On sale since 2001, the five-seat Kia Optima competes in the crowded mid-size sedan class. It offers several premium features, as well as two available turbocharged engines, one of which pairs with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In addition to gas-only versions, hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are available. Value-oriented pricing and an impressive new-car warranty have helped broaden the Kia Optima's appeal.
Commuter vehicles have a minimum EPA-estimated mileage of 30 mpg combined. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.
Small Family vehicles include mid-size and larger sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, SUVs and minivans with four doors and five seats.