Kia Optima Sportswagon review

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24 Oct 2018 12:24 | Last updated: 1 Nov 2018 12:47

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The Kia range is continuing its spread its wings to all corners of the market, offering everything from the excellent Picanto city car to the sporty rear-wheel-drive Stinger, with its family SUV, the Sportage, and its gargantuan one, the extraordinarily spacious Sorento, in between. But it hasn’t abandoned the more traditional markets, with the Kia Optima Sportswagon still offering buyers the choice of a big, practical estate.

Speaking of traditional, the engine options include a 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, a 2.0-litre T-GDi turbo engine in top-of-the-range GT trim and, for those of a more progressive mindset, a plug-in hybrid option.

As you might expect, the Sportswagon comes in a variety of trims and with a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes, but when all’s said and done, does it do enough to elevate itself above the competition? After all, that includes cars that arguably spring more readily to mind, such as the venerable Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb estates.

To answer that question and help you pick your way through the Optima Sportswagon line-up, keep reading through our review and we’ll furnish you with all the information.

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There are 4 trims available for the Optima estate. Click to see details.See all versions
It may be the entry-point to the range, but you get 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, and a 7.0in touchscreen with sat-nav, Bluetooth...View trim
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Well worth looking at if you like your toys. It adds 18in alloy wheels, privacy glass, eight-way electrically adjustable driver's seat, heated steer wheel, heated front seats, lane keep assist, and...View trim
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GT-Line S
Adds LED headlights, wireless phone charging, a panoramic glass sunroof, powered tailgate, keyless entry and go, automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring...View trim
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This top-spec model comes with the 2.0-litre petrol engine, some upgraded design details including red brake calipers and more agressive-looking bumpers, leather seats and all the other upgrades th...View trim
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