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Our Fleet Test Drive: Kia Optima - 12th Report

Date: 08 November 2012   |   Author: Guy Bird


Last report we waxed lyrical about the Optima's interior quality, but a rare encounter with the car's engine bay - to top up the washer fluid - made me also marvel at its exterior. Unless you open a lot of different car bonnets for a living you probably wouldn't notice, but the Optima has one of the best- fitting fronts I've seen in a while. It's made possible by keeping the nose section permanently attached to the grille and then cutting the bonnet in a straight line above, so its edge sits snugly on a rubber sealed top. A small detail, yes, but one that delights.

Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi 2 Tech (manual)
Claimed combined
Our average consumption38.4mpg
P11D price£21,640*
Model price range£19,595-£25,995
CO2 (tax) 128g/km/18%
BIK 20/40% per month£65/£130
Service interval 12,500 or 12months
Insurancegroup 17
Warranty7yrs/100,000 miles
Boot space 505 litres
Engine size/power1685cc/134hp
Top speed/0-62mph125mph/10.2secs
Why we’re running itTo see if Kia really
can mix-it with the
fleet’s big boys
PositiveSmart exterior, excellent
interior quality
NegativeSmall function niggles
to iron out
*Before options fitted: Metallic paint £475