Road Test: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

What a Difference Five Years Makes When I reviewed Kia’s first Optima Hybrid in January 2012 after its arrival in November 2011, I noted its eye-riveting styling and tech-rich standard equipment. I also commented that the Korean automaker’s first hybrid system misfired during city driving and delivered mediocre fuel economy, a calamity ... Read More...

First Drive: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

Purpose Built Hybrid - Going Where No Crossover Has Gone Before Full Road Test Review Coming Soon! The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word passé as (1) past one’s prime, and (2) outmoded or behind the times. Harsh to think that anyone or anything we have loved is considered to be fading into ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Kia Sorento Limited AWD

Kia’s Feature-loaded Midsize CUV The all-new and completely redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento fits nicely, size-wise, between a compact CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and a midsize SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) such as the Toyota Highlander or Jeep Grand Cherokee. Price wise, when considering the standard and ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Kia Forte EX

Sporty Looking with a Low Entry Price With three body styles—a sedan (Forte), coupe (Forte Koup) and a five-door hatchback (Forte5), the compact Kia Forte offers eye-catching styling with the lowest cost for a highly optioned base model in its class. So, what’s not to like? Not much at all. Drivetrain The front-wheel ... Read More...

Road Test: 2015 Kia K900

Something Different: Kia’s First Luxury Effort Clean Fleet Report realizes that people with far-ranging automotive needs and wants read our reviews and articles looking for insight into alternative fuel and high fuel economy gasoline-powered vehicles. The broad interests of our readers gives us the opportunity to write about an equally broad ... Read More...