Standard collision-avoidance systems
Impressive standard and optional equipment list
Choice of turbocharged 4-cylinder engines
Good fuel economy
Limited rear-seat headroom
Imprecise handling, compared with some rivals
Surprisingly, we think the base LX offers everything you need in a family sedan, especially with the addition of pedestrian detection for 2020. The value prospect for more upscale buyers is probably the EX Premium trim. Find a Kia Optima for sale
The Kia Optima is offered in five trims.
The Optima LX ($23,190) has a 2.4-liter engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission, 16-in alloy wheels, power windows, power locks, power heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, air conditioning, cruise control, 6-speaker UVO audio with an 8-in touchscreen, rear back-up display, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an iPod/USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, remote keyless entry, a trip computer, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking assist, forward-collision warning and braking with pedestrian detection, driver-attention warning, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, 60/40 split folding rear seats and adjustable steering settings.
The Optima S ($24,690) adds a sport front bumper, 18-in alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, projector-beam LED fog lights, LED taillights, sport cloth seats with leatherette bolsters, a smart key with push-button start capability, a smart trunk, UVO telematics with 4G LTE, a 10-way power driver's seat and acoustic front-door glass.
The S Panoramic Sunroof Package ($1,000) adds a panoramic sunroof and LED interior lighting.
The Optima EX ($26,990) has a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, 17-in alloy wheels, smart cruise control with stop-and-go, dual-projection headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, wireless device charging, two rapid-charge USB ports, wood-trim interior accents, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, leather seating surfaces, a 12-way power driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar support and 2-position memory for the driver's seat and mirrors.
The EX Premium trim ($29,990) adds a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, a 12-way power driver's seat with memory, a 10-way power passenger seat, LED interior lighting, a navigation system, a 630-watt 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, heated rear seat cushions and a heated steering wheel.
The Optima SX ($31,990) offers the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, an upgraded steering and suspension setup, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, 18-in alloy wheels, chrome dual exhaust tips, red brake calipers, adaptive headlights, a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated sport front seats, a 10-way power passenger seat, navigation, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a rear spoiler, a 4.3-in LCD display panel, satin chrome interior accents and metal pedals.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2020 Honda Accord -- The Accord sports a sporty new look and offers a choice of two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The Optima still offers more luxury features, but the Accord has better resale value.
2020 Toyota Camry -- The Camry is also looking much sharper these days, sporting aggressive styling to go with its class-leading reliability and resale figures. The Camry retains its V6 engine option and standard driver-assist systems, but the Optima still offers more luxury features and a better warranty.
2020 Subaru Legacy -- The Legacy isn't as powerful or as fun to drive as the Optima, but its standard AWD makes it superior in winter driving, and its resale numbers are near the top of the class.