Kia Optima

The 15 most aerodynamic everyday cars

The lower the coefficient of drag, the better a car cuts through the air

The less drag an automobile body generates, the less energy it needs to keep moving – a desirable goal as manufacturers eke out greater efficiencies. Read More

Auto Industry Fuel Economy Sep 26, 2018, 2:30 AM

GALLERY: All 30 traditional hybrids on sale in Canada

Looking to save fuel but not ready to plug in? Here are all traditional hybrids available in Canada Read More

Fuel Economy New Cars Sep 16, 2018, 2:30 AM

About 145,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in June

Kia, VW and supercar makers among the affected, while Takata impacts more Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jul 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving Read More


More than 158,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in March

Non-latching seats and loose steering wheels among the issues addressed Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Apr 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

Hyundai, Kia to recall combined 1.5 million cars

Engine debris could result in reduced oil flow, leading to engine failure

Recall affects Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata, and Kia Optima, Sorento and Sportage, all from 2011-14 and fitted with 2.0-litre or 2.4-litre Theta 4-cyls. Read More

Car Safety Apr 7, 2017, 10:30 PM

Green Car of the Year award down to 5 finalists

BMW 3 Series,Chev Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima, Toyota Prius

This year’s finalists represent the momentum electrification is experiencing in the auto industry.~Ron Cogan, Green Car Journal PUblisher and Editor. Read More

Auto Shows Green Cars Nov 12, 2016, 10:05 PM

Kia, Honda most attractive to families

Asian brands dominate top 10 list, with only one North American entry

Ten vehicles chosen as new car purchases blessed with style, substance and kid-friendly features, in sizes and shapes to suit all family needs. Read More

Auto Awards Jun 11, 2016, 10:30 PM


Kia Optima wagon would do well in Canada

Sportswagon set to make debut in Geneva and hit showrooms in Q4 2016

The Canadian market is similar in consumer acceptance of wagons to that of Europe, but Kia Canada has decided to follow the US and not import the car. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Feb 17, 2016, 1:25 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Kia Optima pours on the pressure

Lurking beneath a familiar Optima look is an all-new vehicle based on a new platform

The all-new Optima is the first of 26 new vehicles or full model changes Kia plans to introduce between now and 2018. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Oct 18, 2015, 12:45 PM

Kia teases new Optima in advance of New York show

New Optima mid-size sedan will debut at the New York Auto Show on April 1

The fourth-generation Optima's design echoes the form introduced by Kia's Sportspace wagon concept at the recent Geneva Motor Show. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Mar 19, 2015, 4:40 PM

Batman, your Kia is ready?

Comic book-inspired Kia Optima makes world debut in Gotham City

Batman-themed Kia Optima is intended to raise awareness of DC Entertainment's "We Can Be Heroes" campaign to fight hunger in the the Horn of Africa. Read More

Auto Industry People Auto Industry Oct 12, 2012, 6:00 AM


2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

Kia's mid-size hybrid sedan leapfrogs over the competition

The Optima Hybrid was voted the Best New Family Car over $30,000 at AJAC’s 2012 Canadian Car Of The Year shootout Read More

New Cars Green Cars Apr 17, 2012, 6:00 AM