How’s It Look? Call me shallow, but the Telluride’s looks I think are the most significant part of this SUV. That’s because, if we’re brutally honest, its features and capabilities and dimensions are pretty much on par, give or take, with the whole field of competing large SUVs like the Volkswagen Atlas or the Ford Explorer or the Honda Pilot. But what does make the Telluride stand out, I think, is some notably handsome styling from Kia’s Tom Kearns-led design team. … [Read more...] about The 2020 Kia Telluride Is a Pretty Nice SUV to Drive and Sleep In
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If you put every standard-issue crossover on the market right now into a blender, you’d have a broken blender. But if you did it figuratively, you’d end up with something like the 2018 Kia Sportage SX. It’s simple, welcoming and just fancy enough to make you feel good. Just don’t expect it to be outstanding in every way. … [Read more...] about The 2018 Kia Sportage SX Is a Great Daily Driver, But Gas Mileage Leaves a Lot to Be Desired
The first time we saw the boxy little 2009 Kia Soul it was still just a concept, and a funky tribal tattoo-covered one at that. Since then we've had peeks at the production model, but now we get to see the full picture. This is the first official image of the 2009 Kia Soul, and for an econo-box, it doesn't look all too shabby. Think of it as the Korean alternative to the Scion xB, although the original Soul concept was actually a joint-venture between the Kia's design studios in California and Korea, and the actual production model was designed by Kia's European team. But what does all this mean for you? … [Read more...] about 2009 Kia Soul, Revealed
Living in a city — Los Angeles — a small car makes a ton of sense for me. I need good fuel economy, a car that's easy to park and, since I spend all my money on motorcycles and camping, a low price is a big help too. But, I also spend virtually every weekend out in the mountains or desert, so I need a car that can make it down a difficult dirt road that may be washed out, full of deep sand or covered in slippery mud. A used Land Cruiser or Cherokee would seem to fit the bill, but my girlfriend will also be driving it and my puppy will be riding in it, so I want modern safety features too. And neither of those vehicles or anything like them will return anything like the Renegade's projected 30mpg+ fuel economy. If the Renegade shapes up to be the vehicle I think it is, I might just have to buy one. … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?
The general level of automotive toys is pretty high nowadays, and the Malibu Turbo is equipped about as well as anyone now. There's the nice little color LCD in the main dash cluster I'm now growing to expect, the bigger center LCD with Chevy's MyLink system, which does a decent job of connecting wirelessly to your phone to stream content. It works with Gracenote so you get proper song names and album art, which is nice. Also, there's voice commands so you can make calls without touching anything (you know, like how an animal would) and there's GM's OnStar service so you can always chat with a nice person on the Indian subcontinent if you get lost and lonely. … [Read more...] about 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo: The Jalopnik Review