New or Significantly Altered Models

2017 Kia Cadenza
The FWD Cadenza was restyled for the 2017 model year. A 290-bhp V6 engine and eight-speed transmission are standard.
2017 Kia Niro
Kia enters the dedicated hybrid market with the all-new Niro. Unlike others in the segment, the Niro wears styling that looks more crossover than hatchback. The powertrain combines a 1.6l four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a combined output of 139-bhp.
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
Optima adds new Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid models.
2017 Kia Sportage
The fourth-generation Sportage bows for the 2017 model year. The new model grows in length and wheelbase by approximately 2 inches, resulting in more passenger legroom and cargo volume. The Sportage is in offered three trim levels. LX and EX models are powered by a 2.4l four-cylinder engine, whereas the top SX trim level equips a 2.0l four-cylinder turbo.

Updated Models

2017 Kia Forte
Updated front styling. New 2.0l four-cylinder engine in the LX and S models.
2017 Kia Forte 5

Mostly Unchanged

2017 Kia K900
2017 Kia Optima
2017 Kia Rio
SX model discontinued
2017 Kia Rio 5-door
2017 Kia Sedona
2017 Kia Sorento
2017 Kia Soul
2017 Kia Soul EV


2016 Kia Forte Koup