2011-14 Kia Optima

The redesigned Kia Optima aimed to deliver upscale accouterments and a sporty, driver-oriented demeanor at bargain prices, and it mostly succeeds. Optima isn’t quite as dynamically polished as [...]

2011-13 Kia Sorento

Sorento's transformation to a crossover SUV from a traditional truck-type design works to its benefit. In this form, Sorento rides and handles well, aided by tidy-for-the-class exterior [...]

2011-14 Kia Sportage

Some visibility was sacrificed to the racy styling, and interior materials and fuel economy fall a bit below par for the class. Otherwise, Sportage delivers a host of standard features, plus an [...]

2006-14 Kia Sedona

Sedona and Entourage, which share basic design, don't rank with Best Buy minivans in terms of ride quality, powertrain response, or squeak-free construction. Even so, they earn Recommended [...]

2010-13 Kia Forte

Kia's latest compact-car contender boasts ample-for-the-class passenger and cargo space along with a generous list of standard comfort, convenience, and safety features. Forte's performance, road [...]

2010-13 Kia Soul

Like the Scion xB and Nissan Cube, Kia's funky urban truckster combines quirky, hip styling with efficient passenger and cargo space. Soul is more stable and relaxed than most subcompacts in [...]

2014 Kia Forte

When I was growing up, no self-respecting car guy would ever be caught dead driving a 4-door. That general attitude has changed now, and so has mine; Forte’s 4-door hatchback version would now be [...]

2014 Kia Soul

I find that every time I settle into a Kia Soul (or Nissan Cube, or, to a lesser extent, the Scion xB), I wonder why every car isn’t basically a box on wheels. There’s really no better way to [...]

2014 Kia Sorento

Sorento was already an appealing midsize SUV, and the 2014 seems even more so: quieter, a bit peppier, no less economical, and much nicer inside. Just as nice, existing assets remain intact, [...]

2012-14 Kia Rio

The Kia Rio represents itself well in a class that's filled with great choices. Where some of the competition shines in a particular area and trails in another, the Rio doesn't really stand out [...]