Inside, the new Optima is a more premium and high-quality place to sit than the old model, but still not up to the standards of rivals such as the VW Passat.
There’s plenty of soft touch materials, piano black plastics and fake metal trim accents, and the general design is pleasing on the eye.
While I can't fault the build quality, the dated design is a bit of an eye sore
Carried over from the Sorento is the central display that measures seven inches in the entry level models rising to eight inches on top-spec cars. It’s fast, intuitive and has plenty of connected features such as live traffic updates for the standard TomTom sat-nav as well as Bluetooth music streaming.