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2011 Kia Forte SX Five-Door Hatchback: Weekend Drive

2011 Kia Forte SX Five-Door Hatchback: Weekend Drive

While it may come from the same company as the Hyundai Elantra, our 2011 Kia Forte hatchback weekend test car is nothing like that curvaceous, fuel-efficient compact. Instead, the Forte is aiming for a kind of European performance niche--closer to a Volkswagen Golf or Jetta than the Toyota Corolla... read more

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2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, road test, Aug 2011

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid: First Drive Review

If any brand has emerged from the bottom of the market into awareness lately, it's Kia. The Korean brand is halfway through introducing an entirely refreshed line of smart... read more August 31, 2011 by 2

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid on economy challenge

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid On Economy Drive, 69 MPG So Far...

We've learned to take official EPA gas-mileage ratings with a pinch of salt in the past. They're useful for comparing model to model, but not always representative of the... read more August 29, 2011 by 9

Renault Frendzy Electric Concept

BREAKING: Renault Teases Frendzy Concept Before 2011 Frankfurt Show

Renault has just unveiled its latest electric car creation ahead of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Called the Frendzy, and looking a little like the Kia Soul, the concept is... read more July 7, 2011 by 0

Barack Obama

Should Detroit Dial Down The Doom & Gloom Over High-Mileage Rules?

We've heard this script before. Some agency of the Federal Government proposes a new rule that will affect the design and performance of cars in some way, sometime in the... read more June 15, 2011 by 14

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid To Cost $26,500, Less Than Camry, Fusion Hybrids

Kia has announced that its 2011 Optima Hybrid midsize sedan will carry a starting price of $26,500 when it arrives at dealers in June. (That price does not include a... read more May 10, 2011 by 6

GAC Zoyte Electric SUV

Chinese SUV Tries to Make it in U.S. Despite Taxi Fire

Yesterday Dallas-based electric vehicle firm Green Automotive Company announced it was sending two of its all-electric Zotye electric SUVs to be tested for compliance with... read more May 3, 2011 by 8

2007 Kia Spectra LX

2003 to 2007 Kia Spectras Recalled For Fuel Tank Issue

Recalls aren’t exactly most manufacturers favorite things, but they are necessary to make sure that consumers stay safe. The most recent recall news in the small car... read more April 29, 2011 by 0

2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio Brings Start-Stop, 40 MPG: NY Auto Show

Kia has redesigned its popular Rio small car for 2012, offering buyers more space, more power and up to 40 mpg fuel economy on the highway. The vehicle made its U.S. debut... read more April 26, 2011 by 0

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial

2011 New York Auto Show: Kia Hamsters Take Top Honors From Nielsen

The 2011 New York Auto Show has been full of surprises in new car announcements, but as we mentioned earlier this week the auto show has more than just... read more April 24, 2011 by 0

Kia Forte Koup - Kinetic Motorsports Grand-Am Race Cars

Kia Forte Impressions: How a Grand-Am Win Changes the View of Entry-Level

It is no secret that Kia is trying to change their image. The company has come out with vehicles that will make you do a “double-take.” If you aren’t sure... read more April 11, 2011 by 0

2011 Kia Naimo Concept

Kia Reveals Naimo Electric Crossover Concept, Announces Real-World Tests

Kia has taken the wraps off its third electrified concept car in the space of a year (the previous being the Pop and Ray), strongly suggesting that we’re at the start... read more March 31, 2011 by 4

2010 Kia Soul

Kia Doubles Down On Smaller Engines, Plans Soul Convertible

Kia has some major plans in the pipeline, with the introduction of new hybrid models, a brand new Rio hatchback and range of downsized engines combining turbocharging and... read more March 25, 2011 by 1

Ford B-Max Concept

Green Car Roundup: Production Cars At 2011 Geneva Motor Show

This year's Geneva Motor Show was absolutely crammed with concept cars. But amidst all the outrageous styling and one-of-a-kind features, several important production cars... read more March 3, 2011 by 1

2011 Kia Sportage

2011 Kia Sportage EX Review: A Sport Beaut?

Kia's Sportage spec sheet is loaded with abbreviations: AWD, ABS, TCS, ESC, DBC, HAC, and ROPS. The latter letters stand for rollover protection system. It's just one of the... read more January 16, 2011 by 1

2011 Kia Optima

Success or Failure: 2011 Kia Optima Goes Turbo

There is no doubt that the folks driving Kia today have a sense of humor. There is also no doubt that they have an agenda to get noticed by consumers and go head to head with... read more December 27, 2010 by 0



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