Buyer's Guide


Kia builds vehicles focused on value, but inrecent years, the brand has worked to enhance its products' style, equipment, and performance. The automaker still competes at the entry level but now creates some cars that are legitimately luxurious or fun to drive.

Least Expensive: With a starting price below $17,000, the Rio sedan is the least expensive Kia on sale. The Rio is also available as a hatchback, but it costs about $1,000 more.

Most Expensive: $60,000? For a Kia? The K900's starting price might raise eyebrows, but it's actually a decent value for the right buyer. Its comfort and quality rival European luxury sedans, at a fraction of the cost.

Most Fun to Drive: The name says it all. With its RWD chassis, turbocharged engine options, and sport-tuned suspension, the Stinger feels poised and ready to strike. Its unconventional hatchback cargo area makes it fairly practical, too.

Best Fuel Economy: Scoring up to 50 mpg combined, the Niro hatchback is the most fuel-efficient Kia. The Niro is also available as an all-electric vehicle with 239 miles of range between charges and an EPA-rated 112 mpg-e.

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Overview Revised front and rear bumpers, headlights, and taillights EX is now a separate trim instead of an o...
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Overview A rearview camera and automatic headlights now come standard on the base 2019 Soul. The Inferno Red ...
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Overview Revised front and rear fascias New S trim with sporty design elements Additional optional comfort an...
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Overview Premium trim is no longer available Stinger badge replaces KIA logo on trunk lid Base trim is rename...
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Overview The Sedona is unchanged for the 2020 model year ...
Overview The Cadenza receives numerous updates for 2020, including:...
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Overview On Optima LX and S trims, forward collision avoidance is enhanced to include pedestrian detection Wi...
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Overview Standard Highway Driving Assist Silky Silver exterior paint option replaces Lakestone Improved 360-d...
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Overview Special-edition package for EX trim adds premium touches GT-Line trim brings sporty looks Forte GT h...
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Overview Revised exterior with new headlights, grille, and wheels Lane centering, lane keep assist, and auto ...
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Overview New 1.6-liter I-4 engine New continuously variable transmission Improved city and highway fuel econo...

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