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2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia SorentoThink of the 2019 Kia Sorento as the shortstop of crossover SUVs. This three-row crossover does just about everything well, and some things even better for 2019 thanks to some tweaks to its suspension and steering. It’s roomy, comes standard with three rows of seats, offers a sophisticated V-6 engine teamed to a new 8-speed automatic, and...

2019 Kia Rio

2019 Kia RioThe 2019 Kia Rio proves that simple is better when it comes to compact cars. This year, choosing a 2019 Rio is even simpler: Kia trimmed the Rio lineup in half, meaning color is the only thing most shoppers will need to pick. The Rio earns 5.2 out of 10 on our scale for its bucks-up feel at a low price. This year’s slimmed-down lineup to LX...

2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Kia SportageThe 2019 Kia Sportage may lack some of the spunky visual appeal of the related Kia Soul hatchback, but it’s just as well. It sells and performs well based on its crossover-SUV credentials, not on an on-point shape. The Sportage does more than the Soul with its available turbo-4 drivetrain, too—and it offers all-wheel drive to boot. We...

2019 Kia Soul

2019 Kia SoulThe 2019 Kia Soul cruises into the latest model year with all its charm intact, with its sole glaring fault still on the order sheet. The 2019 Soul, Soul Plus, and Soul Exclaim continue to dole out impeccably youthful style, decent economy-car bona fides, and excellent interior space, not to mention a strong warranty. What the Soul still...

2019 Kia Niro

2019 Kia NiroThe 2019 Kia Niro is efficiency without pretense. Kind of like an office stapler, but with a better stereo, perhaps. As Kia’s dedicated electrified model, no version of the Niro is sold without a hybrid battery. (A Niro with a much bigger battery and no gasoline engine is due soon, we hear.) We give the 2019 Niros that are on sale now a 6.0...