The Kia Optima is a five-passenger, front-drive, mid-size sedan which places it squarely in the most competitive car class there is.
The Optima is available in three trim levels; LX, EX, SX, SX Turbo and SXL Turbo. The LX, EX and SX are equipped with a naturally-aspirated 200-hp 2.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder. The SX Turbo and SXL Turbo use a turbocharged 274-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder. A Sportmatic six-speed automatic is standard on all. A panoramic sunroof, aluminum wheels, power heated leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation system and rearview camera are just some of the features available on the Optima. Standard safety features include active headrests, traction-control, stability-control, four-wheel antilock brakes and a tire pressure monitor.
The Optima is a carry-over model for 2015.
With its creased sheet metal and low-slung shape, there's luxury-car sophistication to the Optima's exterior that you don't see in a lot of family sedans. - Cars.com, CarsDirect
Honda and Toyota should pay close attention to the Optima's success, which seems all but inevitable. - Cars.com, CarsDirect
...the Optima lags a little behind its peers. Its seats are hard and unsupportive, road noise is abundant over rough surfaces, and some of the lower trim plastics are hard and scratchy. - Automobile, CarsDirect