Published: 16 Sep 2016

New Kia Optima road test review

Recently arriving at Jennings Kia, the all new Kia Optima SW has recently undergone testing by industry leading publication Auto Express. Joining the competitive larger estate car market, the Kia Optima SW is taking on long standing options including the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia estates.

Powered by a 1.7l CRDi diesel engine, it will have plenty of torque and a bhp of 139bhp. Official fuel figures of 64.2mpg are economical, while it offers an agile smooth drive. Offering an impressive 522 litres of storage space as standard, with this increasing to a massive 1,686 litres when the rear seats are folded flat, the Kia Optima SW is a practical estate car. Extra capacity is created thanks to practical false flooring, as well as storage netting. 

Commenting about the new Kia Optima, Auto Express gave the Kia Optima SW an impress four stars commenting “With good looks, plenty of space and a smart cabin, the Kia Optima Sports Wagon is well worth a look if you’re after a big family car”. Discover the new Kia Optima SW for yourself at Jennings Kia’s dealerships in Washington and Stockton.  Speak to a Kia sales team member today on 0333 414 9750 to book your test drive.

Kia Optima SW key specifications

  • Model: Kia Optima Sportswagon 1.7 CRDi 3
  • Engine: 1.7-litre 4cyl diesel
  • Power: 139bhp
  • Torque: 340Nm
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive
  • 0-62mph: 9.8 seconds
  • Top speed: 124mph
  • Economy: 64.2mpg
  • CO2: 113g/km

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