To give credit where credit is due, the Kia Optima is a bold car with a striking design that allows it catch the eye with disconcerting ease and confidence. A stunning vehicle indeed, the Kia Optima was introduced to the Canadian market in 2001. From the very beginning, it has been able to seduce the masses thanks to a sleek, sophisticated look, refined powertrains and remarkable driving dynamics. A much appreciated replacement to the discontinued Magentis, the Kia Optima easily competes against most Japanese, American and German rivals that come with a steeper price tag.
A bold vehicle with a striking exterior design, the Kia Optima was a shocker when it was introduced internationally. Winner of multiple awards thanks to its uncluttered silhouette, the Kia Optima is a natural born eyecatcher. A signature element of design, the massive front grille typical to all modern Kia vehicles is paired with a sporty yet refined bumper. From the side, the forward stance, wheels of up to 18 inches and broad shoulder line brilliantly underline the athletic character of the model. But it doesn't stop there. In the back, the tapered tail lights smoothly flow on both sides and add to the majestic presence of the popular Korean sedan. One of the best-selling vehicles produced by the Korean manufacturer, the Kia Optima quickly became a favorite among critics and boasts a perfect mix of rugged and refined elements. Quickly find a used Kia Optima by browsing our selection of Kia Optima for sale.
A vehicle that competes against the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Mazda6, Nissan Altima and Honda Accord of this world, the Kia Optima was specifically designed to deliver above expectations performances. To accomplish such a thing, the Kia Optima offers a choice of three different powertrains with unique attributes. It comes standard with a 2.4‑litre, 4‑cylinder engine with more than 190 horsepower and 180 lb‑ft of torque. Significantly more powerful, the 2.0‑litre, 4‑cylinder turbocharged engine generates close to 275 horsepower and 270 horsepower which is plenty enough to provide stunning acceleration. The latter is mated to a 6‑speed Sportmatic automatic transmission with manual shift mode and optional steering-wheel paddle shifters. Models equipped with the turbocharged engine are also fitted with a high‑performance suspension system which greatly improves handling and cornering. Quickly find a used Kia Optima by browsing our selection of Kia Optima for sale.
A natural born athlete with a strong environmental conscience, the Kia Optima Hybrid offers a highly satisfying driving experience. Released a few years after the aforementioned Kia Optima, the hybrid edition is fitted a 2.4‑litre, 4‑cylinder engine powered by a large lithium ion battery. Altogether, these elements generate close to 200 horsepower and provide unrivaled fuel efficiency. Unlike several competitors that rely on a CVT transmission, the Kia Optima Hybrid is fitted with a 6‑speed automatic transmission that delivers quick gear changes and levels of flexibility that are usually associated with high-performance vehicles. The best of both world reunited under the same roof, the Kia Optima Hybrid was designed to outperform the competition. Quickly find a used Kia Optima by browsing our selection of Kia Optima for sale.