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2016 (66) Kia Optima 2.0 GDi PHEV 4dr Auto

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Featured specification

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" touch screenAndroid Auto
Around View MonitorBluetooth connectivity with voice control
Cruise control + speed limiterDigital clock
Drive mode selectorEmergency stop signalling system
Engine start/stop buttonFront and rear parking sensors
Kia connected servicesLCD TFT Colour Display
Low washer fluid warning lightNavigation system
Power SteeringPremium vision instrument cluster
Remote fuel cap releaseReversing Aid Sensors
Reversing cameraTrip computer
Wireless Smartphone charger 

Entertainment

Bluetooth audio streamingDAB Radio with MP3
Harman Kardon Premium audio system with 10 speakers and amplifierRear USB port
Steering wheel mounted controlsUSB and auxiliary socket

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlight levellingAutomatic headlights
Black high gloss/chrome front fender garnishBody colour door mirrors
Body colour side sill mouldings with blue accentBody coloured bumpers
Chrome exhaust finishChrome roof line trim
Dynamic cornering lightElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric rear windowsExterior grab door handles
Heated rear window with timerHigh gloss black mesh grille
High level LED brake lightLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsLED indicators in door mirrors
LED rear lightsOne touch electric front windows
Rain sensing front wipersRemote window closing
Satin chrome exterior door handlesSpeed sensitive front wipers
Tinted glassUV-reducing solar glass
Welcome home function 

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for drivers seat
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats8 way electric adjustable drivers seat
Air filterAssist grips
Automatic light control systemCentre console storage box/armrest
Centre fascia storage trayCloth/faux leather upholstery
Cupholders in centre consoleDriver's seat memory
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFaux leather centre console armrest
Faux leather trimmed door armrestsFront and rear door pockets with bottle holders
Front door courtesy lampsFront map light with sunglasses case
Front seat and rear pocketsGloss Black finish electric window switch panels
Heated front seatsHeated steering wheel
Height adjustable headrestsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Illuminated ignition key holeISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
Leather trimmed gearshiftLeather trimmed steering wheel
Load area coverLuggage area lamp
Luggage net hooksRear air vents
Rear centre armrest with cupholderRear coat hooks
Rear reading lightsReclining/sliding front seat
Rheostat dimmer switchSatin chrome interior door handles
Stainless Steel Scuff PlatesSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel 

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
Active front headrestsAutomatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Curtain airbagsDual front airbags
Dual Side airbagsElectronic parking brake
ESC + BAS + VSM + HACFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt warning
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm systemAnti-drill door locks
DeadlocksImmobiliser
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking
Smart key entry systemSpeed sensitive auto door locking

Trim

Aluminium finish to centre console 

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh9.8Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)246
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.6
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)162Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW3.3Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km12.2
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles33Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years7 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.145CO2 (g/km)37
HC0.014Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.003Particles0.0004
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1999Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)176.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power202Coin DescriptionGDi
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0725A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %89NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %67
NCAP Safety Assist %71Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)9.1
Engine Power - BHP202Engine Power - KW151
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT139
Engine Torque - MKG19Engine Torque - NM189
Engine Torque - RPM5000Top Speed119

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1465Length4855
Wheelbase2805Width1860

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2200
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)307Max. Loading Weight420
Max. Roof Load100Minimum Kerbweight1780
No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Optima

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

If you've never considered owning a medium range Mondeo-sized car with a Kia badge on the bonnet, then you're not alone. But you've probably reckoned without the brand's striking-looking Optima, a car that in much improved 'JF' post-2015-era guise won a few more friends for the Korean maker in this segment.

History

If you're thinking of a large family car from the 2015-2020 era and don't want an SUV, then you're probably not thinking of a Kia. Though the Korean maker is now well established in the market's various compact vehicle segments, it has yet to make a significant impact when it comes to larger Mondeo-sector models. Here though, is a contender that aimed to change that - the much improved 'JF'-series Optima, launched in 2015 as the second generation version of this model sold in the UK, though it was actually the furth generation Optima design internationally. Kia launched the earlier 'TF'-series version of this car back in 2012, but with just one engine option, a single saloon body style and few stand-out qualities other than smart looks, its impact on the market was sligh. For this replacement model though, the auspices looked much better. As well as the saloon body style, Kia added an estate body shape to the range, plus there was the option of plug-in hybrid technology too. The fundamental car itself was much better too, longer, wider, taller and even more stylish than before, plus, more importantly, far classier inside than its predecessor. There was extra safety and connectivity and the stiffer body also made the car a little more agile to drive. More importantly, efficiency got a bit closer to the class standard. This Optima sold until early 2020, when it was quietly dropped from the range - and wasn't replaced.

