Compare Kia Optima EX vs SX

$23,390 - $32,190
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Kia Optima For Sale
24/32 mpg
City/Hwy
185 hp
Horsepower
7.8
Kia Optima Review and Specs
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Kia Optima EX
$27,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Kia Optima SX
$32,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
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What are the differences between the Kia Optima EX and SX?

Overview

Engine
1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
178 hp @ 5500 rpm
245 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
260 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,285 lbs
3,558 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
24 MPG
City
27 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
37 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 Tons/yr
7.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
499.5 miles
388.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
684.5 miles
555 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.1 in
191.1 in
Height
57.7 in
57.7 in
Max Width
73.2 in
73.2 in
Front Width
63.1 in
62.9 in
Rear Width
63.4 in
63.2 in
Wheelbase
110.4 in
110.4 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
45.5 in
45.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.8 in
39.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56 in
56 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.6 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.4 in
56.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56 in
56 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³
15.9 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
17" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P215/55VR17
P235/45VR18
Rear Tire
P215/55VR17
P235/45VR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue, Build Out: 11/30/2019
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Ebony Black
  • Horizon Blue, Build Out: 11/30/2019
  • Sparkling Silver

Optional Exterior Colors

Snow White Pearl
  • Passion Red
  • Snow White Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Sport Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
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