Kia Optima Sportswagon review

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Kia Optima Sportswagon
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11 Aug 2017 12:24 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 16:44

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Kia already offers an estate car in the UK; the Cee'd Sportswagon, which is a surprisingly spacious and affordable choice. However, the Optima Sportswagon is even bigger, competing against estates in the next class up.

It doesn't get off to a great start, though, because while rivals such as the Skoda Superb Estate and Ford Mondeo Estate are offered with a multitude of engines, the Optima Sportswagon comes with just one: Kia's familiar 1.7-litre diesel that produces 139bhp.

However, the Sportswagon does come with a variety of trim options and a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes. To help you pick your way through these, discover what the Optima Sportwagon is like to drive and own, and how it compares with the competition, keep reading through our review and we’ll furnish you with all the information.

 

There are 9 trims available for the Optima estate. Click to see details.See all versions
2
All Sportswagons are well equipped, as this entry-level 2 trim proves. 17in alloy wheels, a 7.0in touchscreen, sat-nav, Android Auto, DAB radio, Bluetooth, front and rear parking sensors with rear...View trim
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2
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3
Added luxuries include 18in alloy wheels, half-faux leather seats and a premium sound system, an electrically operated driver’s seat, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, lane assist and tr...View trim
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3
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GT-Line S
This top-spec model adds 18-in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, panoramic glass sunroof, electrically adjustable passenger seat, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, automatic emergency braking...View trim
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GT-Line S
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GT
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GT
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OPTIMA
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