Kia sent me 2015 Optima SX to review for a week. Just one week….although I would have loved to have kept it longer. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Stock photos of the Kia Optima are courtesy of Kia.
The more cars I drive, the more I feel like I notice about each of the cars – all of those little details that set a car apart from other cars in its class. It has been interesting to watch my kids become more and more aware of what makes a car desirable – and I know that their experience will serve them well once they are buying cars of their own.
After spending a week driving the 2015 Kia Optima, I came to the conclusion that the Optima is a sedan that I would not hesitate to buy. It was a pleasure to drive, the features and functions were easy to understand and operate, and the value was excellent. Granted, at this stage of our family’s life, we still need a family car that has at least 6 seats, and the Optima seats 5….but soon we won’t be needing quite as many seats.
The Optima may be a mid-sized sedan, but the interior and trunk feel spacious. No one ever complained about leg room in the Optima (even my tall 14-year-old son), and there was more than enough space in the trunk for all of our groceries and gear.
During the week that I had the Optima, I posted a few snapshots on Instagram and Facebook, and I was surprised when local friends came up to the car to give it a closer look when I was out and about. Apparently, the pictures peaked their interest. One person commented upon seeing the Optima in person, “Wow, that IS a sharp car!”
There really wasn’t anything about the 2015 Optima that I didn’t like. That’s not to say that it was my favorite car ever…but there wasn’t anything about the Optima that turned me away. I don’t hesitate at all in recommending the Optima as a fantastic sedan to consider.
About the 2015 Kia Optima
Value: Starting at $21,690*
Fuel economy: 23 mpg city/34 mpg hwy
Exterior: Updated front fascia | dynamic, sculpted back end | sporty available red brake calipers
Interior: Redesigned, comfortable seats | spacious cabin with refined features | plenty of available amenities
Drive: Available 2.0-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) turbo engine | segment-leading 274 horsepower | fuel-efficiency of a four-cylinder engine
Tech: Available UVO eServices infotainment system that can stream music from a compatible smartphone, initiate a 911 call, or schedule service appointments | use voice commands or touch screen | no UVO subscription fees
Safety: Advanced airbag system | standard Antilock Braking System (ABS)
The 2015 Kia Optima is available in 5 models:
16″ Alloy Wheels
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
Heated Outside Mirrors with Integrated LED Turn Signals
Push Button Start with Smart Key
Leather Seat Trim
10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat
Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters
Rear Combination Lamps, LED
Turbocharged, Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Engine
Drive Mode Select
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Nappa Leather Seat Trim
Exterior Chrome Accents
18″ Chrome Alloy Wheels
Have you driven an Optima lately? It’s definitely a car to consider!
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