Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
Kia Logo

Kia

Kia is a South Korean brand originally established in 1944. When paired with its sister company Hyundai, the two brands rank as the fifth-largest manufacturer in the world. Kia is pitched as the more youth-oriented brand of the two, with its cars generally aimed at a younger demographic. Its most famous vehicle is the Rio city car, though nameplates such as Cerato, Optima, Sportage and Sorento are also gaining in popularity as the company continues to transcend its budget image with a range of attractively designed models. Kia is the only manufacturer in Australia to offer a seven-year factory warranty.

Kia Reviews

2018 Kia Sorento SLi diesel review

The 2018 Kia Sorento is a subtly but usefully updated offering. Here we test the all-wheel-drive, diesel-powered SLi model.

2018 Kia Cerato Sport+ sedan review

The Kia Cerato doesn't put the 'Sport' in 'Sport+' nor does it really challenge the best in the segment.

2018 Kia Sportage review: SLi diesel

There's a stack of players in the mid-size SUV segment, but only one with a full seven-year factory warranty. That's this – the Kia Sportage – and we reckon the AWD SLi diesel is the pick...

2018 Kia Sorento review

With more kit, a new gearbox and improved comfort, the 2018 Kia Sorento takes a good thing and makes it better.

View All Reviews

Kia Videos

Editor's Pick: 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline

See the full article here. First published October 15, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  Every single time we mention the word Stinger on the CarAdvice website, a small smoke haze rises out of the server as the comments section descends into a chest-beating war of words...

2018 Kia Sportage SLi diesel review: Best in the range?

There's a stack of players in the mid-size SUV segment, but only one with a full seven-year factory warranty. That's this – the Kia Sportage – and we reckon the AWD SLi diesel is the pick.

Kia Stinger V6 on the dyno! Surprised with the numbers?

We took our company-owned Kia Stinger to Chasers and strapped it onto the dyno to find out just how much power it makes at the wheels. In stock form, it produces 272kW of power at the flywheel, or 365hp. Were you surprised with the numbers it spat out on the dyno?

Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline: 1/4 mile and 0-100km/h

As part of our larger Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison, we lined up both cars over a stretch of road at the Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC) to measure 0-100km/h and 1/4 mile times. Check out the video to see how they went!

View All Videos

Kia Comparisons

Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo v Kia Rio SLi comparison

While SUVs are the flavour of choice in recent years, the humble hatchback continues to be a popular option for first-car buyers, downsizers and those with just no need for anything bigger. Light cars are perfect for urban dwellers thanks to their compact packaging, and the competition remains red hot as manufacturers pump more and more kit into their tiniest offerings...

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...

2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison

Every single time we mention the word Stinger on the CarAdvice website, a small smoke haze rises out of the server as the comments section descends into a chest-beating war of words. A car has never been so divisive and it's not hard to see why. The all-new Kia Stinger is encroaching on territory long held by an Australian mob in the form of the Blue Oval and red lion...

View All Comparisons

Kia News

CarAdvice podcast 86: We talk to a car manufacturer illustrator!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and Trent Nikolic. The Ford Edge ST, Mercedes-AMG CLS53 & E53, and Kia Cerato have been revealed at the Detroit motor show. Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N have been revealed, as has the 2019 Ford Ranger revealed for US market, and HSV 2018 range pricing has been announced...

Kia Telluride in development, Aussie arm keen

The very big and very bold Kia Telluride concept is now being developed for a market debut, a pair of senior executives have confirmed this week, and the Australian arm has its hand up. In conversation with Australian press at this week's Detroit motor show, the news was confirmed by Kia Motors Corporation president and chief designer Peter Schreyer, and Kia Motors Europe chief designer, Gregory Guillaume...

Kia planning no N division, no powered-up Stinger... for now

The Kia Stinger GT is all the car it needs to be right now, says Hyundai Motor Group's chief of high-performance engineering, Albert Biermann - and so are the rest of Kia's GT models. Biermann was on hand at this week's Detroit motor show to talk with Australian press about his team's targets for Kia's sporting range...

2018 Kia Cerato GT confirmed for Australia, turbo looks likely

A new 2018 Kia Cerato GT model will headline the Korean brand's Australian line-up this year, sitting atop an otherwise familiar model spread. While some other model ranges in the Kia family are topped by a GT-Line variant, those are mere styling kits to give the car a more sporting look. But, as with the flagship Optima GT, removing the 'line' adds power and handling tweaks for a more sporting drive...

View All News

Kia Owner Reviews

2011 Kia Rio S review

Picture this: late 2011, 17-year-old me, six months or so into my first real job, needed an immediate replacement for my terminally unreliable VL Commodore. Unfortunately, living in central west New South Wales has its downsides. In this case, lack of choice regarding new, affordable, reliable cars. I needed something with a warranty and low weekly payments...

2016 Kia Optima GT review

"The power to surprise". That's Kia's slogan. Maybe five to 10 years ago, but these days I think they are better than that. We now expect good cars out of Korea, and they regularly deliver. My Optima is no exception. I'm one of the few people it would seem that still seeks out a medium/large family sedan...

2017 Kia Picanto S review

  On reading all the professional reviews for the Kia Picanto, I found I was the opposite of the stereotypical intended purchaser. Why would I, a mid-20s male, and who is interested in cars, want a Picanto as my main car? Simple. In the Picanto, I think have found one of the most underrated packages on the Australian car market...

2017 Kia Stinger GT review

Anyone looking for an in-depth review of the new Kia Stinger GT should look away now. There has already been plenty written about this new offering from Korea and undoubtedly there will be a whole lot more in the coming weeks and months. So, those of you seeking informed commentary about the Stinger will be spoiled for choice...

View All Owner Reviews

Kia Galleries

View All Galleries