2015 Kia K900: The Value Factor
February 17, 2015
For people shopping for a large luxury sedan, the 2015 Kia K900 might not immediately come to mind. It's a new car, and the Kia brand name isn't exactly synonymous with "flagship luxury sedan" yet. But I think if a friend were to ask me about what kind of large sedan he or she should consider, I'd certainly mention the K900.
The main reason for this is the K900's price. You're getting a lot of car (literally and figuratively) for your money. Configured like our long-term K900 in Luxury V8 trim with the VIP Package, a 2015 K900 will have an MSRP of $66,800. Edmunds TMV is about four grand lower than that (using our office ZIP code 90404). To get a 2015 Audi A8 L 3.0T with a similar level of features, for example, you'd have to pay an MSRP of about $90,000, or maybe $84,000 according to Edmunds TMV. Either way, you're looking at spending considerably more to get an A8.
Now, I'd certainly tell my friend that there are areas where an A8 (or another flagship sedan) can (or will) justify its higher price. But at that point it comes down to priorities. If you mostly want a big, comfortable luxury sedan packed with features, and you're not overly concerned with a perfect balance of ride and handling capabilities, the K900 is a great way to get a premium sedan for a non-premium price.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor