Kia

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 2017 Kia Optima PHEV Review

    Kia hasn’t been known for efficiency but that’s all changing with a deluge of new hybrid and plug in hybrid models over the next few years. One of those new models is the  2017 Optima Plug In Hybrid with nearly 30 miles of EV range and impressive mileage when operating in hybrid model. It’s not

  • 2017 Kia Soul ! Review

    Kia’s soul has always been one of the most practical, well priced, and best equipped subcompacts in America, but it’s never been particularly swift. Until now. For 2017 Kia fitted a new 201 horsepower turbo engine and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission to their faithful hamster. The result isn’t a Volkswagen GTI, or a Fiesta

  • 2017 Kia Cadenza Review

    Whether you cross-shop the Kia Cadenza (also known as the Kia K7 in some markets) with a Toyota Avalon or a Lexus ES, the Cadenza no longer comes across as the “less expensive” option. The previous generation’s claim to fame was delivering 95% of the experience for 75% of the price. This Cadenza on the

  • 2017 Kia Niro First Drive Review

    The Niro hybrid is the first in an oncoming barrage of high efficiency vehicles from Kia. With combined fuel economy numbers ranging from 43 to 50 MPG, the Niro is the most efficient vehicle in it’s class whether you want to call it a crossover or an upright hatchback. Inside you’ll find passenger room comparable