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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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 65-68
Kia Cadenza 62-64
Kia Optima 52-63
Kia Forte Koup 53-62
Kia Forte 5 52-62
Kia Sportage 52-62
Kia Sorento 39-58
Kia Forte 45-54
Kia Soul 41-53
Kia Niro 50-51
Kia Optima Hybrid 48-51
Kia Rio 44-48
Kia Soul EV 48
Kia Rio 5-door 43-48
Kia Sedona 44-45

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

For more information, view our new car performance guide.