Kia Optima | 1.6 CRDi ISG 2 5dr


KIA OPTIMA 1.6 CRDi ISG 2 5dr
PersonalLease
£229.09Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£190.91Per month ex VAT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,061.83 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£1,718.19 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Reversing Camera
Reversing Camera
Alloy Wheels
17" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Automatic defog system
  • Electric rear windows
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • One touch electric front windows
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Speed sensitive front wipers
  • Tinted glass
  • UV-reducing solar glass
BRAKES
  • ABS/EBD
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Emergency stop signal system
  • ESC BAS VSM HAC
  • Hill start assist
  • Traction control
COMMUNICATION
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Bluetooth connectivity with voice control
DRIVER AIDS
  • Cruise control speed limiter
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Power Steering
  • Reversing camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Remote fuel cap release
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 7" touchscreen full map navigation system
  • Digital clock
  • Kia connected services
  • LCD TFT Mono Display
  • Low washer fluid warning light
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Metallic effect centre console
ENGINE
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Intelligent Stop and Go
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 6 speakers
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Radio with MP3
  • Rear USB port
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • USB and auxiliary socket
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black high gloss/chrome front fender garnish
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour side sill mouldings
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Bright chrome vertical grille
  • Chrome exhaust finish
  • Chrome roof line trim
  • Exterior grab door handles
  • Roof rails
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Solid paint
  • Visible VIN plate
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Headlamp levelling
  • High level LED brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED indicators in door mirrors
  • Projector headlamps
  • Rear fog lights
  • Welcome home function
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Air filter
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Rear air vents
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in front and rear
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • Ashtray
  • Assist grips
  • Centre console storage box/armrest
  • Centre fascia storage tray
  • Cigar lighter
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Cupholders in centre console
  • Faux leather centre console armrest
  • Faux leather trimmed door armrests
  • Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Illuminated glovebox with lock
  • Leather trimmed gearshift
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Load area cover
  • Luggage net hooks
  • Luggage partition net
  • Metallic interior door handles
  • Metallic paint finish electric window switch panels
  • Rear centre armrest with cupholder
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
  • Touchscreen silver metallic paint bezel trim
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Centre interior light
  • Front door courtesy lamps
  • Front map light with sunglasses case
  • Illuminated ignition key hole
  • Luggage area lamp
  • Rheostat dimmer switch
SAFETY
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
  • Curtain airbags
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual Side airbags
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners load limiters
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SEATS
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
  • Driver's electric lumbar adjustment
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Height adjustable headrests
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
  • One touch fold flat handle for rear seats
SECURITY
  • Anti theft alarm
  • Anti-drill door locks
  • Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door locking
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
TOWING
  • Towing preparation
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 17" alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Temporary spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO: 0.132
  • CO2: 121
  • HC: 19A
  • HC+NOx: 0.073
  • NOx: 0.038
  • Particles: 0.0003
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1598
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 61.4
  • EC Extra Urban: 65.7
  • EC Urban: 54.3
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: CRDi
  • Coin Series: 2
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 134
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.6
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 7
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: True
  • 0 to 62: 10.8
  • BHP: 134
  • Engine Power KW: 100
  • Engine Power RPM: 4000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 236
  • Engine Torque MKG: 32.6
  • Engine Torque NM: 320
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2000
  • PS: Data Not Available
  • Top Speed: 121
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1470
  • Length: 4855
  • Wheelbase: 2805
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1860
  • Width (including mirrors): N
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 552
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 70
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2140
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1686
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1620
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 520

Reviews

Kia Optima WAGON DEALS (72/100)

Kia's Optima Sportswagon aims to provide a stylish value-orientated option in the medium range estate segment. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer from this revised version.

Ten Second Review

Most buyers of Kia's Mondeo-sized medium range Optima model go for this Sportswagon estate variant. Now at last it gets a class-competitive diesel engine. And there's a smarter look and some extra safety technology too. There's even Plug-in hybrid power if you want it. Overall, with this much improved model, Kia aims to challenge the market leaders and even worry a few of the more premium players.

Background

For further market growth, Korean maker Kia needs increasingly to be providing the kinds of cars that customers want. That sounds obvious doesn't it, but it's taken some time for the brand to fully get on board with this kind of thinking. Take their Mondeo-sized Optima model. For the first three years of its life from 2012 onwards, it was only available as a saloon, ignoring the fact that a huge proportion of cars in the Mondeo segment are sold as estates. Only in 2015 did Kia get around to rectifying this oversight and ever since, the majority of Optima sales have been centred around the Sportswagon bodystyle. The model in question offered a strong package that needed only a wider range of engines, lower running costs and some extra safety tech to be truly class-competitive. Kia says that all those boxes have now been ticked with the improved version we're going to look at here.

