The optimal choice – Korean business sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima

The new sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima is a Korean company 2018-2019 Kia in the European D-class. The first four-door 2018-2019 Kia Optima has been officially presented at the Auto Show in New York in the spring of , Russian car sales started in February . In fact, we face the third generation of the 2018-2019 Kia Magentis, but Korean marketers have decided that, in Europe as in the US, the car will be sold under a sonorous name Optima. As part of our review will try to detail tell our readers about the exterior and interior of the vehicle offers the option of enamel color for painting the body, mounted on car tires, drives and accessories. Enjoy the convenience of placing the driver and passenger, cargo size, ergonomics and quality of the interior materials, filling machines of comfort and safety features. Not ignored specifications, carry out a test drive, find out the real fuel consumption and what is the price of Korean sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima in Russia. Traditionally, our helpers will be reviews of the owners, comments auto journalists, photo and video materials.


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Outside 2018-2019 Kia Optima sedan is so bright and attractive, that at the time to put the car to participate in a beauty contest. Yes, and on the other from the Korean manufacturer can not be in recent years. With the arrival of the company designer Peter Schreyer whole range of 2018-2019 Kia began to look stylish and original, but most importantly, that the car appeared brand family style.

  • 2018-2019 Kia Optima Sedan car is not small, the overall dimensions are: 4845 mm long, 1830 mm wide, 1455 mm high, 2795 mm wheelbase, 145-150 mm ground clearance (clearance).

The front part of the body is decorated with original grille (tightened fine mesh), located in the embrace of the narrow headlamps (Xenon as option). The sculptural front bumper fairing with additional air intake slot, bright aerodynamic lip on the bottom edge, original triangles protivotumanok and stylish touches rays LED daytime running lights. Most bonnet plane are drawn two ribs forming relief transitions in immodest size sedan’s wheel arches.

In reviewing cars with side reveal harmonious proportional body with a soft line towards the stern falling roof, mirrors with LED repeaters, high sill side windows, large doorways, stylish rear rack roof, large wheel arches with the radii of the edges neat, powerful rear-end. Feed sedan looks a bit heavy-handed, but not without appeal.

Powerful bloated rear arches blend harmoniously with the large bumper, these parts of the body look as a whole, flow so smoothly and harmoniously into one another. Large and beautiful ceiling marker lamps look like expensive crystal chandeliers, especially with LED filling. Tailgate with compact upper surface complemented tiny spoiler (version Premium), its large vertical part at the opening provides convenient access to the luggage compartment. 2018-2019 Kia Optima Sedan really looks looks great, the most important thing is harmonious and original.


  • Complementing the successful design of the exterior bright enamel colors: Snow White Pearl (pearl white), Satin Metal (metal), Bright Silver (bright silver), Light Graphite (light graphite), Platinum Graphite (platinum-graphite), Santorini Blue (Blue) , Metal bronze (bronze), golden Beat (dark gold), Spicy red (dark red), Temptation red (red tempting), and Ebony black (black).
  • Beautiful car needed stylish alloy wheels, at 2018-2019 Kia Optima with rubber wheels and everything is in order. All versions from basic to flaunt alloy wheels from 16 to 18 size. For the Comfort version wheels 205/65 / R16, Luxe and Prestige are equipped with tires 215/55 / ​​R17, rich equipment Premium with tires 225/45 / R18 on athletic drives.

Salon 2018-2019 Kia Optima big, to match the external dimensions of the sedan. In the first and in the second row with a sizeable margin in all directions will accommodate the driver and his four passengers.
Let’s appreciate the convenience of the back row. Three passengers accommodate comfortable legroom with a reserve, the tunnel floor minimum altitude, get in and out of the car is convenient, there are deflectors ventilation. Several positive impression spoil much inundated with back rest seats, but it is possible to classify this deficiency and to the merits, providing impressively landing. As a bonus in expensive trim rear heated seats, and a maximum even with ventilation.
Front seats lack lateral support, it is convenient to be close to the driver and passenger. Starting with the basic configuration is established first-line heated seats and electric lumbar support driver’s seat. With the increasing cost of first the sedan driver’s seat, and then the passenger will acquire electroresettings and driving – even the memory settings provisions.

The driver is praiseworthy: convenient multifunction steering wheel adjustable for height and depth, informative and beautiful Supervision devices with a color screen trip computer (not available in the initial configuration Comfort), which displays a lot of useful information right up to the position of the front wheels !!!, center console deployed in the driver’s side, with a high tunnel placed in the right place handle transmission, comfortable armrest. Use handles audio settings, climate control, auxiliary function buttons nice and comfortable. Interior decoration materials, soft textured plastic, cloth, artificial and natural leather – pleasant tactile. Assembling the elements of the interior trim and quality.

