2017 Kia Niro: A spitfire that’s a gas (with just a little gas)

Before we start talking about this groovy little hybrid, our gentle readers should know that as of now, Kia still does not have any protections in place for its LGBTQ employees.  Oversight? Possibly. Lack of civil rights and protections are…

2016 Kia Optima: Built for average-sized people with above-average tastes

Editor’s note: Kia does not offer protections or benefits to all of its LGBT employees. This won’t sound great, but here goes: If you’re not a fat ass like me and really know your way around a salad bar, the…

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Smooth ‘N Sexy As A Pam Grier Movie

Ed. note: Hyundai and its sister, Kia, are the only two automakers that remain on Gaywheels’ “Not Gay Friendly” list. We encourage you to consider such facts when purchasing your next vehicle. * * * * * Earlier this summer,…

Tesla Joins Chrysler, Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota & Volkswagen At The Top Of HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (But What’s Hyundai Doing There?)

The Human Rights Campaign has just released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which rates America’s biggest companies on their LGBT-friendly policies. We’re happy to report that the auto industry picked up one A+ member since last year’s report was issued,…

We Let The Dog Decide: 2015 Kia Sorento Vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

Ed. note: Kia is one of only two automakers — the other being its sister, Hyundai — that don’t offer workplace protections to LGBT employees. * * * * *  Just like some bitchy and usually quite thin humans, some dogs just…

Lotus Apologizes For Tweeting Its Support Of LGBT Rights

As the Winter Olympic games began in Sochi last week, British sports car manufacturer Lotus did something unexpected: the social media team for its Formula One racing division sent out a tweet offering its best wishes to all Olympic competitors, accompanied by a photo of two men kissing. This was presumably in response to the spate of appalling (and appallingly vague) laws recently passed in Russia to restrict the rights of LGBT citizens.

Is The 2014 Kia Soul Really Worthy Of All The Applause, Applause, Applause?

Ed. note: Kia is not an LGBT-friendly automaker. For a list of those that are, take a look at our long, long list of gay-friendly car companies. * * * * * Now, since Gaywheels.com is in fact a LBGT…

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Given Hyundai’s lack of protections for LGBT employees, we face a dilemma: (a) can we be truly fair in our assessment of Hyundai rides, and (b) should we encourage LGBT readers to support a company with workplace policies that lag behind nearly all of America’s major corporations?

2012 Hyundai Accent

I’m driving along in the all-new 2012 Hyundai Accent, enjoying the crisp handling, hearing the solidness of the body structure, and appreciating how the powertrain does its thing. Then it hits me, “This is the entry-level Hyundai!” It is a suave little fuel-sipper that won’t put you out on the street – unless you want to be.

Why Don’t Hyundai, Kia, Porsche, And Suzuki Value Their LGBT Employees?

Hyundai, Kia, Porsche, and Suzuki offer no protections or benefits for their LGBT employees. There are two ways of looking at that.