2018 LA Auto Show reveals how to go faster

Are you the sort of person that asks for three espresso shots in your Americano in the morning? Or maybe you’re the person that says “5 stars” to the waiter regardless of what type of restaurant you go to? If this sounds like you, then Mercedes brought just the car you need at the 2018 […]

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2018 Seattle Auto Show comes to town

Images and coverage by Adam Hosey, Written by Deanna Isaacs The Seattle Auto Show is one of the top 10 auto shows in the United States, with more than 500 new vehicles to view and another 75 to test drive. Whether you’re looking for a new truck, sweet sports car, people hauler, or exotic, there was […]

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX Review

Nearly 400,000 hybrid electric vehicles were sold in the US in 2015, and more than 4 million hybrids between 1999 and April 2016. Hybrids are popular vehicles and its why Kia decided to turn one of their strongest sellers into an eco-efficient hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX shares aerodynamic aesthetics […]

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Super Bowl LI Car Advertisements

Each year, millions of people stare at their TVs for the hours of Super Bowl while millions more head to YouTube the day after to watch the plethora of great advertisements produced for The Big Game. The latter includes those of us at The Auto Reporter. First Place: Hyundai & Michelin Live-Broadcast ad This is […]

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A Kia Soul EV for Christmas: Part II

I’ve made no secrets about that fateful day two years ago, when I drained the battery of a 2015 Kia Soul EV on Christmas day in sub-freezing temperatures. Well, this year is apparently the second half of that frigid adventures. This is: the 2016 Kia Soul EV vs. Christmas. I would be traveling from Seattle […]

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Wee-zoom around in the 2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

We all love a good SUV, statistics prove that point time and time again. However, good SUVs don’t have to come with the lofty price tags, such as the turbo-charged 2017 Kia Sportage SX. Starting at an MSRP of $33,395 (as driven), the 2017 Kia Sportage SX packs a ton of features into a small […]

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Battle of the All-Electric City Cars

During a recent event, called Drive Revolution, I got the chance to pit six electric vehicles (EV) against one another; the Chevrolet Spark EV, the Fiat 500e, the Kia Soul EV, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Nissan Leaf and the Volkswagen eGolf. Each of these all-electric city cars were taken on a quick 15-minute drive in […]

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The Kia K900 is affordable opulence | Updated

The Kia K900 is a luxury sedan aimed at the purchasers of BMW 7-series and Mercedes Benz S-Class. However, whether it has what it takes to lure drivers away from German-made and into Korean-made cars is another matter. The K900 is a $59,500 4-door vehicle that begs to be driven around. The backseat has such […]

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Deanna drained an EV… Go ahead, laugh it up

Yes. I, Deanna Isaacs, drained the batteries in an EV (not completely, but to the point it wouldn’t drive). Go ahead. Laugh it up now. You know you want to. It wasn’t intentional. I didn’t set out at the beginning of my drive with the notion of being the guinea pig – ahem, hamster – in my own experiment in […]

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