2006.5 Kia Optima
On these pictures, the new Kia looks like a great car.
The interior seems much better than the Sonata. Although a lot depends on the quality of the “plastic aluminum” trim.
The V6 is a bit smaller, it is still a 2.7 Liter.
But it should be plenty for most buyers.
And at around $23 000 for a loaded EX V6 model with leather and sunroof, it seems to be an amazing deal.
Right now, you can get at least $3000 off a new Sonata.
So if you can wait a few months, the new loaded Optima might go for around $19 000.
Quite an amazing deal compared to the Japanese competition.