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On this day: 01-24-1860

New engine runs on fire, not water

French inventor Etienne Lenoir was issued a patent for the first successful internal-combustion engine. Lenoir´s engine was a converted steam engine that burned a mixture of coal gas and air. Its two-stroke action was simple but reliable--many of Lenoir´s engines were still working after 20 years of use. His first engines powered simple machines like pumps and bellows. However, in 1862, Lenoir built his first automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine--a vehicle capable of making a six-mile trip in two to three hours. It wasn´t a practical vehicle, but it was the beginning of the automobile industry.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2014KiaSoul Exclaim8.60016.600MT
2011KiaSorento EX9.00016.900Car & Driver
2011KiaBorrego Limited 4WD V-87.50015.800Car & Driver
2011KiaOptima EX7.80016.200Car & Driver
2011KiaSorento10.10017.700motorweek.org
2011KiaSportage10.40018.000motorweek.org
2010KIAForte SX8.60016.600Car & Driver
2010KIAForte7.10015.400Motor Trend
2010KIASoul8.30016.600Motor Trend
2010KiaForte Koup SX6.90015.400Road & Track
2010KiaForte8.90016.800motorweek.org
2010KiaSoul8.70016.800motorweek.org
2010KiaForte Koup8.60016.600motorweek.org
2009KiaBorrego7.40015.700motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2007KiaRondo9.00017.000motorweek.org
2007KiaOptima8.60016.600motorweek.org
2006KiaSedona8.30016.500motorweek.org
2006KiaRio9.40017.200motorweek.org
2005KiaSpectra8.70016.100motorweek.org
2005KiaSportage10.40017.800motorweek.org
2004KiaAmanti8.40016.500motorweek.org
2003KiaSorento9.10017.000motorweek.org
2002KiaSedona9.80017.400motorweek.org
2001KiaOptima8.60016.600motorweek.org
2001KiaRio9.30017.000motorweek.org
2001KiaSpectra8.80017.200motorweek.org
1996KiaSephia LS10.70018.000
1994KiaSephia GS10.20017.500