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2018 Kia Optima Si review

Fresh faced as part of a midlife update, the 2018 Kia Optima plots a steady course in a declining market segment, but is Kia’s midsizer any better or worse than the rest of its often underappreciated competitors?

2019 Kia Optima GT review

Kia has face-lifted and tickled the spec on its Optima GT mid-sized sedan. But is it enough to lure buyers away from big-selling Camrys and Mazda 6s?

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.

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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...

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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

2018-20 Kia Optima recalled

Kia Australia has issued a recall for the 2018-2020 model-year Optima sedan over concerns the autonomous emergency braking system may fail to activate. According to the Korean manufacturer, the 'Frontal Collision-Avoidance Assist' software may have an error, which means the emergency brake function may not work when approaching a stationary vehicle...

2018 Kia Optima pricing and specs

UPDATE, 20/06/18: We've added new images of Australian-spec MY18 Optimas to this article. Head to the galleries section for more pictures Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Kia Optima have been released this week, bringing a fresh look, some new equipment, along with price revisions...

2018 Kia Optima Sportswagon revealed

The revised 2018 Kia Optima has been revealed for Europe, with the company showing off the facelifted Sportswagon variant and detailing new powertrains for the first time. While the exterior revisions largely mirror that of the Korean-market 'K5' sedan, the European version is set to get a pair of new turbocharged engines – one petrol and one diesel...

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...

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Kia Optima Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Optima GT Nav review

I wrote a review of my Kia Optima GT shortly after I bought it, so I thought I would give an update on progress now that I've had it for about 12 months. It's still only done about 10,000km which has consisted mostly of about six or so long trips. I absolutely love this car and am extremely happy with it...

2017 Kia Optima GT Nav review

I'm the owner of an MY18 Kia Optima GT in red. In my opinion, it is a great car. Kia has come along way since the ’90s. Good on you, Kia. I have owned three cars made by the Kia group, and each time they have surprised me. As far as handling, performance, looks, comfort and economy go, it’s great. Each day since buying my Optima GT, I can’t wait to drive it again...

2017 Kia Optima GT review

As an owner of 4WD and SUV vehicles for the last 15 years, against the current trends, I decided to make the switch back to a mid-size sedan because of the value they currently represent, and I decided on the Kia Optima GT. I have to say I am extremely happy with this decision for a number of reasons...

2017 Kia Optima GT review

Having been a loyal Ford customer and the owner of six XR6 Falcons in a row, I thought it was time to try another brand as I could no longer buy another new XR6. After much online research, I decided on a Kia Optima GT. After finding a suitable colour, I did a deal over the phone and took delivery a couple of days later...

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Kia Optima Galleries

2018 Kia Optima Si review

2019 Kia Optima GT review

2018 Kia Optima pricing and specs

2018 Kia Optima Sportswagon revealed

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