Kia Optima

Price $24,795 – $39,395
Fuel consumption 5.2 – 11.2 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 81%(view ratings)
The Optima can be delivered with a gas, hybrid or plug-in hybrid drivetrain. In fully electric mode, it offers 47 kilometres of range. According to Kia, its combined fuel economy is 5.9 litres per 100 kilometres. If you opt for the conventional version of this midsize sedan, you'll have the choice between two four-cylinder engines that generate 185 and 245 horsepower, respectively. An elegant silhouette is another one of its assets.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 81%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 7/10
Safety 10/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2019



  • Great cabin
  • Elegant silhouette
  • Good selection of engines
  • Generous warranty
  • Very roomy


  • Noisy ride
  • Insufficient trunk space (Hybrid/PHEV)
  • Imperfect rear visibility
  • Fixed rear seat back (hybrid/PHEV)