But in a articulation abounding with so abounding acceptable choices already, Kia’s anachronous alms (the 2019 archetypal will hit showrooms in alone a few months) doesn’t accomplish a acute case. This archetypal in particular, able with the range-topping 5.0-liter V8, is decidedly pricier than the entry-level V6 option, and it lacks abundant of the above tech you’d apprehend in this segment. If you appetite a large, adequate Kia, it’s apparently account cat-and-mouse for the adapted 2019 K900.
The K900 isn’t the best clear affluence sedan, admittedly, but its safe administration and attenuate bulk of chrome detailing, abnormally on the grille, accomplish it inoffensive. For what it’s worth, the new 2019 archetypal is a far better-looking option, and assuredly on par with competitors from Germany and Japan.
The K900 isn’t as outrageously abundant as rivals like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but it’s still affluence luxurious. Both the advanced seats and backs seats are chiefly bendable and comfortable, and affection acrimonious and cooling options. The rear bank is adjustable, and anniversary of the three rear windows comes with a shade; the rear window adumbration is controlled by an cyberbanking about-face abreast the driver. On road, the berth is buzz quiet.
We’re attractive advanced to the tech amend on the 2019 model. The 2017 K900 lacks abounding of the avant-garde conveniences you’d apprehend on a car at this bulk point – best chiefly Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It additionally lacks some basal functionality due to its chaotic home awning and confusing, unrefined affectation settings.
The K900 is no achievement affluence car, so naturally, it doesn’t accomplish as such. This ample auto is adequate cruising; it’s smooth, sophisticated, and accessible to drive in a beeline line, with no admiration to handle any bend quickly. But the alternative 5.0-liter V8 agent does aftermath a cogent bulk of grunt. Paired to an eight-speed automated transmission, it pumps out 420 application and 376 pound-feet of torque, affective the 4,700-pound anatomy to 60 afar per hour in 5.3 seconds. The V6 adaptation alone produces 311 horsepower, acquiescent a slower 60 mile-per-hour dart of 6.4 seconds.
Safety systems are accepted book on the K900, as you would apprehend in a ample affluence agent such as this. Blind atom monitoring, rear cantankerous cartage alert, lane abandonment warning, a 360-degree camera, and parking abetment appearance all appear standard. Opt for the $5,000 VIP Plus Package, and that additionally includes adaptive cruise ascendancy with automated emergency braking, and a cardinal of added non-safety features.
The Kia K900’s range-topping 5.0-liter V8 is no ammunition sipper, it allotment 15 afar per gallon city, 23 highway, and 18 combined. Two of its best absolute competitors, the RLX and the CT6, don’t alike action a V8, and acknowledgment up to 23 and 21 afar per gallon accumulated (not including constituent options).
With the alternative 5.0-liter V8, the best affordable K900 costs $61,900. That makes it pricier than the lowest-priced Cadillac CT6 ($54,095), Acura RLX ($54,900), and a accomplished $12,000 added big-ticket than the V6-powered K900 ($49,900). For $12,000, the 5.0-liter V8 – while decidedly added able – doesn’t do abundant to absolve its bulk over the V6.
The alternative VIP Plus Package – which adds above assurance systems as able-bodied as appearance like checky Nappa covering seats, aerial rear seats, and a exceptional headliner, amid others – adds addition $5,000 on top of the allurement price. This is an easier bolus to swallow, alms added tangible, accustomed allowances than the V8 for beneath money, authoritative it a box we’d be blessed to beat on our K900 order.