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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

2015-16 Kia Optima Si recalled for driveshaft fix: 42 vehicles affected

Kia has issued a recall for 42 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year Optima Si sedans over concerns the front axle driveshaft could crack. According to the Korean manufacturer, the affected Optimas may experience a crack, or separation, of the the right front axle driveshaft due to a manufacturing fault...

2015-16 Kia Optima recalled in US for driveshaft fix, Australian models affected

Kia has issued a recall in the US for 12,214 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year Optima sedans equipped with the 2.4-litre petrol engine, over concerns the right-front axle driveshaft could crack. Vehicles with a cracked driveshaft may not be able to move forward, or could roll away even when the parking brake is engaged...

Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima get five-star ANCAP ratings

Front-drive versions of the Suzuki Vitara small SUV, plus the Kia Optima mid-sized sedan range, this week received five-star ANCAP safety ratings. Neither of these mid-tier sellers had ratings before. The Hungary-sourced Suzuki Vitara managed a good rating of 35.79 out of 37 against 2015 ratings (for reference, the top-selling Mazda CX-3 managed 36...

2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon unveiled

The Kia Optima Sportswagon, the company's largest wagon ever, has been revealed and detailed ahead of its full debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show at the end of this month. 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)...

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Kia Optima Owner Reviews

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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