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A yellow 2021 Kia Seltos is driving next to a lake.

The Kia Seltos: A Future Legend

  You might not know this yet, but Kia has an exciting new addition to the burgeoning subcompact SUV segment. To get a better idea of what this means, let’s look at how this new offering from Kia compares to the current lineup of Kia SUVs. The new SUV is called the Kia Seltos, and [...]

An orange 2020 Jeep Renegade is parked in front an office building.

Pitting the 2020 Renegade vs 2020 Kia Soul

When it comes to the battle of compact SUVs, two of the top vehicles in the category are the 2020 Jeep Renegade and the 2020 Kia Soul. Both share a similar, boxy design, so if this is a look you're into, you'll likely love one or the other. However, to decide which of the two [...]

A red 2020 Ford Escape is parked in a driveway on a sunny day.

  Two of the most popular makes and models in the growing Compact SUV class are the Ford Escape and the Kia Sportage. Both manufacturers recently debuted the 2020 versions of each car, with the respective base models being the 2020 Ford Escape S and the 2020 Kia Sportage LX. In the following, I will [...]

A blue 2020 Kia Forte is facing front in a dark garage.

The 2019 Kia Forte Versus the Upcoming 2020 Release

There are a lot of things we should expect out of a great sedan. Fuel efficiency, a comfortable interior, plenty of safety and infotainment tech, the list goes on. There are many great sedans out there, gaining widespread appeal even as larger vehicles stand to compete as far more popular options. As family-oriented lineups become [...]

A grey 2019 Kia Cadenza is driving on the highway after leaving a car dealership near me.

Kia Looks To Redefine Itself With Luxury Offerings

  Drivers looking for luxury in the US automotive market have lots of options to choose from. Luxury automakers have a straightforward vision of who they are catering to, and many have become so entrenched in regards to overall price and audience that they are untouchable by other companies. In the world of luxury autos, [...]

A blue 2020 Kia Telluride is driving through a river in front of mountains.

Introducing the 2020 Kia Telluride

  Next year's models are starting to pop up already, and along with them comes the 2020 Kia Telluride. Designed in the spirit of adventure and named after a town in the Rocky Mountains, the Telluride is meant to be the perfect all-around crossover sport utility vehicle. Boasting a bunch of standard features as well [...]

A red 2019 Ford Edge ST is taking a corner with a city skyline in the distance.

  What do you look for in a great car? A great style? The perfect finely tuned engine? Plenty of intuitive safety and infotainment features? A lot goes into finding the right car, and with so many factors at play, and so many manufacturers and models to deal with, it can be difficult to sift [...]

A white 2020 Kia Soul is parked in front of foggy mountains.

The Hopefully Soon to be Iconic Kia Soul

  What do the Jeep Wrangler, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Kia Soul have in common? Mechanically, not much.  You are not likely to see a Beetle doing any off-roading, and there were probably not many Wranglers at Woodstock in 1969. One is American, one German and one Korean. So what, if anything, do they [...]

Concept image of the all-electric Ford F-150, currently in development, as included in AutoInfluence's Weekly Auto News

  Annnnd we’re back. AutoInfluence with all of your current auto news headlines for the week of July 26th. This includes the all-electric F-150, the Silverado 1500 Diesel, and California Emissions standards taking home a big win thanks to a few automakers in particular. In fact, let’s get that last one out of the way [...]

Interior of the 2020 Audi S8 as featured in AutoInfluence Current Auto News for the week of July 12th.

  Did you miss us? We missed you. That’s right, AutoInfluence is back after a two week break and there’s plenty of current auto news to cover - from everyday industry headlines to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Q2 Truck Sale shootout to the impactful death of two industry giants, there’s plenty [...]