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
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The 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo Far Better than My Favorite Socks

The new 2016 Kia Optima was the subject of a Super Bowl commercial featuring Hollywood tough guy Christopher Walken in which they likened the sporty midsized sedan to a really flashy pair of socks, but after spending a week driving the turbocharged Optima, I feel that they are selling the car a little short – as this car is far better than my favorite socks.

VW Budd-e Concept Looks Promising, But Also Looks Like Kia Soul's Bigger Cousin

Budd-e is unveiled on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It promises to have 373 mile of all-electric range. But since it looks similar to Kia Soul, there is an interesting discussion at Kia Sould EV Facebook page and here are some of the interesting opinions from this public forum.

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