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The Midsize Kia Optima Provides Reliability, Style, and Features

In the midsize segment, the Kia Optima is a great choice for drivers who are searching for reliability, an upscale feel, and lots of features. The infotainment system is very user-friendly and intuitive to use while the cabin is very spacious and exceptionally quiet as well. There is also a range of Kia Optimas available, including the Optima Hybrid and the Optima Plug-In Hybrid, so you can choose from a traditional gas engine, a hybrid powertrain, or a plug-in one and get excellent fuel economy. With the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, drivers can expect to see considerable performance combined with fuel economy. There are also five trim levels to choose from. Drivers who are looking for a car that provides plenty of luxury and convenient features while remaining within budget should consider the Kia Optima. With the range of trims and available engines to select from, finding the right configuration will be easy.

What’s New in the 2019 Kia Optima?

The 2019 Kia Optima comes to the market with understated but attractive exterior styling updates. These include a new front fascia and vivid LED daytime running lights that lend more sophistication and refinement to what was already a dynamic midsize car with sleek lines and a confident stance. The improvements on this latest Optima model go beyond the surface, though, with the addition of numerous smart safety and driver assistance features. These include protective elements like automated emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, lane departure warning, and more.

The 2019 Optima features an upscale cabin with a clean and refined design. Comfort-forward, spacious, and technologically advanced, the 2019 Optima’s cabin promises pleasant daily travels and easy and relaxing road trips. Tech-savvy features are anchored by an updated, intuitive UVO infotainment system with user-friendly controls and multiple options for entertainment, connectivity, and convenience.

The best way to find out which 2019 Optima trim is right for you is by exploring them in person. That’s what you can do when you turn to Renaldo Kia, explore the amazing models we have in stock, and get a great deal on this value-packed sedan!

A Brief Look at the Optima History

The Kia Optima first arrived for the 2001 model year as a sedan that was affordable but had comfortable amenities. It was available in multiple trims, with a 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder engine, and a range of options.

For the 2002 model year, Kia enhanced the V6 engine, expanded the trim levels, added keyless entries, and increased the wheels to 15 inches.

The 2003 Optima no longer offered the 4-cylinder engine with a manual transmission, enhanced the sound to include available Infinity audio, and redesigned the body style.

Larger wheels became the standard for 2004 and the following year, leather upholstery became available.

In 2006, the engines once again improved and a 2006.5 model year had a slightly redesigned interior.

A new V6 and larger wheels became available for 2009 with remote start becoming standard in 2010.

The 2011 Optima was completely redesigned, and throughout that generation, Kia added the available UVO voice command system, a new touchscreen, blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, and some changes to the trim levels.

The Kia Optima Hybrid debuted in 2011 and mostly followed the changes of the regular Optima throughout the years.

Over the years, the Optima has grown with ever better features, making it real competition for sedans like the Accord and Camry.

The Difference of Buying at Renaldo Kia

Shopping for your Kia Optima at Renaldo Kia is truly a pleasant and stress-free experience thanks to our friendly and well-trained professionals. Our team uses our experience to help you find the perfect Optima trim level without any pressure to buy right away. Whether you are interested in the regular Optima, the hybrid, or the plug-in hybrid, and want a new, used, or certified pre-owned model, we will gladly show you the various options available and help you get behind the wheel. Thanks to our financing department, you don’t have to drive around the Shelby, Forest City, and Kings Mountain, NC areas to find an auto loan and can do everything right at the dealership.

At Renaldo Kia, we aim to provide an enjoyable and seamless car-shopping experience. We can also help you with the life maintenance of your Kia with our onsite Service Center as well. Visit us today to take the Kia Optima for a test drive.

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