2019 Kia Optima Review

With its spacious interior, capable performance, and standout safety features, the 2019 Kia Optima is a sedan with quite a bit of personality and quite a lot to offer. At Maguire Kia, you'll find the 2019 Optima on our lot near Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton.

Our sales professionals are always committed to keeping you informed of the latest vehicle information and technology. To that end, we've compiled this review of the latest edition of the Optima, so you're a more knowledgeable driver.

Kia Optima Performance

Regardless of the chosen trim, you'll have just the right balance of power and fuel efficiency. You'll want to find the perfect engine for your needs. The base engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder, which produces 185 horsepower. It's linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission and provides responsive handling and a smooth ride.

There are a pair of turbocharged engines to choose from. The 1.6L 4-cylinder engine comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and exerts 178 horsepower. The more powerful 2.0L 4-cylinder provides drivers with 245 horsepower, a sport-tuned suspension, and paddle shifters to take control over shifts.

The active safety technologies are designed to keep you in control of the vehicle. The Traction Control System reduces wheel spin when accelerating, while Electronic Stability Control keeps the Optima on the right track with improved stability in different situations. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System monitors tire inflation and let you know when the pressure drops below a certain range.

Interior Comforts

Make the Kia Optima your own personal command center. That's thanks to voice-command calling and texting, along with an available surround-sound audio system. There's space for five people inside the Optima, and even taller passengers around six feet tall will be comfortable in the back.

This isn't always the case in a sedan of the Optima's size, but it certainly uses space well. The trunk is spacious, too. With 16 cu. ft. of trunk space, there's room for grocery bags, hiking gear, or your kids' bookbags and musical instruments.

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ come standard in the Kia Optima. Make a phone call, check voicemail, and send texts via the voice command on a compatible smartphone. Play music from your phone, too, to avoid endless scanning of the radio.

Safety: One Step Ahead

The Optima is always one step ahead with its range of safety features. Each one is equipped with Blind Spot Collision Warning. When there's a vehicle in your blind spot, you'll have a bit of extra help. Forward collision technology and Lane Keeping Assist allow you to travel more confidently, too.

The available Dynamic Bending Light feature is worth consideration. The direction of the lights will be adjusted based on the steering angle and the speed of the car. You'll see what's around the curve sooner. The available High Beam Assist dims high beams when other vehicles are moving towards you.

Test Drive the 2019 Kia Optima Today

See what life is like in the 2019 Kia Optima, here at Maguire Kia. Our location near Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton features a number of Optima models in stock. Explore the inventory online or schedule a test drive with us at our location today.

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