The 2019 Kia K900 Is the Unknown Luxury Sedan

Doug DeMuro
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The 2019 Kia K900 is a $65,000 luxury sedan you probably haven't heard of. Today I'm reviewing the K900 to show you all about the Kia K900 and its cool features and quirks -- and I'm driving the 2019 Kia K900 to show you how it drives.
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Feb 7, 2019




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Doug DeMuro
Doug DeMuro 2 months ago
CORRECTION! The K900 is only offered this year with a turbocharged V6, with no V8 option. Big thanks to C&D and Motor Trend for getting this wrong. Last time I rely on them for info! www.motortrend.com/cars/kia/k900/ www.caranddriver.com/kia/k900
nashtitans09 19 days ago
Doug, I love your reviews. However, the clock in the K900 is a Maurice Lacroix. They are a Swiss watchmaker and the Masterpiece is one of their models.
DrAppleCrispies 26 days ago
U said u drove the v8 model. Your lying to yourself!
ron barnett
ron barnett 27 days ago
+Android Wazko Lol credibility was lost while writing for Jalopnik. They're just a bunch of hipsters that drive brown diesel Volkswagen station wagons. There were so many moments I cringed in this video. 311 hp turbo V6? Like, he didn't even question the output of a turbo V6 being the same as everybody else's NA V6? Including Kia's own V6? What is this lock button on the armrest with buttons for??? 5.7 second 0-60 time, 4/10??? That's literally pretty damn quick unless you're strictly comparing it to sports cars. That's like giving it a 0/10 for utility because it can't tow as much as an Kenworth. Or because it lacks a third row. Or removable doors and skid plates. I enjoy watching him or even reading Jalopnik articles from time to time, but that whole crew is largely for the "Hurrr Durrr too mainstream" hipster group and I find myself contemplating cancelling my internet service upon reading the stupid crap. "Corvette smells like plastic, unacceptable at 55k" "Much less capable Subaru STI costs 40k and literally is a 17k car with a plastic interior. I must hide erection"
ron barnett
ron barnett 27 days ago
+waffle911 Yeah, they share platform/drivetrain development costs/research. So they are very much the same in terms of tech but are still competitors.
News that matter
News that matter 7 hours ago
Theres no comparing v8 to a v6. I dont care how many turbos you slap on. The response of a v8 is amazing.
Edric Jun
Edric Jun 18 hours ago
this guys must have something against kia
Aldren domingo
The purple dials look like lightsabers that don’t have handles
L & L’s randomness
i would its compotition for the continental, the acura rlx, and the infiniti q70
Jon Turney
Jon Turney 2 days ago
Kacy's Kastle
Kacy's Kastle 2 days ago
Your Doug Demuro..the Car God...Car God doesn't rely on Motor Trend....Motor Trend relies on Doug Demuro.
Justin Brown
Justin Brown 3 days ago
Im guessing the lock button on back seat armrest is so you can actually rest your arm there without accidentally pressing a button.
qunyc 3 days ago
Nice car
XE24h 4 days ago
thnkbg 5 days ago
The turn signal camer, whats it called, can I have it installed on my car? I have to have that.. I don't like the ass
DA Ni 6 days ago
The exterior looks like a mercedes but the interior is amazing!
The Brooklyn Don
The Brooklyn Don 6 days ago
This guy is such a DICK, super annoying!
Dezinate Designs
Dezinate Designs 6 days ago
Looks like a mercedes s class
David Handley
David Handley 7 days ago
10 years ago you couldn’t give me a Kia for free! Now....well....I just bought one and I’m very impressed. Korea is the new Japan.
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
I still wouldn't buy one. How does it feel to be a lemming?
sweetlogo 8 days ago
I'm never buying a Kia, but the tech lane change thing is cool.
ankush budhiraja
ankush budhiraja 8 days ago
The maurice watch is no cheapass watch
I love the leaving video ,it was a nice touch
yall remember 1990s kia ,ya shut up the came the long way stop your shit face complaining
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
Haha...a Kia defender. How adorable.
Nemesis12345 12 days ago
Seriously, this car should be sold in Europe. I would buy one the same day it would come.
Leo Thatch
Leo Thatch 12 days ago
Make a 2008 town car vid
Tiersinski Kendrick Jr.
So i know who's getting my money now
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
You're crazy.
