Kia’s entry car into the estate market is a good one. The Optima Sportswagon is smart and spacious, making it ideal for both professionals and families.
Chunkier and taller than its saloon counterpart, the Optima Sportswagon is a sophisticated-looking car. When looking at the front, the eye is immediately drawn to the wide grille that joins up with the angular, swept-back headlights. For added visual appeal, the bumper sits low to the ground and comes with roof rails in a stylish satin chrome as standard. LED lights are another standard feature which keep it looking smart at night, while cornering lights give you excellent visibility.
The interior strikes the right balance between practicality and luxury. Families benefit from much more space in the rear seats and boot, with 533 litres to hold all the bags and gear needed for a trip out. Dual-zone air conditioning and generous amounts of legroom keep everyone comfortable.
As the driver, you benefit from a range of comfort features that make it ideal for long-distance drives. There’s lumbar support, heated seats and steering wheel from the 3 trim upwards and a touchscreen that’s simple and easy to use.
It’s powered by a choice of two 1.7-litre diesel engines with 139bhp, one is a six-speed manual and the other a seven-speed diesel. This solid engine can allow the Optima Sportswagon to hit speeds of up to 125bhp while still achieving low CO2 emissions of approximately 113g/km. It can return up to 74mpg, which is particularly impressive for an estate. Thanks to cruise control being fitted as standard it’s relaxing to drive on long journeys, while quick steering makes it enjoyable to travel along winding country lanes.
Safety features like Electronic Stability Control, vehicle stability management and a reversing camera system come as standard to help prevent collisions.
DAB digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming, USB and AUX-in ports and six-speakers come as standard, to make sure your drives are always accompanied by a playlist. For extra ease, there’s inbuilt satellite navigation with Kia Connected Services that alert you of traffic, speed cameras and other handy information. In the entry-level 2, these are all controlled via a seven-inch touchscreen, while the superior trims both boast a larger eight-inch screen. Many of the systems can be used through voice controls thanks to a voice-recognition system.
Find out what makes the Kia Optima Sportswagon so suited to families and professionals for yourself with a test drive from Ken Brown in either Harlow or Stevenage. It’s a good idea to book in advance to ensure the car is ready, so get in touch by calling us or enquiring online using the form.
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