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14 Kia Models You Should Take A Look At

The Kia Motors Corporation is the oldest car company in South Korea. The company was founded in 1944. From the very beginning this company was not engaged in production of cars, and its name was KyungSung Precision Industry. Since its foundation the company was focused on individual vehicle production. Then the factory in the southern part of Seoul manually manufactured parts for bicycles. Now Kia produces reliable vehicles with an attractive design and good performance, so the company enjoys a great popularity all over the world. An affordable price makes these vehicles popular in many countries. The lineup includes SUVs, mid-size cars, entry-level luxury cars and even minivans.

Kia Amanti





The Kia Amanti has elegant design and quality trim. The car is oriented on the US, as evidenced by its huge size, large windshield and powerful engine. The Kia Amanti’s cabin is very spacious and can easily accommodate five passengers with comfort. This model incorporates all the classic principles of executive cars such as reliability and high level of comfort and delivers an excellent driving experience. The Amanti’s safety system is on the highest level thanks to 8 air-bags, ABS, immobilizer, xenon headlights and much more of passive and active safety systems. The Kia Amanti is a perfect combination of style, comfort and performance and successfully competes with European and Japanese competitors. This car is a successful attempt of the Korean brand to enter the luxury market.

Kia Borrego






The Kia Borrego is a large SUV that provides top performance in its class thanks to a powerful engine that ensures high power output, optimal torque, greater fuel efficiency, and improved power delivery. Its all-wheel drive system makes it perfect for off-road adventures. Its interior is spacious and comfortable, with an easy-to-use  instrument panel and three rows of seats that can accommodate 7 passengers. This mid-size SUV is a worthy competitor to the leaders in its class, such as the Honda Pilot and Nissan Xterra. This model allowed the company to enter the full-size SUV market and occupy a rightful place in this segment. Distinctive features of the vehicle are impressive size and austere style, powerful engine and excellent driving performance and a high level of safety and comfort.

Kia Cadenza






The Kia Cadenza is a proof that the company can produce high-quality, stylish cars, that are also affordable. This car is the best choice for those who are looking for a big sedan with good equipment, but not willing to overpay for the brand. Once you sit behind the wheel it becomes clear that you are driving a premium class car. Absolutely every driver will be able to find a comfortable driving position, thanks to a large number of seats and steering adjustments. The Kia Cadenza is a great car for long trips thanks to comfortable seats and good sound insulation. The Cadenza features a powerful V6 and excellent transmission, that allow the car to be very agile and maneuver. Around turns, this big car feels smaller and lighter thanks to its buttoned-down attitude and responsive steering.

Kia Forte






The segment of entry-level compact sedans is becoming more popular every single day. Many cars in this class offer the same level of style and equipment as in higher class vehicles. The Kia Forte is an excellent example. In addition to a beautiful appearance and comfortable interior, this car can offer a high level of security, as has a good score on crash test. The Forte has precise steering and steady handling, so it is a joy to drive this car. The Forte is able to appeal to various types of drivers, whether they prefer a dynamic coupe, a practical hatchback or a traditional sedan. Since 2011, the Kia Forte has a very rich standard and optional equipment including a six-speed transmission, navigation, exterior temperature display, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls, mp3 player and much more.

Kia Magentis





The Kia Magentis is a big sedan with an attractive appearance and nice performance. Even the standard equipment has a good package: driver’s and front passenger’s airbags, air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors, ABS, audio system and fog lights. This car remains stable even during emergency maneuvers thanks to the traction control TCS. The safety in case of front collision is provided by front airbags, and the four-channel ABS that tracks the movement of each wheel can prevent such a situation. Also, this car is equipped with the EBD system which distributes braking effort to shorten the braking distance. This business-class sedan has a decent design, high level of safety and precise handling.

Kia Optima






The Kia Optima offers a huge number of standard and optional equipment. This car stands out in its class thanks to its upscale interior and distinctive styling. Any driver will have fun behind the wheel of this car, thanks to the excellent grip and amazing dynamics. The standard engine will satisfy most drivers, but there is a turbocharged engine for those who like to drive fast. The Kia Optima is an optimal variant to pick in the midsize sedan segment, thanks to the fact that this car provides a perfect combination of rich equipment, attractive design and affordable price. In 2011, the Kia Optima Hybrid entered the market, it is a hybrid car that can run on electricity and in combined gas-electric mode at any speed. It allows to achieve significant fuel savings and a significant reduction of harmful emissions.

