Kia Optima Sedans

Kia Optima

About Kia Optima

For 2017, the Kia Optima sedan continues its march to perfection, building on the impressive improvements from last year’s launch by adding a plug-in hybrid model. Already a segment leader in the areas of performance, power, fuel economy and technology, the 2017 Optima sedan expands the availability of driver-assist features such as autonomous braking, but only on the EX and higher trims. For comparison, Toyota has this technology standard on every Camry regardless of trim. However, in almost every other area of interest to buyers, the Optima is more than a match for its rivals, including the Chevy Malibu, Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion.

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2017 Kia Optima
What's new for 2017?
2017 Kia Optima

The 2017 Kia Optima gets a new plug-in hybrid model with an estimated 600-mile total driving range, but only 27 of that in full EV mode. The SX and SXL receive new 18-inch wheels, LED adaptive headlights and auto high beams; the SX gains a Value Package and revised Launch Edition package.

  • Expert Rating: 9
  • Consumers Rating: 8.8
  • MPG 24|34
2016 Kia Optima
What's new for 2016?
2016 Kia Optima

The 2016 Kia Optima is all-new this year, with a stiffer structure, retuned suspension, bigger interior and trunk, improved engines with better drivability and fuel economy, and a host of new technology features. The modestly different styling doesn't capture the extent of the changes underneath.

2015 Kia Optima
What's new for 2015?
2015 Kia Optima

The cruise-control buttons are moved to the right side steering wheel spoke and acoustic laminated windshield glass is now standard on all but the LX trim, which offers it as an option. The UVO2 telematics system is upgraded to include parenting features: speed alerts, curfew reminders and Geo Fencing.

2014 Kia Optima
What's new for 2014?
2014 Kia Optima

For 2014, Kia has revised the Optima’s styling, accentuating its dramatic front and rear end. Interior upgrades include the addition of 4.3-inch TFT LCD cluster display screen, new seat designs and an available Blind Spot Detection System (BSD) with rear cross traffic alert. A new Driver Mode Select option adjusts shift points and steering weight.

2013 Kia Optima
What's new for 2013?
2013 Kia Optima

For 2013, Kia has added a Limited model to the SX trim than includes Nappa leather seating, LED daytime running lights, red brake calipers and 18-inch chrome wheels. The manual transmission on the LX trim has been dropped, as has the turbo version of the EX.

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