Alternatives

Used Kia Optima 2016-present review

Used Kia Optima 16-present
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Kia Optima saloon?

The Ford Mondeo has been the mainstay of the executive car patch for years, being a good family car or business car or both. It’s good to drive, huge inside and fairly practical, even if it doesn’t handle with the sparkle that earlier versions did.

The Skoda Superb is one of our very favourite executive cars, combining masses of standard kit, loads of rear leg room and boot space and a comfortable ride. If you’re looking for space and practicality in a package that’s also good to drive, this is the one to beat.

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Verdict

The Kia Optima is a good-looking car that’s well equipped and has a smart interior. However, its steering, engine refinement and diesel CO2 emissions are below par

  • Styling
  • Spacious interior
  • Well equipped
  • Unrefined diesel engine
  • Vague steering
  • Hesitant automatic gearbox