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Kia Rio Gets Top Gear OK

Kia Rio, the small economy class vehicle from the Korean auto maker, has been given one of the top notices from pop culture car nuts at Top Gear USA. The vehicle was chosen, among others, as part of their "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" portion of the show.

"Star in a reasonably-priced car," segment from the BBC's hit automotive show Top Gear uses ordinary celebrities and puts them through the Top Gear Test Track, testing their driver skills or driving themselves around in a cheap car.

The 2011 Kia Rio will come with either a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder…
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Kia Rondo To Be Discontinued

For 2011, the Kia Rondo will not be on dealership car lots. The Rondo still remains one of the most space-efficient vehicles we've driven and in terms of versatility, it was one of the most family-friendly vehicles we've tested.

"You likely won't be drawn to the 2010 Kia Rondo because of its looks, but you're likely to see it in a different light if you do your research first," The Car Connection said in a review, Kia Rondo Bottom Line.

The 179-inch long vehicle has a compact-car footprint, the Rondo was pretty amazing inside. The third-row…
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2011 Kia Sportage EX

Here's a look at the new and updated 2011 Kia Sportage. The new Sportage exterior styling is big, brutish and athletic. Sweeping curves give way to a new sharply designed chrome grille, with intense headlights and taillights, which incorporate sharp angles.

The interior is of a similar high quality. Dashboard and instrument panel are updated and boast a futuristic look. Light and signals beep like the bridge of The Star Trek Enterprise! Seating up to seven with comfort and style. Legroom and headroom are ample no matter where you're positioned. Rear cargo space is good; it has to…
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