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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

CarAdvice podcast 87: What do our readers think of the new Commodore? 

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Costello. In car news, reports have surfaced about the the Alfa Romeo 6C sports car being prepared for 2020, while 2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs have been released. Also, Kia Australia is standing by the slow-selling Optima, QLD police union says hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ and don’t save lives, the Range Rover SV Coupe has been confirmed for Geneva, and reports the 2019 Jaguar XJ goes electric...

2018 Kia Optima facelift revealed in Korea

The facelifted 2018 Kia Optima has been revealed for the Korean market, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. Compared to the current version, the new Optima - named K5 in its home market - gets revised front- and rear-end treatments, new alloy wheels, and some technology updates...

Optima: Kia Australia to stand by its only slow seller

The past couple of years have seen the Kia brand stand out as a clear performer in the Australian new car market, with all but one model delivering marked sales growth. That one sore point is the Optima, a very good car in a dying segment, and now challenged from within by the four-cylinder Stinger liftback. By the end of 2017, Optima sales had fallen 46...

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...

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Kia Optima Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Optima GT review

My Kia Optima GT MY17, wow, what can I say? This car is amazing. Its performance, quality, price point, everything about this car has met my expectations. The turbo engine is very responsive when needed, meaning city and highway driving are total pleasures. The fuel economy has been what I expected: great fuel economy when driven accordingly, but put the car in sports mode and, look out, it will use a little more fuel...

2016 Kia Optima GT review

"The power to surprise". That's Kia's slogan. Maybe five to 10 years ago, but these days I think they are better than that. We now expect good cars out of Korea, and they regularly deliver. My Optima is no exception. I'm one of the few people it would seem that still seeks out a medium/large family sedan...

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...

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