Kia Optima

Software Update Delivers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to More Kia Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016


CARS.COM — Kia is expanding the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its lineup via a software update. Eligible models include current and previous model-year vehicles equipped with either with a compatible AVN 4.0 navigation system… Read More

Software Update Delivers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto to More Kia Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Kia is expanding the availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its lineup via a software update. Eligible models include current and previous model-year vehicles equipped with either with a compatible AVN 4.0 navigation system… Read More

New-Car Deals: July 2016

By Kelsey Mays on July 12, 2016

CARS.COM — Bargain lovers, your time has come. Auto incentives continue to run high, with the average new car needing $3,237 in total discounts to sell last month, according to Autodata Corp. That's more than any single month over the… Read More

Kia to Give Soul More Spirit With Turbo Option

By Fred Meier on July 6, 2016

CARS.COM — Kia let its hamsters do the teasing about the infusion of some new spirit under the hood of its funky Soul. The latest hamster ad for the urban hauler closes with a slide confirming the new version: 2016 Soul:… Read More

2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge: Mileage Drive

By Brian Wong on June 6, 2016

CARS.COM — The Kia Optima was the big mpg winner in our 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge, averaging 36.1 mpg. The Volkswagen Passat took second with 33.7 mpg, more than 2 mpg behind the Kia. Rounding out the top five were… Read More

2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge Video: Device Charging

By Aaron Bragman on June 6, 2016

CARS.COM — In our increasingly connected world, it becomes more important to be able to charge personal electronics when we're on the go. Every one of the nine family cars tested in the 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge has at least… Read More

What's the Best Midsize Sedan for 2016?

By Patrick Olsen on June 6, 2016

CARS.COM Midsize sedans are the automotive equivalent of the refrigerator: They are appliances, and you need yours to work well, and work reliably. If you want one in avocado green, you can get that, but being successful at its mission… Read More

2016 Kia Optima: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on May 31, 2016

CARS.COM — With its 2016 redesign the Kia Optima grew in length, but more importantly for families, it increased its rear legroom too. The 2016 Optima has 35.6 inches of rear legroom, up nearly an inch compared with the 2015… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Hyundai Sonata, 2016 Kia Optima; 2016-2017 Hyundai Elantra, 2016 Sonata Hybrid

By Tom Torbjornsen on May 9, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 30 model-year 2015-16 Hyundai Sonata sedans manufactured between May 29, 2014, and Feb. 11, 2016; model-year 2017 Elantra sedans manufactured between Jan. 12 and Feb. 22, 2016; and model-year 2016 Sonata Hybrid sedans manufactured Oct. 15,… Read More

IIHS Names 2016 Kia Optima a Top Safety Pick Plus

By Kelsey Mays on March 30, 2016

CARS.COM — The redesigned 2016 Kia Optima earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top designation, Top Safety Pick Plus. The Optima scored well in IIHS' crash tests — small-overlap front, moderate-overlap front, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints… Read More

2011-14 Kia Optima Steering Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on March 29, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: In affected vehicles, a condition may exist where drivers may feel a "notchy" or "slipping" condition when turning the steering wheel. This is due to either a software glitch in the electronic steering system or a faulty… Read More