Maxwell Wellmax
Maxwell Wellmax 15 days ago
Hyundai should have done a Lexus here and make up a name for their luxury brand.
Eddy K
Eddy K 15 days ago
10:54 for the kids
Eddy K
Eddy K 15 days ago
For the kids 10:51
Eddy K
Eddy K 15 days ago
For the kids 10:51
Hassan Mujtaba
Hassan Mujtaba 15 days ago
Doug's the kinda guy who won't shoot a single car review video without saying the following words 'Quirks and Features'
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
One, that joke is getting old. Two, that's the shtick of his videos.
Przemyslaw Wroblewski
Doug, regarding blind spots in rear view mirrors check this setting (it saves me from accident at least few times) : www.itstactical.com/skillcom/driving/what-if-i-told-you-that-vehicles-dont-have-blind-spots/
Mahesh Sase
Mahesh Sase 15 days ago
You always sound like critic towards the car and not appreciating the functionality just because it’s Kia
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
Does that insult your love of Kia? He does this in every review.
진청 15 days ago
better than Lexus Es
Uz S
Uz S 16 days ago
Are you genuinely trying to review this car or is it more like a poking fun at it kinda thing, sounds more like the latter..... you should post some genuine content
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
He should be poking fun at it. It's a 60k Kia for crying out loud. It's laughable. By the way, watch his other videos. He does the same type of thing in all reviews.
MonBerry 16 days ago
Any korean car is SHIT!
Daniel 16 days ago
11:00 Doug the the reason why there is a lock button at the back is cause a lot of Koreans in the upper middle class and above have drivers to drive them around, however not everyday or every moment are they present so people switch between driving the car themselves and then being driven in. So there’s a button for you to press if you forgot to unlock it and then you sit at the back
Jon Brenna
Jon Brenna 16 days ago
Twin turbo 3.3 V6 with 365 HP
Logic Firefly
Logic Firefly 16 days ago
Sport mode is for running away from bad guys
Logic Firefly
Logic Firefly 16 days ago
Kia stands for Kool in America
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
Um, no it don't. hahaha to funny.
Daniel Karol Warchol
This Real ninja future..
Nathaniel Mathews
Nathaniel Mathews 19 days ago
I thought I heard him said he borrow this Kia from North Korea. Lol
is it 710 yet ?
is it 710 yet ? 19 days ago
Did even open it up at all? Wasted time
Gaetano Geri
Gaetano Geri 20 days ago
The interior are similiar like a bmw 7 serie
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
You need glasses.
David Owens
David Owens 20 days ago
Kia is such an underappreciated brand. They put in things that would most consider useless but to some they might be useful so they think why not have it anyway . They really care about having options for everyone
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
Actually they are such an overrated brand. Just like Hyundai and Subaru. The Kia fanboy brigade is getting ludicrous.
Justin Luttrell
Justin Luttrell 17 days ago
The mere fact that they bother to make satellite radio standard on so many models vs the cheap manufacturers that make you pay extra even on $40,000 vehicles....I love it.
Marc Yaptinchay
Marc Yaptinchay 20 days ago
The lock for the controls in the back is for the passenger so he/she does not accidentally change his or her settings if for example they are asleep.
Mua Lan
Mua Lan 20 days ago
I need that screen for stinger gt2.
netrioter 20 days ago
one thing you didnt mention is Kia has no rental car program when you have to get it fixed under warranty...I learned the hard way when my 2014 Soul blew its first engine at 19k miles and its second engine at only 47k miles. I got stuck paying 2 weeks rental both times...That was 400 bucks each time. They wound up having to buy it back when engine 3 died at 62k and no...i never hotrodded it. They kept putting the wrong oil in it...i made SURE i let Kia do all the oil changes for a reason...because they will fight you tooth and nail about warranty service if they dont do the maintenance.
alsubaie abdullah
alsubaie abdullah 20 days ago
Doug the type of guy to smell the fart and enjoy it!
G H 20 days ago
alsubaie abdullah LOL you’re probably totally right.
Hannah 21 day ago
Kia has come so far. Just bought a 2019 Optima and it drives beautifully and the design looks so hot 🔥
Austin Jn.
Austin Jn. 2 days ago
Me too! GT line top trim. Kia is really on its way for a great success.
