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|1. soft closing doors on k900? I was getting conflicting info - some saying yes, some saying no|
|2. grocery hook in the trunk (I know, it's silly to ask, but I am used to that thingie )|
|3. easy entry/exit (i.e. when car is off the driver seat and steering wheel go in the farthest position)|
|4. is android auto wired only?|
|5. any wind noise on the driver side?|
|6. what is that notorious start/stop thing? Is that a legit engine shutdown at the traffic light kinda thing?|
|7. hands free trunk - Genesis opens when you stand besides it with the key. Is the trunk powered?|
|8. I'm sure I'll think of something else|
Yes, it does have an auto-hold function.
I hardly even notice the stop start feature. The only time I ever end up shutting mine off is in the summer if I am stuck in stop/go traffic. Since the AC compressors is tied to the engine, The AC tends to send luke warm air after a while when the engine is cycling during start/stop.
Word to the wise, make sure your local Kia dealership is authorized to service a K900. Hate for you to have to deal with a "scared" dealer later down the road. Also, if you are in a location where it snows, be prepared to get some better quality tires. The OEM ones are terrible in winter weather
If you are buying new and from a dealer, that dealer is going to be authorized to service it (you can always call KIA and verify if for some reason you don't trust your dealer)). What I meant is if you have a local dealer and you plan to purchase from an out of area dealer or used from a non-Kia dealer, don't assume you local dealer can service it. I believe KIA was trying to make K900 a "luxury" experience with a boutique feel. Yeah that didn't work out, been in one service bay been in them all... Now, with that being said, any dealer service department worth their salt "can handle" a simple oil change, air filter and tires (assuming you are paying). If it is a warranty thing, a non-K900 authorized dealer wont touch it because they wont get reimbursed from KIA. At least that is how my service guy "unofficially" explained it to me...
My experience with the stop and go cruise control has been without issue. It performs exactly as expected. It ain't Tesla autopilot or Cadillac super cruise but is it surprisingly competent. On the open freeway it tracks lanes true and does not "ping pong" you between the lines. Once I timed it and I was able to keep my hands off the wheel for almost 4 min before the car warned me. That was on a wide open freeway with super light traffic.
"completely rely" is a broad term. It is good, but not good enough for me to use in stop and go traffic or the morning rush hour.