Kia is moving up the automotive ladder by making cars that are strikingly good looking while offering excellent value for money. While they are yet to be considered as a serious rival to the Japanese who dominate this segment, Kia is playing the affordability card to win over buyers. Considering what it goes up against, the Kia Optima needs to offer a strong value proposition even to be considered by buyers in this segment. In terms of looks, the Kia Optima scores positively with strong lines and a unique Kia nose that helps it grab attention.
Get inside the cabin and you will be welcomed by good quality materials and decently built cabin which serves the purpose. The impressive thing about the Kia Optima is the features that it comes with the entry level getting 17-inch alloy wheels, climate control, 7-inch touch screen satellite navigation, electronic stability control, hill-start assistance, Bluetooth with voice recognition, LED day time running lights and rear fog lights a standard. The higher models get updated stereo, lane assist, larger screens, larger wheels etc.
The cabin is practical with an excellent glove box, central cubby spaces under the arm rest, storage areas, cup holders, and door bins for bottles and stacks of leg room and head room for all passengers while the boot is also very practical. The car is a comfortable driving one with a 2.0L turbo petrol engine that has enough punch to stand with the competition with equal power figures. It comes with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed auto to choose from making it a great option in the segment.
For those looking for a value for money sedan with a decent resale value and ownership cost, the Kia Optima is a great choice.
|Engine||V4 2.4L FWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Tire Size||P205 / 65R16,P205 / 65R16|
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