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

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Kia Optima SX—The Cons: As with every Kia I’ve driven, even the sporty Stinger, the steering feels a little loose; the front wheels always feel a little disconnected form the driver’s hands. But it certainly isn’t a deal breaker. This isn’t a Jaguar, after all. The infotainment screen’s border extends two inches out on each side, which looks a little awkward, considering the screen doesn’t fit that entire space. And the SD card slot sits within the border to the right of the screen, rather than tucked away in the center console or glovebox—and it isn’t the prettiest thing to look at. It would look a little more premium if the screen filled the slot all the way to the border.