2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon

2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon
2017 Kia Optima is better looking wagon and is not expensive, there are no plans by company to make it available for U.S. market. Equipped with four cylinder turbocharged is able to produce 139 horsepower at 4000 rpm and 251 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm.
European buyers has options to choose either 2.0 liter gasoline engine with turbocharger and 1.7 liter CRDi diesel. Also comes up with 6 speed manual and 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission as expensive option. 139 horsepower is not more but enough to have a moderate turn speed, to have better driving keep engine inbetween 1750 and 3500 rpm. Automatic remains non economical and reduce acceleration performance than found in manual transmission.

Steering seems accurate , gripping is good, better body roll while cornering. On rough roads springs and dampers feels more firm. Front and rear seats with enough space, 19 cubic feet space behind back seat which is more than Ford Fusion wagon.

Kia Wagon for Americans need to have more wait.

Starting Price $30,000 (U.K.)
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, front wheel drive
Engine turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 16-valve diesel inline-4, direct fuel injection
Transmission -- 6-speed manual -- 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 139 hp @ 4000 rpm
Torque 251 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Displacement 103 cu in
Wheelbase 110.4 in
Length 191.1 in
Width 73.2 in
Height 57.9 in
Curb weight 3600 lb
Passenger volume 57.9 cu ft
Cargo volume 19 cu ft
0-60 mph 9.8-10.7 secs.
0-100 mph 29-31 secs.
Top speed 125 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) 30/43-45 mpg
Pros better looking data, good cargo
Cons not quick, not coming to U.S. soon