Kia Optima

Is the 2021 Kia K5 Sedan a Good Car? 6 Pros and 3 Cons

By Lauren Leazenby on September 14, 2020

The Kia Optima is so last year. For its 2021 redesign, it gets a new look and a new name: the K5. “K5” is the South Korean naming convention for the Optima, so it’s safe to say that this mid-size s... Read More
2013-2015 Kia Optima, Sorento: Recall Alert

By Patrick Masterson on September 3, 2020

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 440,400 model-year 2013-15 Kia Optima sedans and model-year 2014-15 Sorento SUVs The Problem: The brake fluid may leak inside the hydraulic electronic control unit,... Read More
10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Chevrolet Tahoe Trailed by Ford Explorer

By Matt Schmitz on September 2, 2020

Our roundup of all the best deals shoppers will find on new cars over the long Labor Day weekend was the No. 1 article of the week. Read More
What’s the Best New-Car Deal for Labor Day 2020?

By Kelsey Mays on August 28, 2020

Labor Day is traditionally a significant weekend for new-car incentives, but the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered prognostications for 2020 about as useful as Coachella tickets. Still, the traditiona... Read More
2021 Kia K5 Sedan Review: Former Optima Is Nearly Optimal

By Joe Wiesenfelder on August 19, 2020

The verdict: A stylish redesign that should have left its new name and optional touchscreen system on the drawing board. Versus the competition: A more attractive take than Hyundai’s frowny new Son... Read More
What’s the Best New-Car Deal for July 2020?

By Kelsey Mays on July 8, 2020

If recent guidance from health officials has you leery of public transportation or ride-sharing amid new spikes in COVID-19, a personal vehicle can potentially reduce such risk, but finding a deal ... Read More
Kia Kills Off Optima Name, Kicks Off K5 for 2021

By Jennifer Geiger on June 30, 2020

Kia’s Optima mid-size sedan is reimagined for 2021 as the K5, borrowing the name from the Korean version of the car. Read More
What’s the Best New-Car Deal for June 2020?

By Kelsey Mays on June 8, 2020

As the nation slowly reopens amid the COVID-19 pandemic, automakers continue to pour on the discounts. Since mid-March, new-car incentives have averaged more than 11% off MSRP — a level previously ... Read More
10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2020 Ford F-150 Can’t Beat a Good Deal

By Matt Schmitz on May 27, 2020

The offers we covered in our roundup of the 10 best Memorial Day new-car deals,’s most popular news article of the past week, extend through June 1. Read More
10 Best Memorial Day Car Deals for Holiday Shoppers

By Patrick Masterson on May 20, 2020

In any other year, the Memorial Day weekend would gleefully herald the unofficial arrival of summer for many, including automakers eager to kick-start their busy season and clear out lots full of o... Read More