2015 Kia Optima EX Review and Price
2015 Optima Hybrid, drives like a sports car. Good suspension and responsive power when needed. Interior fit and finish is excellent. Averaging a combine 35.5 mpg and still in break in stage ( less than 2500 miles driven). Only issue to date is the poor night visibility due to the short frontal coverage of the headlights, although somewhat improved when high beams are used. The dealer checked the headlight alignment and could not make any adjustments to improve the headlight coverage without violating the state DOT headlight aiming standard.
This appears to be a design flaw that has been recently exposed for many auto models by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. One has to ask where our Federal regulators have been in addressing this issue which appears to be widespread and known for many years. As usual the regulators are dragging their heels in resolving this issue leaving the driving public exposed to possible injury or death while they procrastinate. I guess we are expected to do all our driving during daylight hours.
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