Kia Optima Estate 1.6 CRDi ISG

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Kia Optima Sportswagon
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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.

Engine size (cc)
Engine Power (bhp)
Engine Torque (lb ft)
Driven wheels
Gearbox
0-62mph
Top speed
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Kerb weight
Insurance group
1598
134
236
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MANUAL
10.8
121
61.4
1620
21A
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