan at Kia, but instead of the all-new 2022 Kia Sedona, we have the all-new Kia Carnival. Kia not only revised and reworked its minivan for 2022, but it changed the name, perhaps to distance its newest entry from the typical minivan stigma. The Sedona name has been retired and the minivan moniker has been swept into the trash bin of history. Welcome the new Carnival, which Kia calls a Multi-Purpose Vehicle or MPV.

Kia Telluride — Award-winning crossover

2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(July 22, 2021) The mid-sized three-row Telluride crossover SUV has been a huge hit for Kia from the standpoint of awards, favorable press reviews, and — more importantly — excellent sales. Customers are flocking to Kia stores to check out and purchase the Telluride since its inception almost two years ago as a 2020 model

2022 Kia Carnival

INDIANAPOLIS — One of my favorite cars is the Moderne-style 1936 Stout Scarab  — a rear-engine aluminum forerunner to the minivan that was aimed at Hollywood’s elite as a more fashion-forward limousine.  Drivers worked in an airplane-inspired cockpit while passengers lounged in the rear. Kia harbors the Scarab’s spirit to create a glamorous and obscenely comfortable multi-purpose vehicle for all you carry. Just don’t call the 2022 Carnival a minivan.

Kia Sorento X-Line — Impressive compact crossover

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(June 13, 2021) Earlier this year we spent a week with the hybrid version of the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento and we were impressed with the compact crossover's combination of fuel efficiency and performance. In fact we were as impressed with the whole package that delivers ample passenger and cargo space, which includes a small third-row seat; comfortable seats including a great driver's perch; the latest in safety technology; and all-around class-leading styling.

Kia K5 GT — Satisfying performance

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(May 9, 2021) Auto buyers who still think a mid-sized sedan is an excellent purchase and who are also fans of performance and who usually opt for a brand's higher horsepower version, might look to Kia for their next car. We think the new 2021 Kia K5 should be on everyone's sedan shopping list — especially those who value 0-to-60 time in the 5-second range. The Kia has an outstanding 290-horsepower variant labeled the GT that we found much to our liking.

Kia Sorento — Another Kia winner

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman
(April 4, 2021) Kia has discovered the formula for consistently building attractive automobiles. Virtually every new vehicle that has come out of the automaker's stable over the past couple of years has been stylish inside and out, loaded with new user-friendly technology, and competitively fuel efficient. Three recent examples of hitting the ball out of the park are the mid-sized Telluride CUV, sub-compact Seltos crossover and the mid-sized K5 sedan.