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2017 Kia K900 Luxury V8

Test Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Kia

The new 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V8 is a perfect combination of a powerful 5.0 Liter Gasoline V8 engine and 420 horsepower, that provides fast speed acceleration and soft damping, enhanced with a luxury interior and exterior.

2017 Kia K900 Luxury V8

4 seats

Transmission Type

Electronically Controlled 8-Speed Automatic, Shift-by-Wire

Engine

5.0 Liter, V8

Horsepower

420 hp @ 6,400 rpm

Torque

376 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)

19.8

Fuel economy

15/23/18 EPA MPG, FWD (City/Highway/Combined)

Introduction

KIA

Again and again, KIA is not giving up on surprising its customers with new luxury vehicles and trims. For 73 years of its existence, KIA managed to attract many customers, providing a wide range of cars, thus everyone can choose something in one’s taste. In 2016, Kia has moved up to number 69 on Interbrand’s list of 100 Best Global Brands, having made the cut for the fifth consecutive year. Also in 2017, KIA has achieved the #1 spot in J.D. Power’s 2017 Initial Quality Study, making it the second year in a row that the brand ranks highest in the entire industry according to JD Power.

The new 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V8 is a perfect compound of powerful 5.0 Liter Gasoline V8 engine and 420 horsepower, that provides an immediate speed acceleration and soft damping. This rear-wheel sedan stands out with the luxury design, expressed through the world-class wheelbase, smooth lines, and broad shoulder line. At the same time, the design expresses intensity, creating an effect of motion at standing still. To make it special from the inside, the developers concentrated on details, like 16-way adjustable power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, heated steering wheel, interior accent lighting, etc. These and many other options don’t let you leave the K900 cabin ever, it become your second home. The 2017 K900 offers more comfort, enjoy fresh air and view of the stars with the available extra large Panoramic Sunroof that makes you feel as if you are driving a convertible.

 

Engine

  • 5.0 Liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) V8
  • Horsepower 420 hp @ 6,400 rpm
  • Torque 376 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity is 19.8 (gal.)
  • Estimated MPG 15/23/18 (City/Highway/Combined)

 

Prices and Versions

The new 2017 Kia K900 is available in three different trims, V6 Premium, V6 Luxury and V8 Luxury.

The price range depends on a trim and additional specs selected, the average price is between $49,900-$61,900.

Model Price
2017 Kia K900 Luxury V8 $61,900

 

Exterior

Some of the Exterior features are the following:

  • Chrome Front Grille
  • Active Front Grille
  • Power-Folding, Heated Mirrors with LED Turn Signal Indicators
  • Auto-Dimming Outside Mirrors
  • Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Sunshade
  • Solar Control Glass
  • Sound Absorbing Windshield and Side Windows
  • Hydrophobic Front Door Windows
  • Auto Light Control
  • LED headlights
  • Dynamic Bending Light (DBL)
  • LED Positioning Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED Fog Lights
  • LED Rear Combination Lamps
  • Smart Welcome Lighting
  • Automatic rain sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Windshield Wiper De-icers
  • Integrated dual exhaust with chrome surround

 

Interior

I personally love the interior of the K900, it is very confortable and luxury, but with a reasonable low price compared to all what Kia is offering.

enjoy fresh air and view of the stars with the available extra large Panoramic Sunroof.

Convenience and Technology

  • Smart Shift and Drive
  • Shift-by-Wire Gear Selector
  • Steering-Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters
  • Steering Wheel, Power Tilt & Telescoping
  • Full Meter Display, 12.3″ Supervision Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD
  • Trip Computer
  • Driver/Front Passenger Power Window w/ One-Touch Auto Up/Down and Pinch Protection
  • Smart Power Trunk
  • Push-Button Start with Smart Key, Immobilizer
  • Three Zone Automatic Climate Control with Cluster Ionizer Air Filtration
  • Auto De-Fog System
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold
  • Split Opening Center Console with Armrest and Storage
  • Dual Front Cup Holders
  • Rear Seat Center Armrest With Ski Pass-through Door
  • Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror w/ HomeLink
  • Interior Lighting with Delay
  • Interior Accent Lighting
  • Overhead Sunglasses Holder
  • Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Rear Window Sunshade, Power-Operated
  • Rear Door Window Sunshades
  • Two Front 12-Volt Power Outlets
  • Lexicon®2 Discrete Logic7® Surround Sound System, 900 Watt Surround Sound Audio System with 17 Speakers, External Amplifier & Subwoofer, HD Radio™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • UVO Luxury Services
  • Voice-Command Navigation with SiriusXM® Traffic
  • USB/Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Driver Information System (DIS) Multimedia Control
  • Parking Assist System
  • Front & Rear Camera Display, Rear Parking Guide System (RPGS)
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  • Blind Spot Detection System (BSD)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
  • Cruise Control
  • BLUETOOTH® Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity, with Audio Streaming
  • Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio, Hands-Free Phone, and Cruise Control Buttons
  • Rear Seat USB Charging Port

Seating and trim

The seating is luxury and very comfortable..careful you can get addicted to drive this Kia.

  • Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Driver’s Seat, 12-Way Power-Adjustable
  • 8-way Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Ventilated Driver & Front Passenger Seats
  • Integrated Memory System (Driver’s Seat, Outside Mirrors, Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel)
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Rear Seat Center Armrest Controls
  • Height-Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
  • Leather-Wrapped & Genuine Wood Steering Wheel
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather-Wrapped Accents
  • Real Wood Upper Front & Rear Center Console Trim
  • Real Wood Door Inserts Garnish
  • Stainless-Steel Illuminated Door Scuff Plate Trim
  • Carpeted Floor & Trunk Mats

 

Safety System

Kia keeps enhancing and improving most features on all kia cars. Safety features are up to the speed of the modern car industry. You will find anything you need on the K900.

The safety system of this KIA not only protect you, but prevent possible collision.

  • Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  • Dual Front and Rear Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags
  • Front Active Headrests
  • 3-Point Seat Belts for All Seating Positions
  • Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ ABS
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • High-Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Side-Impact Door Beams
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

 

Conclusion

The new 2017 Kia K900 V8 is a very luxury vehicle that is remarkable on many aspects: from the quiet and comfortable interior, from the powerful engine to the stylish design, providing a wonderful smooth overall ride. It also can be fast and rapid.  Even for those fast riders, you can be confident of the safety while driving the K900, as the safety system of this car is equipped with all the necessary features, which help not only protect you, but prevent possible collision.
The price is not the cheapest among the competitive ones in a range of the 60,000s, but after you you test drive, you would probably agree with me that it is actually a low price compare to all what you get, with a great balance between quality, safety and luxury.

Marco Carvajal
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