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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.

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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!

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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...

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Kia News

Owner Reviews: Best of January, 2018

We love Owner Reviews at CarAdvice. After all, the people who slapped down their hard-earned money on a car are, arguably, best qualified to tell the world what they're like! Here are our five favourites from January, along with the story that inspired the most comments...

2018 Kia Ceed revealed for Geneva

The new-generation 2018 Kia Ceed has been revealed today, and no we haven't forgotten an apostrophe: Kia's dropped it, to the delight of grammar prescriptivists around the world. As expected, the new Ceed wears front-end styling largely identical to the 2018 Kia Cerato sedan revealed in January...

2019 Kia Sportage spied

The facelifted Kia Sportage has been spied this week, giving us an early look at what's to come for the Korean SUV's mid-life refresh. While thick black sheets conceal most of the front and rear, we can see some new details on the Sportage that distinguish it from the version currently on sale...

Kia SP concept revealed in Delhi

The Kia SP concept has been officially revealed at the 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi, offering a look at a small SUV model aimed primarily at the Indian market. According to the Korean manufacturer, the SP concept "provides a glimpse of what's in store for motoring enthusiasts once Kia kicks off retail sales in India" during the second half of 2019...

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Kia Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Stinger GT review

I was introduced to the Kia Stinger GT early on, before production and release in Australia. I had never owned a Kia before and knew very little of the brand, but the idea of a 'family sports car' at a reasonable price had me interested. As a single-income family of four, the seven-year warranty and capped-price servicing were especially attractive...

2017 Kia Optima GT review

My Kia Optima GT MY17, wow, what can I say? This car is amazing. Its performance, quality, price point, everything about this car has met my expectations. The turbo engine is very responsive when needed, meaning city and highway driving are total pleasures. The fuel economy has been what I expected: great fuel economy when driven accordingly, but put the car in sports mode and, look out, it will use a little more fuel...

2012 Kia Sportage SLi (AWD) review

I purchased the Sportage in late 2011 to replace my very unreliable (after warranty expiration) 2006 Ford Focus. Living on a dirt road that often has minor flooding, I needed something with a little more ground clearance. Of all the available SUVs at the time in my $30–35K price range, the Sportage in my eyes was the best-looking creature by far...

2017 Kia Carnival Platinum review

Our family hauler gets a workout. It’s just clocked 15,000km in the nine months since we purchased it. The shortlist was originally the Kia Sorento GT-Line, Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Pathfinder Ti. I had a hunch, though, so I suggested to my wife that we take a Carnival for a decent drive. The dealer was great and loaned us a car for the weekend...

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Kia Galleries

2018 Kia Ceed revealed for Geneva

2018 Kia Ceed revealed for Geneva

2019 Kia Sportage spied

2019 Kia Sportage spied

2018 Super Bowl LII car ads: Watch them all here
2019 Kia Soul spied

2019 Kia Soul spied

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