Test Drive 2017 KIA Optima near Denver Colorado


Vehicle Overview

The 2017 Kia Optima has many awards on its shelf. There's International Car of the Year, earned at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Kelley Blue Book names it the Best Buy in its class and placed it on its list of 16 Best Cars for Families. It also makes an appearance on the 10 Best Family Cars list by Parents Magazine and auto critic Edmunds. What will you think when you test drive the 2017 Kia Optima? If you contact our dealership, we can schedule your time behind the wheel.

Interior - Schedule Your 2017 Kia Optima Test Drive

InteriorOffering plenty of wiggle room, the Kia Optima gives every passenger a comfortable spot. You'll have plenty of space whether it's needed for carseats or growing teens. A 15.8-cu.ft. trunk can swallow your luggage. The contemporary interior has soft-touch surfaces and many of today's favorite conveniences. Even on the base edition, the driver enjoys a power-adjusting chair. You also get a color display with a rearview camera and Bluetooth streaming audio. As you climb the trim ladder, you'll find even more amenities such as push button start, ambient lighting and a dual-control programmable thermostat. A power passenger seat is added, too. Families can fight the winter better with two rows of heated seats and a heated steering wheel. Dedicated rear air vents, power-ventilated front seats, and side sunshades add to your ability to control the climate. An eight-inch touchscreen brings Uvo infotainment apps and HD radio. Advanced smartphone integration features include Android Auto and its iPhone-connected rival, Apple CarPlay. If you love music, you'll want the Harman Kardon system with 10 speakers to surround you. A welcome surprise in this midsized segment, the available panoramic sunroof opens the cabin up to natural vistas. At the top of the trim ladder, you'll find many elements, such as quilted leather upholstery, usually reserved for bigger sedans. This has helped it lead its class in overall desirability. Edmunds praises this cabin for its quiet ride and impressive convenience and luxury features at a more affordable price.

Exterior - 2017 Kia Optima Dealership Test Drives

This newer generation is subtly bigger and taller than the previous edition. A longer, wider stance has given it an even more refined pose. Under the attractive sheet metal, the chassis has more high-strength steel for improved structural rigidity. Flashier than the other trims, the turbo SX has bigger wheels and dual exhaust tips. Unique styling details and a rear spoiler add to the sporty look. Adaptive xenon headlights scan the road better, allowing you to see bumps and obstacles more quickly. Automatic high-beam headlights regulate output to match conditions. To improve visibility, the power-folder mirrors can be power-heated, deleting frost, snow and rain.

Mechanical / Powertrain - Optima Information

The Optima comes with three smart choices under the hood. The first powertrain earns excellent fuel economy while churning out 185 horsepower. Along with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic, this powertrain is standard on the LX and EX. You can step up to the LX 1.6T edition and gain turbo power. This engine boosts torque levels to 195 lb.ft. Power is controlled with a special dual clutch automatic. Mimicking the fuel-saving power of a manual, this automatic offers the convenience of electronic gear shifting. If you are a driving enthusiast, then you may need the 258-horsepower turbo of the SX or SXL editions. It kicks out 260 lb.-ft. of torque thrust. With the SX, you also get a racier ride from a sport-tuned suspension. Specific to the Optima, a new electronic parking brake lets you engage or disengage with the push of a button. For automatic acceleration and deceleration to match even the trickiest traffic patterns, the Optima offers adaptive cruise control.

Safety - Request a Personalized Kia Test Drive

The Optima scored a good in every category when crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Along with excellent scores for headlights and crash avoidance features, the car secured the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award. Backing up that win, the Kia Optima demonstrated its effectiveness when tested by the federal highway safety agency. This resulted in the coveted five-star designation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are seven airbags, including a driver knee bag. The standard rearview camera can be augmented by rear parking sensors and a rear cross-traffic warning. The 360-degree surround camera system is an excellent assistant for slow speed maneuvering. To reduce the chances of a side swipe, you can opt for a lane departure warning and a blind spot monitor. The forward collision warning can intervene with emergency automatic braking, if needed. Kia's industry-leading warranties bring peace of mind. There's up to five years of limited warranty and roadside assistance. Also, Kia buyers get up to ten years of powertrain coverage.

With performance, safety, and style, the Optima welcomes you to take a test drive. Find your favorite trim level at our dealership.

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