KIA CADENZA: Kia's upsized, upscale Cadenza presents a near-luxury ownership experience without the penalty of a near-luxury price point. Its new platform is stronger, lighter and more rigid, while the interior is dramatically upscale. Finally, the Cadenza boasts Kia's first application of an eight-speed automatic in a front-wheel drive powertrain.
FORTE: Kia's sedan and hatchback enjoy freshened styling and a new, 2.0-liter base powertrain. There is also the optional availability of a whole suite of advanced driver assistance systems, including autonomous emergency braking, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning and Dynamic Bending Light, which allows your lights to follow the direction of your steering wheel.
K900: Kia's large, rear-wheel-drive sedan is unchanged for 2017.
NIRO: Kia's all-new hybrid crossover is an outlier in the hybrid segment, with the high hip point and generous greenhouse of a crossover and a projected EPA estimate of 50 miles per gallon (combined) efficiency. It is powered by a normally-aspirated 1.6-liter four and electric motor, delivering a total system horsepower of 139, and 195 pound-feet of torque.
OPTIMA: Following a redesign in 2016, Kia's midsize entry enjoys package refinements, standard 18-inch wheels on SX trim, a new value package on the 1.6T and new colors. More significant is the addition of both an Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. The Hybrid promises to be 10-percent more efficient, while the plug-in will offer an estimated electric-only range of 27 miles.
RIO: New colors and a discontinued four door SX highlight the changes.
SOUL: Kia's two-box box adds new alloy wheel designs, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert on Plus and Excalibur trims. And news of two new colors pales when compared to the Soul Exclaim's new turbo powerplant, connected to a seven-speed DCT transmission.
SOUL EV: UVO eco is now on EV and EV+, while all trims receive an upgraded fast charge and a second-generation Pedestrian Warning System.
SEDONA: All trims receive autonomous emergency braking. Buyers of LX and EX trims can enjoy UVO3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And a passenger power seat switch on SX and SXL Sedonas allows for the driver's remote operation of the passenger seat.
SORENTO: Kia's midsize, three-row SUV receives available Autonomous Emergency Braking, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is either standard (on upper trim levels) or optional across the lineup. The Sorento also receives convenience package upgrades, an available Advance Technology package on the SX V6 and an Advanced Touring Package on the EX V6.
SPORTAGE: The compact Sportage is as new as 'new' would suggest, and includes a footprint slightly less compact than before. The slightly larger size brings with it a stiffer structure, new suspension, advanced driver assistance systems and more premium materials. The Sportage is the first Kia to offer UVO3, featuring both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.