Kia Optima | 1.6 CRDi ISG 3 4dr


KIA OPTIMA 1.6 CRDi ISG 3 4dr
PersonalLease
£250.28Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£208.57Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,252.56 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£1,877.13 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
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
18" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Automatic defog system
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • One touch electric front/rear windows
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Remote window closing
  • 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
  • Driver attention warning
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Lane keep assist
  • Power Steering
  • Reversing camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Remote fuel cap release
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 8" touch screen
  • Digital clock
  • Kia connected services
  • LCD TFT Colour Display
  • Low washer fluid warning light
  • Navigation system
  • Speed limit display
  • Trip computer
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
ENGINE
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Intelligent Stop and Go
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Radio with MP3
  • Harman Kardon Premium audio system with 10 speakers and amplifier
  • 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 with chrome trim
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Bright chrome vertical grille
  • Chrome exhaust finish
  • Chrome roof line trim
  • Chrome side sill mouldings
  • Exterior grab door handles
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Solid paint
  • Visible VIN plate
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Automatic headlights
  • Front projector fog lamps
  • Headlamp levelling
  • High level LED brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED indicators in door mirrors
  • LED rear Fog Light
  • LED rear lights
  • Projector headlamps
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Air filter
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Rear air vents
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in front and rear
  • Ashtray
  • Assist grips
  • Centre console storage box/armrest
  • Centre fascia storage tray
  • Cigar lighter
  • Cloth/faux leather 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
  • Gloss Black finish electric window switch panels
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather trimmed gearshift
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Load area cover
  • Luggage net hooks
  • Rear centre armrest with cupholder
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
  • Touchscreen satin chrome bezel trim
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front door courtesy lamps
  • Front map light with sunglasses case
  • Illuminated ignition key hole
  • Luggage area lamp
  • Rear reading lights
  • Rheostat dimmer switch
SAFETY
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Active front headrests
  • 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
  • 4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for drivers seat
  • 60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
  • 8 way electric adjustable drivers seat
  • Driver's seat memory
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Heated front seats
  • Height adjustable headrests
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
  • Reclining/sliding front seat
SECURITY
  • Anti theft alarm
  • Anti-drill door locks
  • Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door locking
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Temporary spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO: 0.132
  • CO2: 118
  • HC: 20A
  • 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: 62.8
  • EC Extra Urban: 68.9
  • EC Urban: 56.5
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: CRDi
  • Coin Series: 3
  • 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: 10.6
  • 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: 122
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1485
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4855
  • Wheelbase: 2805
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1860
  • Width (including mirrors): N
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: N
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 70
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2070
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1590
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 480

Reviews

Kia Optima EVER THE OPTIMIST (72/100)

This much improved version of mid-sized Kia's Optima model may look familiar, but the developments are in the details. Jonathan Crouch takes a closer look.

Ten Second Review

Kia's Mondeo-sized medium range Optima model now at last gets a class-competitive diesel engine. Whether you choose the saloon or the Sportswagon estate, 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

This Kia Optima is somewhat confusingly billed as a 'fourth-generation' model. Actually, only two generations of this car have ever been sold in the UK. Earlier mid-sized Kia models were badged as the 'Magentis' in Britain and shared much of their underpinnings with Hyundai's Sonata. The Magentis was well built, cheap and well equipped but there wasn't anything very aspirational about it. In contrast, the MK1 Optima saloon we first saw in this country in late 2011 was very different, with styling from Kia's Chief Designer Peter Schreyer that signalled a move upmarket. This was an unashamed attempt to win over customers from the segment heavyweights such as the Ford Mondeo or Volkswagen's Passat and it was nearly good enough. These days though, Kia isn't satisfied with 'nearly good enough' and in creating the thoroughly redesigned MK2 Optima launched in late 2015, the Korean brand's designers and engineers focused their attention on ride and handling, refinement, interior style and practicality. The result was a car 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

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 model with a 2.0-litre GDI petrol engine mated to a 50 kW electric motor. Total power output for the package is 202bhp. 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

The Optima remains one of the smarter Mondeo-segment models but that hasn't stopped Kia's designers from making a series of modifications to the exterior looks. These include a revised front bumper design, as well as smarter LED tail-lamps and revised styling for the headlights and fog lamps. Saloon models also feature a fresh rear bumper design. The 'tiger-nose' grille features a brighter chrome finish. Inside, the cabin 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 a new brown cloth or leather upholstery. 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. As for practicality, well the luggage capacity of the saloon version is 510-litres - a little way off the segment standard. Alternatively, there's a Sportswagon estate bodystyle offering a 553-litre boot.

Market and Model

Prices for the Optima remain much as before - they're pitched in the £22,000-£32,000 bracket. There's a premium of just over £800 if you want the Sportswagon estate variant. You get a choice of '2', '3' or 'GT-Line S' trim levels. This pricing places this model right in the heart of the Ford Mondeo's domain, with the Volkswagen Passat also offering a strong package in terms of refinement, quality and style for just a relatively small premium over the equivalent Optima models. 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. In the manual and auto saloon variants, expect 117g/km of CO2. Fuel-wise, the manual saloon manages 62.8mpg on the combined cycle while with the auto version, it's 64.2mpg. As for the Sportswagon estate, well 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 Ford's Mondeo 1.5 TDCi ECOnetic still do slightly better, while Volkswagen's Passat BlueMotion 1.6 TDI model manages a combined cycle 76.3mpg showing, so Kia still has a little way to go here to match the class leaders. The first version of the Optima depreciated far less than its Magentis predecessors 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 100,000mile 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

This much improved Kia Optima may not look much different from the outside - but then the outside was the one thing that didn't really need changing. What 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 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. In summary, there's much to like here. Affordable pricing, a spacious appealing cabin, high levels of equipment, a smooth DCT auto gearbox and the longest warranty in the class are all big draws. In short, Kia has rejuvenated its offering in this segment.

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PersonalLease

£250.28Per month inc VAT
Initial Rental: £2,252.56 inc. VAT

BusinessLease

£208.57Per month ex VAT
Initial Rental: £1,877.13 ex. VAT