The luxury sedan marketplace is a crowded place. Vehicles from Audi, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and BMW immediately come to mind. This week we were able to spend time with the flagship model from a relative newcomer to the high-end luxury segment, the 2019 Kia K900.
The K900 is powered by a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that is rated at 365 horsepower and 376 ft-lbs of torque. The engine is powerful and refined. The wide powerband yields excellent throttle response at almost any speed. While it is not the most powerful engine in the segment, the twin-turbo V6 is a great match for the sedan. An 8-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Kia’s luxury sedan is the attractive and comfortable interior. The leather-wrapped seating and high-quality trim look and feel on level with luxury vehicles priced far above Kia’s sticker. In our week behind the wheel we often found ourselves looking at the monroney label for confirmation of the $64,895 retail.