The K900 is a lot larger than the Stinger, too. The front seats are deep and well-padded in all the right places. Kia outfits each K900 with nearly every feature a luxury-sedan buyer might want from an unknown newbie among executive sedans. Hyundai's smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission routes torque to a standard, rear-biased all-wheel-drive system that can vary its torque split front to rear as needed, as well as from side to side by using the brakes. It combines concrete data like fuel economy estimates and cargo space dimensions with professional evaluations from 14 automotive sources. It's all rather excessive for a car that offers little driving reward regardless of which of its buttons are pushed.
You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our The Final Call The redesigned K900 has a blissful ride quality, a comfortable and spacious cabin, lots of standard features, and a user-friendly infotainment system. The system cleverly segments various apps that are in use across the screen, so that things like navigation and music can be clearly seen together in one place. Like most of the auto news industry, we also sometimes accept travel, lodging and event access for vehicle drive and news coverage opportunities. Fresh off the design boards, the 2019 Kia K900 makes a new play for power. Kia scores big gains in ride and handling in the 2019 K900, thanks to a more rigid body and a longer wheelbase. In the last K900, Kia stuffed a 5.
You can only compare 3 cars at a time. With all of this in mind, you'd expect the K900 to be soft and wallowy going down the road, a classic luxury cruiser. And it certainly does deliver a cushy ride in normal modes. It can superimpose camera images from the car's blind-spot monitors whenever the turn signals are activated. While the Smart driving mode works well to automatically manage the systems based on driver inputs and vehicle sensors, switching the dampers to their stiffest setting did nicely tamp down body motions without significantly degrading ride comfort.
The power-adjustable front seats are heated and ventilated, and they are complemented by heated rear seats, full leather upholstery, and a heated steering wheel — all standard. The anodyne front end and roof pillars, the silhouette, the taillights all remind us more of the plain Cadenza sedan than of the sporty Stinger, or even the standard-issue Optima. Kia promises 0-60 mph times of 5. Should I Buy the Kia K900? A multilink suspension setup on both axles and standard 19-inch wheels soak up deteriorating pavement and midcorner undulations with cushioned refinement. Rivals such as the , , and even the will save you hundreds of dollars per year in gas.
Interior The new K900 will get a 12. Does it want to be a serene cruiser, or something with more sport-sedan ambition? Heck, you don't even take the long way home. While it's certainly better proportioned than its predecessor, with a body that highlights its rear-drive bones, it's boring. Chris Doane Automotive Car and Driver Comfort, however, is strong, with Barcalounger-like front seats 20-way power adjustable for the driver, 16-way for the passenger , highly accommodating rear quarters, and a boatload of standard amenities, including all of Kia's active-safety tech, a 12. The former is a mixed bag; without a stronger identity, it doesn't give us a clear idea of where Kia is headed. However, both the G90 and the K900 are good sedans. Both front seats are heated and cooled, and both sit in a space with ample elbow and head room.
You could save money with a model from the previous generation, but these models are substantially different from the new generation. Kia even sells the K900 with a control package that lets rear-seaters rule over the climate controls. The K900 managed switchbacks by transferring weight quickly and smoothly. Despite its disappointing gas mileage, this car excels as a luxury family hauler. Aside from the touch screen, there are lots of physical controls for adjusting audio and climate settings.
Occupants can choose between seven colors and 64 light-level display settings throughout the car. Our opinions and criticism remain our own — we do not accept sponsored editorial. Safety features on the 2019 K900 include a surround-view camera system, blind-spot monitors with side-view cameras, active lane control, and forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. The fake-wood material on the K900's steering wheel looks particularly chintzy. It shares its gene pool shared with the Genesis G90 sedan, but the 2019 K900 goes out of its way to distance itself.
Check out our for great savings at your local Kia dealer. All of the wood, with the exception of that on the steering wheel, is real and given a lovely low-luster finish that highlights the material. There's also an impressive level of customization to the driving experience. It also has an above-average predicted reliability rating. As spring claws its way into New England, our already cracked and buckled road surfaces become downright treacherous with the rising temperatures. We mostly had the car in Sport mode, which firms up the suspension, makes the steering a little heavier, and makes shifts a little quicker and holds gears longer, sharpens throttle response and loosens up stability control. In that realm, the lower-tier Stinger is actually the spiritual figurehead of the brand.
The 's standard engine makes just 250 horsepower, and the optional non-hybrid engine just makes 316 horses. All variety of road imperfections are slurped up by the shocks, and thankfully, they do so without rocking and rolling the occupants for the next several hundred feet. With more feedback, it'd be world class. The wheel was backed up by a suspension that kept body roll to just a slight sway in either direction. K900 Safety K900 Crash Test Results As of this writing, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the new Kia K900 luxury sedan. Kia promises 0-60 mph runs of 5.