2019 Kia K900 Review

Pros & Cons

  • Plenty of space whether in the front or back seats
  • Enthusiastic and satisfying power delivery
  • Ample comfort and convenience features
  • More road and engine noise than expected for this class
  • Overly busy ride quality for a big luxury sedan
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Which K900 does Edmunds recommend?

Few decisions need to be made when it comes to configuring the K900 of your choice. There's only one trim level, the V6 Luxury, and the options list consists of a single option package. Called the VIP package, it gives backseat passengers more comfort. It's steeply priced for the features it provides, so we recommend skipping it unless your rear passengers are particularly demanding.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The fully redesigned 2019 K900, Kia's second crack at the large luxury sedan segment, shares nothing with its predecessor aside from its mission. This value- and comfort-oriented sedan is replete with space, features and the appearance of luxury. While an improvement over the previous K900, this all-new sedan still has some shortcomings.

With a turbocharged V6 and standard all-wheel drive, the 2019 K900 makes a distinct move away from the first-gen car's available V8 and rear-wheel drive. The V6 does not disappoint, delivering plenty of punch even from a standstill and hustling this big sedan up to speed with authority.

Oddly enough, the new K900's ride quality is inescapably fidgety and busy, and there's more road noise than we expect. These qualities aren't the byproduct of a more handling-oriented strategy either — the K900 is meant to be a cruiser, not a muscle-bound sport sedan.

On a more positive note, the K900's ample space will win over anyone who wants to stretch out. And whether in the front or back seat, occupants are treated to an abundance of comfort features. Overall, the K900 has its merits, but superior refinement can still be found from rival sedans such as the BMW 7 Series.

2019 Kia K900 models

The 2019 Kia K900 is a full-size luxury sedan that seats five passengers. It's available in one trim level: V6 Luxury.

The V6 Luxury's standard equipment includes a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine (365 horsepower, 376 pound-feet of torque), an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. There are no optional engines or drive types.

Its list of standard features is quite long. Among other items it includes 19-inch wheels, heated and auto-dimming side mirrors, full LED lighting, automatic wipers, a traditional sunroof (a panoramic sunroof is not available), a hands-free trunklid, and keyless ignition and entry.

Cabin features include leather upholstery, a 16-way power-adjustable driver's seat (with adjustable lumbar and side bolsters), three­-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, wireless charging, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, and a 17-speaker Lexicon premium audio system.

The sole option is the VIP package, which includes an LCD instrument cluster, power-­adjustable and ventilated rear seats, a wireless charging pad for the rear seats, and a premium headliner.

Driving

Its willing engine hustles the big K900 around with authority, and the transmission is smooth and downshifts at the right times. However, the steering and handling are uninspiring, and nobody will mistake the K900 for a sport sedan.

Comfort

Plenty of seat adjustments will suit a vast range of body types. Its ride quality is strangely busy even before you consider this car's yawning wheelbase, which ought to settle things down. The K900 is also noisier in the cabin than we expect.

Interior

The K900's trump card is its spacious cabin, which offers plenty of space for people of all shapes and sizes. It's easy to plop into the seats, too. Many of its cabin surfaces have a superficial richness that doesn't withstand scrutiny.

Utility

Plenty of connectivity options, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging and multiple USB ports, are matched by an extended suite of driver assistance features. One neat trick is that the views from the K900's side-mirror camera pop up in the instrument cluster when you click the turn signal. They're an effective workaround to properly adjusted mirrors.

Consumer reviews

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My new k900
P. K.,07/21/2019
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
We bought 2019 K900 early this year and have about 6000 miles so far including road trips. We have nothing but great things to say as the car makes feel so great every time we drive it. It is fast, quiet, beautiful inside and out, dash board is fantastic and there isn’t a thing I have complain about. In the past, I had E430, BMW, Corvett, and many Japanese cars but recently I felt that Japanese car makers are cheapening out on the materials and charge more for all options so we decide to give Korean company a try based on many reviews I read. What a car!! Oh!, many friends and family members asked us why KIA with that kind of money but once they ride inside with us, they all go “WOW”. We really don’t care much for brand names and we are so happy with our decision so far. Go KIA???
Best car that I have ever owned
Stan,07/16/2020
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
I traded in my Equus for the K900. I loved that Equus but it was always breaking down. Three times in 5 years the dealer had the car for over a month to fix. The K900 is better in just about every way. Comfort, features, handling, convenience are all great. Turbos kick in and car takes off. Or you can just drive sedately. Car has so many features that my only complaint is that sometimes I forget what they all are. I just discovered that XM radio records as it plays back, so you can pause the radio and resume where you left off. Car warns you if you are exiting from vechicle and a car is coming from behind. Feature list is too long to list. 8,800 miles and so far rock solid and no problems.
More for the money
JoeL,08/19/2019
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Great value, great ride, great safety features. The car is rock solid on the road, lane centering and adaptive cruise work as advertised. The camera images are all clear with great resolution, outstanding car for highway cruising. First oil change the dealership left one oil pan cover off completely, and only put in one screw out of four to mount the other panel, (they have to be removed to change the oil). One panel they replaced when I got back from my trip, the other was back ordered three months. Car is great, gas mileage on the highway at 70 mph is almost 30 mpg.
Great Value and Comfort
Gregory,11/18/2019
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
I researched this vehicle over several months and could not find this value anywhere, especially with all the features included in the base price. I bought 30 days ago and got a great deal with financing (below $50,000.00). I have driven less than 1,000 miles so far, but continue to be impressed every time I drive it. My first drive was 350 miles. The drive was so pleasant I didn't feel tired like I normally do following such a lengthy drive. I now have 13,000 miles on my K900 and continue to love this car. The highway mileage has consistently been 27 to 28.5 MPG. The ride, comfort and confident handling remain strong values as does the 17 speaker sound system. I recently took my K900 to the local KIA dealer for my complimentary 15,000 miles maintenance. I was shocked to find that only "K900 licensed" KIA dealer ships could provide this service, even though the K900 has the same transmission and engine as the Stringer. The options were to pay for the maintenance ($200) or go to a "licensed" dealer over an hour drive from my home. I appealed KIA USA and was told they would respond within 48 hours. That was 7 days ago. Obviously, I am very disappointed in KIA not delivering on their commitment to support their flagship vehicle.

Safety

Our experts like the K900 models:

Surround View Monitor
Offers four different views around the car. It's useful when parking, and especially when in reverse.
Blind-Spot Detection
Emits an aural and side-mirror visual warning when a vehicle is detected alongside the K900.
Lane Departure Warning
Warns the driver of an unintended lane change if the car drifts out of its lane without the turn signal engaged.

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Used 2019 Kia K900 Overview

The Used 2019 Kia K900 is offered in the following submodels: K900 Sedan. Available styles include Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.3L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Kia K900?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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