The new Optima is like the old one but more bland and with less expensive trim.

Seriously, look at this trim.

Nah.

Nah.

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Nah.

One of the Kia reps claimed this looks like a BMW interior. Doesn’t feel like it.

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Looks soft. Isn’t.

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I mean, the optional leather seats look good.

The new Optima: you get a lot of stuff for your money. Is it good stuff? Not so much. But you get a lot of it.

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