Fresh off the assembly line, the 2019 Kia Optima from a Kia dealership in Santa Fe, NM is sure to capture hearts again as it reclaims its rightful place in the streets. At first impression, it’s like you’re dealing with a sportier animal, but it’s still clearly the Optima you’ve come to know. In this no-holds barred review, we put Kia’s new-and-improved Optima under a microscope and discover that it is truly worth all the hype.
As mentioned earlier, the already sporty Kia Optima got even sportier, especially at the front and the rear. A bold gloss black rear spoiler, along with impactful side sills and 18” glossy wheels make for one mean machine. Through it all, the 2019 Kia Optima possesses Kia’s trademark nose grille that makes a statement wherever it roams.
Wisening Up Driving
The Optima isn’t all appearance, as it boasts one of the finest technologies around for a car: the Kia Drive Wise. To make sure your drive is as it should be are the Forward Collision Avoidance Assistance-Car (FCA-Car) and Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-Line). Even more impressive is the radar-based Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) that alerts you whenever you change lanes using the blind spot; and the Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) which makes backing up your car less stressful than before.
One look inside the 2019 Kia Optima, and you’ll notice that your favorite car just got even better deep down inside. A gorgeous two-tone black and red leather interior screams pure coolness and confidence. At the cockpit, the flat bottom leather steering handle feels good on the hands, and the gear shift is a great grip to boot. The side console is a visual delight, adding a needed sense of comfort to your ride.
The Kia Optima carries on Kia’s outstanding engine performance, as evident in its SX and EX models. The SX model comes equipped with a 2.0-liter Turbo engine, offering 245-hp and 260 lb.-ft. torque, blowing away the competition. Not to be outdone, the EX model’s 1.6 Turbo engine together with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) delivers on highway driving performance.
To top it all off, the Optima is one of the safest out there. With its body made up of Advance High Strength Steel (AHSS), you can be assured of a smooth ride even at the vehicle’s fastest speeds. Its three-point seat belts are height-adjustable, allowing you to have a customized fit along with your security. Finally, its advance airbag system has dual front, front-seat mounted side and full-length side curtain airbags have your protection in mind.
Pure Optimum Pleasure
The 2019 Kia Optima redefines the midsize sedan segment with its load of standard tech. It is the car you would lovingly gaze at long after you’ve parked it in the garage. We’ll be seeing you on the road soon!