For the initial equipment 2018-2019 Kia Optima boasts of having leather steering wheel and gear selector box, 8-Mew airbags, separate climate control, a fairly advanced music (radio CD MP3 AUX USB 6 speakers) with controls on the steering wheel, ABS, ESS, electric power steering control, with the function of the electric folding and heated door mirrors, heated wiper rest area, foglights and ribbons of LED daytime running lights, adaptive sports shock absorbers.
Richly packed sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima Premium in addition to the above options has a sporty bumper and a spoiler on the trunk lid, xenon swivel headlights, LED lamps in the marker lamps combined trimmed seats (fabric and leather), heated steering wheel, finished with imitation leather door panels, dashboard and central console, door sills with illuminated, overlays of aluminum pedals, keyless entry Smart key with engine start button, electric handbrake, electric driver and passenger seats, heated and ventilated rear seats, panoramic roof and hatch opener, rain and light sensors, cruise control, audio system Infinity 7-Mew speakers, a color screen to display the navigation maps and images from a rear view camera, parking assistant, assistant parallel parking, stability control (ESC), active control system (VSM) and assistant at startup on the rise (HAC).
The trunk of the Korean 2018-2019 Kia Optima sedan can accommodate 505 liters of cargo opening is large and comfortable. Substantially increase the cargo capacity of a sedan can Lower the rear seatbacks.

Specifications 2018-2019 Kia Optima model year: for Russian motorists machine is offered with two petrol four-cylinder engines:

  • The MPI 2.0-liter (150 hp) mated to a 6 speed manual (or automatic transmissions Automatic transmission 6) accelerates the sedan to 100 kmh in 9.5 (10.6) seconds and a top speed of 210 (208 mph). Depending on the installed equipment and gear boxes curb vehicle weight ranges from 1443 kg to 1526 kg. Passport fuel consumption in combined mode, 7.0 (7.6) liters.

In actual use the two-liter motor in tandem with a gun on a suburban road consumes 7-7.5 liters in city mode of 11-13 liters, with the mechanics of gasoline consumption slightly lower – 6.5-7 liters in the city and 10-12 in the city .

  • 2.4-liter MPI (180 hp) are working in tandem with 6 automatic transmission dynamics and provides up to 100 mph in 9.5 seconds, top speed of 210 mph. Claimed fuel consumption in the combined cycle of 8.1 liters. Depending on the options installed mass of cars from 1542 kg to 1619 kg.

This engine in actual need 7-7.5 liters on the highway and 12-13 liters in city mode when driving in dense traffic.
Sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima is built on the front-drive platform, a fully independent suspension, front MacPherson strut, rear mnogoryichazhka, applied electric power steering, disc brakes.

Test Drive 2018-2019 Kia Optima : suspension produces a mixed impression, small and medium-sized road humps and pits suspension notices, cars seemed to hover above the ground, the cabin quiet. Broken road with large holes, sharp edges of the roadway joints, tram rails suspension notices and transmits blows to the body and in the interior. Steering with a nice weight on the steering wheel, but, alas, the information content is very weak. Storm aggressive turns at the wheel Optima does not want her horse in excellent directional stability when driving on a straight road with a minimal presence turns. Even at speeds of 150-160 mph wonderful car holds the road, delivering driving pleasure. In our opinion, a car designed primarily based on the US market, it is for this reason that the steering is devoid of sharpness, the suspension is set to comfort, the brake pedal is tight and uninformative. Immediately it should be noted that the 2.0 (150 hp) engine is rather weak for the sedan under the weight of 1500 kg.
In general, the car deserves the attention because of chic appearance, large and comfortable cabin, assembled with quality materials, a wide selection of complete sets. That’s just a question of price is not doubt that.

How much is the price in Russia for 2018-2019 Kia Optima, in showrooms starts at 959,900 rubles for starting on a modest business class standards, a complete set Comfort with 150 horsepower engine and mechanics. Buy official dealers 2018-2019 Kia Optima 2.4 (180 hp automatic transmission 6) is already 1 139 900 rubles for Luxe packaging, well, at the top – selling expensive Premium version for the price of 1 339 900 rubles. Issues such as tuning, maintenance, repair and spare parts are resolved mainly through the official service. However, spare parts for the 2018-2019 Kia Optima, like any other car the 2018-2019 Kia, it is possible to order via the Internet on their own, and in this case, as usual, to save money.
So that the best choice would be whether Korean business sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima – decide to motorists. From myself I will add only that the quality of Korean cars manufacturing in recent years has significantly improved and is comparable with Japanese cars.