2017 Kia Optima
Beauty and Daring Again!
Over the years, the Kia Optima succeeded against stiff competition in the midsize sedan category thanks primarily to its modern styling. It comes in conventional, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The Optima is equipped with a standard 2.4L four cylinder or one of two optional turbo engines: a 178-horsepower, 1.6L four or a 245-horsepower, 2.0L unit. The HEV generates 192 horsepower.
Don’t let the Kia Optima’s middle-of-the-pack ranking fool you: This is a good car, just one that happens to be in a very competitive class. It will transport you around town and through turns just fine, but it’s not the most powerful car on the road. Its interior is where it really shines, with high-quality materials throughout and an easy-to-use infotainment system. It is also spacious; you’ll have no problem fitting family and friends in the front and rear seats.