The 2019 Kia K900 Is the Unknown Luxury Sedan

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  • Published on Feb 7, 2019
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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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  • Doug DeMuro
    Doug DeMuro  2 months ago +1706

    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
      nashtitans09 21 day 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
      DrAppleCrispies 28 days ago

      U said u drove the v8 model. Your lying to yourself!

    • ron barnett
      ron barnett 29 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 29 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.

  • Rons Rides
    Rons Rides Day ago +1

    "I don't know anything about clocks, I dont even wear a watch." HOW DO YOU TELL TIME SIR?!?!

  • ThatArrogantDudeNobodyLikes

    Someone better off tell kia their grill design is ugly AF and ruins any front end design attempt

  • News that matter
    News that matter 2 days 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 2 days ago

    this guys must have something against kia

  • Aldren domingo
    Aldren domingo 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS!!!

  • Kacy's Kastle
    Kacy's Kastle 4 days ago +1

    Your Doug Demuro..the Car God...Car God doesn't rely on Motor Trend....Motor Trend relies on Doug Demuro.

  • Justin Brown
    Justin Brown 4 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
    qunyc 5 days ago

    Nice car

  • XE24h
    XE24h 6 days ago

    Good

  • thnkbg
    thnkbg 6 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
    DA Ni 8 days ago

    The exterior looks like a mercedes but the interior is amazing!

  • The Brooklyn Don
    The Brooklyn Don 8 days ago

    This guy is such a DICK, super annoying!

  • Dezinate Designs
    Dezinate Designs 8 days ago +1

    Looks like a mercedes s class

  • David Handley
    David Handley 9 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 8 days ago

      I still wouldn't buy one. How does it feel to be a lemming?

  • sweetlogo
    sweetlogo 10 days ago +1

    I'm never buying a Kia, but the tech lane change thing is cool.

  • ankush budhiraja
    ankush budhiraja 10 days ago

    The maurice watch is no cheapass watch

  • SOVIET ARMY FIGHT FOR VLADMIR LENIN

    I love the leaving video ,it was a nice touch

  • SOVIET ARMY FIGHT FOR VLADMIR LENIN

    yall remember 1990s kia ,ya shut up the came the long way stop your shit face complaining

    • Jack D
      Jack D 8 days ago

      Haha...a Kia defender. How adorable.

  • Nemesis12345
    Nemesis12345 13 days ago

    Seriously, this car should be sold in Europe. I would buy one the same day it would come.

  • Leo Thatch
    Leo Thatch 14 days ago

    Make a 2008 town car vid

  • Tiersinski Kendrick Jr.

    So i know who's getting my money now

    • Jack D
      Jack D 8 days ago

      You're crazy.

  • Maxwell Wellmax
    Maxwell Wellmax 16 days ago

    Hyundai should have done a Lexus here and make up a name for their luxury brand.

  • Eddy K
    Eddy K 16 days ago

    10:54 for the kids

  • Eddy K
    Eddy K 17 days ago

    For the kids 10:51

  • Eddy K
    Eddy K 17 days ago

    For the kids 10:51

  • Hassan Mujtaba
    Hassan Mujtaba 17 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 8 days ago

      One, that joke is getting old. Two, that's the shtick of his videos.

  • Przemyslaw Wroblewski
    Przemyslaw Wroblewski 17 days ago

    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 17 days ago +1

    You always sound like critic towards the car and not appreciating the functionality just because it’s Kia

    • Jack D
      Jack D 8 days ago

      Does that insult your love of Kia? He does this in every review.

  • 진청
    진청 17 days ago +1

    better than Lexus Es

  • Uz S
    Uz S 17 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 8 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
    MonBerry 17 days ago

    Any korean car is SHIT!

  • Daniel
    Daniel 18 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 18 days ago

    Twin turbo 3.3 V6 with 365 HP

  • Logic Firefly
    Logic Firefly 18 days ago

    Sport mode is for running away from bad guys

  • Logic Firefly
    Logic Firefly 18 days ago

    Kia stands for Kool in America

    • Jack D
      Jack D 8 days ago

      Um, no it don't. hahaha to funny.

  • Daniel Karol Warchol
    Daniel Karol Warchol 19 days ago

    This Real ninja future..

  • Nathaniel Mathews
    Nathaniel Mathews 21 day ago

    I thought I heard him said he borrow this Kia from North Korea. Lol

  • is it 710 yet ?
    is it 710 yet ? 21 day ago

    Did even open it up at all? Wasted time

  • Gaetano Geri
    Gaetano Geri 21 day ago

    The interior are similiar like a bmw 7 serie

    • Jack D
      Jack D 8 days ago

      You need glasses.

  • David Owens
    David Owens 21 day ago +7

    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

    • Justin Luttrell
      Justin Luttrell 5 hours ago

      +Jack D Have you ever owned a post-2006 Kia or Hyundai? I have a 2012 Soul with currently 113,000 miles and love it. If you don't understand the hype, go test drive a Stinger GT.

    • Jack D
      Jack D 8 days ago +1

      Actually they are such an overrated brand. Just like Hyundai and Subaru. The Kia fanboy brigade is getting ludicrous.

    • Justin Luttrell
      Justin Luttrell 19 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 22 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 22 days ago

    I need that screen for stinger gt2.

