3 reasons why the Kia Optima is the ultimate everyday car

January 14, 2019 9:54 am | macarthurautomotive.com.au, macarthurkia.com.au

Kia has been raking in awards for its cars in Australia for years. In fact, in 2018 Korea's second largest carmaker won first place in the Micro Car, Small Car and Family Wagon categories of Australia's Best Car Awards. 

The marque's next award winner is the new Kia Optima – a luxury sedan that may be the most refined car Kia has ever produced. 

1. It's safer than most in its class

Affordable cars generally skimp on safety in an attempt to save money during production and offer drivers better value. The Kia Optima, on the other hand, is affordable while boasting every safety feature under the sun.

Autonomous Emergency Braking will stop you in your tracks if it senses you're about to collide with something. Blind Spot Detection helps you change lanes safely by using sensors to warn you if there's a car you can't see. A full set of airbags, and several other advanced features mean the drivers seat of a Kia Optima is a seriously safe place to be. 

2. It's a lot of fun to drive

Safety is important, but it's just not as exciting as raw power and speed. Luckily the designers behind the Kia Optima saw fit to strap a 185 hp powerplant under the standard model's hood. This 2.4 GDi engine is incredibly efficient, but powerful enough to really take off at the lights. 

If you have a need for speed, upgrade to the GT version. This beast boasts a 2.0 litre turbo charged engine that produces a massive 322 hp and 350 Nm of torque. 

3. The cabin is packed with tech

The comfortable cabin of the Kia Optima is packed with features that make driving easier and more fun. The 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity makes playing your favourite music through the car's Harmon/Kardon 10 speaker premium sound system a breeze. 

Advanced Smart Cruise Control means that driving long distances or on a busy motorway is safer and less stressful. Smart key and keyless start mean less fumbling in your pockets and an auto-defog system helps make sure you're never driving blind. There's even a heated steering wheel which brightens up chilly winter commutes a little. 

Get behind the wheel of a Kia Optima and experience it for yourself by dropping in to Macarthur Automotive Kia in Narellan today.