The attributes of the new 2017 Optima from Kia keeps raising like sweet cream among car critics, writers and especially owners. Just recently, the trustworthy organization Consumer Reports gave this very popular midsized sedan one of their highest awards. The CR folks presented the Optima as one of their Top Ten Picks for the Best New Cars of 2017 issue in the midsized sedan category.
Consumer Reports said: “Move over Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The Kia Optima rocks the midsized sedan segment as a smart alternative to the me-too mainstream. It checks all the right boxes for family-sedan buyers, with responsive handling, a steady ride and pleasant powertrain, short stopping distance, easy to use controls and a roomy backseat.” You can see owners of this stylish dependable sedan nodding their heads in agreement. Just ask one. But don’t take anyone’s word for it and do your own due diligence with the Optima up close and personal with the friendly folks at Westside KIA today!
You will find out quickly why this handsome family sedan scored high marks on the Consumer Reports road tests, reliability, safety and most importantly owner satisfaction. This uptown sedan offers high levels of features that exude a premium feel without straining your budget. The Kia engineers again hit a home run with the redesign of their Optima as they made it taller and longer than before, which is great for head and leg room. This improvement and others you will experience in the enjoyable test drive.
Once you slide into those wide and comfy seats, you and yours will appreciate the abundance of space and how well the cabin is tailored. The Optima has lots of technology to satisfy your desires in communication, entertainment and safety. Features easy to learn, understand and reach with no help from your teenager. All yours for the asking is Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Adaptable Cruise Control and the very important Autonomous emergency braking. Other features that are uncommon at this level are quilted leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof and even a 360 degree parking camera.
Everything just comes together with this award winning Kia Optima. It even gets better as to what may be under its stylish hood on your test drive. You have a choice of three lively engines. The base LX and EX models come with the energetic 2.4-liter that delivers 184 horses with a smooth six-speed automatic. You also have the two turbocharged four bangers to try out. The 1.6-liter turbo with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that is quick as a cat. If you want some more zip in your trips, then also test drive the popular 2.0-liter turbo that lets lose 245 thoroughbreds and an awesome 260 lb-ft of asphalt gripping torque. Want super fuel economy? Then look at the efficient and perky Hybrids that love to cruise by those gas pumps.
So if you are in the search for a mid-sized sedan with a wide choice of power-plants, models, amenities and “drop dead” styling; then take a spin in the new redesigned Kia Optima from Westside KIA and find out for yourself that this is one car that is as much to drive as it is to be seen in.