The fact that Kia is building a large seven/eight-seater SUV is about as surprising as discovering that the Twinkie you’ve just bitten into contains an interior chamber, filled with a white, sweet, creamery substance. It’s a move so safe that I’d tell it my bank card PIN, if it asked. People will buy these, because, it seems, that’s all they want to buy anymore. Happily, Kia’s jump on this particular bandwagon is a jump well executed. I can say this because not only did I take the 2020 Kia Telluride on a little road trip, but I slept in it overnight, too, because that’s how you really get to know a car. … [Read more...] about The 2020 Kia Telluride Is a Pretty Nice SUV to Drive and Sleep In
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Specs That Matter The Sportage is a relatively trim 176.4 inches long, seats five and has a Kia-claimed 30.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. If you only need to carry two people, you can drop the back seats and unlock almost double the haulage area. That easily gobbles up small piece of furniture or all your luggage for a long vacation. … [Read more...] about The 2018 Kia Sportage SX Is a Great Daily Driver, But Gas Mileage Leaves a Lot to Be Desired
The Malibu's interior isn't terrible, but you definitely get the feeling that it's trying a bit too hard. I'm all for mixing up interior color and materials to free humanity from the seas of black and grey we've been trapped in, and while the Malibu doesn't suffer from that, it does feel too busy. Like the designers went through a list of what sorts of materials and finishes were perceived as "high-end" and tried to cram them all in there. It's sort of Vegasish, but not in the good way like when I mentioned Vegas for the taillight LEDs. More like a lobster stuffed with a steak and wrapped in veal. Sure, sounds great on paper, but in practice, it's kind of gross. … [Read more...] about 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo: The Jalopnik Review
This car is not a crappy econobox. It's better than that. It has some of the key ingredients that could make the Sentra a winner, but it falls flat because of its lousy gearbox. Some cars you can get away with a CVT (the Nissan Pathfinder's works great) but others you simply cannot. I'm all for better fuel economy, but I would rather sacrifice a couple of MPG's in the essence of a less irritating transmission. … [Read more...] about 2013 Nissan Sentra: The Jalopnik Review
Starting with basic dimensions, the approach angle on the Renegade is right around 30 degrees. The prior approach angle on Patriot was around 29 degrees. So, we've got a little more on approach. On departure, we're right around 34 degrees and Patriot/Compass was 34 or 33 depending on fascia. Breakover is 25 degrees [Renegade] and was 24 degrees [Patriot/Compass]. We're within 6mm on overall ground clearance on both vehicles. … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?