03.11.17 - Kia Optima

Pay close attention to the automotive market and the favorite cars to drive. For years there has been one model that has led the way with impressive sales and a performance that fits into most of our lifestyles, but the Kia Optima has been closing that gap for the past few years. At the rate the Optima is growing and getting better it may soon be our favorite midsized sedan to drive as it brings in many of the features we want and a lineup of models that make it easy to choose one no matter what your goal or priorities are.

The Kia Optima has become known for its excellent appearance that appeals to nearly every driver on the market. This is a car that brings you the impressive features and the equipment you want to enjoy on the road. You can enjoy the cabin of this car when you step inside and see the stunning interior looks and gorgeous way it’s been laid out for you. This is a great car to drive and it even offers you a hybrid and plug-in hybrid to choose when you want the right car that will give you the daily drive you need.

For 2017 the Kia Optima brings in a new plug-in hybrid model that will give you nearly 600 miles of total driving range even though it only brings you 27 miles that are driven in EV mode. The SX and SXL models now add 18-inch wheels, LED adaptive headlights, automatic high beams and the SX is offered with the Value Package and a revised Launch Edition package to give you some impressive choices when you want the car that will give you everything you’re looking for in a fantastic midsized sedan that’s affordable and impressive.

Under the hood of the Optima you will find five different powertrains that can be enjoyed. This means you can have five different ways to have the Optima you want. For the base LX and EX models you’ll have the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that brings in 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. Moving up to the SX and SXL you’ll find a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that shows up with 245 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Both of these engines are attached to a six-speed automatic transmission to give you the shifting that feels right for these models.

The LX 1.6T shows up with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that allows you to have 178 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque while being attached to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission for the power delivery you want. Moving up to the hybrid models you’ll see a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine plus a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor in both the Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid models. The Hybrid brings you 39 city/46 hwy mpg whole the plug-in model shows you 103 MPGe when in electric only mode and 40 mpg combined between the city and hwy for the whole system working together.

With so many engine choices you also have a large range of trim levels and feature groups to give you the right combination for you. You can have a car that offers you the driver assistance features you want, a fantastic sound system, the simple pleasure of a rearview camera, or the connectivity of Bluetooth and tons if ways to enjoy the infotainment system. You’ll even be able to load up this car and make it the right version of what you want when you’re looking for a great way to have the drive you’re looking for in the Optima.

This Kia has quickly become one of the most admired vehicles on the road today. This impressive sedan now offers you more of what you want to make sure you can choose the right model for the drive you’re going to make on a daily basis. This is a car that shows up and provides you with the equipment you need and a ride that you’ll admire. Are you ready for a new Optima to give you the pleasure cruise you’ve been looking for? If so, come in and see your nearby Kia dealer today.

Written by CQ Livingston

When it comes to cars, I believe that they are meant to be driven. They shouldn’t be parked in a museum regardless of how expensive they are. If they can go, they should go!

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