2015 Kia K900

Pros: Regal interior appointments are competitive with rivals costing thousands more; quietness; strong acceleration with V8 engine; loads of comfort and convenience features; expansive passenger room in both front and rear

Cons: Mediocre fuel economy with V8 engine; some buyers might not be able to accept a $60K+ car with the Kia badge; overall ride/handling quality and composure can’t match the best in the class

2015 K900

CG Says: Kia reaches far upmarket with a new flagship for 2015. The K900 is a 4-door sedan that competes in the Premium Large Car class, home to such stellar vehicles as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Lexus LS. A 420-horsepower V8 is standard; a 311-hp V6 was slated to join the roster mid-season, but it didn’t actually arrive until the 2016 model year. As is customary in high-end luxury sedans, the K900 comes standard with a long list of standard equipment. Included in the $59,500 base price are front and rear camera displays, a power-closing trunk, an 19-inch chrome alloy wheels. For another $6000, the optional VIP Package adds features such as power door latches, power-reclining rear seats, and a surround-view monitor. The K900 is an audacious first effort in the large luxury sedan market. Though it doesn’t match the best in the class in terms of ride quality and cutting-edge technological features, it offers an impressively competitive luxury ambiance inside and out, at prices that handily undercut most of its rivals.

2015 K900

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Kia
Nation of Manufacturer South Korea
Base Prices Base, V8: $59,500

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
420
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

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2015 Kia K900