While Kia was founded in 1944, the Korean automakers didn't start actually manufacturing cars until 1974. Throughout the next several decades, Kia formed partnerships with several other auto manufacturers, and in 1987, Ford brought the first Kia to the United States under the name of the Ford Festiva. Throughout the 1990s, Kia's US presence grew as its affordable vehicles gained a reputation for value.
Today, Kia has a partnership with fellow Korean automaker Hyundai that has helped it improve vehicle quality. Customer confidence has grown as Kia cars and SUVs have shown noticeable improvements in quality and featured some of the industry's best warranties. Learn more about some of the most popular Kias by browsing the selections below.
Popular Used Kia Models
Sportage - While early Sportage SUVs had reliability issues, more recent models can hold their own against SUVs that cost thousands more.
Sorento - The Sorento is a mid-size SUV crossover that features plenty of power under the hood and room to move in the cabin.
Optima - The Kia Optima competes by offering solid features and smooth performance for thousands less than similar brands.