2022 Kia Rio

Surviving another year, the 2022 Kia Rio is better than you’d expect of a subcompact. While others have abandoned the segment entirely, Kia continues to support entry-level buyers who don’t want the larger Forte sedan. For the 2022 model year, the Rio returns mostly unchanged and continues to be offered as aContinue Reading

2022 Kia Carnival

“Where are the other ones?!” This frequent refrain from our judges cut to the core of why the all-new Kia Carnival wasn’t a 2022 Car of the Year finalist. Blame our organizing committee: The only version we requested was a loaded, top-shelf SX Prestige model with the unremovable but fabulous VIP second-rowContinue Reading

2022 Kia Stinger GT

When Kia brought the Stinger five-passenger sport sedan to compete for the 2018 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, we were delighted with its capability, but the lineup suffered from an underpowered base engine. The Stinger is back to address that complaint with a new 2.5-liter I-4 that puts out 300 hp and 311Continue Reading

2022 Kia Carnival EX

The mid-level Carnival EX has its charms, and it all comes at a solid price. After falling out of favor in the early 2000s, minivans are finally in vogue again. All right, not really—just checking to make sure you’re paying attention. But as long as these workhorses continue to offer muchContinue Reading

2022 Kia Sportage Technical Specifications

It was about a month ago when Kia premiered the fifth-generation Sportage with its radical makeover and now the compact crossover is back to reveal its technical specifications. Bear in mind we’re dealing with the global / KDM version featuring the longer wheelbase as Europe will be getting a shorter-wheelbase model. YouContinue Reading

2021 Kia K5 vs Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy has been offered with all-wheel drive since its inception in 1989, but AWD didn’t come standard on U.S. models until the second-gen Legacy arrived several years later. The new 2021 Kia K5, on the other hand, carries an AWD badge right out of the gate, distinguishing itself from the Hyundai Sonata,Continue Reading

Mazda CX-30 vs Kia Seltos

By Nick Yekikian – MotorTrend The 2021 Kia Seltos is the brand’s latest entrant in the SUV octagon, and it enters the arena with a full head of steam. Last year Kia delivered a knockout punch in the form of the three-row Telluride. It was so good, we named it our 2020 SUV of the Year. WithContinue Reading


By Nick Yekikian – Words, Brandon Lim – Photos, MotorTrend Let’s get one thing clear: Kia Motors is owned by the Hyundai Group. Although their product lines follow different formulas, much of what the two brands sell happens to be closely related. For example, the Kia Stinger and the GenesisContinue Reading


By Christian Seabaugh – Words, Brandon Lim – Photos – MotorTrend America is missing out on this criminally overlooked sedan. We auto enthusiasts are a fickle bunch. We demand manual transmissions or rear-wheel-drive platforms (or both) but then don’t buy them. Pontiac G8? Dead. Chevrolet SS? Gone. Ford Fiesta ST? See ya. ItContinue Reading

2021 Kia Seltos

By Miguel Cortina – Words, Motor Trend The subcompact SUV segment is red hot. Over the last four years, names like Hyundai Kona, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota C-HR, Ford EcoSport,  Nissan Kicks and Mazda CX-30 have emerged or been resurrected in the U.S. The 2021 Kia Seltos joins that list, but it falls on the larger side of the pack—at 172Continue Reading