2017 Kia K900Elite 4dr Sedan

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15.6

Litres / 100 Kms
HWY

10.6

Introduction

The Kia K900 rear-wheel-drive sedan, launched for 2015, continues into the 2017 model year largely unchanged except for minor equipment revisions.The lineup has been narrowed to two trim levels: Premium and Luxury, the latter offered with either V6 or V8 power.For 2017, the VIP option packages also include a head-up display, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

Long known for value-priced smaller vehicles, the South Korean automaker has established a fresh reputation for stylish mainstream vehicles.Kia also has been seeking to move upscale, with the full-size K900 as the prime example.

Three configurations are available: Premium V6, Luxury V6, and Luxury V8.The 3.8-liter V6 engine develops 311 horsepower, while the 5.0-liter, direct-injected V8 generates 420 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque.Both engines mate with an 8-speed automatic transmission.Each powertrain is related to those used in the Genesis G80, from Hyundai's luxury division.All-wheel drive is not available for the K900.

Passenger space approaches that of Mercedes-Benz's big S-Class sedan, which costs far more than Kia's top four-door.Standard equipment in each trim level ranks about average for the K900's category.

Quiet-running and comfortable, the K900 lacks any particularly noticeable features that might distinguish it from full-size rivals.Whether it qualifies as a true luxury sedan, rather than a premium model, or even a plusher offshoot of a mainstream sedan, is debatable.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash-tested the K900.Although active-safety technology is available, collision-avoidance systems are extra-cost options, offered for Luxury trim level.Most K900 competitors have made such valuable safety items standard, even in their base trim levels.

Blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert is standard, along with a rearview camera and eight airbags.Lane-departure warning and a surround-view monitor are standard on the Luxury V8 model, and optional for the Luxury V6.Adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking may be added to either Luxury edition, as part of a $5,000 or $6,000 VIP Package.

Although little in the K900 qualifies as opulent, or differs much from what's available in German luxury sedans, Kia's top model commands far fewer dollars at the dealership.

Lineup

Premium V6 ($49,900) includes leather seat trim, 18-inch alloy wheels, HID headlights with dynamic bending, heated power-folding mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, leather-wrapped dashboard, and aluminum interior trim.Also standard are a 9.2-inch infotainment display with navigation, 14-speaker audio, power rear sunshade, power driver and front-passenger seats, heated/ventilated front seats, and heated outboard rear seats.(Prices are MSRP and do not include $950 destination charge.)

Luxury V6 ($54,900) adds Nappa leather seating surfaces; 17-speaker, 900-watt Lexicon audio; wood interior trim; and a heated leather/wood steering wheel.

Luxury V8 ($61,900) comes with the 5.0-liter V8 engine, LED headlights, 19-inch wheels, and 12.3-inch instrument screen.

Walkaround

Crisp European-style bodywork is the rule for Kia's smaller models, but the larger K900 comes across as a bit more ordinary.Though pleasant enough, the sedan looks more anonymous than its mates.Though it fits in with Kia's midsize Optima and newly redesigned Cadenza sedans, the K900 lacks verve and imaginative detailing, when compared with some contemporary rivals.

Not every buyer yearns for a stimulating, stand-apart design, of course.Many will be more impressed by the promise of considerable comfort, punctuated by several classy cabin details.Undeniably long overall, with short front/rear overhangs, the K900 displays proportions in keeping with traditional rear-drive luxury sedans, led by an expansive hood and steeply-angled windshield.

Interior

Like its body, the K900's interior doesn't quite stand apart from the premium luxury pack.Yet, it feels stylish, if rather reserved.Soft-touch materials help impart a comparatively upscale tone, helped by wood trim in Luxury models but impeded by an excess of piano-black plastic, which is prone to scratching.

On the whole, K900 cabin design and materials don't quite match those of competitive, full-fledged luxury sedans.As a result, the K900 might be deemed a premium sedan rather than an all-out luxury model.

Entering and exiting from the cheerfully bright, airy cabin is a breeze.Roominess is a valuable virtue.As many as five adults can expect abundant space in the quiet cabin, sufficient to stretch out readily.Seats are comfortably cushioned and trimmed with leather.A full-length sunroof is installed on all versions.A VIP package, optional for Luxury trim, includes a power recliner for back-seat passengers.

Controls are straightforward and easy to use.Kia provides an excellent infotainment system, even in Premium trim.Quietness is ensured by various noise-reduction measures, including underbody trays that help reduce air rush.

