Archive for the ‘Kia Optima’ Category

What’s New on the 2020 Kia Optima?

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
front three quarter shot of 2020 kia optima

2020 Kia Optima Vs. 2019 Kia Optima

Although Kia spent many years as a brand known only for their low prices, the modern Kia badge is a symbol of trust, reliability, safety, innovation and the type of peace of mind that can only come from an industry-best 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. (more…)

What Will Kia’s Next Midsize Sedan Look Like?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
2019 kia optima red on cement

2020 Kia Optima Specs and Features Speculation

Although we make up a huge part of the Kia Optima’s fanbase, we’re not alone. The Kia Optima is consistently rated as a top model in the timelessly elegant midsize sedan space. We even said it was a Camry challenger that goes above and beyond what Toyota’s totem model offers. (more…)

Is the Kia Cadenza or Kia Optima Bigger?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Kia Optima and Kia cadenza on white background

Kia Cars Lineup Size Comparison

Although crossovers have been all the rage on the road lately, sedans still have a solid place as a timeless, fuel-efficient and agile option for transportation. We’ve written at length about how foolish it would be to discount the enduring, three-box style of the classic “car.” (more…)

What Upcoming Blockbuster is Each 2019 or 2020 Kia Model Seeing?

Monday, March 11th, 2019
2019 Kia Stinger on the theatre screen

2019 Kia Models at the Movies

As people who love art and creativity (I mean look at the vehicles we sell, right?), movies are a shared pastime among Friendly Kia staff. After all, movies let you get away and jump into a world where the rules that govern our own don’t necessarily apply. It’s also quite a time to be a person with access to a cinema, RedBox or loved one’s Netflix account (judge not). (more…)

When a Rio Isn’t Just a Rio

Monday, January 14th, 2019
2019 Kia forte in red with a nametag on

Kia Model Names Around the World

Working with a partner like Kia, who has its self firmly established in nearly every market, means spending a lot of time seeing just how unique Kia’s lineup is beyond these purple mountains’ majesty and amber waves of grain. Every day, it seems like we’re learning about a new model that Kia has custom engineered, designed and developed for a market with unique needs and wants. (more…)

How the Kia Optima Became a Better Camry Than the Camry

Monday, January 7th, 2019
artistic rendering of 2019 kia optima on gradient background

Kia Optima Vs. Toyota Camry

Tracking the ebb and flow of manufacturers behind the most popular cars throughout our automotive history is an interesting endeavor. While most cars started out as American-sourced, the gas crisis in the late 1970s saw Americans turn on a dime from prioritizing lavish vehicles with large engines to small cars with excellent fuel efficiency. (more…)

See Why the New Optima is the Most Versatile Car on the Market

Friday, December 28th, 2018
cover of turbocharged engine in 2019 Kia Optima SX

2019 Kia Optima Engine Options and Fuel Efficiency

Although crossovers have experienced a meteoric rise in the United States and beyond, the timeless style and comfort of a midsize sedan has allowed the class to continue as the totem model for most manufacturers to show off technology and performance. This shift in driver preference has likewise empowered midsize sedans to move from vehicles that need to focus on mass-appeal to vehicles that can specialize on delivering a quiet and competent ride with plenty of pep and a range of customization options. (more…)

Looking for a Premium Seating Experience? Nappa Leather is Your Ticket

Monday, November 26th, 2018
interior seating in 2019 kia k900

What is the Difference Between Leather and Nappa Leather Seating?

If you’ve ever sat in a luxury car from the 1960s, 1970s or even 1980s, you know that the way we think about luxury has changed since those bygone decades. While modern luxury cars like the 2019 Kia Stinger or 2019 Kia K900 feature incredible performance specs and 22nd-century technology, those old “land yachts” were stretched-out, 6,000-lb. pieces of steel that cared less about performance or style and chose to wholly focus on comfort instead. (more…)

With Thanksgiving This Week, Let’s See What Each Kia is Thankful For

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
thanksgiving holiday table spread

2019 Kia Models Give Thanks for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is this week. If those words frightened you to read, believe me, they were just as frightening to write. It’s hard to believe the warm weather and long days of summer are in our rearview mirror now and we’re heading toward a season that’s full of miserable cold, frozen car windshields and perilous journeys over snow. (more…)

What Do I Get at Each Trim Level in Kia’s Restyled Optima?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
2019 Kia Optima driving through a tunnel at night

2019 Kia Optima Trim Level Features

Sleek, sporty and full of interior amenities, the 2019 Kia Optima has become one of the most anticipated releases of 2018. Blending the Optima’s already-sophisticated design with an updated grille, headlights and front fascia is a recipe for reinvigoration. Going beyond simply an attractive new front and rear end, however, the 2019 Kia Optima brings several standard features to the table which make it sure to the best value in the market. (more…)