2015 Kia K900: Summing Up After 10,000 Miles
February 11, 2015
We added our 2015 Kia K900 to our long-term fleet back in August of last year. Approximately six months on, we've cleared 10,000 miles. That puts us right on track for our typical goal of getting 20,000 miles on test cars.
Halfway into our test, it would seem the K900 is pretty well liked by our team.
We've had a lot of praise for the interior, including the palatial rear seat, low levels of noise at speed, the big trunk and gadgets like the useful surround-view camera system, crisp head-up display and the high quality Lexicon sound system. The V8 engine is another positive, delivering quick acceleration at any rpm. Relaxed in nature, the K900 can remind you of the way big traditional American luxury sedans used to be. It's been trouble-free so far, too.
On the downside, suspension tuning seems to be from the old-school Detroit playbook. The suspension and steering can seem overly isolating and result in a lack of handling precision. Dan Edmunds also recently observed on his road trip to Oregon that adding rear seat occupants is surprisingly too much for the rear suspension, resulting in a lumpy and wallowly ride when driving around bumpy turns.
Overall, though, I think the K900 should be pretty appealing for shoppers looking for a big and luxurious sedan.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 10,000 miles