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  • 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.

  • 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