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2016 Kia Rio Video

By Jennifer Geiger on February 17, 2015


Kia gave its subcompact car a visual update for 2016. Outside, sedan and hatchback versions of the Rio get a more polished face, says Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. Inside, the changes are also minor and include a revised control panel.… Read More

2016 Kia Rio Video

By Jennifer Geiger on February 17, 2015

Kia gave its subcompact car a visual update for 2016. Outside, sedan and hatchback versions of the Rio get a more polished face, says Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. Inside, the changes are also minor and include a revised control panel.… Read More

Small Changes Add Up With the 2016 Kia Rio (31 Photos)

By Joe Bruzek on February 13, 2015

The redesigned 2016 Kia Rio quietly debuted at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show with a few interior and exterior changes and just a passing mention in Kia's press conference. While subtle, new front and rear styling provide the subcompact Rio… Read More

2016 Kia Rio: First Look

By Jennifer Geiger on February 12, 2015

Competes with: Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Sonic, Toyota Yaris Looks like: Rio gets a dose of style with a restyled, more dramatic looking face Drivetrain: 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder; six-speed manual and six-speed automatic Hits dealerships: Early this year More… Read More

What's the Most Affordable Car in 2014?

By David Thomas on July 21, 2014

  Shoppers may face legitimate sticker shock when they're shopping for a new car. TV and radio advertisements may lead them to believe that new cars all get at least 35 mpg for less than $15,000, but the price of… Read More

What Hyundai-Kia's Latest Strike Means to Car Shoppers

By Kelsey Mays on August 14, 2013

Hyundai-Kia's troubled home-turf labor relations continue. The latest chapter has Korean labor unions voting to strike over wage and benefit disputes with the South Korean automaker. The result could mean a production stoppage in its home country. Hyundai-Kia, which together… Read More

2014 Kia Forte Koup at the 2013 New York Auto Show

By David Thomas on March 27, 2013

Competes with: Honda Civic Si, VW GTI, Hyundai Veloster Turbo Looks like: Kia's design language doesn't work on every body style Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive with either 173-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission or 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, six-speed manual… Read More

Kia to Unveil Crossover Concept, Superman Car at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

By Matt Schmitz on January 30, 2013

Kia's showing in Chicago next week will be a mix of concept, in the Kia Cross GT, and just plain conceptual, in its Superman-inspired Optima Hybrid. Both cars are set to be unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which… Read More

Insurance Study Finds GMC Sierra 1500 Best for Safety

By Kelsey Mays on January 29, 2013

A new study of insurance rates for injury protection and medical payments ranked the GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck highest for occupant injury protection. The Fiat 500 ranks lowest. Insure.com studied prevailing insurance rates across hundreds of ZIP codes from… Read More

What to Do If You Own an Affected Hyundai, Kia

By Kelsey Mays on November 2, 2012

We reported this morning that Hyundai and Kia are revising gas mileage ratings for nearly 900,000 vehicles from the 2011 through 2013 model years — about a third of the cars sold by the affiliated Korean automakers over that range. … Read More

Cars.com's Mileage Tests of Hyundai and Kia Vehicles In Line With EPA Results

By David Thomas on November 2, 2012

In the wake of today's news that Hyundai and Kia will reimburse owners for bad mileage estimates, we've compiled the results of our mileage tests from Shootouts and other challenges we've conducted over the past few years that involved the… Read More