2018-2019 Kia Mohave – large crossover for reasonable money

The new model from 2018-2019 Kia 2018-2019 Kia Mohave, SUVs and crossovers flagship of the Korean manufacturer, made its debut on the world stage with a show at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2008. Korean mid-size machine was created primarily for the North American automotive market and is sold in the United States and Canada under the name 2018-2019 Kia Borrego. US and Russian motorists like big SUVs from the seven-seater interior and rich equipment. It is due to similar consumer preferences 2018-2019 Kia Mohave with the end of 2009 unsuccessfully sold in Russia. In our review of the study reviews the car, look at the price, configuration and technical characteristics KIA Mohave , production, carry out a test drive and try to figure out a way if a large Korean frame SUV to compete with its main competitors in the face of Mitsubishi Pajero fourth generation , of SsangYong the Rexton the W , the Honda the Pilot and Mazda CX-9 . Korean engineers and marketers, by the above-mentioned vehicles for equal competition, according to the standard class the Toyota Prado is a Land Cruiser is , which equaled the development and design of 2018-2019 Kia Mohave.


The body design of the Korean 2018-2019 Kia SUV Mohan resolved in a traditional classical style. Appearance of the car is not flashy, but solid, with large headlamps, rich chrome finish grille, massive front bumper with foglights compact generously closed plastic protection of unpainted plastic. Large worktop hood looks like a dining table – large and smooth.

Side Body demonstrative exhibits on display charismatic vyshtampovki profile large wheel arches, strongly protected by the edge of plastic, harmoniously and concisely flows sills and door panels. Tall and stylish flat window-sill line shoots up in the stern, giving the back of massive dynamic look. Large doorways and powerful side steps (not installed in the initial version Comfort) provide a comfortable fit in the cabin. Smooth plateau roof with roof rails for mounting a powerful trunk and all kinds of accessories for the transportation of goods breaking off forms a vertical surface of the stern strict, chopped shapes and lines.

Easy access to the luggage compartment provides a large correctly fifth door rectangular, are equipped with a comfortable closing mechanism (just enough to easily push the door, and the mechanism is closing itself). Rounding out the strict image of the stern of the compact SUV ceiling marker lamps and rear bumper lean, fully dressed in a black plastic is not afraid of scratches. Full-size spare wheel is mounted under the bottom of the body, a decision disputed – on the one hand the spare wheel does not reduce freight opportunities luggage, but the replacement of the wheel results in a long and laborious process, and without gloves can not do (by dirt road wheel is not protected).

Basic equipment 2018-2019 Kia Mohave Comfort, despite the availability of price 1769900 rubles, does not enjoy popularity among Russians. Domestic car owners prefer a packaged version of the Prestige and Premium, which provides for the installation of xenon headlamps with washer, metal plates on the sills, electric sunroof, electric folding door mirrors, keyless entry Smart Key in the area and other details.


With the appearance understood, solidly and without tinsel looks 2018-2019 Kia Mohave. The SUV is dressed in a formal suit, though not flashy, but high-quality and sturdy. The car body is based on a powerful frame, fixing as eight rubber-metal bearings, ensuring reduction of the impact of vibrations and road irregularities on the passenger compartment.
Reviews 2018-2019 Kia Mohave owners indicate that the paintwork of Korean cars is far from ideal, and chips and scratches on the back of a large SUV Mohave may appear after a year of operation, particularly on the body of cars, whose owners like to move quickly over rough terrain. It is to protect against flying stones from under the wheels, and provides a powerful plastic kit. Mandatory accessory for the SUV is a metal protection engine, transmission, radiator and the front axle from the bottom. Without a strong sheet steel to conquer the off-road driving a 2018-2019 Kia Mohave is not necessary.

  • We indicate the external dimensions of the body of the Korean SUV KIA Mohave: 4880 mm long, 1915 mm wide, 1765 mm in height (1810 mm with roof rails) 2895 mm wheelbase, 217 mm ground clearance (clearance).
  • The body is painted in one of the seven color options: Clear White (white), Bright Silver (Silver), Snow White Pearl (snow white pearl), Golden Beat (dark gold), Glittering Metal (dark gray), Temptation Red (Red) and Aurora black (black).
  • As basic equipment for kitting Comfort and Prestige accommodate rubber 245/70 R17 alloy wheels to 17 size, richly equipped with Premium version is based on the ground tires 265/60 R18, dressed in the stylish wheels 18 range of light alloy.

Korean 2018-2019 Kia Mohave SUV is offered exclusively with three rows of seats can accommodate seven passengers including the driver. And two adult riders, the third row will not feel left out comfortably. On the gallery is enough space width at shoulder height of 1415 mm and interior of cushions to ceiling 965 mm, planting may not optimal (low-mounted airbag), but legroom in 835 mm is sufficient. Even during prolonged travel sitting on the last row feel comfortable.

The second row seats split 60:40 with the driver comfortably accommodate three satellites. Reserve space is huge: at shoulder width 1500 mm interior height of the seat cushion to the ceiling 990 mm of legroom of 950 mm. Comfortable fit providing a flat floor, the ability to change the angle of inclination of the back and seat move along the interior, available heated seats and side air-conditioning for the rear compartment. For landing on a small part of the third row of the second row seat moves forward and down back. providing a large and wide passage.

