2020 Kia Optima Exterior and Dimensions

Kia Optima Exterior Design Rating

2020 Optima Exterior

The Optima sedan carries Kia's signature design character with its gloss black Tiger Nose grille and chrome accents; the grille is underscored by a black air intake integrated with a black lower air dam, while on either side of the front fascia there is a functional L-shaped air intake and foglight housing. Halogen projector headlights are standard across the lineup along with LED daytime running lights and a high-mounted LED rear stop lamp. All but the LX are fitted with LED rear combination lamps and halogen front fog lights, the SX is the only with adaptive LED headlights and LED fog lights. 16-inch alloy rims are standard on the LX, the S is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, the EX and EX Premium with 17-inch alloy wheels, and the SX with 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels.

2020 Optima Exterior Photos

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A firm fixture in the midsize sedan segment, the Kia Optima bears similar dimensions to chief competitors like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. It's 1.1 inches shorter than the Accord with an overall body length of 191.1 inches, while its wheelbase is shorter by an inch too, at 110.4 inches. The Optima stands slightly taller in stature with an overall height of 57.7 inches, and is fractionally narrower than the Accord with a width of 73.2 inches. Curb weights range from 3,230 lbs with the base Optima trim to 3,558 lbs with the top-spec model, making the Optima around 100 pounds heavier than the Accord.

2020 Kia Optima Exterior Dimensions:

Kia Optima TrimsLXSSEEXHybrid EXEX PremiumSXPlug-In Hybrid EX
Max Width73.2 in.73.2 in.73.2 in.73.2 in.73.2 in.73.2 in.73.2 in.73.2 in.
Length191.1 in.191.1 in.191.1 in.191.1 in.191.1 in.191.1 in.191.1 in.191.1 in.
Height57.7 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.57.5 in.57.7 in.57.7 in.57.5 in.
Wheelbase110.4 in.110.4 in.110.4 in.110.4 in.110.4 in.110.4 in.110.4 in.110.4 in.

2020 Kia Optima Weight Information:

Kia Optima TrimsCurb Weight
LX3,230 lbs.
S3,298 lbs.
SE3,298 lbs.
EX3,285 lbs.
Hybrid EXN/A
EX Premium3,285 lbs.
SX3,558 lbs.
Plug-In Hybrid EXN/A

2020 Kia Optima Tires:

Front TireP205/65HR16
Rear TireP205/65HR16

2020 Kia Optima Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size16" x 6.5"

Exterior Colors

There are seven exterior color options with availability depending on your chosen trim. For all trims there's no-cost Ebony Black, Sparkling Silver, and Horizon Blue, as well as Snow White Pearl, which costs an additional $495. For the S and SX trims, there's Passion Red which also carries an additional cost of $495. Gravity Gray and Sangria can also be had on all but the S, and SX trims. The Snow White Pearl is an excellent option for any of the trims without access to the Passion Red, which is the ideal hue for the Optima's sporty demeanor, but both colors enhance the Optima's black and chrome exterior accents and contrast well with the black panoramic sunroof glass on the EX Premium and SX trims.

  • Snow White Pearl +$495
  • Aurora Black Pearl +$495
  • Aurora Black +$495
  • Passion Red +$495
  • Gravity Blue
  • Horizon Blue, Build Out: 11/30/2019
  • Sparkling Silver, Available 01/01/ 2020.
  • Gravity Grey
  • Ebony Black
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Sangria
  • Runway Red
  • Aluminum Silver

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