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


You’ll Like This Car If… The 2019 Kia Optima, with its handsome style, good overall value and abundant safety technology, makes a compelling case that sedans are not dead. From base LX and sporty SX to the efficient EX and hybrids, the Kia Optima meets multiple needs and budgets. You May Not Like This Car If… If you’re used to the higher seating position of an SUV or a crossover SUV, it might be tough to adjust back into a lower sedan such as the Optima, even with its better driving dynamics. Also, an all-wheel-drive Optima is not available.