2019 Kia Optima

2019 Kia Optima


Having a peak output of 185 horsepower, a 2.4L gas engine block is standard in the 2019 Kia Optima. A maximum torque rating of 178 pound-feet is given to this four-cylinder powertrain. Exclusively installed in the EX trim, a 1.6L turbocharged engine yields just under 180 hp and up to 195 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 RPM and above. Delivering up to 245 hp and 260 lb-ft, the 2.0L engine also gets mechanical leverage from a turbocharger. This Kia sedan has an efficient valve train that runs on the CVVT technology. Gasoline direct injection is another standard feature under the hood of the powerful Optima. A six-speed automatic transmission works in tandem with the 2.0L and 2.4L engines. Optimized for racing-type shifting in gears, the seven-speed DCT system is linked to the 1.6 L turbo unit. Every model comes standard with the Sportmatic technology for smooth shifting. According to EPA tests on the highway, this Kia gets up to 37 MPG. An 18.5-gallon fuel tank guarantees a driving range of just more than 680 miles.

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The 2019 Optima’s UVO Play infotainment system is installed in the base trim. Part of the UVO Link series, a more advanced multimedia system is set up in the other models. Each infotainment platform includes an 8.0-inch touch screen and support for smartphone connections. Siri is ready to respond to your commands when your iPhone is connected to Apple CarPlay. Google technology is also readily accessible in the Android Auto suite. Powered by SiriusXM, live traffic updates are sent to the GPS navigation system. You can also listen to SiriusXM music and talk shows on the Harman Kardon sound system. Also connected to HD Radio, the 10-speaker audio system generates up to 630 acoustic watts in the cabin. Some signature features in the sound system include the Clari-Fi and 7.1 Channel Surround Sound technology. This Kia sedan offers excellent ergonomics with a 12-way driver’s seat that has several personal settings for the lumbar section. The Integrated Memory System provides shortcuts for the positions of this seat and the exterior mirrors. Heated seated cushions are available for all five seats in this premium sedan.


The all-new Kia Drive Wise technology makes the 2019 Kia Optima a contender for class leadership in active safety. You’ll avoid accidents when the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist takes action on the highway. Using a camera and radar sensors, the FCA-Ped detects pedestrians. Automatic braking is an important capability of the Smart Cruise Control, which doesn’t allow you to follow another vehicle in a dangerous manner. If you don’t pay enough attention to the surroundings, the Driver Attention Warning will generate some warnings in the instrument panel. Standard in this Kia sedan, the sonar-powered Park Distance-Warning Reverse monitors the distance to any stationary obstacles. A rear camera sends recordings to the Surround View Monitor in the UVO system.

The 2019 Kia Optima offers class-leading features in performance, technology and safety. Visit our Kia dealership to test drive the LX, S, EX and SX models.

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Trim Features

2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX

  • 4L I4, 185hp, 25/35/29 (City/Highway/Combined) mpg*
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA-Car)
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)
  • 8″ Rear-Camera Display, Android Auto™, and Apple CarPlay™

2019 Kia Optima S

  • 4L I4, 185hp, 24/33/27 (City/Highway/Combined) mpg*
  • 18″ Machined Finish Alloy Wheels
  • 10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat with Sport Black Cloth and Leatherette Bolsters
  • Projection Fog Lights, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED Rear Combination Lamps
  • Smart Key with Push-Button Start and Immobilizer
  • UVO link with Embedded Telematics and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

2019 Kia Optima EX

  • 6L Turbocharged I4, 178hp, 27/37/31 (City/Highway/Combined) mpg*
  • 17″ Machined Finish Alloy Wheels
  • Leather Seat Trim with Heated Front Seats
  • Power Front Windows with One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go and Electronic Parking Brake
  • USB Charging Ports

2019 Kia Optima SX

  • 0L Turbocharged I4, 245hp, 21/30/24 (City/Highway/Combined) mpg*
  • 18″ Gloss Black Alloy Wheels