Australia has its fair share of family sedans and picking the right one for your growing family can be a task and a half. Comparing features, size, technology and comfort can be terrifying at best so we thought we’d share with you why the Kia Optima is one of the best all-round family sedans on the market. Instead of simply laying out the features, we’d like to share with you some obvious advantages and some not-so obvious benefits that you may have overlooked. Taking into account we’re all different Kia have managed to cater for all kinds of families in their latest edition to the mid-size market.
To meet the needs of an active family there are some obvious features that you’ll need. Four doors – Check, Plenty of room – Check, and boot space a-plenty – Check. The 2019 Kia Optima only comes in a front wheel drive 4 door sedan but has the option of 2 trim levels allowing for comfortable family touring in the Si with a 2.4L 4cyl engine, or that little bit of wild child turbo power in the GT with a 2.0L Turbocharged engine. Power ranges from 138kW to 180kW in the GT.
As for the kids and their luggage you can’t go past the 510L boot space in both models with room inside to comfortably fit 5 people big and small.
The Not-So Obvious
We all know that we need a large safe car for transporting precious cargo, but what about the sanity of the driver. Surely that has to be taken care of as well. The Optima comes equipped with some high tech features that will make your road trips just that little bit easier. Fitted with LCD touch screens, apple carplay and android auto, complete with voice recognition and steering wheel mounted audio controls. That way you can either turn down the volume so you can chat with the kids, or drown out the arguing. Either way you’ll never have to take your hands off the wheel in the Optima.
You’ll also love that there’s dual-climate control with rear vents so you can keep the back cool or warm depending on the weather and in the GT you even get rear sunshades and wireless charging for your mobile.
Keeping It Real
Safety first is the motto on the road and the Kia Optima has it all. From ABS, seat belt warnings, parking sensors and rear cameras to features you didn’t even think existed like impact sensing auto unlock on the doors and side door impact beams your new Kia car will keep the whole family safe in that unfortunate event.
Couple all these great features and finish them off with combined fuel consumption of 8.5L and you can’t deny that the 2019 Kia Optima is a great option for your next family sedan. Whether you just want a comfortable ride, or you’d still like a family car that feeds your inner child, the Optima has it all.
For a full rundown on what this ultimate family sedan has to offer a call into a New Kia Dealership and take a look at our New Kia Optima for sale.