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2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige MPV: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With apologies to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who never experienced the 2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Just don’t call me a minivan. That pejorative never passes... Continue Reading →

2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid EX: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer As a manufacturer that came relatively late to the SUV party/game, Kia brought a gift for figuring out how to satisfy buyers of crossover sport utility vehicles, including the 2021 Sorento Hybrid EX. It’s no small feat... Continue Reading →

2021 Kia K5 GT-Line: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer A first impression: It’s easy to mistake the Kia K5 GT-Line sedan, tested here at $28,400 in flashy Passion Red paint, for an Audi A7 fastback, which starts at $70,195.  The K5 is a stone beauty with... Continue Reading →

Gaining Elevation in the 2020 Kia Telluride SX V6 AWD

by Jason Fogelson The last time Kia launched a midsize three-row SUV, the 2009 Kia Borrego, the company’s timing couldn’t have been less fortunate. Arriving in late 2008, the body-on-frame Borrego was available with a V8 engine. With base prices... Continue Reading →

2021 Kia Seltos S Turbo AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With a few caveats, it looks as if the 2021 Kia Seltos follows the winning ways of its siblings from the South Korean manufacturer, especially the critically acclaimed Telluride. A small crossover sport utility vehicle, the... Continue Reading →

2020 NACTOY Winners: A DriveWays Report…

by Frank A. Aukofer Detroit, Mich. — North American automotive journalists, voting in secret ballots,  revealed on January 13, 2020 that they had selected two quintessentially U.S. vehicles and one from South Korea — but built in the U.S. —... Continue Reading →

NACTOY’s Best of 2020: DriveWays . . .

by Frank A. Aukofer Besides singing “Auld Lang Syne,” the end of every year heralds a flowering of “best of” motor vehicle awards from consumer organizations, enthusiast publications, and web sites. Except for Consumer Reports, which doesn’t permit advertising of... Continue Reading →

2019 Kia Niro EV: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Although it sometimes seems as if Elon Musk’s Tesla gets all the publicity, an increasing number of fine electric vehicles are rolling into the market. An intriguing new one is the 2019 Kia Niro EV. It... Continue Reading →

2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Driving the 2020 Kia Telluride along one of the most scenic roads in America, the thought occurs that vehicle manufacturers have achieved a level of perfection not dreamed of in the history of the automobile. It... Continue Reading →

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