  • netrioter
    netrioter 22 days ago +1

    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 22 days ago +1

    Doug the type of guy to smell the fart and enjoy it!

    • G H
      G H 22 days ago

      alsubaie abdullah LOL you’re probably totally right.

  • Hannah
    Hannah 22 days ago +16

    Kia has come so far. Just bought a 2019 Optima and it drives beautifully and the design looks so hot 🔥

    • Austin Jn.
      Austin Jn. 4 days ago +1

      Me too! GT line top trim. Kia is really on its way for a great success.

    • Hannah
      Hannah 9 days ago +2

      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 9 days ago +3

      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
    INUMIMI28 23 days ago

    Everyone’s copying Mercedes speakers these days

  • bob barker
    bob barker 23 days ago

    Who would buy this thing over a bmw or Mercedes????

    • Jalen Lane
      Jalen Lane 21 day ago

      If you want something different. Kia makes nice cars.

  • Deni St
    Deni St 23 days ago +1

    the car looks awsome ,this asshole is dumb

    • Jack D
      Jack D 8 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 23 days ago

    So many features you can literally lock yourself out of the system.

  • DriveCFL
    DriveCFL 23 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 24 days ago +2

    19:03 it can be just like the stinger. You forgot to put the car in sports mode.

  • Leonardo Tapia Marrero
    Leonardo Tapia Marrero 24 days ago +1

    The interior kinda reminds me of a Merc

  • Yusuf Sahel
    Yusuf Sahel 24 days ago

    3:50 insane!! o_O

  • 권운진
    권운진 24 days ago

    i think there are lock button for miss touch during rest or sleeping.

  • Bitter Gay Man
    Bitter Gay Man 24 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 8 days ago

      They're really not cool.

  • Marcin Cedro
    Marcin Cedro 24 days ago

    reflective screen has nothing in common with luxury, get back to school KIA and see you in 20 years

  • The Bearded Brother
    The Bearded Brother 25 days ago

    6:42 has to be amongst Doug's funniest moments, I can't stop laughing 😂

  • Keniso S.
    Keniso S. 25 days ago

    They LEGIT copied a Mercedes interior. Wtf kia

  • IGNANT4LIFE
    IGNANT4LIFE 25 days ago

    dude! you got to dust the dash better when you show close ups... :)

  • sharbl shakr
    sharbl shakr 25 days ago

    THTHTHTHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSS

    • sharbl shakr
      sharbl shakr 7 days ago

      +Jack D r u trying to sneeze or what????

    • Jack D
      Jack D 8 days ago

      Huh? I mean..hhhhhhuuuuuuhhhhhh?????

  • Ryan Grant
    Ryan Grant 26 days ago +2

    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 26 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 8 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 8 days ago

      This is how he conducts reviews.

  • Wojtek Ziebowicz
    Wojtek Ziebowicz 26 days ago +2

    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
    jvnary 26 days ago

    i have a lot of respect for kia now

  • DERRECK153
    DERRECK153 26 days ago

    I know what the K900 Is Its an Awesome Automobile

    • Jack D
      Jack D 8 days ago

      hahaha to funny.

  • Simon Lee
    Simon Lee 26 days ago

    Just wait until Ford make this kind of vehicles.

  • Ole Martin Hoel
    Ole Martin Hoel 26 days ago

    The Canine hundred? So this car is a dog, you say?

  • 이명후
    이명후 27 days ago

    Kia is international... Designer office in the 4 difference countries with samsung and LG
    LG is european

  • Auto Energy
    Auto Energy 27 days ago

    Beautiful car to bad it’s a Kia

  • FNATIC B00ST
    FNATIC B00ST 27 days ago

    "make an S class, but, cheap and korean"

  • TIM Flesch
    TIM Flesch 27 days ago

    How is the Blind spot cameras any different than Honda's now deceased "Lanewatch"?

    • stimpy1414
      stimpy1414 27 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 29 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 29 days ago +2

    Not too far off from a Genesis, but that turn signal feature is definitely next level 💡

  • Full Blast
    Full Blast Month ago +1

    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
    Michael Fishburn Month ago +5

    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
    David Kvirikadze Month ago

    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 cake is a lie Month ago

    The blue dot is where they press the snap fasteners for the headboard, to prevent scratches

  • 葛炎
    葛炎 Month ago

    good car

  • twinentryturbo
    twinentryturbo Month ago +1

    This is a perfect vehicle for that rich person who wants to keep that identity on a downlow!

  • 56M views
    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 +4

    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

  • ZLAKO ZILLA
    ZLAKO ZILLA Month ago +1

    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

  • cloudniner4lifex
    cloudniner4lifex Month ago

    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
      Hannah 22 days ago

      They’ve actually come quite far

    • Michael Untouchable
      Michael Untouchable 27 days ago +1

      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 +6

    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
      nashtitans09 21 day 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 28 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
      yungbibba Month ago

      Marcus Kollmann lmao can’t believe they let that slide

  • s blake
    s blake Month ago

    Koreans Invade America!

  • Iberius Pred
    Iberius Pred Month ago

    The masterpiece alone is reason enough to buy this Kia!

  • vegass04
    vegass04 Month ago

    Talk about the flop of all flops. Kia, please give up from luxury cars.

  • rt bigman
    rt bigman Month ago +2

    KIA AND HYUNDAI fast becoming a serious threat to German dominance in the Luxury high end area..Well Done S KOREA