Kia's product planners got sideswiped by last year's high gas prices, as the upgraded Kia Borrego was just about to go into production. This traditional SUV can be had in two- or four-wheel-drive versions, seats seven, and comes with a V-6 or V-8 engine.
This Borrego has the 3.8-liter V-6, adequate for driving around town, but lacking power when passing at speed. Unfortunately, mileage isn't great with this engine, and isn't even much of an improvement over the V-8 version.
The available touch-screen navigation system works well enough, and covers the basics, but only has one feature we consider advanced: text to speech, that lets it read out street names under route guidance.