Hannah 7 days ago
duddy morris yess! Stingers are hot cars. More people would buy the optima if it had a bmw logo on it. It’s a status symbol thing sadly. The new telluride is a nice one too. I’m proud of my Kia: )
duddy morris
duddy morris 7 days ago
Hannah I’ve been breaking my neck at Kias the last 6 months or so I feel like. All their sedans look REALLY good. The “but it’s a Kia” saying will go away in the next 5-10 years I believe. I’m looking to get a Stinger Gt1 in blue. Those are sweet!
INUMIMI28 21 day ago
Everyone’s copying Mercedes speakers these days
bob barker
bob barker 21 day ago
Who would buy this thing over a bmw or Mercedes????
Jalen Lane
Jalen Lane 19 days ago
If you want something different. Kia makes nice cars.
Deni St
Deni St 22 days ago
the car looks awsome ,this asshole is dumb
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
Aw, did he insult your overrated Kia. Based on that comment I think we know who the asshole is.
DragonFyre Studios
DragonFyre Studios 22 days ago
So many features you can literally lock yourself out of the system.
DriveCFL 22 days ago
Luxurious trying too hard on the inside. Let's throw a big cheap badge KIA in the middle of luxury..lol
Jeffy Mathew
Jeffy Mathew 22 days ago
19:03 it can be just like the stinger. You forgot to put the car in sports mode.
Leonardo Tapia Marrero
The interior kinda reminds me of a Merc
Yusuf Sahel
Yusuf Sahel 22 days ago
3:50 insane!! o_O
권운진 22 days ago
i think there are lock button for miss touch during rest or sleeping.
Bitter Gay Man
Bitter Gay Man 22 days ago
You can't tell me that I'll never get laughed at for owning a Kia, no matter how cool it is.
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
They're really not cool.
Marcin Cedro
Marcin Cedro 23 days ago
reflective screen has nothing in common with luxury, get back to school KIA and see you in 20 years
The Bearded Brother
6:42 has to be amongst Doug's funniest moments, I can't stop laughing 😂
Keniso S.
Keniso S. 23 days ago
They LEGIT copied a Mercedes interior. Wtf kia
IGNANT4LIFE 23 days ago
dude! you got to dust the dash better when you show close ups... :)
sharbl shakr
sharbl shakr 24 days ago
sharbl shakr
sharbl shakr 6 days ago
+Jack D r u trying to sneeze or what????
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
Huh? I mean..hhhhhhuuuuuuhhhhhh?????
Ryan Grant
Ryan Grant 24 days ago
I wouldn't even say this car is trying to emulate luxury. By all standards that car IS luxury and quite honestly is pretty impressive coming from KIA. Both Hyundai and KIA have really stepped up their game
James Coker
James Coker 24 days ago
Why don't we focus on the more important parts of the cars? Like the engine/trans. Etc. It's way more important than the knob on the stereo. Not even sure if Doug has ever showed under a hood.
James Coker
James Coker 6 days ago
+Jack D well that's good to know. And it's pretty obvious. You must be one those new gens also that thinks the radio is more important on a car than the rear end, or the reliability of the motor.
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
This is how he conducts reviews.
Wojtek Ziebowicz
Wojtek Ziebowicz 24 days ago
Good job Doug! The only thing I wonder is your ironic tone when you are talking about "masterpiece". After all, it's it is made by recognized, famous and swiss brand: Maurica Lacroix.
jvnary 24 days ago
i have a lot of respect for kia now
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
DERRECK153 24 days ago
I know what the K900 Is Its an Awesome Automobile
Jack D
Jack D 7 days ago
hahaha to funny.
Simon Lee
Simon Lee 24 days ago
Just wait until Ford make this kind of vehicles.
Ole Martin Hoel
Ole Martin Hoel 25 days ago
The Canine hundred? So this car is a dog, you say?
이명후 25 days ago
Kia is international... Designer office in the 4 difference countries with samsung and LG LG is european
Auto Energy
Auto Energy 25 days ago
Beautiful car to bad it’s a Kia
FNATIC B00ST 25 days ago
"make an S class, but, cheap and korean"
TIM Flesch
TIM Flesch 26 days ago
How is the Blind spot cameras any different than Honda's now deceased "Lanewatch"?
stimpy1414 25 days ago
It's in the gauge cluster and it works for both side.
