Kia's midsized sedan drives nicely, with a firm yet absorbent ride and responsive, secure handling.
The 2.4-liter four-cylinder is pleasant and returned 28 mpg overall in our tests; the uplevel 2.0-liter turbo engine packs more punch.
Both hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are available.
The EX trim features comfortable leather seats, automatic climate control, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a roomy rear seat.
The controls are very intuitive to use, but the low-mounted dash vents tend to blow more air on the driver's hands than on his face.
All 2020 models have a suite of standard advanced safety features, which include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning.