2017KiaOptima

There are some questions that aren't easily answered. Is it possible to only eat one Pringle potato chip? Who decided the band Creed was a good idea? And why the heck isn't the Kia Optima more popular? That last one that floated through our heads as we tested the refreshed 2016 Optima. Kia sold…


2017 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (LX)
4dr Sedan (LX)
MSRP:
$22,200
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
25 City / 36 HWY
2017 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (LX Turbo)
4dr Sedan (LX Turbo)
MSRP:
$24,140
Engine:
1.6L I-4
MPG:
28 City / 34 HWY
2017 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (EX)
4dr Sedan (EX)
MSRP:
$25,440
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
24 City / 34 HWY
2017 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (SX Turbo)
4dr Sedan (SX Turbo)
MSRP:
$29,940
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 31 HWY
2017 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (SXL Turbo)
4dr Sedan (SXL Turbo)
MSRP:
$36,090
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 31 HWY
Automatically efficient | 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Quick Spin

Is an automatic transmission the key to a better hybrid driving experience?

It has impressive fuel economy and preserves the driving character of its gas-only counterpart. What more do you want?
Which of these five plug-ins should win the 2017 Green Car of the Year?

All five finalists are plug-in vehicles this year.

Could a minivan take it all?
Ferrari 488 GTB among the best car designs of 2016 [UPDATE]

Kia Optima and McLaren 570S also get top honors

Ferrari has been honored as the Best of the Best in the 2016 Red Dot Awards for the second year running as the 488 GTB succeeds last year's FKK X for the most prestigious design award, with top honors awarded to the Kia Optima and McLaren 570S as well.
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2015 Kia Optima
$14,900 / 34,778 miles / CA
2015 Kia Optima
$14,900 / 35,915 miles / CA
2013 Kia Optima
$18,573 / 38,215 miles / CA
Kia's Super Bowl ad parks the Optima in a Walken closet

Christopher Walken brings his unique voice to Kia's Super Bowl commercial for the Optima, and the weird ad compares the sedan to a pair of socks.
Automatically efficient | 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Quick Spin
Kia's new Optima Hybrid isn't quite as efficient as Honda's ultra-thrifty Accord Hybrid, but it drives a lot more like a conventional, gas-powered car.
2016 Kia Optima SX Limited Quick Spin
The 2016 Kia Optima has clean styling and a comfortable, quiet ride. It should be a far bigger standout in its crowded segment.
2016 Kia Optima 2.0T Quick Spin [w/video]
Based on a short preview, the fourth-generation Optima could be a real contender in the cutthroat family sedan market.
Hyundai and Kia recalling 1.6M more models for faulty brake switch

In what is likely the largest recall campaign for Hyundai and Kia, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of more than 1.6 million models due to a faulty brake switch. This is in addition to almost 700,000 Hyundai and Kia models recalled for the same problem back in 2009.
Kia recalls 145K Rondo, Optima models over airbag issues

Kia has announced that it is recalling 145,000 vehicles to address faulty airbags. A total of 95,569 Optima sedans built between 2006 and 2008 and 50,186 Rondo MPVs built between 2007 and 2008 are included in the recall.
Report: Kia recalling 70,000 Optima sedans over rollaway fears

According to The Detroit News, Kia is recalling 70,115 examples of its 2006-2008 Optima sedans over a weak shift cable that could break and cause the car to roll unexpectedly when parked. Kia first noticed the problem in 2007 and changed manufacturing processes to try and cure the issue. They also notified technicians to look for flaws in customers' Optimas and address the issue if there was a problem.