Kia Optima Estate 1.6 CRDi ISG 3 5dr

5 doors
Diesel
Manual
Manufacturer price from:£25,300
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A good estate car that impresses on the practical side of things, with a decent boot and generous space inside, but in other areas it falls down. On the road the ride is unsettled at low speeds, while neither the noisy diesel engine nor the dull handling make it enjoyable to drive quickly. A Skoda Superb offers even better practicality along with a more enjoyable and comfortable driving experience.

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Trim:

3

Well worth looking at if you like your toys. It adds 18in alloy wheels, privacy glass, eight-way electrically adjustable driver's seat, heated steer wheel, heated front seats, lane keep assist, and an upgraded 8.0in infotainment touchscreen with Harman Kardon premium sound system.

The 1.6-litre diesel is generally fine for a car of this size. Sure, the engine's 134bhp looks modest next to an equivalent Superb or Mondeo, and while it’s not as quick as its rivals away from the lights, it’s flexible enough during normal driving, picking up smartly from around 2000rpm. The problem is that flexibility is short-lived: it runs out of puff by 4000rpm.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

61.4

Urban: 54.3Motorway: 65.7
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

552

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km