From the Rio to the K900, Kia’s look is similar, marked by a tiger-nose grille up front and flowing lines along the profile. This expression carries well across the model line, although some may find it derivative. The Z-shaped LED lighting up front as well as at the rear is among the styling distinctions we like, supplying the right amount of eye candy without appearing overwrought.
Moving inside, the cabin is open, roomy, and plush. You’ll have no trouble fitting five adults inside, and without the usual comprises to hip room or leg room. A winged, horizontal look best describes the dashboard, with controls clustered where you expect to find them around the central touchscreen display. The upholstery features an attractive pattern, while a unique design surrounds the door-panel speakers. There's a certain cohesiveness present, demonstrating the extra work Kia’s designers took to make the cabin look fabulous.
Trunk space measures 16 cubic feet, matching the Toyota Avalon and ahead of the Buick LaCrosse and Nissan Maxima. The Chevrolet Impala is the segment winner here with nearly 19 cubic feet.