Driving Experience

With this improved Sportswagon model, the key change is the addition of a new 136PS 1.6-litre CRDi engine, replacing the previous, rather thirsty, 1.7-litre CRDi unit. As before, there's a choice of manual or DCT auto transmission. Kia has also developed a petrol/electric hybrid variant with a 2.0-litre GDI petrol engine mated to a 50 kW electric motor. Total power output for the package is 202bhp. If you want more conventional petrol power, there's now a 180PS 1.6-litre T-Gdi unit available. With all Optimas, by stretching out the wheelbase, stiffening the body with 'Advanced High-Strength Steel' and upgrading the suspension, Kia has sought to improve handling dynamics. Plus Kia engineers have been focussing on Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) innovations to reduce road, wind and engine noise, stiffening the body to avoid vibration and rattles, and improving the seals and insulation around the car. A Drive Mode Selector lets Optima drivers switch between Eco, Comfort, Sport and Smart modes. Each mode enables the driver to customise the powertrain's responses, prioritising fuel economy or more immediate acceleration. It also lets drivers adapt the weight of the rack-mounted power steering system, for more relaxed or more immediate, engaging steering responses. 'Smart Mode' is designed to anticipate the driver's needs, switching automatically between Eco, Comfort and Sport modes depending on conditions. This enables the Optima to adapt to the driver's behaviour and the road conditions, pre-empting the driver's preference for different speeds and driving environments.

Design and Build

Inspired by the Kia SPORTSPACE concept, the Optima Sportswagon represented Kia's first foray into the competitive D-segment tourer segment when it was originally launched back in 2015. Though a thoroughly practical vehicle for everyday use, this estate offers a long, lean and dynamic profile subtly enhanced by a package of recent changes. These include a revised front bumper design, as well as smarter LED tail-lamps and revised styling for the headlights and fog lamps. The 'tiger-nose' grille features a brighter chrome finish and at the rear of the car, wide LED tail lamps wrap around the corners of the bodywork. The rear bumper houses a single oval exhaust and features an integrated air diffuser, for a sporty finish. As before, the Sportswagon offers the same width (1,860mm) and length (4,855mm) as the saloon, but grows by 5mm in height (to 1,470mm) to accommodate the expanded boot which can swallow 553-litres. Inside, the cabin of this revised model features a re-designed steering wheel and satin-chrome trim on the centre console which extends across the dashboard. Buyers can specify their interior in black, two tone black and grey cloth or leather, or choose new brown cloth or leather upholstery options. In addition, the Optima features new ambient lighting around the dashboard and doors, letting occupants switch between six different colours - or assign different colours to individual driving modes. By default, cabin lighting floods the cabin in a soft green glow in Eco mode, while Sport mode turns lighting to red. Smart mode fills the interior with soft blue ambient lighting. As before, the central fascia is angled 8.5 degrees towards the driver, with the upper 'display' zone housing a smarter 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Market and Model

Kia feels confident about a little more bravery in its pricing structure these days, so the Optima Sportswagon primarily occupies the same kind of £23,000 to £32,000 territory as just about every other contender in the diesel sector of the medium range estate market. There are three trim levels - '2', '3' and 'GT-Line S' and in each case, the premium to get this Sportswagon estate over the mechanically-identical saloon variant is around £800. You can also have this estate with a PHEV Plug-in hybrid powertrain. The PHEV plug-in hybrid model costs around £33,000, once the available £2,500 government Plug-in Car Grant has been deducted. This Optima is available with Kia's latest 7.0 or 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with navigation and Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom. The system offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to enable full smartphone mirroring. Plus within the centre console is a wireless smartphone charger, allowing users to charge their smartphones on the move. Safety-wise, there's a new Driver Attention Warning (DAW) system that combats distracted or drowsy driving by monitoring a number of inputs from the vehicle and driver. Other safety features available on the Optima include 'Forward Collision-avoidance Assist' (FCA) autonomous braking with pedestrian recognition, 'Lane Keeping Assist' (LKA), 'High Beam Assist' (HBA) and full-LED headlamps with Dynamic Bending Light. These technologies make the Optima one of the safest cars in its class.

Cost of Ownership

Kia's all-new 'U3' 1.6 CRDi diesel engine is designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard. The engine employs Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to significantly reduce emissions. It therefore produces low carbon dioxide, particulate matter and NOx emissions. With the manual and auto variants, expect 121 or 122g/km of CO2. Fuel-wise, both manual and auto Sportswagon variants manage 61.4mpg on the combined cycle. Rivals like estate versions of Ford's Mondeo 1.5 TDCi ECOnetic and Volkswagen's Passat BlueMotion 1.6 TDI still do slightly better, so Kia still has a little way to go here to match the class leaders. Earlier versions of this Optima Sportswagon performed well in depreciation terms but here again, Kia has some ground to make up against rivals. This improved version should continue the upward trend and in this regard, Kia's impressive 7-year or 100,000 mile warranty should help, given that it's transferrable to second owners. There's also the option of a PHEV Plug-in Hybrid petrol/electric variant with an all-electric driving range of 33 miles.

Summary

We think that this Optima Sportswagon has much to offer for those willing to look beyond the established contenders in the medium-sized estate segment and give it a try. What previously required improvement was the relatively inefficient 1.7-litre CRDi diesel engine that virtually all customers chose. Now that there's a more frugal 1.6-litre CRDi powerplant to replace that, this model deserves another chance from buyers who may have rejected it in the past. These people might also want to look at the clever plug-in petrol/electric hybrid variants too. This car's other virtuers remain much as before. The decent cabin room will please families and it'll certainly be a very smart set of wheels for the middle-ranking managers who sweep backwards and forwards across the country, from motorway service areas to shiny industrial estates then home again. As for the established brands, well if they're smart, they'll be taking this car very seriously indeed. Because potentially, that's what an increasing number of thoughtful buyers might already be doing.

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PersonalLease

£229.09Per month inc VAT
Initial Rental: £2,061.83 inc. VAT

BusinessLease

£190.91Per month ex VAT
Initial Rental: £1,718.19 ex. VAT