Kia News

Kia became a company in the 1940s but didn’t sell its first car in the U.S. until 1992. Since joining forces with its Korean rival Hyundai in 1998, Kia models have come a long way from what they used to be and are now well-designed vehicles with the latest the industry has to offer.

Kia’s extensive lineup includes sedans and SUVs of all sizes, hatchbacks, a minivan, all-electric models, hybrids and plug-in hybrids, a quick and sporty four-door hatchback, and a large and very luxurious sedan.

Unlike Hyundai’s more conservative lineup, Kia offers sportier designs and driving dynamics. The quick Stinger GT and Forte GT are fun to drive examples while models like the Optima, Sportage, and Telluride offer sleek and sporty looks.

The Sportage and Sorento SUVs along with the Optima sedan (also offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid) are some of the brand’s top sellers. Other models include the Soul hatchback, the Niro hybrid SUV, the Rio and Forte sedans, the Sedona minivan, and the Niro EV. The Stinger is Kia’s rear-drive sports car and the Cadenza and K900 big sedans are the brand’s luxurious offerings. New models include the big three-row Telluride SUV, the compact Seltos SUV, and the Soul EV.

Below is a list of Kia’s models with starting prices (excludes delivery charges):

  • 2021 Kia Seltos – TBD
  • 2020 Kia Soul – $17,490
  • 2020 Kia Niro – $23,490
  • 2020 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid – $28,500
  • 2020 Kia Sportage – $23,990
  • 2020 Kia Sorento – $26,990
  • 2020 Kia Telluride – $31,890
  • 2020 Kia Rio – $15,850
  • 2020 Kia Forte – $17,890
  • 2020 Kia Optima – $23,390
  • 2020 Kia Stinger – $33,090
  • 2020 Kia Cadenza – $33,100
  • 2020 Kia K900 – $59,900
  • 2020 Kia Niro EV – $38,500
  • 2021 Kia Soul EV – TBD
  • 2020 Kia Sedona – $27,600
2013 Kia Sportage

Hyundai, Kia Bump Recalls By 534,000; Callbacks Now At 2.3 Million

Hyundai and Kia, South Korea's prominent automakers, today added another 534,000 vehicles to an ongoing recall. The automakers have recalled vehicles to prevent vehicle fires, without crashes. According to the Center for Auto Safety, the number of vehicles now affected by problem fires is up to 300, though no crashes or injuries have been reported.
Hyundai, Kia Fire Recall

Will Any Vehicles Be Added To Hyundai/Kia Fire Recall? Hearing Could Answer Question

Following the fire death of an Ohio man in a 2014 Kia Soul and the pressure of the Center for Auto Safety, a Senate panel plans November hearings into whether a Hyundai, Kia recall goes far enough. In case you didn't know, Hyundai is a partner with Kia in building cars.
Kia Soul EV charging its battery

EV Owners' Verdict on EV Battery Life Expectancy

At what mileage/kilometers on the odometer would you all deem EV is getting old? "Ultimately I am curious what the life expectancy is on one of these vehicles. I know you can continuously replace EV Battery Cells as they go bad rather than changing the entire battery pack," asks one Kia Soul EV owner in one of the popular electric car groups on Facebook, which actively discussed EV battery life expectancy.
2018 Kia Niro EV

I Wish Tesla and Nissan Also Had This Feature That Kia Niro EV Has

Finally someone thought to solve the problem of silent EVs. The 2018 Kia Niro EV has a simple feature that solves a huge safety problem with electric cars. This simple feature should be installed in Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3, Nissan Leaf and all other EVs that silent powertrains.
2018 Kia Stinger Red Color

The 2018 Kia Stinger: A Dangerous Mixture of Economy and Driving Pleasure

The arrival of new cars in dealer showrooms this year range from your typical, run-of-the-mill Toyota Prius to something a little more extra, such as the newest model BMW M3. But with a $65,000 price tag, this may not be the most financially suitable option, unless you’re sleeping in a bed full of money. Therefore, I present to you the Underdog: The 2018 Kia Stinger.

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