Kia is a South-Korean based auto manufacturer allied with Hyundai. Kia has rapidly assembled a lineup of appealing, high value cars and SUVs. Most contain higher levels of equipment than their competition, and all feature a long warranty.

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Performance

For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
Kia K900 66-68
Kia Forte Koup 57-66
Kia Cadenza 64-66
Kia Forte 5 54-65
Kia Optima 55-63
Kia Forte 54-59
Kia Soul 45-58
Kia Sportage 47-54
Kia Sorento 42-53
Kia Rio 5-door 47-53
Kia Optima Hybrid 49-52
Kia Soul EV 51
Kia Niro 47-50
Kia Rio 49
Kia Sedona 42-45

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.