2019 Kia Optima Ex Exterior

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The 2019 Kia Optima is a midsize sedan that’s come a long way in its segment over the years. From an also-ran with a decent warranty to a boldly styled car consumers might actually seek out, the Optima continues to challenge the segment leaders for those willing to look beyond the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

History

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Originally introduced for the 2001 model year, the 2019 Kia Optima has always been closely related to the Hyundai Sonata. After driving a first-generation Optima, we appreciated its warranty and value, but wanted more power and noticed some cheap plastics inside the cabin.

After the second-generation model arrived, we included it in a midsize-sedan comparison of 10 cars. Placing sixth, we noted that the Optima wasn’t “a bad car by any stretch,” but it wasn’t a great one either.

Kia shook things up with the third-gen Optima introduced for the 2011 model year. Bolder than almost anything else in its class, the 2011 Optima also benefitted from an available turbocharged four-cylinder model with an impressive 274 hp. Unfortunately, that engine upgrade didn’t perform as expected at the track in Motor Trend testing, and the available four-cylinder hybrid’s mileage was later down-rated after Hyundai and Kia were forced to lower EPA ratings on a number of cars.

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In a comparison of 2014-2015 midsize sedans, the Optima finished above four other competitors but behind the first-place Mazda6.

“With its luxurious features list, impressive-looking cabin, and gorgeous exterior design that most of us named best-in-group, the Kia is one seductive midsizer,” we said. “Unfortunately, uninspiring driving dynamics kept it out of the top spot this time.”

The Latest Generation

Redesigned for 2016, the Optima continues where the last model left off, with a high-end trim designed to compete directly with the premium-focused Ford Fusion trims for entry-level luxury buyers, even adding a panoramic sunroof and quilted leather. The lineup has expanded, with as many as five engine options including a hybrid and a new plug-in, too.

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