The Kia Optima stands out among typical humdrum midsized sedans with a well-tailored coupe-like silhouette.
It also comes with a generous helping of standard equipment for the price.
But look past these initial draws and the Optima proves quite ordinary.
Neither noise isolation nor ride comfort are stellar.
This iteration of the Optima remained a good choice, but was showing its age relative to the newer-designed competition.