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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Learning to Love Electric: A Review of the 2015 Kia Soul EV

I recently had a chance to spend a week driving the 2015 Kia Soul EV and while I have had a variety of other electric drive vehicles with gasoline range extending engines, this was my first extended test time in a true EV – during which I learned the many upsides and the sole downside to daily driving a pure electric vehicle.

Three Reasons I Prefer Nissan LEAF over Kia Soul EV

He writes that he really likes the Soul and on paper he feels that it's a better car than Nissan LEAF and many respects. "But I chose the LEAF because of the following" reasons, he writes, and lists three reasons for his choice.

The first reason is the lack of nearby Kia dealers. It will take him to drive 45 minutes to get to the nearest Kia dealer that actually stocks Soul EV. This is, of course, closely related to the second and particularly the third reasons, discussed below.

Will Georgia EV Tax Hurt Tesla Model S Sales?

Last week, Georgia eliminated the state's $5,000 electric car (EV) tax credit---the biggest state-based tax credit in the nation---and replaced it with a $200 annual EV tax (more than drivers of gasoline-powered cars pay). The law, which goes into effect July 1, does so amidst the protests of environmentalists and electric car advocates.

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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Review: A Hybrid with Luxury-Sport Style

While the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid has some unique features on the outside to improve aerodynamics and efficiency, the Korean automaker has done an awesome job of applying hybrid technology to a great looking, well-appointed midsized sedan – preserving all of the good aspects of the non-hybrid Optima while adding very real 37mpg capabilities.

2014 Kia Soul! Review: The Spunky Little "Hamster Car" Gets Even Better

In my time writing about the automotive industry, no vehicle has had a marketing campaign that has gotten more attention than the Kia Soul, but with the introduction of the new and improved Soul for the 2014 model year – Kia has improved on an already very good compact vehicle that delivers great fuel economy, awesome driving dynamics, a ton of space and an impressive number of features for a surprisingly low price.

A Review of the 2014 Kia Sorento SX AWD: Sporty, Roomy and Surprisingly Luxurious

The Kia brand has come a very long way over the past decade and the 2014 Kia Sorento SX AWD is a shining example of the automaker’s progress – offering an impressive list of amenities inside and out in a roomy, sporty midsized SUV that packs a price under $40k.

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