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2018 Kia Optima Named One of 2018 Safest Cars by U.S. News & World Report

2018 Kia Optima Named One of 2018 Safest Cars by U.S. News & World Report

Based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which conduct thorough safety tests on cars, the editors of U.S. News & World Report have determined the “17 Safest Cars of 2018.” Every car on the list earned a perfect 10 from the pub, and it’s no […]

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After Passenger-Side Upgrades, 2018 Kia Optima Earns Top Safety Pick+ Status

After Passenger-Side Upgrades, 2018 Kia Optima Earns Top Safety Pick+ Status

After passenger-side upgrades, the 2018 Kia Optima has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To earn the highest status, the midsize Optima “was modified to achieve good protection in passenger-side small overlap front crashes,” according to the IIHS, which notes the Top Safety Pick+ status applies to […]

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2017 Kia Optima and Sportage Make the KBB’s “Top 10 Most Awarded Vehicles of 2017” List

2017 Kia Optima and Sportage Make the KBB’s “Top 10 Most Awarded Vehicles of 2017” List

Kelley Blue Book just granted the 2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Kia Sportage with “Top 10 Most Awarded Vehicles of 2017” status. To compound upon this win, the KBB also ranked the Kia brand as a whole as one of the “10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017.” Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning at […]

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IIHS Names 2017 Kia Optima Top Safety Pick Plus

IIHS Names 2017 Kia Optima Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2017 Kia Optima has just received the IIHS’s annual Top Safety Pick Plus award under the midsize car category.* Going along with the brand’s focus on safety, three of its other makes also made the list: the 2017 Sportage, Cadenza, and Sedona. Only the Optima and Cadenza, however, made the superior Top Safety Pick […]

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2017 Kia Optima Overview

2017 Kia Optima Overview

In a world full of decent mid-size sedan options, the 2017 Kia Optima stands out thanks to its eye-catching exterior, well-designed cabin, and numerous powertrain options. With a starting MSRP of just $22,200, the new Kia Optima also offers exceptional value and even comes standard with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. When you combine this with […]

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Kia Optima and Sedona Named AutoPacific’s 2016 Ideal Vehicle Award Winners

Kia Optima and Sedona Named AutoPacific’s 2016 Ideal Vehicle Award Winners

If there was an Olympics for the automotive industry, we’re pretty sure that Kia would be bringing home the gold in almost every event. The South Korean carmaker has been raking in the awards left and right this year with many of its models receiving multiple accolades. Now, Kia has even more trophies to add […]

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LA Clippers Contest Will Award 2016 Kia Optima to Deserving Student

LA Clippers Contest Will Award 2016 Kia Optima to Deserving Student

The LA Clippers and Kia Motors America are joining together reward one deserving high school senior or college student in the greater Los Angeles area for his or her efforts in education. Thanks to the new LA Clippers’ Kia College Contest, an all-new 2016 Kia Optima LX will be given to a lucky student. From […]

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Blake Griffin Gets Into the Zone Again and Plays Chess with Kia Optima Drivers

Blake Griffin Gets Into the Zone Again and Plays Chess with Kia Optima Drivers

If you don’t regularly follow the NBA, you may not be familiar with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who is one of the most laid back people in all of pro sports. It’s probably for this reason that the Kia brand chose him to be one of its spokespeople. Griffin has starred in Kia commercials for years […]

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IIHS Awards 2016 Kia Optima Top Safety Pick+ Safety Rating

IIHS Awards 2016 Kia Optima Top Safety Pick+ Safety Rating

It looks like the 2016 Kia Optima is more than just a pretty face. Kia’s best-selling nameplate recently received the honor of being named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This is the highest possible safety rating a vehicle can earn from the safety organization. The Optima was able […]

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New Kia Optima Sportswagon Brings Sexy Back to Segment

New Kia Optima Sportswagon Brings Sexy Back to Segment

When you think of a station wagon, it’s likely you think of your grandmother—and it’s also likely the word “sexy” doesn’t even cross your mind. Well, Kia’s about to change that with the all-new Kia Optima Sportswagon, the brand’s first ever station wagon. And this Sportswagon is set for the spotlight, making its global debut […]

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2016 Kia Optima and Sedona Named Best Family Cars for 2016

2016 Kia Optima and Sedona Named Best Family Cars for 2016

Kia has been making waves with its new design philosophy—and it looks like that’s not going to stop anytime soon. The Korean carmaker recently added two new trophies to its trophy shelf. Both the 2016 Kia Optima sedan and 2016 Kia Sedona minivan were named on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 16 Best Family Cars for […]

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Blake Griffin Portrays a Laid-Back Weatherman in New Kia Optima Commercial

Blake Griffin Portrays a Laid-Back Weatherman in New Kia Optima Commercial

When you’re as athletic, quick, and powerful as NBA player Blake Griffin, it’s kind of easy to get into that zone where you simply know that you’re better than those who you are competing against. That’s the message Kia is sending competitors in the midsize sedan segment with its new commercial, “Weatherman.” The commercial begins […]

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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Overview

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Overview

Kia has outdone itself with the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid. This hybrid vehicle makes it easy to go green with the sophisticated styling of the popular Optima sedan and its elegant interior, too. For the low starting  price of $25,995, consumers can get everything they want from their everyday car and  more. Don’t Want to […]

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Get the Chance to Win a 2016 Kia Optima and Instant NBA Prizes

Get the Chance to Win a 2016 Kia Optima and Instant NBA Prizes

Kia is known for its slew of TV commercials starring a variety of NBA all-stars. From LeBron James endorsing the K900 to Blake Griffin getting into the zone with the 2016 Optima, the basketball star-studded commercials are even more prevalent than those with dancing hamsters. And it really comes as no surprise, seeing as Kia […]

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Kia Optima, Sportage Earn Five-Star Safety Rating in Europe

Kia Optima, Sportage Earn Five-Star Safety Rating in Europe

For Kia, safety is a priority. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the all-new Kia Optima and Kia Sportage have both been awarded the maximum five-star crash safety rating by Euro NCAP (the equivalent of the United States’ NHTSA) in its latest round of safety testing. Regardless of whether the two Kia models […]

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New UK Kia Optima Launches with £21,495 Price Tag

New UK Kia Optima Launches with £21,495 Price Tag

It can be difficult to find a vehicle in the automotive industry that offers plenty of technology and luxurious features for an affordable price—unless you’re looking to buy the 2016 Kia Optima. While the Optima has already arrived on American soil and is selling quite well, the United Kingdom has only just received their first […]

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2016 Kia Optima, Sorento Win International Car of Year Awards

2016 Kia Optima, Sorento Win International Car of Year Awards

Kia has officially established itself as a global brand. As part of the 2015 LA Auto Show earlier this week, Road & Travel Magazine has named its 2016 International Car of the Year—and it’s the 2016 Kia Optima. This is the fourth year in a row Kia has earned the title of the prestigious International […]

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Kelley Blue Book Awards 2016 Kia Optima Best Buy Award

Kelley Blue Book Awards 2016 Kia Optima Best Buy Award

When Kia introduced the 2016 Optima, everyone knew the mid-size sedan was a game-changer. Now, this fact has been officially confirmed by Kelley Blue Book. The prestigious automotive information website recently named the 2016 Kia Optima its Midsize Car Best Buy, highlighting the sedan’s affordable luxury perfectly. Kelley Blue Book uses the KBB.com Best Buy […]

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