Entry-point Si grades are furnished with the sort of tech that is designed to entertain and inform in equal measure. For instance, a seven-inch touchscreen provides easy control of the car’s six-speaker sound system. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, meanwhile, allow you to safely access your smartphone. There are plenty of ways to plug, play, connect and charge, too, thanks to the inclusion of AUX and USB ports and Bluetooth.
With the Optima, travellers won’t want for places to put things. As well as four cup-holders, four bottle-holders (one in each door) and an illuminated and lockable glovebox, there’s a centre-console storage compartment. Passengers in the rear can also keep tabs on magazines, comics and more, thanks to pockets that are located on the back of each front seat.
There’s a reason why the Kia Optima has been awarded a five-star ANCAP rating. For a start, the car’s loaded with passive and active safety features. As well as multiple airbags, seatbelt pretensioners and load-limiters and child-safety anchor points, impact beams provide extra protection to the vehicle’s flanks.