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Kia recalling 11K 2019 Optima sedans for defective automatic emergency braking
Kia recalling 11K 2019 Optima sedans for defective automatic emergency braking

Kia announced last month it would recall more than 11,000 2019 Optima sedans for automatic emergency braking software that may fail to recognize a stationary car. The recall covers 2019 Optima sedans equipped with either a 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter turbo-4 engines, which are found in EX and SX models...Read More»

2018 Kia Optima
2018 Kia Optima modified to ace crash tests

After adopting some mid-year changes, the 2018 Kia Optima earned top marks in independent crash-testing last week. The Optima previously earned the Top Safety Pick Award but now qualifies for the more challenging Top Safety Pick+ after Kia made some changes to improve the mid-size sedan's...Read More»

2014 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai, Kia recall 1.2 million vehicles to prevent premature engine failure

Hyundai and its South Korean sibling, Kia, are recalling nearly 1.2 million cars and crossovers from the 2011 to 2014 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the engines in some of those vehicles may have an increased likelihood of stalling, which...Read More»

2017 Kia Optima
Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima: Compare Cars

In today’s fiercely competitive market for mid-size sedans, shoppers are just as likely to consider the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima as longer-established nameplates like Accord, Camry, or Malibu. That’s no surprise; these two models both earned their place in the top tier fair and...Read More»

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid priced from $26,845

Kia dealers will soon stock the automaker's revamped Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan, and although its base price is the same as it was last year, the story isn't quite as simple once you start adding options.. All told, the cheapest 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid stickers for $26,845 including a mandatory...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima recalled to fix fractured driveshafts

Kia is recalling select 2016 Kia Optima sedans to replace a faulty driveshaft. More than 12,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. DON'T MISS: 5 unethical tricks car dealerships will play on you The problematic part is the right front axle driveshaft, which was manufactured in South Korea by Seo...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima SXL
2016 Kia Optima video road test

The Kia Optima has officially arrived. Before 2011, it had lurked in the shadows of better mid-size sedans, but a big redesign gave it plenty of punch, and panache. Since then it's been one of the more value-packed family four-doors. But the new Chevrolet Malibu is a great car, and so are the...Read More»

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Preview Video

The future is electric at Kia. The South Korean automaker introduced the new Niro hybrid at this year's Chicago auto show--and also showed off the brand's first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia says it wants its cars to be far more efficient by the year 2020, and the Optima...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima First Drive

The 2016 Kia Optima has a tough act to follow. Forget the two generations of the Optima that preceded the outgoing model; it was the 2011 Optima that was Kia’s big break in the U.S.—the model with which the brand really blew past an era of forgettable, derivative mainstream attempts and...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Kia Optima Video Preview

The Kia Optima has been a surprise—well, maybe not to Kia, but to the rest of the world. In the past it was an anonymous four-door forever in the shadow of the Camry and Accord. In 2011, a complete rethink made it one of the best-looking values in the family four-door class. This year...Read More»

2015 Kia Optima
2015 Kia Optima Gets Updated Cabin Tech, Refinement

There’s no rest for the weary when it comes to automakers and the ever-important mid-size segment, so Kia is adding a few more changes to the Kia Optima just one model year after an extensive mid-cycle refresh. SEE ALSO: 2013 Kia Optima SX-L Video Road Test Building on last year’s...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
Hyundai & Kia Cough Up $395 Million To Address Misstated MPGs

In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and Kia were staring down the barrel of some massively bad press. Consumers had complained so long and so loudly about real-world gas mileage compared to the two brands' fuel economy claims, the EPA decided to investigate. The findings landed Hyundai and Kia squarely on...Read More»

2014 Kia Optima
Kia Optima Ultimate Guide: What You Need To Know

The Kia Optima hasn't always been a model name you'd think to include on the same shopping list as the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, or Nissan Altima. Just a few model years ago, the Kia Optima, like its cousin the Hyundai Sonata, had value going for...Read More»

2013 Kia Optima SXL
2013 Kia Optima Video Road Test

A few years ago, Kia wasn't a brand you'd name when thinking of stylish vehicles, but all that's changed. Today's Kia Optima is one of the best-looking family sedans you can buy--and it's packed with features to take on the Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, and Hyundai Sonata. But is it the mid-size...Read More»

2013 Kia Soul
Hyundai, Kia Owners Seek $775 Million Over Fuel Economy Fibs

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that not one, not two, but 13 Hyundai and Kia models failed to meet their advertised fuel-economy ratings, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the two Korean automakers. According to Reuters, the suit -- which hasn't...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
EPA Red-Flags Hyundai Elantra, Kia Sorento, 11 Others For Gas Mileage Ratings

The Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Hyundai and Kia misstated fuel economy stats on 13 models from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years, including on best-sellers such as the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Sorento. As a result the Korean automakers have been ordered to amend window...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord sedan
Did Honda Get The 2013 Accord's Design Right? #YouTellUs

The mid-size sedan segment is heating up, with all-new entries from most of the major automakers either on sale now or arriving soon. Honda has finally revealed the new 2013 Accord in production trim, and it begs the question: Did Honda get the 2013 Accord's design right? Honda is calling the new...Read More»

2007 Kia Optima LX
Kia Recalls Over 145,000 Optimas, Rondos For Airbag Flaw

Kia Motors Corporation has issued a recall for the 2006 - 2008 Optima sedan and for the 2007 - 2008 Kia Rondo. In those vehicles, Kia has identified a problem with the driver's side airbag that could prevent the airbag from deploying during an accident. The flaw is linked to Optimas manufactured...Read More»

2012 Kia Optima and Blake Griffen Commercia
Kia And Blake Griffin Take Dunk Commercial To Next Level

Back in February Kia teamed up with Clippers forward Blake Griffin for what some people have called the greatest NBA dunk ever. Later in the spring, Kia auctioned off for charity the 2011 Optima that was used in the marketing stunt. Now Kia and Blake have teamed up to take the dunk stunt to a new...Read More»

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