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The new Kia Optima is displayed at the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center

Why the 2013 Kia Optima Is the Most Complained-About Model Year

Handsome styling, respectable fuel efficiency, and an affordable price all make the Kia Optima an appealing choice as a family driver. The Kia Optima competes with the Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, and the Honda Accord in the midsize sedan category. So maybe you’d like to save money by buying a secondhand Optima. But before you …

Are Any of the Cheapest New Cars Worth Buying?

“I just want a new car,” is a phrase that might be uttered by just about every prospective car buyer. Aside from the highly coveted “new car scent,” buying a new car does have its advantages. There won’t be any previous owners, no damage to the car, and if anything goes wrong, there is a …
A new Kia Sportage on display at an auto show

Why Is The Kia Sportage Falling Behind?

Kia has really turned things around in the last decade. They have transformed their reputation from being weak and cheap to sporty and reliable. Throughout this transition, the Kia Sportage has been continuously reworked to be a competitive compact SUV to compete against the Honda CR-V and Rav4. So why is it falling short?  A …
The new Kia Optima is unveiled on April 1, 2010 at the New York Auto Show in New York

Skip the 2011 Kia Optima on Your Used Car Shopping List

The Kia Optima shares the midsize sedan segment with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and the Ford Fusion. Boasting two engine options and a ton of standard features, a secondhand Optima seems like a good buy, especially with fair market prices dipping below $10,000 for some model years. But you should cross the 2011 Kia …
Kia Soul EV

Is The Mini Cooper SE Or Kia Soul EV Better?

When it comes to the Kia Soul EV and Mini Cooper SE, you can sing it’s electric and do the hustle. Alright, setting our lame dad jokes about these funky little cars aside, the Kia and Mini both deserve attention as affordable electric models, but which one is better?  The Mini Cooper SE Vs. Kia …
2019 Jeep Compass Limited

Four Great 2020 SUVs That Are Actually Affordable

SUVs are becoming increasingly popular for there size, safety, and convenience. However, they are known for being incredibly expensive. Their expensive tags, and being notoriously bad on gas can turn buyers away. Although, you don’t have to give up your vehicle dreams. Check out these affordable, brand-new 2020 SUVs that you can confidently drive off …
2021 Honda Odyssey

Minivan Choices Are Dwindling But You’ve Still Got Options

Recently FCA confirmed we would not see any further updates to the Dodge Grand Caravan, and it will soon be discontinued entirely. RIP Dodge Caravan. This doesn’t mean that hope is lost for those in the market for a minivan. Minivan choices are dwindling, but you’ve got options.  Keeping Minivans in the Family: Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler …
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

4 Best Electric Cars on a Budget

The electric vehicle movement continues to gain traction. Innovative engineers are designing electric cars to prepare for the possibility of a future in which electric cars dominate the automobile industry. There are quite a few luxury models available. The Audi E-Tron, the Jaguar I-Pace, the BMW i3, and Tesla models M, S, and X to …
Thief Stealing Car

Millions of Toyota, Hyundai, Kia Keys Easy To Clone-Yikes!

Yeah, this isn’t good. The Texas Instruments encryption technology called DST80 used to protect Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia key fobs from hacking can be easily hacked. Thanks, Texas Instruments! It seems that there are holes in the security technology that makes hacking into the fobs easy for any tech-savvy fool.  Thieves use an inexpensive Proxmark …
2017 Kia Cadenza is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place

The Kia Cadenza Offers Luxury Amenities at an Affordable Price

The full-size Cadenza is Kia’s forgotten sedan, with most Americans not even knowing the premium vehicle exists. With low sales in the U.S., Kia redesigned the Cadenza in hopes of proving it is the master of producing luxury-like vehicles at non-luxury-like prices. The recently-debuted and redesigned 2020 Kia Cadenza might just find its way into …