Kia Optima Buyer’s Guide

Completely redesigned last year, the Kia Optima returns with minor changes for gas-powered models for 2017. The Optima is the key draw is an attractive blend of style, functions and price, but the redesign has added new levels of sophistication.

The biggest news is the on the hybrid the Optima hybrid gets a new powertrain and the redesign applied to the rest of the cast, and there is a completely new plug-in hybrid model. Has 29 miles of all-electric range on a full charge, and 600 miles of total driving range. Kia can not have the same decades-deep reputation for reliability that distinguishes some of its key competitors, but it can offer the best warranty in the segment: a 5-year/60, 000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage and a 10-year/100, 000-mile powertrain warranty

The Behind the Wheel

Of our 2017 Kia Optima full review: “we would never, the mid-sized family sedan to be confused with a BMW, Audi or Cadillac Sport sedan, the 2017 Kia Optima delivers performance and handling that is a cut above most of his colleagues. The electric power steering system, the trim on the SX and SXL, for example, is just as good as a hydraulic setup, with strong feedback and good on-center feel.”

A Luxury Option On How To

Most mid-size sedans at the top, in the low-to mid-$30,000 range, but the 2017 Kia Optima is offered in a top-of-the-line model, approaching $37,000 by exclusive features such as an addictive soft quilted Nappa leather interior.

High-Tech Go

The Optima is available with Kia’s excellent UVO infotainment system. Parents includes help features such as speed alert, curfew alert, geo-fencing and driving score (a monthly report on how the car is driven). There are also other cool features such as surround view camera, lane departure warning and Autonomous emergency braking, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Build and price

2017 Kia Optima LX starts just over $23,000 in, while a fully loaded top-tier Optima Limited will run about $37,000. Build and price your own to 2017, Kia Optima, and we will help you make sure that you pay the right price.

Comparison Test

The Kia Optima was one of the five mid-size sedans we drove 600 miles roundtrip from southern California to Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of our recent midsize sedan comparison test.

Opinions Of The Consumer

Owner Pete has this to say about the Optima: “a Lot of options that are easy to use and hands on for almost all of the Comfortable to sit in, especially for taller people about 6′. A really smooth throughout the travel. System as a bonus comes with the 3-month Sirius. Can’t say anything negative about this car, except that the system does not have keys to open your car in case of emergency and remote opener has to be mentioned exactly, to open the trunk, sometimes not. (no big deal).” More Kia Optima consumer reviews read.

The Optimal Choice?

Kia Optima is a worthy entry on any midsize sedan shopping list, but most of the cars in this segment. Do not move until you have our middle-class have seen a sedan buying advice.