The Kia 2020 K900 is the flagship sedan. It shares its design underpinnings with the Genesis G90. Although Kia isn’t a luxury brand, it is marketing the large sedan to those who are looking for premium transportation. The K900 is an appealing and credible choice in its class. The K900 offers a smooth, composed driving experience and a comfortable cabin. Its price is also lower than that of key competitors by several thousand of dollars. The K900’s interior is not as luxurious as those found in Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The K900’s value proposition is hard to ignore, however.
What’s new for 2020?
The Kia K900 is unchanged for 2020 in the wake of its 2019 redesign. After this model year, Kia’s flagship sedan is being discontinued.
The 2020 K900 is available in one, luxuriously equipped trims that will meet most buyers’ needs. The base model comes on 19-inch wheels and has standard exterior features like rain-sensing windshield washers, automatic LED headlights and daytime running lights, as well as heated power-folding mirrors with integrated turn signals, auto-dimming capability, and an automated LED headlight. The cabin offers standard features like heated front seats and rear seats with power adjustment, as well as a heated steering column, keyless entry, push ignition, a head-up display and dual-zone automatic climate controls. The cabin is equipped with a standard sunroof that lets in natural light. All models include a comprehensive range of driver assistance features, including blind spot monitoring and surround-view cameras.
Performance, Transmission and Engine
A turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 engine powers the 2020 Kia K900. This engine produces 365 horsepower and 376 pounds of torque. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic. All models include all-wheel drive to improve traction on slippery roads due to rain or snow. The K900 was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds. This full-size sedan displays the calm and composed driving style that luxury car buyers love in everyday driving. You can adjust the car’s performance according to your needs with the drive-mode feature standard on K900. There are five settings available: Comfort, Smart Smart, Sport Eco, Eco and Custom. You can modify parameters such as steering weight and engine responsiveness. The Custom menu also allows you to adjust the volume of the engine sound through the car’s speakers.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
The 2020 Kia K900 has a fuel economy rating of 18/25 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway according to the EPA. These numbers make the K900 more fuel-efficient than other options in the segment. You’ll also get better gas mileage than rivals like the Audi A7 (22/29 and Mercedes-Benz CLS-class) (up to 24/31 MPG). We measured mileage at 27 mpg over 200 miles of highway driving at 75 mph.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
The interior design of the K900 can best be described by being adequate. Although the cabin of the K900 is spacious enough to satisfy the needs of its class, it lacks the style and elegance found in cabins made by rival brands like Audi or Mercedes-Benz. The K900’s cabin is very comfortable. The K900’s cabin offers excellent comfort. Both rows have great legroom. The driver’s seat has 20-way adjustment and provides the support of a chair. The available options include power-adjustable rear chairs and three-zone automatic temperature control. The trunk of this Kia is 15.3 cubic feet. This is more than the Mercedes-Benz CLS class (11.9 cubic feet), but less that the Lincoln Continental (16.7 cubic inches).
Connectivity and Infotainment
The 2020 K900 offers a wide range of tech features to its owners. All models come standard with a 12.3-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth phone and streaming audio. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay allow for device integration. A standard navigation system assists you in planning your route to your destination. All models include a Lexicon sound system with 17 speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio and a WiFi hotspot to allow you and your passengers stay connected to the internet. Both the front- and back-seat passengers can use wireless chargers on the K900.