Kia, whose name roughly translates as "to arise out of Asia," has quickly grown to become one of the most popular car companies in America since the budget Korean brand first arrived stateside in 1994. Established in Seoul in 1944 as a bicycle parts manufacturer, Kia is today known for its stylish-yet-affordable small cars and SUVs; however, the line-up is becoming increasingly varied as the ambitious badge continues to expand. While the Kias of decades past may have been bare bones econoboxes, consumers can expect to see a more refined side of Kia thanks to the manufacturer's dedication to innovation and keen eye for cutting edge design and technology. 

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2018 Kia Stinger GT

A sexy, sporty and sleek luxury sedan.

2017 Kia Sportage SX AWD

A compact and turbocharged 4-passenger SUV.

2017 Kia Soul EV

An eco-friendly and roomy car with plenty of gadgets. 

2017 Kia Soul

A practical yet luxury vehicle with hi-tech features. 

2017 Kia Sorento

A top safety small SUV with a redesigned exterior. 

2017 Kia Forte5

Cool features at an affordable price. 

2016 Kia Soul

This stylish, practical hatchback gets a makeover.

2016 Kia Sorento SXL Turbo

This full-featured midsize crossover is ready for the mountains or the mall.

2016 Kia Optima 2.0T SX

Not Your Average Mid-Size Sedan. Turbocharged mid-size family sedan.

2015 Kia Soul EV

A Practical, Electric City Car. Hip electric five-door hatchback.