The Kia Optima is a stylish midsize sedan that offers a smooth ride with lots of useful features. How can you be sure that it's the right car for you? To help drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland decide, Maguire Kia explores what it can do for you in this 2020 Kia Optima review. 

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Kia Optima Specs

There are three engines available for the Kia Optima. The base trim offers a well-rounded performance with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. It gets up to 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque while also delivering an EPA-estimated 25 city/35 highway MPG.i

The most efficient option is a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to an EPA-estimated 27 city/37 highway MPG.ii It's also built to offer a fun drive with 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

For the most power under the hood, there's also a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that can produce up to 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It's also capable of getting great gas mileage with an EPA-estimated 21 city/30 highway MPG.iii

Kia Optima Interior Dimensions

     

The Kia Optima has a spacious interior with room for up to five people. Whether you're behind the wheel or relaxing in the backseat, you'll have room to relax. There's 104.8 cubic feet of passenger space, including 45.5 inches of legroom up front and 35.6 inches of rear legroom. You can also fit three people comfortably in the back seats with 56.4 inches of rear shoulder room.

 

Front

Rear

Headroom

39.8 inches

37.8 inches

Legroom

45.5 inches

35.6 inches

Shoulder Room

58.1 inches

56.4 inches

 

You can also use the second-row seats to load more cargo. The trunk features 15.9 cubic feet of cargo room, but the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats can help you pack more or load longer items into the interior, too.

Kia Optima Safety Features

In addition to its comfortable interior and efficient engines, the Kia Optima can help keep you safe and alert. It protects you with seven airbags, including a driver's side knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats.

There's also lots of technology that can give you more awareness and help prevent accidents. For example, Blind Spot Collision Warning comes standard to help you change lanes safely. There's also a Driver Attention Warning system that can detect signs of drowsy or distracted driving, then remind you to focus on the road. Some of the other standard safety features include:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist-Line
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning.

Test Drive the 2020 Kia Optima

Contact Maguire Kia to learn more about this 2020 Kia Optima review and take a test drive. It offers peace of mind, a comfortable cabin, and an efficient performance to families and drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland.


EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

ii EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

iii EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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