The World of Kia

2018 Kia Cars

With a number of economical options including the Rio, Soul, and Forte, and a lineup of value-oriented crossovers—currently the hottest market trend—Kia has built a foundation to compete with the industry’s major players.

Least Expensive: Kia’s Rio, Soul, and Forte all start under $18,000. The Rio is the least expensive model in Kia’s lineup, followed by the Soul four-door hatchback, and then the Forte.

Sportiest: Even though the Forte Koup SX isn’t a direct competitor to the Honda Civic Si in terms of performance, the Forte Koup’s 201 hp from a 1.6-liter turbo-four should provide enough pep to satiate some buyers.

Popular: The inexpensive Soul is Kia’s best-seller, followed closely by the long-running Optima midsize sedan.