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2020 Kia Optima
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.4L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,707 lbs
3,230 lbs
3,241 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
27 MPG
34 MPG
City
27 MPG
24 MPG
29 MPG
Highway
37 MPG
32 MPG
41 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 Tons/yr
6.6 Tons/yr
5.2 (2019) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
18.5 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
378 miles
444 miles
420.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
518 miles
592 miles
594.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.7 in
191.1 in
192.1 in
Height
56.5 in
57.7 in
56.9 in
Max Width
70.9 in
73.2 in
72.4 in
Front Width
61.5 in
63.5 in
63 in
Rear Width
61.9 in
63.8 in
63.2 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
110.4 in
111.2 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.3 in
5.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
45.5 in
42.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.8 in
39.8 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
58.1 in
57.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53 in
56 in
55.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
35.6 in
38 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.8 in
38 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
56.4 in
55.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.1 in
56 in
54.7 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.3 ft³
15.9 ft³
14.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
N/A
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
N/A
N/A
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/65HR16
P205/65VR16
Rear Tire
P195/65HR15
P205/65HR16
P205/65VR16
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Clear White
  • Gravity Gray
  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue, Build Out: 11/30/2019
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Galactic Aqua Mica
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Super White

Optional Exterior Colors

Aurora Black
Snow White Pearl
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Ash, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
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