The Throttle House hosts with a gray 2021 Kia K5 GT on a snowy road
Sedans & Coupes

Is the 2021 Kia K5 GT Really a Sport Sedan?

While the 2021 K5 (née Optima) may be stylish, the Kia sedan doesn’t quite have the performance to match. The GT-Line model goes some way to rectifying that, but it still missing something compared to rivals like the Honda Accord. However, Kia offers one more K5 trim above the GT-Line: the 2021 K5 GT. And …

2022 Hyundai Starex Minivan | gotchacars
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Will Wild-Looking 2022 Hyundai Starex Spike Minivan Sales?

Station Wagons became frowned upon until they became known as SUVs. Today, nobody wants a minivan unless they are raising a family. Then, a minivan can be indispensable. But what if the minivan was envisioned in a different way? Would a wild-looking Hyundai Starex be able to spike minivan sales?  Hyundai is road-testing prototype 2022 …

2021 Kia Mohave driving through a city
Trucks & SUVs

The Kia Mohave is the Telluride’s Cooler Cousin

The Kia Telluride is a great SUV option that’s new in America. However, the Kia Mohave is a midsize SUV that’s been around in Korea for a while. The 2021 Kia Mohave just received significant updates that make us wish it was in the United States.  What is the 2021 Kia Mohave?  Respect your elders. …

Brand New silver Kia K8 parked next to a building
Sedans & Coupes

The New Kia K8 is Luxurius, Forbidden Fruit

Kia giveth and Kia taketh away. I’m not sure anyone is actually upset by the loss of the K7 or, here in the states, the Kia Cadenza. However, as more consumers start to drop their BMWs and Lexus sedans for increasingly luxurious Kia and Hyundai SUVs, maybe we should be mourning the fact that we …

A turquoise 2022 Kia Carnival driving down a city road
Crossover & Midsize

It’s Not a Minivan: Kia Dubs the 2022 Carnival an ‘MPV’

Will Kia’s all-new multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) be its MVP? That’s what the South Korean company is betting on after revealing the 2022 Kia Carnival. The Carnival replaces the Sedona minivan in Kia’s lineup. However, this model aims to be something more than yet another ‘soccer mom’ vehicle. Will this new MPV meet – or improve …

A blue 2021 Kia Sorento SX on display in a parking lot with a building in the background
Trucks & SUVs

Is This Kia Model the Best 3-Row SUV For the Money?

Automotive experts endlessly rave about the 2021 Kia Telluride. But did you know Kia offers a different three-row SUV that’s almost as good for thousands of dollars less? Choosing the 2021 Kia Sorento might be the road less traveled, but it might be the best value on the market. The Sorento isn’t as roomy or …

A look at the interior of the 2021 Kia Forte GT
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Kia UVO Link Shutdown Plagues Owners for Days

It seems these days everyone has a cellphone on hand at all times. So, it isn’t surprising that auto manufacturers have worked to find ways to integrate the technology in your car with your cellphone, and for Kia, that means the UVO Link. While the UVO link application has proved handy for many Kia owners, …

A Kia Motors Corp. 2015 Sedona minivan is displayed during the 2014 New York International Auto Show from the rear of the vehicle
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Kia Sedona Is Dying . . . With a Twist

When it comes to minivans, most automakers have either phased them out of the lineup or are beginning to. There are a few still being made today, the Kia Sedona being one of them. In the last few years, the Sedona has risen in popularity, possibly because of its SUV/minivan balance.  But, this is the …

rendering of the Kia pickup truck in a parking lot
Trucks & SUVs

When Are We Finally Getting a Kia Pickup Truck?

With the success of the brand’s most rugged model, the Kia Telluride, some of us are wondering what’s next. We already know that Kia can package a large unibody vehicle and sell it like hotcakes. So when are we finally getting a Kia pickup truck? While there’s no Kia pickup truck yet, it’s not exactly …

A dark-blue 2020 Kia Cadenza travels on a two-lane highway lined with pine trees and mountains
Sedans & Coupes

The 2020 Kia Cadenza Looks Different but Drives the Same

It’s interesting how times have changed. For decades, full-size sedans like the Kia Cadenza were the mainstay of the auto industry. They were large enough to meet the average driver’s commuting needs, had a reputation for being safe, got decent gas mileage, and were pleasant to drive. Now it’s growing increasingly difficult to find good sedans …

The driver's-side headlight on a dark-colored 2021 Kia Sedona
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2021 Kia Sedona Has Bad Headlights

With consumers learning toward SUVs and crossovers, the Kia Sedona is one of the last remaining minivans on the market. But the Sedona remains a popular option among growing families. It boasts space, affordability, and Kia’s bargain tech. But is the latest Sedona safe? One thing is sure: The Kia Sedona’s headlights aren’t up to …

A chrome 2021 new Kia Telluride navigating in water.
Trucks & SUVs

Does the 2022 Kia Telluride Even Need Anything New?

The 2021 Kia Telluride model just keeps winning. Consumers and critics love it. In fact, it’s almost as if this Kia SUV can do no wrong. Does the 2022 Kia Telluride even need anything new? According to Edmunds, the emerging 2022 Kia Telluride will release without any notable changes. It’s no wonder, really. The 2020 …

2021 Sorento X-Line off-roading over rocks
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Kia Sorento Is Less Capable Than You Thought

Have you seen the new Kia Sorento? It went from drab to fab, with a more confident look. New images also show the 2021 Kia Sorento doing outdoorsy things like crossing streams and being parked at campsites. However, those images may be a little misleading.  The 2021 Kia Sorento struggles while off-roading  TFL Off-Road got …

A green 2021 Kia Sorento Yosemite Edition parked on a rocky clif
Crossover & Midsize

Is the 2021 Kia Sorento Safe?

Drivers likely agree that safety is paramount. Peace of mind makes navigating roads and terrain more enjoyable and less stressful. But consumers also consider style, comfort, convenience, performance, price, and other factors when buying a vehicle. Automakers strive to meet those myriad desires, with varying degrees of success. And with the 2021 Sorento, Kia offers …

The 2021 Kia Sorento seen driving
Trucks & SUVs

Avoid the Kia Sorento and Buy One of These Alternatives Instead

The Kia Sorento arrived to the new model year redesigned and with improved fuel economy ratings, more high-tech features, and additional safety equipment. But does that mean the Kia Sorento is the best option among its segment? Not necessarily. Because while it may have undergone a redesign, there are better alternatives to the Kia Sorento.  …