The second-generation Kia Optima has an all-new platform, body and completely fresh inside that takes the Hyundai Sonata the Optima shares its mechanicals with and adds Kia’s own flair, and loads of standard equipment. It’s an all new Optima seen for the first time in Australia. It comes at a higher price, but with a vastly improved cabin with excellent space.
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The Wheels Verdict
The Optima is a well-equipped, spacious sedan that’s nicely finished inside and handsome on the outside. Yet it lacks the dynamic polish of many of its rivals, and also doesn’t offer the choice of body styles or engines of its opposition, either.
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