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Kia Optima:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Kia Optima side view
Kia Optima angular front perspective
Kia Optima angular rear perspective

Pros and cons of the Kia Optima

  • Three gas engine choices plus hybrid and plug-in hybrid
  • Long list of safety tech
  • Upscale interior features
  • Limited headroom in rear seats due to low roofline
  • Limited rear visibility
  • No all-wheel drive
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Kia Optima

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications of the Kia Optima

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption8.4 - 11.2 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.1 - 7.9 L/100km
  • Width1860 mm
  • Length4855 mm
  • Trunk space450 L
  • Cargo space450 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Kia Optima

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Kia Optima 2016 - 2019 is available in 11 trims:

LX ECO Turbo trim features and specs

Dimensions of the Kia Optima

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20191465 mm1860 mm4855 mm
20181465 mm1860 mm4855 mm
20171465 mm1860 mm4855 mm
20161465 mm1860 mm4855 mm