The Kia Optima is a safe and stylish sedan. It's a smart choice for both commuters and families. How comfortable is the cabin, though? What kinds of features does it have inside? The team at Maguire Kia finds out. We put together this 2020 Kia Optima interior review to show drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland, NY, what you'll find inside.

Interior Dimensions

The 2020 Kia Optima offers a smooth ride and lots of room to stretch out. Overall, the cabin features 104.8 cubic feet of passenger space and seating for five. Even tall drivers can get comfortable behind the wheel with 39.8 inches of headroom and 45.5 inches of legroom. Passengers in the second row can relax with 37.8 inches of headroom and 35.6 inches of legroom. There's also space for three people to sit together comfortably in the rear seats with 56.4 inches of shoulder room.





39.8 inches

37.8 inches


45.5 inches

35.6 inches

Shoulder Room

58.1 inches

56.4 inches


The second row also includes 60/40 split-folding rear seats. They'll help you load extra cargo or make room for longer items, like skis or lumber. With the back seats upright, the trunk features 15.9 cubic feet of cargo room.

Interior Design & Amenities

The Kia Optima provides you with both the comfort of a midsize sedan and the bold style of a sports car. There are lots of ways to relax with power-adjustable front seats with power lumbar support. Passengers in the rear seats can also kick back and relax on a folding center armrest.

To help you stay warm in the winter, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel are also available. You can even add ventilated front seats to cool things down in the summertime. Plus, if you want to make the most of a sunny day, you can open up the panoramic sunroof.

During your drive, you'll be in control of a flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel. While cloth seats come standard, you'll also have options like sport cloth with leatherette bolsters, leather seats, or sport seats with black and red leather. You'll also get to choose from interior accents like wood grain, satin chrome, or a leatherette instrument panel with silver stitching.

Infotainment System

In the middle of its stylish dashboard, the Kia Optima features an 8-inch touch-screen for your infotainment system. It's Bluetooth® compatible, so you can safely make hands-free calls and stream your favorite music and podcasts. You can also sync your smartphone apps with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®.

On top of streaming your favorite music, you'll get to enjoy some variety. Both HD Radio™ and SiriusXM® Radio are available. To take your listening experience to the next level, you can add a 10-speaker Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound System.

Voice control is also available, as well as a voice-command navigation system. This gives you the freedom to put on your favorite playlist, call someone, and get turn-by-turn directions without taking your eyes off the road.

Get Behind the Wheel of the Kia Optima

To learn more and get a closer look at the 2020 Kia Optima interior, visit Maguire Kia. The Optima is a stylish sedan that offers a comfortable ride and lots of features to drivers and families in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland, NY.

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