Driving Impression

A comparatively heavy car, Kia's biggest sedan is quiet and comfortable on most pavement surfaces.Easy and enjoyable enough to drive, it's not as emphatically solid as a Mercedes-Benz sedan.While lacking the sporty behavior of a four-door Audi, the K900 promises well-composed, near-plush ride quality, yielding a moderately upscale, nicely refined overall feel.Through curves and corners, the body tends to remain quite flat, for a sedan of its type and size.

Both engines are strong, though V8 drivers might notice some evidence of lagging while accelerating hard.Exhaust noise increases when the engine is pushed, generating an unappealing rumble rather than an energetically melodic accompaniment, like some European luxury models.

Steering feels precise, if short on road feel – hardly an uncommon demerit these days.As expected, the sedan's deftly-damped suspension aims for easygoing comfort more than taut roadholding.Even on lumpy, fluctuating rural roads, the sedan's stability-control system helps maintain satisfying balance.

Three driving modes (Normal, Eco, and Sport) are selectable, altering transmission shift points along with steering weight.Eco mode limits performance, but doesn't produce a stifling effect.Sport mode adds a touch of powertrain responsive, but doesn't affect road feel.

Helped by its 8-speed transmission, the K900 ranks around average in fuel economy for full-size sedans.The V6 version is EPA-rated at 17/25 mpg City/Highway, or 20 mpg Combined.With the 5.0-liter V8, the K900 is far less frugal, EPA-rated at 15/23 mpg City/Highway, or 18 mpg Combined.

