Posts tagged "Kia"

2014 Kia Cadenza - Ringer For a Four Ringer - Review

The 2014 Kia Cadenza. The full-sized front-drive sedan is appointed with Nappa leathers, heated steering, seating, ventilated front seats, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control.<br>  <br>Throw in a panoramic roof, voice commanded navigation & infotainment, dual-zone auto climate, HID and LED lighting, and 19" wheels and the MSRP is under $42,000.<br>
________________________________ At a time of overwhelming SUV popularity, nothing in the junior executive lot proclaims “You’ve arrived” better than a premium full size sedan.  Like the 2014 Kia Cadenza. It’s Bavarian handsome, with a milder rendition of the “tiger nose” culled from the mid-size Kia Optima , is nearly a  ringer for a previous Audi A8... Read more »

2013 Kia Optima SXL - Seeking Rarefied Air - Review

The 2013 Kia Optima SXL. "L" stands for "Limited." A letter dictated by the fully loaded $35,000 price. Ouch!
You can always count on some real cold in the atmosphere here at Drive…He Said’s” Chicago abode. Not that it would stop the 2013 Kia Optima SXL, glass roof and all, from seeking it’s own rarefied air. For the Birdwatchers Among Us: Observe and ponder the differences between the robin (not the  boy wonder) and... Read more »

2012 Kia Soul Eco - If You Start Me Up...I'll Sometimes Stop

The 2012 Kia Soul 1.6L Eco, dipped in a catchy color called "Alien."  Will at least one "real Alien" come forward to confirm their suspected lime green color?
Having sailed the Mediterranean Sea in a Euro-spec 2011 Kia Soul ! 1.6 we at “Drive…He Said” got the chance to sample the changes for 2012 in the U.S. spec Kia Soul + Eco 1.6L with 6 speed automatic transmission. About the only bodies of water we encountered were the slushy pools containing the melt... Read more »
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2012 Kia Rio - Wearing Copacabana wheels to the Tango

Our "Drive...He Said" memo to Kia executives: "Give the wheel designers anything they want. Yes, we said Anything!"
One recent early morning we at “Drive… He Said” awoke to a phantasm of what we had long hoped for…Volkswagen’s Polo hot hatchback. Once we rubbed the sleep from our eyes reality set in. Still no miniaturized version of the Golf here on Yankee shores. Instead we get a new Korean attempt at the sub-compact:... Read more »

RO-RO Your Kia Soul Gently Down to Crete

Recently your faithful “Drive…He Said” crew had the stars sufficiently aligned in our favor to be given a KIA’s new SOUL sub compact CUV to play with in of all places, Greece. Despite that country’s public debt service issues, we are still speaking of the glorious Mediterranean islands chock full of well-heeled Western Europeans and... Read more »