What You Get

Prior to this 'JF'-series model's launch in 2015, a lot of the Optima model line's success had had much to do with the way it had been styled. Here, once again, Kia had plenty to thank Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer and his team for. This fourth generation 'JF'-series model (the second generation sold in the UK) looks very similar to its 'TF'-series predecessor, though is actually longer, wider and a little taller than that car was. The longer profile certainly gives it a little more road presence and, as before, the wedgy shape with its high, hunched shoulders and low glasshouse would suit a premium badge. Which pretty much says it all. The key design changes though, took place at the wheel, where the improvements over the previous model were considerable. There were fewer dash buttons and the fascia is divided into upper and lower control zones, these separated by a horizontal chromed strip which enhances the increased width of the cabin. Everything feels more driver-focused than in the previous model, and is, the centre console in the 'JF'-series car angled at 8.5-degrees towards the person at the wheel. Key as usual in this class of Mondeo-class model is the centre dash infotainment touchscreen, 7-inches in size on the entry-level model or 8-inches if you got a variant fitted with the excellent harmon kardon premium 10-speaker sound system. And in the rear? Well thanks to this 'JF'-series model's extra length, height, width and 10mm of extra wheelbase, the cabin in the back offers 25mm more legroom and 10mm more headroom than the previous 'TF' design, enough to make it one of the few in this class able to comfortably seat three adults over longer journeys. The boot lid rises to reveal a rather narrow opening aperture, but get beyond it and you'll find that this 'JF'-series model's extra body length delivered 5 more litres of extra boot space than the previous Optima could provide, the total rising to 510-litres. Choose your Optima in the Sportswagon estate guise that most new owners wanted and you'll get a 533-litre boot.

What to Look For

Our survey revealed plenty of satisfied Optima customers (which, curiously, doesn't seem to be the case in the US where the mainly petrol engines used there developed lots of issues). Here, sales were mainly focused on diesel and the issues we came across related more to electrical items - things like malfunctioning sat nav and climate control systems. Obviously, check is that all the servicing has been carried out at a Kia main dealer. If it hasn't been, the car's seven-year, 100,000-mile transferable warranty won't be valid. As usual, check the ends of the car for scuffs and dents and look for stone chips in the panel work and the windscreen. With the estate, look for scuff marks in the cargo bay. And check all the alloy wheels for kerbing scratches.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2018 Optima 1.7 CRDi - Ex Vat) An oil filter is in the £5-£16 bracket. An air filter is in the £17 bracket. Front brake pads sit in the £28-£40 bracket. Rear brake pads sit in the £22-£56 bracket. Rear brake pads sit in the £87-£153 bracket. Rear brake pads sit in the £80 bracket. A wiper blade is around £5-£12. A water pump is in the £60-£100 bracket. A thermostat is around £23.

On the Road

To make this 'JF'-series Optima a slightly more rewarding driving companion, Kia stiffened the body, tweaked the suspension and added a redesigned rack-mounted motor-driven power steering system. The result was an improvement but still left the car lacking the kind of response and feel that enthusiasts were looking for. Still, there weren't many people like that shopping in this car's Mondeo-sector medium range market segment. For more typical buyers in this class, it was more significant that this car could offer exemplary refinement, while ride quality, though a little unsettled at lower speeds, is pretty good at higher ones. Under the bonnet, all mainstream models share the same 1.7-litre CRDi diesel engine, which with this 'JF'-series model was slightly torquier and more powerful than before, developing 139bhp and capable of more efficient returns - up to 67.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 110g/km of CO2 (both NEDC figures). This unit could also be mated with the 7DCT seven-speed auto transmission, a gearbox that with this 'JF'-series design was notably smoother and more efficient. If you really don't want a diesel, then there are two further options: a 242bhp 2.0-litre T-GDI petrol unit in the rare GT flagship model. And a more relevant plug-in hybrid variant that combines a 2.0-litre GDI petrol engine with a 50kW electric motor paired to a 9.8 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack. This derivative was capable of a 33-mile all-electric NEDC-rated driving range and could deliver a scarcely credible set of quoted running cost returns - 166.1mpg on the combined cycle and 37g/km of CO2 (both NEDC figures).

Overall

Kia created a far more competitive proposition with this second generation 'JF'-series Optima. With this post-2016-era model, time and money were spent on the things this car really needed to make an impact in its segment - an estate body style, extra connectivity and the option of plug-in hybrid technology. Yes, the ride and handling could be better, as could the diesel efficiency. But all these things are close enough to the class standard from this era to keep the interest of many buyers long enough for them to be tempted by the high specification, the spacious rear cabin and the stylish looks. In summary, we think that this car has much to offer for those willing to look beyond the established contenders in this segment from this era and give it a try. We'd recommend you focus on the estate version but whichever body shape you choose, the 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. A forgettable, but very complete Kia.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£297.74
Deposit£249
Term (months)54
Fixed interest rate5.16%
Cash price£13,298
Credit amount£13,049
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£16,327.96
Representative APR9.9%
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