2015 Kia K900: Buttery
October 14, 2014
I drove our long-term 2015 Kia K900 for the first time last night and the word that kept coming to mind was "buttery." As in buttery smooth. The throttle tip-in and initial surge from the 5.0-liter V8 engine: buttery. The shifts from its eight-speed automatic: buttery. The cosseting ride quality: buttery. The nice-and-easy steering: buttery. I can't quite describe the leather as buttery soft, but it is certainly nice.
Indeed, the K900 provides an elevated sense of luxury when behind the wheel that you just don't get in the vast majority of other cars, including those with honest-to-goodness luxury badges. It seems like the sort of car that will make you forget about the urban morass around you or the hundreds of highway miles still ahead.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 2,790 miles