Still attractive after all these years and now fitted with abundant safety technology, the 2019 Kia Optima makes the strong case that sedans are not dead. The Optima offers a trio of gasoline engine options, plus hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants that boast stellar fuel economy.
New Features and Revisions
Most significant, Kia’s new Advanced Driver Assistance System (Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Parking Distance Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Change Assist, Lane-Keeping Assist Line and Lane Departure Warning) is now included on the standard 2019 Optima, and is optional on the hybrids.
Moreover, the Optima’s UVO (voice recognition) telematics system is now broken down into three tiers to make it easier to understand and use. The 2019 Kia Optima also benefits from mildly revised front styling that links it to the Kia Stinger sports sedan.