Archive for the ‘Kia Optima’ Category

Kia among top three auto brands to win the most 2019 IIHS awards

Monday, January 14th, 2019
2019 Kia Sorento driving through a neighborhood

2019 Kia vehicle safety award winners

The 2019 model year has been a great one for Kia. It has brought a variety of redesigned Kia vehicles with new tech in addition to top safety awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In fact, Kia was one of the top three automotive brands to earn the most 2019 safety awards from the IIHS. A total of eight Kia models earned the IIHS’ coveted safety awards at a time when the Institute implemented more stringent requirements. (more…)

Key differences between the 2018 Kia Optima LX and EX

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
2018 Kia Optima LX vs. EX

2018 Kia Optima LX vs. EX

Introducing the new 2018 Kia Optima! It receives a variety of updates, including more standard technologies. In fact, all 2018 Kia Optima models are now standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, rear-parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert and much more. Kia has also discontinued the SXL model for 2018 but has added a new, sport-tuned S trim. (more…)

How well can the 2018 Kia Optima LX Turbo perform?

Friday, August 10th, 2018
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When you think of Kia, exceptional performance probably isn’t one of the first elements you think of. But why not? With the recent release of the Kia Stinger on top of other innovative performance features, Kia happens to offer some impressive components under the hood. One of these components is the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine available in the 2018 Kia Optima LX Turbo. Come along with us as we explore the specs and features of this impressive model. (more…)

Changes to the Kia Optima in the 2019 production year

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
2019 Kia Optima in Blue and Silver Exterior Paint Colors

2019 Kia Optima features and technology systems

The Optima has been one of Kia’s best-selling sedans for many years now, and a key reason for this is its adaptability. Every new production year ushers in at least a few attractive additions and upgrades to this fan-favorite Kia car. As one would expect, the 2019 model year is no exception. While there are several changes to the Kia Optima in the 2019 production year, the most distinctive ones can be found in the front cabin; more specifically, they are waiting for you in the instrument panel! That’s right, the new and upgraded 2019 Kia Optima features and technology systems have taken this fan-favorite sedan to the next level! Keep on reading to learn more about them! (more…)

Interior and exterior Kia Optima color options for 2018

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
2018 Kia Optima side view in black

2018 Kia Optima color options

The Optima is a stylish and sleek car, and it is made even more interesting and attractive with its vast array of color options. You will have to see what we mean for yourself and take a look at the 2018 Kia Optima color options right here. We will also cover interior color options and give you plenty of pictures to look at. (more…)

How safe is the 2017 Kia Optima?

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
2017 Kia Optima in Red

2017 Kia Optima Safety Rating

Kia’s best-selling sedan, the 2017 Optima, has earned the title of Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—the highest designation possible from the nonprofit organization that sets the standards for vehicle safety. The Optima achieved top scores in each of the five crashworthiness tests, as well as two new tests introduced this year. Continue reading for more about the 2017 Kia Optima safety rating.   

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What does Kia’s newest sedan offer drivers?

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
2018 Kia Optima in gray

2018 Kia Optima updates, features available in Houston TX

It’s always exciting to get a new model in the dealership, and your friends at Archer Kia are currently excited about the arrival of the all-new 2018 Kia Optima. This new sedan offers updates and upgrades for the 2018 model year throughout its cabin and exterior. Although it offers updates, the 2018 Kia Optima was built with the same award-winning safety focus and design emphasis that the 2017 Kia Optima was so well known for. The 2018 Optima is a versatile and efficient option for the daily commuter, and offers plenty of room for up to five passengers and loads of cargos space. Keep on reading to learn more about the 2018 Kia Optima updates and features available in Houston TX! (more…)

Four Kia Models Named Among Best Electrified and Eco Friendly Offerings by KBB

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
2017 Niro in Red

Which Kia Models Have the Best Gas Mileage?

Four vehicles from Kia’s EcoDynamics line-up have been recognized by editors of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com as top picks among “eco-friendly” cars under $40,000. The trusted consumer website highlights vehicles with a variety of alternative-fuel powertrain configurations that help environmentally-conscious drivers save the planet without breaking the bank. Continue reading to answer the question: Which Kia Models Have the Best Gas Mileage?

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Difference between Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
2017 kia optima hybrid

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

An all-new Kia hybrid vehicle is on its way and gaining a lot of hype, especially from its debut in the Melissa McCarthy Super Bowl Ads. This isn’t Kia’s first time playing the hybrid game; in fact, the Japanese automaker slowly has been developing an eco-friendly starting lineup.

The Kia Niro Hybrid has arrived!

Some of the most popular Kia vehicles are actually available in hybrid or electric form. Take a look below and you might be surprised to see how the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid compare. (more…)