In the event you’re opting for the 2019 Kia Optima over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the 2019 Kia Optima. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Kia Optima happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Kia Optima presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Kia Optima, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Kia Optima’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall according to more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend trying out the 2019 Kia Optima’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Kia Optima are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Kia Optima additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Kia Optima recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Kia Optima, which pushes the 2019 Kia Optima into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.