What used Kia Optima estate will I get for my budget?
Just over £14,000 will secure you a 2016 edition of the Optima SW, bought from a car supermarket but featuring an average mileage for the year. Up the ante to between £15,000 and £17,000 and you’ll find plenty of 2016 and 2017 cars with average mileages, full service historys and bought from independent or franchised dealers.
How much does it cost to run a Kia Optima estate?
On paper, the plug-in hybrid Optima SW claims a mighty 201.8mpg, with corresponding CO2 emissions of just 33g/km. As we’ve mentioned, you’re unlikely to match this in real-world conditions, but you might see around 40mpg on mixed runs and with varied use. The petrol model struggles and claims an average of just 34.4mpg. It’s the diesel that will be the most economical in mixed use, we think, with a claimed economy of 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 113g/km.
As far as annual road tax goes, diesel cars registered before the tax changes of April 2017 will pay a low premium, while all those registered after that date will pay the flat-rate charge. Kia cars come with a seven-year warranty from new, and this is transferable.
Servicing is required every 12 months and costs £199 for a minor service or £299 for a major one on a petrol car at a Kia dealership. It’s worth looking to see if the previous owner has taken out Kia’s Care-3 or Care-5 servicing package, because this covers the first three or five years of servicing for a fixed price.