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2017 Kia Optima

Today, I will write about one very sleek and sophisticated sedan. The model is enriched with a wide range of engine choices and modern infotainment features. The name of the vehicle is the new 2017 Kia Optima. It is important to say that this is the car with great value for the money and, in my opinion, the new 2017 model will retain its loyal buyers. I need to mention a stunning interior, spacious cabin and high-quality materials everywhere. As for the rivals, the midsize cars category is very competitive with models such as the Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu and Nissan Altima, however, the new Optima will definitely be a serious contender.

2017 Kia Optima Redesign

Exterior

Like I said in the first sentence, from the outside, the new 2017 Kia Optima looks very attractive. The exterior design is classy, sharp and modern. For me, the most dominant exterior detail is the coupe-like roofline that looks great. The new 2017 model very much resembles with the previous one, it has a similar grille design and the overall styling is very similar. On the other hand, there is a wide range of models to choose from, the first two trim levels are LX and EX, and the remaining one is SX and SXL models.

Interior

The interior design of the new 2017 Kia Optima is conceived to secure maximum comfort to every passenger. It seats five people in a very roomy and spacious cabin. The cabin is filled with very high quality soft-touch surfaces, and I cannot forget ample leg and headroom, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. It will also have heated and ventilated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. As for the tech and Infotainment equipment, the list includes a USB port, a six-speaker sound system and a satellite radio. It will also have remote keyless entry, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and a 5-inch touch screen. The additional and available features include a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay, push-button start and an auto-open trunk. Furthermore, there is an upgraded UVO infotainment system with a 7-or 8-inch touch screen and Android Auto. The list of the security features is long, and I will mention blind spot monitoring, Dynamic Bending Light headlights, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert and much more.

2017 Kia Optima Engine

Like I mention, the new 2017 Kia Optima will have a few engine options to choose from. The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with the total output of 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque and it is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The second variant is a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that generates 178 horses and 195 lb-ft of torque and this engine is matched with a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission. The third option is a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with the total strength of 245-horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and with this engine option a six-speed automatic transmission is available.

2017 Kia Optima Release Date and Price

According to some sources from the car industry, the new 2017 Kia Optima will hit the market in July of this year (2017), and the car will cost between $22,200-$36,090.

by Zak Hyde

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