Archive for the ‘Kia Optima’ Category

What We Know About the 2021 Kia Optima K5

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
blue 2021 kia optima k5 parked in front of a cafe with a man looking

2021 Kia Optima K5 Specs and Features

Despite the fevered rush among the masses toward crossovers and SUVs, the sedan has never been more self-actualized. No longer a prisoner of the need to be the standard “car,” the sedan has adapted by emphasizing its best features, namely its excellent handling and a quiet cabin.

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Midsize is “Just Right” For Kia Cars and SUVs

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
kia optima and kia sorento side by side

Kia Optima and Kia Sorento Value Leaders

Everyone knows the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. For those who may be a bit rusty, however, the story sees a young woman trespass into a home owned by three bears and try out each of their things before, as if under an annoying curse, always deciding that the third and final option is the perfect one. She is caught by the bears after sleeping and runs away.

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What Awesome Features Does the 2020 Kia Optima Have?

Friday, September 27th, 2019
three quarter shot of 2020 kia optima

2020 Kia Optima Features and Technology

Helping to break the midsize sedan out of the staid and predictable form for which it spent entire decades, the Kia Optima has challenged the status quo since its inception years ago. These days, the Kia Optima serves as a reminder that the midsize sedan can feel a lot like a luxury car at half the price. (more…)

See the Stylish and Sophisticated Color Palette Available for Your 2020 Kia Optima!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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2020 Kia Optima Color Options

Refined and alluring, the Kia Optima is a midsize sedan that harkens back to what has historically made the midsize sedan such a popular and iconic segment. After all, the midsize sedan is the vehicle we likely associate most closely with the word “car.” (more…)

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…)