New Kia Rio is not a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota

I'll never forget my first time in a Kia Rio. It was Los Angeles, 1937. I'd just started my job as a fluffer for Transworld Airlines. Howard Hughes pulled up. Oh wait, that wasn't a Kia Rio at all. » 4/21/11 2:30pm 4/21/11 2:30pm

2012 New Kia Rio no longer poster car for personal defeat

Because Switzerland is the home of all things small and precise, Kia will unveil its redone Rio there next month, aiming to take on the Fiestas and Yaris-es of the world in the new class of small cars you can buy even if you're not a 16-year-old girl or a 36-year-old failure. » 2/11/11 10:20am 2/11/11 10:20am

"Big Star In A Small Car" Is The New "Star In A Reasonably Priced Car"

The "Star In A Reasonably Priced Car" segment will be "Big Star In A Small Car" for the U.S. version of Top Gear, because Americans can't be trusted to understand multisyllabic words. A list of the first big stars here. » 10/15/10 2:30pm 10/15/10 2:30pm

Top Gear USA's Reasonably-Priced Car Is... The Kia Rio

The Americanized version of Top Gear is carrying over the "Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car" segment as we previously reported, and we've just learned from our source that the star car in question is the Kia Rio. Again. UPDATE. » 9/15/10 1:30pm 9/15/10 1:30pm

IIHS: Small Cars Are Big On Damage In Low-Speed Collisions

Microcars are often chosen for urban driving because they're affordable, fuel efficient and easy to park. With fender-benders the largest urban driving hazard, the IIHS tested bumpers on seven popular microcars, None earned top marks and five were rated "Poor." » 6/11/09 10:30am 6/11/09 10:30am

Ten New Cars Cheap Enough To Gift This Holiday


Looking to make this a "December to remember" but you're broke and out of blood to sell? Here's ten cars still cheap enough to put a red bow on and gift this holiday season. » 12/18/08 2:30pm 12/18/08 2:30pm

Ten Cars With Better Fuel Economy Than A Toyota Camry Hybrid

The hybrid version » 9/23/08 2:30pm 9/23/08 2:30pm of the Toyota Camry is, behind the Toyota Prius, the best-selling hybrid in America, but there are at least ten other cars for sale this year that get better EPA-estimated mileage on the city, highway or combined cycles. Some are diesels, some are hybrids and some are just light-weight cars with…

EXCLUSIVE: US Top Gear To Put Howie Mandel And Melanie B In…

Well folks, we've now heard from two separate sources that the reasonably-priced car that Adam Carolla, Tanner Foust and Eric Stromer will drop stars behind the wheel of will be none other than the Kia Rio. But that's not all we've learned. Our sources also tell us the first two stars to sit behind the wheel will be… » 7/25/08 6:15pm 7/25/08 6:15pm

Watermelon Car Is Just In Time For Summer

While it may be sloppy to eat, and it usually has big black seeds you've gotta spit out, one of our favorite summertime treats is watermelon. But whoever is responsible for this creation evidently likes the big green fruit even more than we do. Yep, it's a watermelon car, complete with a bright red interior. We don't… » 5/14/08 4:20pm 5/14/08 4:20pm

Lisa Nowak Set to Challenge Rawlings and Collins


Hoping to best her diapered 12-hour 936 mile blast from Houston to Orlando, former astronaut Lisa Nowak is set to break the transcontinental driving record set mere minutes ago by Richard Rawlings and co-pilot Dennis Collins. Quick math indicates that with prodigious use of diapers and by increasing velocity, Nowak… » 5/14/07 6:30pm 5/14/07 6:30pm