While Kia was once synonymous with basic, bland transportation that happened to have stellar warranties, it now makes some of the most striking and competitive cars in the business—that still have stellar warranties. Despite being the corporate counterpart to Hyundai and sharing features such as platforms and engines, Kia's products are distinct and have unique characters. Carving out their own spaces in the market, the rear-drive Stinger sports sedan is engaging to drive, while the funky Soul hatchback is a standout in its class. The new three-row Telluride SUV immediately earned a spot on our 2020 10Best list thanks to its upscale feel and incredible value, and even more conventional models such as the Optima sedan and the Sportage crossover are compelling choices.
With excellent style, a cavernous interior, and loads of tech, the 2020 Telluride is a well-executed three-row SUV.
Loaded with luxury options and looking gorgeous outside and in, the 2021 Kia Optima delivers a truly upscale experience at an accessible price.
With bolder-looking bodywork and a more attractive interior, the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento is an exciting evolution of the company's mid-size crossover.
The Cadenza—like the larger K900 and smaller Stinger sports sedan—offers luxury-car comfort and features at a steep discount versus premium-badged rivals.
With exterior styling inspired by the Stinger sports sedan, the 2020 Kia Forte is a fashionable compact sedan with a high-value feature list.
Smooth and well-equipped, the K900 is a capable premium sedan with a price that undercuts rival luxury cars.
The Niro is efficient, affordable, and practical, but the entry-level models are a little stripped-down for our taste.
Despite a handsome exterior and interior, the Kia Optima is a family-friendly sedan with multiple powertrains that doesn't really stand out.
With dapper styling and a charming interior, the 2020 Kia Rio is a simplistic and stylish subcompact car.
With excellent ratings and an effortless V-6, the Sedona isn't the best minivan in its class, but it's still an affordable and handsome alternative.
With thrilling acceleration, deft handling, and a surprisingly compliant ride, the resurrected Supra was well worth the wait.
Whether you think the boxy and bold 2020 Kia Soul is a looker or a toaster on wheels, its practicality and budget pricing are hard to ignore.
Under the 2021 Kia Soul's boxy façade is a modern all-electric powertrain with competitive real-world driving range, a nicely-crafted cabin, and plenty of practicality.
With competent driving manners and impeccable cabin quality, the 2020 Kia Sportage is an engaging and sophisticated compact crossover.
With a gutsy optional V-6 engine, flashy exterior styling, and big-time bang for the buck, Kia makes a better BMW and charges less for it.
Kia continues to redefine the meaning of "near luxury," and the Cadenza is another solid example of its success.
It’s styled like Kia's sporty Stinger, but the Forte's stock in trade is comfort and refinement.
The 2019 Kia K900 is the Korean company's largest and fanciest model, but it's also probably the most overlooked.
The 2019 Niro delivers up to 52 mpg in the city and is the perfect vehicle for budget-friendly driving without looking that way.
While mid-size sedans are more commonly overlooked in favor of crossovers these days, the family-car segment is nonetheless filled with attractive and affordable options such as the Optima.
The Rio is an inexpensive small car that easily fulfills its modest ambitions—but that's not damning it with faint praise.
The Sedona boasts great marks from safety agencies, an abundance driver-assistance features, and a kid-friendly interior with plenty of space for friends.
If you're looking for a capable, convenient, and comfortable three-row-crossover conveyance, the Kia Sorento is a solid choice.
The 2019 Sportage is essentially a carryover model this year, with no visual or mechanical updates.
With serious straight-line speed and concept-car design, the 2019 Stinger is closing in on the class leaders for thousands less.
This Korean Buick offsets Kia's youthful lineup with plush American-style luxury and an indulgent ride, all priced below a nicely equipped Camry.
A Ford Explorer alternative, the big, body-on-frame Borrego offers seven-passenger capacity, a choice of V-6 or DOHC V-8, and up to 7500 pounds of towing capacity.
The Forte coupe—or Koup, in Kia-speak—is sportier and more elegant than other Fortes; it’s also well equipped and surprisingly refined.
Smartly styled and somewhat unusual, the Rondo has acceptable handling, optional seven-passenger seating, and tons of practicality.
Kia's subcompact sedan proves a fairly entertaining mix of agility and economy, especially in sporty SX trim.
With others like the Toyota Corolla wagon and Honda Civic hatchback long gone, the Spectra5 is one of the market's only wee wagons.