AUTO RECON: An Insider's Guide to New Cars & Trucks

2016 Kia Soul EV

Electric version of Kia's popular Soul scoots 90 miles per charge.

2016 Kia K900

Kia's old-school luxury car is big on power and amenities.

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​​2016 Hyundai Genesis 5.0

The Hyundai Genesis has been completely redesigned for 2016, carrying over only powertrains from its predecessor. The Genesis is a midsize luxury sedan designed to go toe-to-toe with Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz models. The Genesis name isn’t as prestigious as its European rivals, but Hyundai does reward buyers with a posh cabin, high-end features and a smooth quiet ride … and selling it for much less than its top-tier competition.

On the exterior, the Genesis boasts a handsome six-slat floating grille, trapezoidal headlights and a streamlined six-window greenhouse. Inside, a smartly designed dashboard and center stack combines intuitive controls, soft touch buttons and premium materials like wood trim. Passengers are treated with the same respect as the driver, with comfortable rear seating, plenty of room to stretch out and extras to increase comfort like heated and ventilated seats. Impressive tech features include a high-definition navigation system and a Lexicon 7 surround sound system.

Vital Stats:
Engine: 5.0L GDI DOHC V8
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Performance: 420 HP and 383 lb-ft torque
MPG: 15 city/23 hwy
Zero to 60 mph: 5.0 sec
Price: $52,450 (as tested)

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2016 Kia Forte 5.0

Fun, quality, affordable hatchback with excellent safety ratings.