There are many used cars out there for you to choose from, but those looking for an affordable, powerful, and reliable sedan should take a close look at the used Kia Optima. This is a quality model that’s been well-received by both drivers and reviewers. Let’s take a look at the main advantages of buying an Optima.
Too frequently people have to make a compromise between the car they want and the car that’s practical. The Kia Optima manages to perfectly balance between those two options. One of the biggest benefits drivers are excited about is the impressive acceleration. Gone are the days of getting behind the wheel of a sedan and feeling like you’re driving a go-kart. Thanks to the Optima, you really can have your cake and eat it too.
Those who stop by for a test drive and have never been in the Kia Optima are often blown away by just how nice it is. They expect there to be limited functionalities, and for this used car to have a lot of hard, angular plastic. The surprise comes when they realize that the opposite is true. This is a comfortable, classy car with high end cabin design but without the premium price tag.
Many Standard and Optional Features
There are many cars for those with a big budget, and many for those with a smaller budget, but Kia manages to bridge the gap perfectly by offering many standard features on their lower, more affordable trims, as well as many upgrades that budget buyers can add one-on-one. Why pay for an entire package if you just want Bluetooth, for example? On the other hand, those who want a fully-loaded car can choose a higher level trim, and even several higher end upgrades, to customize a car to their needs.
Impressive Safety Scores
The specific safety features in your vehicle will depend on which year you buy and which trim you choose, but regardless of the specifics, there’s one thing you can know for sure: Kia takes safety seriously. It’s evident in their standard and optional technologically advanced safety features, and crash testers agree. The most recent model earned a perfect 5 out of 5 stars from the US government for overall safety performance, overall frontal impact, and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also tested the vehicle and gave it their top score of “Good” in three categories as well, including side impact and roof strength.
A Better Warranty Than You May Find Elsewhere
One of the things Kia is most well-known for is their lengthy warranty. Though you’ll be buying a used car, the original warranty will likely still be in effect, thanks to the generous 10 years and 100,000 miles it covers. This is the best warranty in the industry, and is a limited powertrain warranty. New models also come with three other 50,000 mile / 5 year warranties, including roadside assistance, which may also be transferable to the new owner.
A Hybrid Option
There are three trim levels on the basic Kia Optima (EX, LX, and SX) and there’s also a hybrid model available. For those in the New Jersey area concerned with the cost of commuting, or simply want a vehicle that’s gentler on the environment, the used Kia Optima Hybrid may be a great choice.
No matter which option you’re considering, we welcome your visit so we can show you our extensive inventory of new, pre-owned, and certified pre-owned vehicles.