The Kia Optima is a versatile midsize sedan that offers something for everyone. Which one of its trims has what you're looking for, though? To help drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland decide, Maguire Kia looks at the 2020 Kia Optima configurations.

Kia Optima LX

The Kia Optima LX starts things off with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.  This works with a 6-speed automatic transmission and gets up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/35 highway MPG.*

The base trim features silver 16-inch wheels, a chrome exhaust, and a matte gray grille. To light the way, LED Daytime Running Lights and High Beam Assist both come standard. You can also melt frost away on winter mornings with heated outside mirrors.

The interior features cloth seats with CleanTex™. In the dashboard, you'll find an 8-inch touch-screen. It comes with lots of smartphone compatibility, including Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. You can also use this screen to look behind your car using the Rear-Camera Display. Some of the other standard driver-assistance features include:

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning

Kia Optima S

The Kia Optima S runs on the same powertrain as the base trim. It adds some style to the exterior, though, with 18-inch wheels, dual chrome exhaust, sport black side sills, a gloss black grille, and a rear spoiler. It's easier to get going, too, with Smart Key and a push-button start.

The interior also gets a sporty upgrade with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather gear shift knob, and sport black cloth upholstery with leatherette bolsters. It also offers a more personalized ride with a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support.

Kia Optima Special Edition

Black leather seats come standard in the Kia Optima Special Edition. It features a bold design outside, too, with 18-inch black wheels and sport black mirrors. You can let some light in, though, with a panoramic sunroof. The interior is also prepared for the winter. Heated front seats and a heated steering wheel both come standard.

Kia Optima EX

There's a more efficient engine in the Kia Optima EX. It features a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This works with a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission and gets an EPA-estimated 27 city/37 highway MPG.*

While silver alloy wheels return, the interior adds lots of features. Dual-zone automatic temperature control helps everyone relax, while a wireless phone charger helps you stay connected. The infotainment system also offers more music with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. There are also extra safety features, like Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go.

Kia Optima EX Premium

More amenities come standard on the Kia Optima EX Premium. The infotainment system now has voice-command navigation and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound system. Overall, the interior delivers a more comfortable ride, too, with ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, and an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat with lumbar support.

Kia Optima SX

The Kia Optima SX offers the most powerful drive of any trim. It features a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission returns and helps it get an EPA-estimated 21 city/30 highway MPG.*

It stands out from the other trims with a sport black spoiler, grille, side sills, and mirrors. It also runs on a sport-tuned suspension and shows off red brake calipers. You'll also have excellent visibility with LED front fog lights and LED auto-leveling headlights.

The cabin features sport leather seats, a D-shaped leather steering wheel with red stitching, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. You can also add 2-tone red and black leather upholstery.

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Visit Maguire Kia to learn more about the 2020 Kia Optima configurations and take a test drive. It offers great fuel economy, features, and a comfortable ride to drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland.


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