Kia Rio






The Kia Rio is the most affordable car from the Korean manufacturer. It is a comfortable mid-size car with great fuel economy. The second generation of the Rio got a number of new amenities and provided greater ride comfort. The latest model is another leap forward due to its distinctive styling, an abundance of space inside and a pretty powerful engine. Its interior’s trim is a cut above any other vehicle in its class. This small car is a confident front runner in the economy car segment. Overall, this car delivers everything what its price promises.

Kia Rondo






Kia unveiled the Rondo as a crossover utility vehicle, but it actually looks more like a minivan, so it is nothing more than a  trendy catchphrase. This vehicle provides great flexibility and functionality for its price and size. This so-called crossover can easily accommodate seven passengers. The Rondo has a rich equipment from the base model on up. For example, even the lowest trim is produced with indispensable safety features like ABS and stability control. The Kia Rondo’s engine is particularly responsive, it offers commendable passing power and punchy acceleration. The vehicle’s steering is rather decent for a tallish family van. If you are for something smaller than a van or compact crossover, this vehicle is a solid choice.


Kia Sedona






The Kia Sedona was awarded the best car design at the New York Auto Show in 2014. But this good looking minivan is also functional, it accommodates seven passengers having three rows of seats. Inside, the Sedona features a host of luxury amenities and provides sufficient legroom in each row.  This vehicle is responsive and intelligent, it is equipped with cutting-edge innovations like Blind-Spot detection and Smart power liftgate. This vehicle features a huge number of active and passive safety systems like stability control and brake control. This minivan is road-trip ready thanks to amazing balance of refinement and power. The Sedona has always been a great choice for practical people who demand comfort, mobility and reliability.

Kia Sephia






The subcompact Kia Sephia was launched in 1992. The Korean car was designed on the Mazda 323 base, which was produced in the period from 1989 to 1994. Due to affordable price and fuel efficiency, this model received favorable reviews. The Kia Sephia’s cabin can be described as practical. It is quite tastefully decorated, functional and spacious. The Kia Sephia is a compact car measuring 177.6 inches in length, 55.7 inches in height and with a 100.8-inch wheelbase. The Sephia was available in sedan and hatchback body styles. The second row of seats can be folded in order to increase space in hatchback variant. The Kia Sephia sedan has a spacious, comfortable and transformable trunk area as well.

Kia Sorento






The Kia Sorento is one of the best choices for a midsize SUV due to its spacious cabin with available third-row seat and extensive warranty. The Kia’s steering and handling cannot be called sporty, however,  it’s rather sure-footed for its class. This vehicle is very maneuverable so it feels smaller than it actually is. The Sorento’s safety is on the top level: the lightweight body created with the use of stainless steel with increased rigidity and strength, chassis with heavy-duty components that  extinguish the impact energy and special protection elements in case of a rollover. This vehicle is an affordable SUV with an elegant design that can offer plenty of utility.

Kia Soul






With its four-cylinder engine and funky design, the Kia Soul is created for mainstream economy-car buyers who demand something different. This boxy car is avant-garde in its approach, having a sweptback exterior with sporty angles and a tidy cabin with vibrant colors and pleasant shapes. Any driver will be impressed with this car’s interior materials’ quality, spaciousness, generous cargo and passenger space and  high-tech user-friendly features like telescopic adjustable steering column, a great audio system with USB, Bluetooth and 6 speakers, heated front seats, Supervision dashboard and power windows for all doors. Its cabin offers a nice balance between function and form. This car’s boxy design provides copious leg and headroom. This car is pleasant to drive thanks to its responsive handling and precise steering.

Kia Spectra






Drivers buy economy cars because of its fuel-efficiency and affordability, but the key to creating such a vehicle is to make it feel, drive and look like a more expensive one. The Kia Spectra is a successful attempt by the Korean manufacturer to design such a car. This model is available in sedan and hatchback body styles and both variants have attractive designs and huge selection of standard and optional equipment. This car is praised for its smooth ride and competent handling, user-friendly interior and decent build. The Kia Spectra is a perfect combination of comfort and style, it gives calmness and confidence behind the wheel. Economy, spacious interior, smart character and safety have made this car so popular.

Kia Sportage





The Sportage is a stylish compact crossover SUV. Its cabin features attractive styling and impresses with a huge number of thought-out details. Driver and passengers alike benefit from well-shaped seats and sufficient leg- and headroom. The rear seat easily accommodates two adults. This model lives up to its name with its athletic handling and sharp steering that make it more attractive than its competitors. A wide range of standard equipment includes remote-controlled central locking, immobilizer, power windows, steering wheel adjustments, power steering, power door mirrors, automatic antenna, speakers and digital clock. One of the biggest advantages of this vehicle is that it is much more affordable than its competitors in its class.