Archive for the ‘Kia Optima’ Category

Can I Still Buy a Kia Optima?

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
White 2020 Kia Optima and blue 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia K5 and Kia Optima Models in Tampa Bay 

As many Kia enthusiasts know, the 2021 Kia K5 took the place of the Kia Optima in the brand’s lineup. After 20 model years on the market, Kia decided it was out with the old and in with the new and brought in the first-ever U.S. K5 model. Since it first joined the Kia lineup, the K5 has been making major news and earning recognition left and right. Some enthusiasts, though, are sad to see the Optima go and are hoping for one last chance at still being able to buy a Kia Optima.  


Then and Now: Kia Optima

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
Red 2007 Kia Optima and white 2020 Kia Optima

2007 Kia Optima vs 2020 Kia Optima 

We’re adding a new series to the Friendly Kia blog and it’s a little something we like to call “Then and Now.” In today’s day of social media, there is nothing that gets more of a giggle out of users than looking at how various products and brands have changed over the years. Whether it’s for #WaybackWednesday, #ThrowbackThursday, or #FlashbackFriday, there’s something nostalgic about looking back on previous generations of products. 


Family Tree: The Kia Optima

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
Evolution of Man graphic with 2020 Kia Optima

Kia Optima Model History and Generations 

The mid-size Kia Optima has been on the scene since 2000 and has been a part of marketplaces across the globe. Known by many names, the Kia Optima has been a staple member of the Kia lineup for 20 years and four generations. The Optima is set to enter its fifth generation in 2021 under a different nameplate, so we thought there’s no better time than now to take a trip through the Kia Optima model history and generation lineups.  


U.S. Kia Market Drops the Optima Name in Favor of All-New 2021 Kia K5

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
blue 2021 Kia Optima K5

2021 Kia Optima Becomes Kia K5 

Since 2000 the Kia Optima has been a part of the Kia brand’s lineup. Now for 2021, the U.S. Kia market is dropping the Optima name and the 2021 Kia Optima is becoming the Kia K5. The K5 name has been around for a bit in the Korean market but this will be the first time the U.S. variant will wear the alphanumeric name. However, a new name isn’t the only thing the 2021 Kia K5 is bringing to the market. Let’s take a dive into the all-new 2021 Kia K5 below. 


Are the Hybrid Kia Optima Models Offered in the Same Colors as the Optima?

Monday, April 20th, 2020
White 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Model Color Options 

When vehicles are offered in gas-powered and hybrid model options it is easy to assume that all of the variants will offer the same features aside from the powertrain. One common misconception is also that the color palette for the vehicles will be the same across the board. That isn’t the case for the 2020 Kia Optima, Optima Hybrid, and Optima Plug-In Hybrid. Get a look at all of the different 2020 Kia Optima hybrid model color options below to see the unique colors each Optima vehicle offers.  


Which Kia Sedan Is Right for Me?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Red 2020 Kia Forte and white 2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia Forte vs 2020 Kia Optima 

Shopping for a new sedan can be tricky. Do you go for the turbocharged and sporty model or do you opt for the lineup with a hybrid option? A compact model or a mid-size option? No matter which way your heart is pulling you, the Kia brand is here to deliver. With the 2020 Kia Forte and 2020 Kia Optima, there’s no wrong answer when it comes to choosing a Kia sedan. But which one is right for you? We’re here to find that out.  


What We Know About the 2021 Kia Optima K5

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
blue 2021 Kia Optima K5

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.


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.


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
composite color image of 2020 kia optima

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…)