Optima’s new sportier styling for 2019 is punctuated with a striking front and rear fascia, complementing Kia’s signature tiger nose grille. The iconic Optima has undeniable style that commands attention on the road. The Optima SX exterior touches are distinctive. The bold gloss black rear spoiler, outside mirrors, and side sills add character and personality. While 18” gloss black and machine finish wheels make a statement. With so many unique design details, the Optima SX is just as appealing to look at as it is to drive. The available Smart Welcome assists by detecting your Smart Key and automatically unfolding the outside mirrors and turning on the Optima door pocket lights—for easy entry when it’s dark. Then just stand behind the Optima with your Smart Key and the clever trunk opens automatically.
Turns fuel into adrenaline.
No matter which trim you choose, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the power and fuel efficiency built into every Optima engine. The EX trim includes a 1.6 liter Turbocharged engine with a 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) for those seeking a balance of efficient, real-world power with fuel economy. The SX offers the 2.0 liter Turbo with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for ultimate performance and control, and a sport-tuned suspension for a stronger connection to the road.
We’re Here To Help.
The Optima offers a suite of Kia Drive Wise technologies designed not only to alert you of potential accidents, but also to help avoid some altogether. Now standard for 2019, Forward Collision Avoidance Assistance-Car (FCA-Car) and Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-Line) help you get around more confidently. Get extra help with your blind spots with an advanced radar-based detection system that sends out visual or auditory signals to help warn you of objects the system detects that are not in your field of view. Enjoy added control and convenience with available Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G). The system is designed to adapt to your driving environment by automatically applying the brakes, or accelerator, to help maintain a predetermined distance from a vehicle it detects in front of you. So smart, it can bring the vehicle to a complete stop and start off again with just a tap of the accelerator in certain situations. With standard Forward Collision Warning (FCW), your 2019 Optima can detect road hazards ahead in certain situations, even when you don’t. FCW gives audible and visual alerts when it detects a potential hazard in your path. The standard Forward Collision Avoidance Assistance-Car (FCA-Car) may actually apply the brakes to help reduce the effects of a possible impact that the system senses.
Alert and Aligned.
Standard Lane Change Assist (LCA) can detect and warn you of vehicles approaching from behind while Lane Departure Warning (LDW) helps by monitoring the position of your Optima under certain conditions and can provide an audible alert if you drift. As an added measure, Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) may intervene by applying corrective steering if it senses you drifting outside your lane. Tight spaces are a little bit easier now with this advanced drive-assist technology. Using sonar sensors integrated in Optima’s bumpers, standard Park Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) gives an audible warning when the system detects you nearing other vehicles or objects. And for a comprehensive sense of space, the available Surround View Monitor (SVM) gives you a 360° bird’s eye view of your Optima in relation to surroundings.
It’s never been easier or more important to stay connected. Optima makes it easy with technology for the way you live. From standard features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ support, to an available Harman/Kardon® Premium Sound System, the future is now and you’re ready. From sending texts or talking to Siri®, it’s the smarter way to use your iPhone® in the car. Learn more about standard Apple CarPlay™and download the Guide.
Music to your ears.
Available Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ technology transforms the Optima cabin into an astounding 7.1 channel surround sound experience through 10 speakers and 630 Watts. Clari-Fi™ restoration technology delivers music as it was intended to be heard. Listen to the Clari-Fi™ difference here. Keep your devices charged no matter where you sit. Optima’s front console features two standard 12 V outlets and one USB port. The center console is available with two additional USB ports and a 12 V outlet conveniently located for back passengers.
Exhilarating,inside and out.
A thrilling Optima driving experience begins before you start the engine. The moment you slide behind the wheel, you discover a quieter, more spacious cabin loaded with the latest available amenities. With a new two-tone black and red leather interior for 2019, the Optima SX is a perfect environment for pure driving pleasure. The Optima cockpit is designed with purpose. Its available flat bottom leather steering wheel with molded grips offers perfect hand placement, while the shift paddles are precisely where you need them to be. A driver-side console features a clean, horizontal design that streamlines ergonomics and helps create a greater sense of space. Open the door to find a spacious, modern interior enhanced with bold accents and soft-touch surfaces. Nestle into superior comfort with available heated and ventilated front seats featuring cushion softness designed with varying firmness in key touch points plus supportive seat bolsters. Heated rear outboard seats are available for lucky back passengers, while an available heated steering wheel keeps your hands warm on cold winter days. Together it creates a sanctuary of quiet comfort and craftsmanship for all.
Protection for all,all around.
The Optima uses more than 50% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). A ring-shaped section, defining the boot opening behind the rear seats below the shelf, substantially increases body rigidity. And hot-stamping of components in 16 core stress areas boosts the body structure for better driving dynamics and a quieter ride. The Optima embodies Kia’s continued commitment to safety. It comes standard with advanced passive safety features, like the comprehensive airbags and seat belt systems, built to be your first line of defense in any crash. The advance airbag system features dual front, front-seat-mounted side, and full-length side curtain airbags. High-tech sensors can detect the level of an impact and presence of a front passenger, helping to control airbag inflation. Every seat comes with three-point belts for added security with over-the-lap and shoulder straps. The front seats have height-adjustable seat belt anchors to ensure a proper fit, as well as pretensioners that help restrain passengers in certain collisions. Securely and conveniently install a child seat with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. Plus, rear child-safety door locks allow you to turn off the interior door-opening mechanism, preventing passengers from opening the rear doors from the inside.