The 2020 Kia Optima is back with no major changes. The forward collision avoidance assist system has been upgraded to include pedestrian detection across the lineup, while the EX Premium is now marketed as a separate trim instead of an optional package on the EX trim.
The Optima is available in four trim levels; LX, EX, EX Turbo and SX. The LX and EX are equipped with a naturally-aspirated 200-hp 2.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder. The EX turbo and SX use a turbocharged 274-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the LX, while a Sportmatic six-speed automatic is available on... Read more »
The Optima is a four-door, five-passenger sedan available with a choice of two engines: a four cylinder with either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission, and a V6 with the five-speed automatic. The LX with the four-cylinder and manual transmission is the most affordable. It gets more expensive with the five-speed automatic and... Read more »
Kia, which not long ago sold only the subcompact Sephia sedan and the small but sturdy Sportage SUV, is expanding. Kia added the Spectra sports sedan and the Rio mini four-door sedan during calendar year 2000. Planned for mid-calendar year 2000 are the Sedona minivan and a wagon version of the Rio. Kia's sales growth... Read more »