Posts from ‘Kia’

Jan
12
2017 Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L

The numbers are in, and 2016 was another banner year for light-vehicle sales in the U.S. All told, American consumers purchased more than 17.5 million new cars and trucks.

Jan
09
2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Stinger

2017 Detroit Auto ShowDETROIT — Kia unveiled an all-new rear-wheel-drive fastback sports sedan in conjunction with the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2018 Kia Stinger is the production embodiment of the Kia GT concept car that was first shown in 2011.

Dec
14
2017 Kia Cadenza Technology

2017 Kia Cadenza Technology in Silky Silver

2017 Kia Cadenza Technology  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Large Car

Miles Driven: 462

Fuel Used: 21.8 gallons

Dec
05
Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV with its charging port “open for business.”

Ah, fall. When – here in the Midwest – it’s not too cold, not too hot, and not too rainy … for about three weeks.

Short as that utopian span is, it’s the closest we ever come to simulating the year-round climate of coastal California. Which, as it so happens, is where most EVs are sold.

Nov
23
2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR: Proving that small crossovers are a big draw.

2016 LA Auto Show LogoPerhaps because it’s the first major auto show of the season (and perhaps because it’s set, of course, in California – the tail that wags the fashion dog), the Los Angeles Auto Show often establishes trends later followed at the other major shows.

Oct
07
2017 Kia Forte S
2017 Kia Forte S

2017 Kia Forte S     2017 Kia Forte S

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 628

Fuel Used: 20.5 gallons

Driving mix: 35% city, 65% highway

Oct
05
EV tools
Tools used: Kill A Watt meter (which measures the amount of volts, amps, or watts running through it — one of my favorite toys), electric bill, and calculator.

Yeah, I know. You’ve hated math ever since you figured out that every part of it you learned after basic algebra would never, ever be used again in your lifetime.

Aug
23
2016 Kia Optima SX-L

2016 Kia Optima SX-L

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2016 Kia Optima SX-L for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Aug
02
2015 Kia Soul EV

2015 Kia Soul EV

We’re now about three months into our long-term test of the Kia Soul EV, and right in the middle of some seriously sweltering summer temperatures. As we mentioned in our previous update, the hot, humid weather hasn’t hurt our driving range quite as much as we were expecting.

Jul
21
2017 Kia Sportage SX

2017 Kia Sportage SX

2017 Kia Sportage SX FWD    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 1580

Fuel Used: 63.7 gallons

Driving mix: 20% city, 80% highway

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