A midsize sedan, like the Kia Optima, is built to offer a smooth, comfortable ride and lots of safety features. So, is it the right sedan for you? To show drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland what it's capable of, Maguire Kia examines the 2020 Kia Optima specs.

Performance & Fuel Economy

The 2020 Kia Optima offers three reliable engines. The base powertrain is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. With this under the hood, you'll be able to get an EPA-estimated 25 city/35 highway MPG.*

The second engine option is focused on getting the most miles out of your gas tank. The turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine can get up to an EPA-estimated 27 city/37 highway MPG.* On top of being efficient, it offers a sporty 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. It can produce an exciting 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It's also efficient and gets up to an EPA-estimated 21 city/30 highway MPG.*

Interior Dimensions

The Kia Optima has two rows of seats and space for up to five people. Cloth seats come standard, but leather upholstery is also available. For an even more comfortable ride, you can add more amenities, like power adjustable front seats, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic temperature control.


Overall, the interior offers lots of room to stretch out with 104.8 cubic feet of passenger space. Up front, the driver and passenger can enjoy 39.8 inches of headroom and 45.5 inches of legroom. The back seats feature 37.8 inches of headroom and 35.6 inches of legroom. There's also plenty of room for three people to sit together with 56.4 inches of rear shoulder room.

The back also features 60/40 split-folding rear seats. These can help you pack extra cargo or grab something from the trunk. With the back seats up, the trunk features 15.9 cubic feet of cargo room.





39.8 inches

37.8 inches


45.5 inches

35.6 inches

Shoulder Room

58.1 inches

56.4 inches


Safety Features

To give you peace of mind, the Kia Optima is loaded with safety features. It protects you with seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag and full-length side curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats.

There's also some useful technology that can help prevent accidents. For example, the Rear-Camera Display lets you check behind your car when you're backing up. Some of the other driver-assistance features that come standard include:

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

Test Drive the Kia Optima

To learn more about the 2020 Kia Optima specs, visit Maguire Kia and take a test drive. This stylish midsize sedan offers a safe, comfortable, and efficient performance to drivers and families in Ithaca, Corning, and Cortland.

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

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