Buyer's Guide

Kia

With a number of economical options including the Rio, Soul, and Forte, and a lineup of value-oriented crossovers—currently the hottest market trend—Kia has built a foundation to compete with the industry's major players.

Least Expensive: Kia's Rio, Soul, and Forte all start under $18,000. The Rio is the least expensive model in Kia's lineup, followed by the Soul four-door hatchback, and then the Forte.

Sportiest: Even though the Forte Koup SX isn't a direct competitor to the Honda Civic Si in terms of performance, the Forte Koup's 201 hp from a 1.6-liter turbo-four should provide enough pep to satiate some buyers.

Popular: The inexpensive Soul is Kia's best-seller, followed closely by the long-running Optima midsize sedan.

Most Expensive: The rear-drive Kia K900 offers luxurious accommodations and amenities at a lower price than most other manufacturers. The full-size luxury sedan starts around $50,000 and can rise well beyond $60,000 with options and a 420-hp 5.0-liter V-8 engine.

Utility/Offroad
$26290
29 / Hwy 22 / City
Overview The 2018 Kia Sorento's base L trim receives a rearview camera and auto on/off headlights, and the LX...
$16490
30 / Hwy 24 / City
Overview A rearview camera and automatic headlights now come standard on the base 2019 Soul. The Inferno Red ...
$23750
30 / Hwy 23 / City
Overview The 2019 Kia Sportage carries over unchanged from 2018, but we recently previewed the redesigned 202...
Sports
$32990
29 / Hwy 22 / City
Overview All-new for 2018, Kia's sexy grand-tourer slinks into 2019 with a few updates. 18-inch wheels are no...
Minivan/Van
$27200
24 / Hwy 18 / City
Overview The 2019 Kia Sedona gets a refreshed exterior, an upgraded rear seat entertainment system option wit...
Midsize/Fullsize
$33100
27 / Hwy 20 / City
Overview The Kia Cadenza enters 2019 with minor technology and safety system updates....
$22990
35 / Hwy 25 / City
Overview The Kia Optima is refreshed for 2019, bringing a number of changes inside and out across all trim le...
$28090
45 / Hwy 39 / City
Luxury
$59900
25 / Hwy 18 / City
Overview Kia's K900 flagship sedan has been completely redesigned for the 2019 model year with a new powertra...
Compact
$17790
37 / Hwy 27 / City
Overview Kia expands the Forte sedan's features-list by adding cruise control as standard on the base LX mode...
$23490
49 / Hwy 52 / City
Overview The biggest news for the 2018 Niro is that the Touring model now comes standard with HID headlights,...
$15390
37 / Hwy 28 / City
Overview All new for 2018, the Kia Rio lineup undergoes some housekeeping for 2019. The manual transmission f...

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