Summary

While lacking any specific unique or distinctive features, the K900 delivers one singular virtue: strong value.Undeniably, the Genesis G80 from Hyundai, Kia's parent company, promises even greater value.Still, the K900 yields quietly comfortable, predictable performance, without complexity.Shoppers in the next-luxury league, who aren't impressed by prestige-brand nameplates, might be easily tempted by the top Kia.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection.James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningAutomatic
Front air conditioning zonesDual
Rear air conditioningWith separate controls
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeWindow grid
Digital Audio InputYes
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotUVO
MP3 playerYes
Premium Brand SpeakersLexicon
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Surround AudioYes
Total Number of Speakers17
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeLeather
Fabric Type 2Leatherette
Fabric Type 3Leather
Fabric Type 4Leatherette
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matCarpet
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Center console trimGenuine wood
Dash trimPiano black/leather
Door trimGenuine wood
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Heated steering wheelHeated steering wheel
Reading lightsFront and rear
Shift knob trimLeather/metal-look
Steering wheel trimLeather/genuine wood
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet3
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo netCargo net
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlAdaptive cruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
First aid kitFirst aid kit
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Overhead consoleMini with storage
Power Activated Trunk/HatchPower open and close trunk
Power steeringSpeed-proportional power steering
Remote trunk releaseProximity
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Universal remote transmitterUniversal remote transmitter
Dimensions
Aerodynamic Drag (CD).27 cD
Front Head Room1,020 mm
Front Hip Room1,419 mm
Front Leg Room1,165 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,500 mm
Front track1,620 mm
Overall height1,490 mm
Overall Length5,095 mm
Overall Width1,900 mm
Rear Head Room950 mm
Rear Hip Room1,416 mm
Rear Leg Room970 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,452 mm
Rear track1,628 mm
Wheelbase3,045 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typePower open and close trunk
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar supportPower 4-way
Head Restraint Whiplash ProtectionYes
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments10
Power Adjustments10
VentilatedVentilated
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.54
Driven WheelsRear-wheel
Engine
Compression Ratio11.50 : 1
Cylinders8
Displacement307 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationV
Fuel TypePremium unleaded
Horse Power420 hp
Keyless IgnitionDoors and push button start
Max RPM6,400 RPM
Max Torque RPM5,000 RPM
Size5.0 L
Torque510 Nm
Total Valves32
TypePremium unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsULEV II
Exterior Features
GrilleChrome
Tailpipe finisherChrome
Fuel Consumption
City15.6 L/100 km
Combined13.3L/100 km
Highway10.6 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsRear-wheel
Engine Size5.0 L
Fuel TypePremium unleaded
Number of CylindersV-8
Trans Speeds - VA8
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsPower w/tilt
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
Blind Spot SensorWarning
ClockAnalog
CompassCompass
External tempExternal temperature display
Head-up displayHead-up display
Lane Departure WarningWarning
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear CollisionWarning
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Adaptive headlightsAdaptive headlights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Front Fog lightsFront fog/driving lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Self-leveling headlightsSelf-leveling
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Memorized Settings
includes door mirror(s)Yes
includes steering wheelYes
Number of drivers2
seat memoryDriver
Mirrors
Auto-dimming mirrorsElectrochromatic
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote w/tilt down
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Inside rearview mirrorElectrochromatic
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote w/tilt down
Power retractable mirrorsPower retractable mirrors
Reverse tilt mirrorsDual mirrors
Signal mirrorsTurn signal in mirrors
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash ProtectionWhiplash protection system
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height adjustablePower
Lumbar supportPower 2-way
Manual Adjustments8
Power adjustments8
Rear Seats
Center armrestWith pass-thru
Climate controlledHeated
HeatedHeated
Lumbar supportPower 2-way
Rear heatWith separate controls
RecliningPower
TypeBench
VentilatedYes
Roof
Extended sunroofExtended sunroof
One-Touch Power SunroofOne-touch power sunroof
SunroofExpress open/close glass
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Climate controlledDriver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback
CooledDriver and passenger
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryLeather
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeAluminum
Stability and Traction
Stability controlYes
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeMulti-link
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
Navigation systemWith voice activation
Satellite communicationsIntegrated
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter19.0"
PrefixP
Profile40
Speed RatingV
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
TypeAS
Width275 mm
Tires, Front
Profile45
Width245 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds8
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
Auxiliary engine coolerRegular duty
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size12.3"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance100,000 km
basic months60 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distanceUnlimited km
roadside months60 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place450 L
Curb weight2,066 kg
EPA interior volume3,137 L
Fuel Capacity75 L
Gross vehicle weight2,550 kg
Ground clearance150 mm
Max cargo capacity450 L
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter19
Rim TypeChrome aluminum
Width9
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Front wipers - rain sensingRain sensing
Front wipers - speed sensitiveSpeed sensitive
Heated Windshield Washer JetsWiper park
One-touch windows4
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear window sunshadePower
Side window sunshadeManual
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Auto-dimming door mirrors
Door auto-latch
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Turn signal indicator mirrors
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Auto tilt-away steering wheel
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Automatic temperature control
Distance pacing cruise control
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Front dual zone A/C
Heated steering wheel
Illuminated entry
Memory seat
Navigation system
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power moonroof
Power windows
Rear air conditioning
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Steering wheel memory
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Trunk/hatch auto-latch
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
CD player
CD-MP3 decoder
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Compass
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera front
Exterior parking camera left
Exterior parking camera rear
Exterior parking camera right
Front fog lights
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Heads up display
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rain sensing wipers
Rear reading lights
Rear window blind
Rear window defroster
Speed sensitive wipers
Sun blinds
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Manual-shift auto
Mode select transmission
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Anti-whiplash front head restraints
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Power adjustable front head restraints
Rear side impact airbag
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Genuine wood console insert
Genuine wood door panel insert
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats
Leather shift knob
Leather steering wheel
Leather upholstery
Power 2-way passenger lumbar support
Power 4-way driver lumbar support
Power driver seat
Power passenger seat
Rear seat centre armrest
Ventilated front seats
Ventilated rear seats
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Chrome wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

Cash Incentives

IncentiveAmountExpires
Kia CA Graduate Rebate
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Graduate Rebate
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Graduate Rebate
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Graduate Rebate
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Military Appreciation
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Pull Ahead Bonus Cash
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Pull Ahead Bonus Cash
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Pull Ahead Bonus Cash
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Lease Credit Cash
K900
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Lease Credit Cash
K900
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Pull Ahead Bonus Cash
K900
$500 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Lease Credit Cash
K900
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Lease Credit Cash
K900
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Finance Credit Cash
K900
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Finance Credit Cash
K900
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Finance Credit Cash
K900
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Finance Credit Cash
K900
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018

Finance Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Kia CA Future Value Program
K900
N/A N/A N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Future Value Program
K900
N/A N/A N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Future Value Program
K900
N/A N/A N/A 0.99% 0.99% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018

Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
K900
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
K900
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
K900
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA KMF Prime Lease Rates
K900
N/A 7.19% 7.19% 7.19% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
K900
N/A 1.99% 1.99% 2.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
K900
N/A 1.99% 1.99% 2.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Residuals
K900 Elite (KH743H)
N/A 31% 23% 18% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
K900
N/A 1.99% 1.99% 2.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Kia CA Special Lease Rates
K900
N/A 1.99% 1.99% 2.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018

2017 Kia K900 Elite 4dr Sedan, Thunder Bay, Ontario

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