If you’re looking for a premium luxury sedan that won’t make you break the bank, the new 2017 Kia K900 is the closest you can get. However, you’ll have to contend with certain compromises such as lack of engineering and refinement sophistication. Some of the highlights that further its appeal includes features such as a generous warranty coverage, massive interior space, whisper-quite cabin, and an impressive feature list. Its release date will be forthcoming in early 2017.
Its size befits a king, King LeBron James that is. For starters, LeBron – the Cleveland Cavalier – although would’ve preferred a Bentley, was paid up by Kia to rep the K900 and did so enthusiastically. But for the 2017 year model, Kia, it seems won’t be needing to offer quasi-regal endorsements to LeBron James anymore as he vehicle comes with all lavish equipment and features anyone looking for a large, limo-like luxury sedan would ever need.
One of the strongest value proposition the Kia K900 2017 offers lurks in its price. For an MSRP starting from $50,000 – which is actually high for a nameplate such as Kia – buyers will get lots of wealth in terms of interior room and standard equipment. In fact, no other vehicle similarly equipped is offered within the neighborhood of its cost. Additionally, previous long-term tests conducted on the vehicle have revealed the 2017 Kia K900 to be exceptionally comfortable and serene.
Even with seemingly impressive 2017 Kia K900 specs, there are a couple of compromises that will inevitably take a toll on its appeal. Some of these include its premium price relative to its badge, its finicky infotainment controls, lack of interior refinement, and lack of an AWD option. Now you understand why getting the K900 instead of its pricier alternatives isn’t a slam dunk.
2017 Kia K900 Review of Trims
Three trims are available for the five-passenger 2017 Kia K900: Premium V6, Luxury V8, and Luxury V6.
2017 Kia K900 Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures
Some of the standard equipment offered for the standard model include a hands-free power trunk lid, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, eighteen-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, automatic xenon headlights, LED foglights and taillights. The Kia K900 interior comes laden with automatic dual-zone climate control, driver memory settings, a 9.2” central infotainment screen, heated outboard rear seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, an eight-way power front seats, a 14-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, dual USB ports, media player interface, an auxiliary audio jack, a power rear sunshade, and heated and ventilated front seats.
Upgrading to the 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V6 gets you features such as a heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, an upgraded gear shifter, wood interior trim, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Some of the options available for the Luxury V6 model include adaptive cruise control, surround-view parking camera, additional front rear seat adjustment, adjustable lumbar and airplane-style folding headrests, reclining rear seats, a heads-up display, an automatic emergency braking system, safety warning systems, and a simulated suede-headliner.
Exterior Kia K900 colors: Aurora Black Pearl, Bright Silver, and Snow White Pearl. Additional colors should be expected on its release date.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 11.9 in. (119.9 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 8.6 in. (200.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.8 in. (74.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 111 ft³
Cargo volume: 16 ft³
Curb weight: 4376 lbs.
Top Speed: 150 mph
0-60: 5,7 sec
MPG: 17/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aurora Black Pearl, Bright Silver, Snow White Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Kia K900 Engine Specs
Motivation beneath its hood is offered by a 3.8L V6 engine rated at around 311 hp and 293 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done via the eight-speed automatic and a RWD system. The EPA estimates the fuel economy for the mill to stand at around 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Those looking for more mojo can specify the 5.0L V8 engine that comes equipped under the hood of the Luxury V8 and is capable of generating around 420 horsepower and 376 pounds-ft. of torque.
2017 Kia K900 Price & Release Date
There’ve been lots of rumors circulating in the segment lately concerning when it will go for sale. Although speculative, my crystal ball tells me the new 2017 Kia K900 will probably debut sometime in early 2017.
The 2017 Kia K900 changes should cost you an MSRP of around $49,000