The driver and front passenger will be located in convenient strict chairs with adjustable lumbar support, vibrant rollers lateral support and heated (you can even order a ventilated driver’s seat). As we said above, the initial fairly poor by the standards of Comfort grade class is not in demand in Russia, but the richer version packed that called for full charge. The presence of the electric steering column adjustment, driver’s seat (8 directions, memory settings), and the front passenger, even the height of the pedals can be adjusted by an electric motor. Leather seat trim (optional black, beige or gray), the decor of the inserts under the dark or light wood and metal.

The driver is given a large multi-functional steering wheel, instrument Supervision panel with on-board computer screen, center console with the correct and logical placement of multimedia complex with a large color screen (audio system Radio CD DVD, Bluetooth, USB and AUX, iPod, 6-Th speakers, navigation) the picture from the rear view camera is displayed salon mirrors, power two-zone climate control. Controls are placed correctly and, most importantly, logical and convenient to use handles, buttons and switches is nice. The only modes of transmission, all-wheel drive control handle is somehow modestly and not logical on the front left side of the steering wheel, buttons, and adjoins to the pedal assembly adjustment and optional rear air suspension. In our opinion, the puck is responsible for the all-wheel drive configuration should be the most prominent and convenient location, in close proximity to the gear lever.

In addition to the above chips Kai Mojave boasts Backlit salon Mood Lamp, cruise control, rear parking sensors, central locking and alarm system.
The largest SUV from 2018-2019 Kia can be used as a carrier a huge amount of luggage. With a full interior people’s luggage compartment, however, intervene modest 350 liters, but the folded third and second row of seats form a flat cargo area with a capacity of 2765 liters. The cabin can comfortably accommodate even the night, good interior length of door-to-backs of the front seats 2660 mm.

Specifications 2018-2019 Kia Mohave production period. New 2018-2019 Kia Mohave available in Russia with two six-cylinder engines.

  • Diesel 2018-2019 Kia Mokhoff 3.0-liter V6 (250 hp to 549 N • m of torque) with a pair of 8 modern automatic transmission delivers the dynamics of up to 100 mph for 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph.

Passport fuel consumption in the combined cycle of 9.3 liters, which is quite modest for a vehicle weight of 2275 kg. Reviews owners SUV with a diesel engine make it possible to say that the engine is paired with a modern 8-speed automatic is really different frugal fuel consumption, fit into 10 liters. In urban areas motor consumes about 13-13.5 liters.

  • The petrol 3.8-liter V6 (275 hp) are working in tandem with the automatic transmission 5 and heavy SUV accelerates weight from 2160 kg to the first hundred in 8.5 seconds, top speed of 190 mph.

Claimed fuel consumption in the combined cycle of 11.6 liters. In real life, the engine willingly absorbs the combined cycle of 16-18 liters of gasoline.
SUV fully independent suspension, front double wishbone and rear set mnogoryichazhka. As an option you can order the air suspension of the rear wheels, ensuring a constant road gleam back of the car regardless of the load and the presence of passengers in the cabin. The driver can independently increase or decrease the height of the position of the body in the range of 80 mm. When driving on asphalt coating suspension can be lowered by 40 mm from the standard position or raise to 40 mm at the exit on the road.
disc brakes with ABS and BAS to the mass of electronics, helping to move safely on the asphalt and off paved roads: The system provides directional stability (ESC), an assistant at the descent from the mountain (DBC), an assistant at the start of the hill (HAC), steering with hydraulic booster.

Test Drive 2018-2019 Kia Mohave : due to the presence of independent suspension, powerful engine and modern machines on the roads paved Mohan demonstrates the habits of the powerful crossover. Confident and powerful acceleration, excellent braking with an eye on a lot of cars far beyond 2000 kg, confident and stable behavior on speed and cornering. If only the suspension softer, and then in the cabin felt every stone and asphalt road junction. Pleases quality interior insulation, at any speed in the car, you can talk to a floor vote. motor sound is heard from under the bonnet space only in the acceleration mode when the pedal to the floor.
On roads 2018-2019 Kia Mohave also typical crossover, and even in the 4WD mode (Auto) to the front wheels is transmitted by 10% to 50% of the torque in 4WD mode (4H) equivalent and constant division thrust axes and even in 4WD mode ( 4L) is included understands a series of gears in the transmission, but in control electronics, and there is no mechanical locks, electronic simulation only. Korean frame crossover (otherwise we can not call it that) is able to drive through muddy after rain coats and deep puddle boost, but will not be visible, even off-road competition, Mitsubishi Pajero and especially Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Correct the situation with the limited-slip differential can cross LD, is able to provide 100% of the rear axle lock. By setting this option on their own, the owner of the 2018-2019 Kia Mohave get more suited for off-road vehicle. But on the asphalt of their Japanese opponents Mojave shut up for the belt.

To summarize: large and comfortable crossover with great facilities and the impressive size of trunk, modern engines and transmissions, excellent behavior on solid asphalt and acceptable for the price class.
As a minus not want to say about the high quality finishing materials, a modest sound system and stable quality of production.

What is the cost to buy a new 2018-2019 Kia Mohave model year in Russia: prices for 2018-2019 Kia Mohave production starts from 1769 rubles per modestly equipped 2018-2019 Kia Mohave Comfort (diesel 3.0 V6 CRDi 250 hp automatic transmission 8) and the cost rises to 2,019,900 rubles for the rich package bundle Premium. Gasoline Mohave (3.6 V6 275 hp Automatic 5) is available in one complete set Premium value of 1,939,900 rubles.