Archive for the ‘Kia Optima’ Category

Some changes could be coming for a popular Kia sedan

Thursday, December 12th, 2019
A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Kia Optima.

Is Kia still going to make the Optima? 

Back in October, we shared some interesting things we found online about potential changes coming to the Kia Optima. More recently our product experts have come across some interest articles that have left us wondering, ‘Is Kia still going to make the Optima?’ According to an Dec. 12 Autoblog article, written by Sven Gustafson, the answer is both yes and no. It does not appear that Kia will be leaving the midsize sedan competition, but it also looks like maybe the Optima won’t be around in the same way as we’ve had it in the past. Gustafson backs up his claim by pointing out some very interesting patent and trademark filings the automaker has made in its home country, Korea, as well as in the United States.  (more…)

Kia releases teaser photos for updated Optima for 2021 model year

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
A photo of the 2020 Kia Optima parked in front of a Kia facility.

What will the 2021 Kia Optima look like?

With all of the attention paid to the lineup of new crossover SUVs available at Team Gunther Kia, it would be understandable if you kind of forgot about the automaker’s sedans. However, some new information has surfaced that has piqued the interest of almost every Team Gunther Kia product expert. So, what will the 2021 Kia Optima look like? The automaker has released a teaser image that gives a few clues to what we can expect to see when the sedan is delivered. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing some more photos in the near future. You can start the pre-ordering process today if you make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert. (more…)

Are you getting too close to an empty fuel tank? This info might be helpful

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
A stock photo of a gas gauge showing the low fuel light activated.

How far will my Kia go on empty?

There is nothing quite like the lonely and empty feeling as when you realize that your vehicle has just run out of gas. In the old days, it was easier to let a stop at the gas station slip through the cracks. However, most automakers, including Kia, have implemented a low-fuel warning light to help prevent that lonely and empty feeling. But the question still remains, ‘How far will my Kia go on empty?’ A few Team Gunther Kia product experts did some research to get as clear an answer as possible. They found a website called which has crowd-sourced information about some popular Kia vehicles. Let’s take a look at some information that might you need. (more…)

2019 Kia Optima Interior Overview

Saturday, January 19th, 2019
Blue 2019 Kia Optima exterior front and left.

Let’s Take a Look at the 2019 Kia Optima Interior

You’re probably not surprised that we here in the Mobile AL area are huge fans of the 2019 Kia Optima. But we wanted to shine a spotlight on one of our favorite parts of this excellent vehicle: the interior. Let’s take a look at just what makes this vehicle’s cabin so great, and why it’s been called one of the best interiors of any car in its class. (more…)

Is the 2019 Kia Rio, Kia Forte, or Kia Optima the Better Sedan Buy?

Friday, December 14th, 2018
Kia logo on tiger nose grille

2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Kia Forte vs 2019 Kia Optima

The standard sedans of the Kia catalog are the Kia Rio, Kia Forte, and Kia Optima. After that, we move onto the higher stylings and more expensive variants with the Kia Cadenza luxury sedan, the Kia Stinger sports sedan, and the incredibly fanciful Kia K900.


Interior Color Options on the 2019 Kia Optima

Monday, September 17th, 2018
red interior upholstery of the 2019 Kia Optima

The 2019 Kia Optima sedan is available in up to eight different exterior colors, but what about the interior? You spend plenty of time in your vehicle, so why not enjoy the view? There are multiple interior color options on the 2019 Kia Optima all the way from the base LX trim to the elite SX model. You can see the material and color options for this vehicle’s upholstery below. Please keep in mind that several of these options are available only on select trims and with specific color combinations. (more…)

Kia Ranks High In 2018 Initial Quality

Friday, June 29th, 2018
Kia Rio offers top initial quality 2018

One of the worst things is to buy a new car and then have issues. Whether that be a weird sound that is a symptom of a larger issue, or an honest-to-goodness breakdown, it can really take the shine off a new car. Drivers should be able to expect a certain level of initial quality in their vehicles, but what does initial quality in a car even mean? Different organizations will have different opinions, but each year there is a J.D. Power Initial Quality Study that looks at very specific things.  (more…)

With UVO Skill, Unite Your Smart Car With Your Smart House

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
rear view of the 2018 Kia Niro parked in a semi-desert environment

Can Alexa remote start a Kia?

Phones, cars and houses are all getting smarter every day, and new technology to allow all these things and places to talk to each other is constantly evolving. As our houses get more and more connected it is easier than ever to just give a command and have music, interior temperature, and lighting change as we please. But now some of that integration can also extend to your vehicles. If you have ever asked “Can Alexa remote start a Kia? Or change the temperature in my car?” the answer is now yes! Select Kia vehicles equipped with UVO technology will be able to integrate with your Amazon Alexa system and be controlled with simple voice commands. (more…)

Refreshed Optima Offers New Style and Technology

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
two models of the 2019 Kia Optima in white and blue

The Kia Optima is an elegant midsize sedan that offers families and individuals plenty of interior space and engaging driving. For the 2019 model year, this model gets a refreshed style and new technology options. In this blog we are going to explore the 2019 Kia Optima release date, new safety and connectivity technology, and some of the styling changes coming to this sedan. (more…)

How does the 2018 Stinger compare to the 2018 Optima?

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
side by side images of the 2018 Kia Stinger and 2018 Kia Optima with a caption inviting the reader to compare them

With the 2018 Kia Stinger finally making its appearance here in Daphne AL, we wanted to show how it compares against the mainstay of the Kia lineup, the attractive 2018 Kia Optima sedan. The models in this 2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Kia Optima comparison are very different, and appeal to different drivers, but they both show premium Kia quality, and deliver plenty of value for the money. (more…)