Tag Archives: Kia

Quick Drive: 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

By Kevin Harrison “Ayeee!” If you remember this animated yelp from an old Kia commercial, then I suppose Kia’s marketing gurus of the time deserve a pat on the back. If you don’t, let me enlighten you. When Kia redesigned the Sportage in 2008, they clearly wanted to market it as a fun,...
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Test Drive: 2016 Kia Optima SXL

By Kevin Harrison As I pulled up to the bottle recycling depot, I already had that feeling. It's the feeling you get when you get the sense that someone is watching you. Backing the weekly press car - a Kia Optima - into a spot I got out and he was immediately...
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Test Drive: 2015 Kia Sedona SXL+

By Robert Nichols How many teenagers can say that the vehicle they learned to drive in was Turbocharged? Perhaps today this is more likely common as many manufacturers are using smaller engines and then boosting them to make them usable. But when I was 16 years old Turbochargers were something only...
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Test Drive: 2016 Kia Sorento SX+ V6 AWD

By Robert Nichols Kia has really evolved rapidly. It started out as a humble Korean make not unlike Hyundai. But the key difference was the velocity with which the product was accepted. When Hyundai first came to the North American market it was a purveyor of horrendous little vehicles which had...
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Test Drive: 2016 Kia Sorento SX Turbo

By Kevin Harrison I have a friend who works for General Motors. As we sat in traffic in the 2016 Kia Sorento Turbo, he mercifully halted our politically charged conversation in order to declare something: "You know, I think this might be better than the [Chevrolet] Equinox," he said quietly, staring ahead,...
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Test Drive: 2015 Kia Forte5 SX-L Turbo

By Kevin Harrison You've likely heard the term 'Hot Hatch' before as it represents close to the ultimate for auto enthusiasts. The compact mass along with tuned engines and suspension bits with added style and a hatch to appease practicality is a mouth watering combination for a good portion of us. But...
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Kia Is Electrifying Its Soul

By Robert Nichols The first all-electric Kia to be offered to Canadians has been declared the Motoring TV’s 2015 ‘Best Electric Car’. “It has more than acceptable range and does not sacrifice flexibility to be green,” said Graeme Fletcher of Motorin TV. “Unlike so many electric cars the Soul EV's range is...
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Test Drive: 2014 Kia Soul SX Luxury

By Kevin Harrison I like Kias. Yes, I said it. The company has improved significantly over the past decade or so and it now offers among the best of the best in terms of value, quality and style. Their latest new product such as the Cadenza, is proving they can play...
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