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Kia Optima


$24,595 – $45,495

Fuel efficiency

5.1 - 10.9 l/100km

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The Optima can be delivered with a gas, hybrid or plug-in hybrid drivetrain. In fully electric mode, it offers 47 kilometres of range. According to Kia, its combined fuel economy is 5.9 litres per 100 kilometres. If you opt for the conventional version of this midsize sedan, you'll have the choice between two four-cylinder engines that generate 185 and 245 horsepower, respectively. An elegant silhouette is another one of its assets.

Green light

  • Great cabin
  • Elegant silhouette
  • Good selection of engines
  • Generous warranty
  • Very roomy

Red light

  • Noisy ride
  • Insufficient trunk space (Hybrid/PHEV)
  • Imperfect rear visibility
  • Fixed rear seat back (hybrid/PHEV)
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