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2016 Kia Optima Si Review

The fourth-generation Kia Optima has a new look and a new impressive list of standard features in the base model Si.

2016 Kia Optima Review

Kia's revised Optima launches with a new flagship turbocharged engine and GT replacing Platinum specification. Australians don't love medium and large sedans as much as they used to, but the Optima looks to be at the pointy end of the segment.

2015 Kia Optima Turbo Review

The Kia Optima in getting a turbo...

2014 Kia Optima Review : Platinum

Kia's mid-size Optima sedan sees some styling and equipment changes, but is it enough in the tough medium car market?

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Kia Optima Videos

2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Kia Optima Sportswagon, the company’s largest wagon ever, has been shown at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Styling aft of the C-pillar is derived from last year’s Sportspace concept with wraparound LED tail-lights. The top-end GT model also boasts a Sportspace-inspired diffuser integrated into the rear bumper (photos here)...

2016 Kia Optima Review : First Drive

The 2016 Kia Optima launches in Australia this week with subtle exterior styling tweaks and an even more premium interior in an attempt to breathe some life back into the medium/large sedan segments in Australia. The fourth generation Optima will replace the stylish and impressive third generation sedan, a car that cemented Kia’s ability to design attractive vehicles that were also technologically up to date...

2016 Kia Optima Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read more about the Optima here. This is the new generation Kia Optima, and you'd be forgiven for thinking it looks similar to the previous generation, but if you look closely there's been a lot of subtle tweaks to the whole vehicle. As with previous Kia's the new Optima has been specifically tuned for Australian roads...

Kia Optima Video Review

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Kia Optima Comparisons

Kia Optima 2.4 Si v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium Comparison

Mid-size sedans don't get much love in Australia anymore, but offering practicality, driving enjoyment and affordability, here we bring two of the segment's best examples together...

Kia Optima GT v Hyundai Sonata Premium : Comparison Review

There’s something to be said for sibling rivalry. Brothers and sisters often grow up trying to outdo one another, and to an extent the same can be said of car companies. Okay, so there probably aren’t awkward family photos of a Hyundai peering out of the corner of its headlight at a Kia...

Kia Optima News

Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV being re-considered for Australia

Kia Australia is re-thinking its decision not to import the Optima Sportwagon to sell alongside its sedan contemporary. However, it seems that if the company were to perform an about-face and offer the stylish load-carrier here, it’d come with a twist: a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain...

Kia Optima, Sorento recalled for engine fix

Kia Australia has issued a recall for 4963 examples of its previous-generation 2011-2014 'TF' Optima sedan, and 16 units of its 2013 'XM' Sorento SUV, over concerns the 2.4-litre 'Theta' petrol engine could suddenly stall. The Korean manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault could cause premature bearing wear within the engine...

Kia Optima Sportswagon, Mazda MX-5 RF take top honours at Red Dot Awards

The Kia Optima Sportswagon and Mazda MX-5 RF have received "Best of the Best" titles at this year's Red Dot Awards for product design, while the Kia Niro and Kia Rio also nabbed wins in their respective categories...

2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon, Niro plug-in hybrids unveiled at Geneva

Following in the footsteps of the Kia Optima plug-in hybrid sedan revealed in early 2016, Kia has taken the covers off two new plug-in hybrid production models at the 2017 Geneva motor show, with the dual-powered Optima Sportswagon and Niro set to bring greater efficiency and practicality to the PHEV fraternity...

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Kia Optima Owner Reviews

2012 Kia Optima Platinum review

I have owned my KIA Optima Platinum for almost three years now, and not once have I regretted my decision to purchase this car. Before purchasing the Optima I had a fairly good idea of what I wanted in my next car; leather seats, sat-nav, sunroof et cetera and was seriously considering a 2007 Lexus IS250 or a 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 Ti manual...

2012 Kia Optima Platinum Review

Famous for having a brand name that is an acronym for "Killed In Action", Kia is also well known among Australians for pumping out cheap, yawn inducing cars in the 1990's that you wouldn't even wish upon your own mother-in-law.. unless you wanted her to die violently in a single vehicle accident...

2011 Kia Optima Platinum Review

  Just back from Brisbane, drove down in the Kia and back in a Avis rented -Mitsubishi Mirage. The timing belt went in the Kia. So far my Kia Optima which I brought new on the 25 May 2011 and has done 44,000 Klm. I have had the car serviced as per the handbook...

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