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Toyota Camry vs Kia Optima

Hybrid Sedan Face-Off: Kia Optima vs. Toyota Camry

Hybrid technology is here to stay, and while it is not a new technology on the road, it is only recently that the vehicles have started to show up with a bit more styling than their early predecessors.  Recently, I had the opportunity to test two of these rides next to each other, the 2012 […]

Deal of the Year: 2012 Kia Sportage

Deal of the Year: 2012 Kia Sportage

More often than not, Kia vehicles have been associated with low quality and low prices, but over the past few years, the rides have shown an increase of quality and styling while keeping prices reasonable.  This is especially true for the 2012 Kia Sportage, a small SUV that has earned its place on the road. […]

2012 Kia Sorento EX AWD Review

2012 Kia Sorento EX AWD Review

The Kia Sorento was completely redesigned for the 2011 model year and cruises into 2012 with a new engine with more power, improved fuel economy, and new technology to help the driver stay connected. The fully-equipped mid-size Sorento was redesigned last year with a new unibody construction and is much more car-like than before. The previous […]

Next-Generation 2013 Kia Forte Debuts Online

Next-Generation 2013 Kia Forte Debuts Online

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the current Kia Forte sedan was being launched, heralding a new era in Kia small cars. The current Forte is perhaps the first truly competitive Kia small car, and we’ve taken a liking to the sporty Koup version. Since its launch though, the company has grown leaps and […]

2012 Kia Rio: Full of Pep

2012 Kia Rio: Full of Pep

The new 2012 Kia Rio has shown the world that fun and affordability in the subcompact market are not impossible to find.  With a brand new design brought to the 2012 model year, this new look brings with it a sedan and five-door ride, all with a sleek new body.  Along with the improved styling […]

Kia Settles On Quoris Name For Rear-Wheel Drive Flagship

Kia Settles On Quoris Name For Rear-Wheel Drive Flagship

There’s a lot of power in a good name. A name brings to mind certain things; associations, characteristics and the like. Impressions can form that stick for years. Kia has been working to change perceptions about its brand; and the effort has been successful thanks to impressive product. In the United States the Kia Optima […]

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

If you haven’t been following what the South Koreans are doing, it might look like they have come from nowhere and taken the automotive world by storm. Kia, which is owned by Hyundai Motor Group has been steadily moving up the automotive ladder in a number of key areas. The quality of their cars has […]

2012 Kia Soul ! Review

2012 Kia Soul ! Review

The 2012 Kia Soul is a compact hatchback aimed at the Millennial generation, but is perfect for anyone who has a youthful spirit. Youthful styling is what draws younger buyers to the Kia Soul, but it also has a lot to offer like good fuel mileage, practicality and technology. For 2012, the styling on the […]

The Diesels are Coming: Is Kia Next?

The Diesels are Coming: Is Kia Next?

High gas prices make most people think differently about driving. Carpooling, driving less, switching to more fuel-efficient vehicles – those are all options many consider. Truck and large SUV sales usually correspond closely with changes in prices. Hybrids are one way to do that, but so are diesels. In the rest of the world, particularly […]

2013 Kia K9 Launches in Korea

2013 Kia K9 Launches in Korea

A rear-wheel drive, V-6 powered full-size sedan is the best thing we’ve ever heard from Kia. Hyundai introduced the Genesis years ago, and we’ve been waiting ever since for a Kia variant based on the rear-wheel drive platform. They’ve delivered, and it was worth the wait. The result is the 2013 Kia K9, and thankfully […]

2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio SX: Cool Styling Plus Good Fuel-Economy

Completely Redesigned for 2012 If you haven’t noticed, the South Koreans have the Japanese and everyone else in the automotive world looking over their proverbial shoulders. Kia, who is owned by Hyundai Motor Group is bringing new and innovative cars and designs to the market faster than any other carmaker. And it’s not just quantity, […]

Top Concept Cars at 2012 Canadian International Autoshow

Top Concept Cars at 2012 Canadian International Autoshow

  Concept cars always amuse an auto show crowds with notions of what the future of motoring has in store. With most automakers recovering from their pre-recession belt tightening, the auto show is once again a place where imagination is welcomed to shine. Through my recent pilgrimage to the 2012 Canadian International Autoshow, I caught […]