Bill George Stout aka the organic mekanic
come on Doug obviously the rear self lockout button is made available so that you can sleep in the backseat with your hands placed wherever you want and not risk adjusting things that don't need to be adjusted
brado jacko
brado jacko 27 days ago
Does this offer massaging seats full roof moon roof, or changeable interior lighting colors without changing the gauges? How do the quality and features compare to the Continental high end trims? Seems slightly lesser to the Libcoln.
T. Smith
T. Smith 27 days ago
Not too far off from a Genesis, but that turn signal feature is definitely next level 💡
Full Blast
Full Blast 29 days ago
65K for a Kia...'nuff said.
Pam Avery
Pam Avery Month ago
The console lock is for curious children who like turn twist and push buttons.
Thingo Wright
Thingo Wright Month ago
Can we have more "Doug the grammar/punctuation nazi" on future videos?? Thanks Also, love this car, but I couldn't live with the moustache on the steering wheel!!
Debo Da Don
Debo Da Don Month ago
It a cheap wanna be 2007 S550.... still nice
Michael Fishburn
kia has come a very long way!!!! this car is awesome!!!!!! from my experience with cars, this one is really just as good as other models from other manufactures
the unknown
the unknown Month ago
4:36 doug sounds like a kid
David Kvirikadze
i wish there was a law to prevent design stealing, center dash is 100% MB as well as Mercedes speaker grill.
the cake is a lie
The blue dot is where they press the snap fasteners for the headboard, to prevent scratches
葛炎 Month ago
good car
twinentryturbo Month ago
This is a perfect vehicle for that rich person who wants to keep that identity on a downlow!
56M views Month ago
1 like 1 punch on doug's face 😂
Mephisto Pheles
Mephisto Pheles Month ago
Make sure it has a fire extinguisher.
Malthael GD
Malthael GD Month ago
Kia makes a luxury sedan Audi: hold my beer
Alex Erlach
Alex Erlach Month ago
This car is a straight up mix of an S class and BMW 7. Actually it looks like a really cool car! hope it doesnt die off like the phateon
KiA bring it to Europe god damn it btw. K900 sounds like the brother of T800
the unknown
the unknown Month ago
Haha they remind me of Kenworth semi truck models
Not hating at all. This car is extremely nice, specially the turn signal. That blew my mind. However they have copied Mercedes’ look. I have a Mercedes and the taillights are extremely similar, the climate control buttons, the paddle (they also have the same bubble feeling he’s talking about at 9:04, The speaker set up, ect. Nonetheless, it’s a very nice looking car.
Alex herrador
Alex herrador Month ago
Kia is trash
Hannah 20 days ago
They’ve actually come quite far
Michael Untouchable
not at all. wonder why you think like that
Shem Lee
Shem Lee Month ago
They probably put the things on the back of the paddles for when you're turning the car and the steering wheel might be upside down. Then the plus and minus do not matter, because when you are turning the car you should be looking at the where you are going instead of the paddles.
Marcus Kollmann
Marcus Kollmann Month ago
Love your videos Doug. Please send this to KIA ... Hello KIA. The Roman Numeral for the number '4' on the clock is 'IV' NOT 'IIII'. So much for Masterpiece!
nashtitans09 19 days ago
Maurice Lacroix is a Swiss watchmaker. I am pretty sure they know what they are doing with the Roman numerals.
Trent Foxingworth
Trent Foxingworth 27 days ago
Many clocks and watches do use IIII for 4. Do a google image search for 'roman numerals clock' and you'll see it a lot.
yungbibba Month ago
Marcus Kollmann lmao can’t believe they let that slide
s blake
s blake Month ago
Koreans Invade America!
Michael Untouchable
hope lands well with KIA
Iberius Pred
Iberius Pred Month ago
The masterpiece alone is reason enough to buy this Kia!
vegass04 Month ago
Talk about the flop of all flops. Kia, please give up from luxury cars.
Michael Untouchable
actually car is good but lacks marketing strategy
rt bigman
rt bigman Month ago
KIA AND HYUNDAI fast becoming a serious threat to German dominance in the Luxury high end area..Well Done S KOREA
Fredrick Mimms
Fredrick Mimms Month ago
Interesting the kia and the Maybach S600 both got an 8 for quality.
aquinas62 Month ago
I would take this car over Mercedes crap anytime.
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