Kia Optima 2019 first drive review: A solid choice with great value


More significant: Kia has decided to equip all 2019 Optimas with a standard suite of advanced safety technologies. The Kia Optima has always been a dark horse in the crowded and competitive midsize sedan class. Those drivers who have chosen the Optima know that its unique combination of value, reliability and design really put it above the pack and into entry-luxury territory. It’s a model that invites people to think beyond the confines of shopping only the class veterans, beckoning drivers to experience superior handling, a wide range of horsepower options and plenty of interior refinement.