Quickie Used Car Review – Kia Optima (2012-2015)
2012-2015 Kia Optima
The Great: Feature loaded, sleek looking
The Bad: Somewhat tight headroom
The Say: Does everything the Sonata can while remaining a distinct profile
Go For: 2.4 EX
cost Range: P830,000-P1,000,000
Our Rating: ****
Full Review: None as of the Moment
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You may not know This particular tidbit although the Optima is actually based on the Hyundai Sonata, which first saw life in 2000 as well as replaces the Mazda based Kia Credos. While the first generation style was basically a fourth generation Sonata with different styling as well as equipment, succeeding generations are distinct through its Hyundai cousin. This particular vehicle slots above the Forte in Kia’s line-up as well as was its entrant to the mid-size category locally.
Philippine market versions have Hyundai’s 2.4 as standard which performs fine. While the idea is actually based on the Sonata, some traits such as ride comfort as well as braking aren’t inherited which can be described as noisy as well as its ride stiff. At least handling is actually excellent as well as the transmission is actually responsive.
Inside, the Sonata traits continue on with an excellent although some low quality controls as well as the rear design makes reversing as well as back headroom difficult.
What Should I Get
Only one style is actually available although the idea is actually feature packed so you wouldn’t miss a lot. Standard items include the following: Hyundai’s 176hp 2.4, dual airbags, ABS brakes, stability control, power front seats, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, steering wheel controls for audio as well as cruise control, alarm, keyless entry, sun roof, Bluetooth, rear aircon vents, push button start, 60/40 fold rear seat, as well as daytime running lamps.
How Much could the idea Cost Me
Not much problems were reported due to the fact the idea has sold less than its well-liked cousin although do not fret, maintenance costs are nearly identical since nearly everything is actually similar to one another.