Tests and Features

Test Drives2019 Kia Niro EV: An Electric Car Worthy of More Attention4.0/5
Since the launch of the Nissan LEAF in 2011, affordable electric vehicles offering zero range anxiety have become more and more popular. One of them is the Kia Niro EV, the third member of the Niro lineup following the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Originally launched for the 2017 model …
First Drives2020 Kia Forte GT: The Civic Si Can Rest Easy3.0/5
A good way to stand out from other compact cars is to offer a sporty variant. Kia does exactly that with the Forte GT, and it openly admits that this model is designed to take on the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen Jetta GLI . We recently attended a media …
First Drives2020 Kia Forte5: A Hot New Hatchback Exclusive to Canada4.0/5
Kia introduced the next-generation Forte sedan for 2019. Now, it’s the Forte5 hatchback’s turn to benefit from a complete redesign. And you know what? We Canadians have access to this five-door model, but it isn’t sold in the U.S. The Car Guide recently flew to Victoria, B.C. to attend the …
Test Drives2019 Kia Forte: Well-deserved Awards4.0/5
Kia is on a roll. It’s the highest-ranking mass-market brand for initial quality for five years in a row according to J.D. Power. The all-new Telluride three-row SUV has the makings of a star. The next-generation Soul EV impresses with ultra-competitive range. As for the Stinger, it was voted as …
First Drives2020 Kia Soul: Owning the Boxy Wagon Niche4.5/5
TORONTO (Ontario)— When the Kia Soul first hit the market in 2009, it not only carved its own niche, but also ushered in a new era for the Korean brand following the arrival of German designer Peter Schreyer. Back then, Kia was still trying to build a reputation in North …
First Drives2020 Kia Telluride: Think Big, Korean Style4.0/5
Long considered a stronghold of American manufacturers, the three-row midsize SUV segment is now populated by companies from all over the globe. This year, it’s Kia’s turn to think big. Meet the largest vehicle ever offered by the Korean brand, the 2020 Telluride. Make no mistake, though: apart from the …
First DrivesExclusive 2020 Kia Soul EV: No More Range Anxiety4.0/5
SEOUL, South Korea – The fully electric 2020 Kia Soul EV made its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November. Just a few months later, The Car Guide was given exclusive access to the car on the roads of Seoul, in South Korea. For Canadian customers, the …
Previews2019 Kia Sorento: Five Things to Know
Introduced in 2002, the Kia Sorento is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that’s larger than the Sportage , but smaller than the all-new Telluride . It takes on direct competitors such as the Honda Pilot , Mazda CX-9 and Chevrolet Traverse . Here are five things you need to know …
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