Kia Overview

The Kia Story
Founded in Korea in 1944, Kia Motors got its start as a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts. In 1961 the company began building motorcycles, and by 1971 four-wheel trucks were in production. Kia Motors America was established in 1992, with the Sephia officially launching in the U.S. in 1994. As Kia expanded into midsize cars, minivans and small and midsize SUVs, sales increased every year thereafter until the global economic crisis of 2008. Today’s Kia vehicles have a reputation for value without the cheap economy-car stigma that saddled the brand during its first years in the U.S. A significant portion of Kia is owned by Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd.
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Model Description Retail price range Expert rating User rating
Passenger Cars
2015 Kia Rio - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Rio Kia's entry-level sedan $13,900 - $18,240 Not Rated Not Rated
2011 Kia Rio5 - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Rio5 Kia's entry-level 5-Door $15,095 - $16,395 Not Rated 6.8
2015 Kia Soul - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Soul Kia's compact vehicle $15,100 - $20,700 8.0 Not Rated
2015 Kia Forte - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Forte Kia's compact sedan $15,890 - $20,890 9.0 9.6
2015 Kia Forte Koup - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Forte Koup Kia's sporty compact coupe $18,590 - $20,590 Not Rated Not Rated
2015 Kia Optima - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Optima Kia's midsize sedan $21,650 - $35,500 9.0 9.7
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Optima Hybrid Kia's midsize hybrid sedan $25,995 - $31,995 Not Rated 9.9
2015 Kia Cadenza - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Cadenza Kia's premium sedan $34,900 - $43,800 9.0 Not Rated
Luxury Cars
2015 Kia Cadenza - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Cadenza Kia's premium sedan $34,900 - $43,800 9.0 Not Rated
2015 Kia K900 - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications K900 Kia's new flagship premium-luxury sedan $59,500 9.0 9.6
SUVs/Crossovers
2015 Kia Sportage - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Sportage Kia's compact SUV $21,750 - $29,600 8.0 Not Rated
2015 Kia Sorento - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Sorento Kia's midsize SUV $24,300 - $41,700 8.9 9.7
Vans & Minivans
2014 Kia Sedona - Click for Detailed Pricing and Specifications Sedona Kia's minivan $25,900 - $30,900 Not Rated 8.2
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