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About the 2017 Kia Optima

Vehicle Summary

When you need transportation for yourself, you and your partner or your small to medium family, the 2017 Kia Optima provides a number of luxurious touches that you may expect in a more expensive vehicle. Its front-wheel drive powertrain, range of available engines and multiple hybrid options lets you choose a vehicle that fits your life. With bold styling and plenty of available technology, you'll look great in the driver's seat.

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Q: Is the 2017 Kia Optima available in a hybrid model?

A: Yes, the 2017 Kia Optima is available in both standard hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The standard hybrid receives an EPA estimate of 39 mpg city, 46 mpg highway and 42 mpg combined, while the plug-in hybrid receives an EPA estimate of 40 mpg combined using the gas engine.1 EPA estimate of range for the plug-in 2017 Kia Optima is 103 mpge using the additional power from the plug-in batteries.2

Q: Does the 2017 Kia Optima get good fuel efficiency?

A: Apart from the hybrid versions, the other models in the 2017 Kia Optima lineup also receive decent fuel efficiency. The 1.6L inline-four engine receives an EPA estimate of 28 city, 37 highway, the 2.0L inline-four engines receives an EPA estimate of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway and the 2.4L inline-four engine receives an EPA estimate of 24 city and 34 highway.3

Q: What are some popular features in the 2017 Kia Optima?

A: The 2017 Kia Optima has many available features, including the UVO® connectivity system, mobile device connectivity, auto-leveling and high-beam assist LED headlamps, numerous driver assistance features, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear side window shades, automatically-opening Smart Trunk, panoramic sunroof and audio options with SiriusXM® satellite radio.4

Q: What are some of the differences between the trim levels on the 2017 Kia Optima?

A: The 2017 Kia Optima comes in four standard trim levels, the LX with Bluetooth® and a drive select system, the EX with LED daytime running lights and dual-zone automatic temperature control, the SX with rear side-window sunshades and satin chrome accent trim, and the SX Limited with 10-way power front passenger seat with lumbar support. The model also includes three hybrid trims, the HEV with UVO infotainment system and auto light control, the HEV EX with Harman Kardon® audio and heated front seats, and the PHEV with standard auto-dimming rearview mirror and plug-in hybrid capability.4

Q: What engines are available in the 2017 Kia Optima?

A: The 2017 Kia Optima is available with four different engine options. These include the 1.6L inline-four turbo producing 178 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, the 2.0L inline-four turbo producing 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, the 2.4L inline-four producing 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque and the hybrid's 2.0L inline-four that produces 154 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque.

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

2 EPA-estimated 103-mile range based on 63 MPGe combined estimate (electric); additional EPA-estimated 40-mile extended range based on CarMax Confidential 40 MPG combined estimate (gas). Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge and full tank of gas (if applicable). Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

3 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

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Generation Overview

As with many new model generations, the fourth generation of the Kia Optima delivered a new look, though not terribly changed from the third generation, as well as additional features. Previewing in 2015, the plug-in hybrid version previewed at the Chicago Auto Show in 2016. Both platforms are based on the Hyundai Sonata. Though sport wagon and convertible concept cars have been shown for this generation, they have yet to be developed.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2017 Kia Optima. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2017 Kia Optima

Overall Rating

4.8 out of 5 (9 reviews)

very nice salesman at car max

very reliable car with little hassle to get the vehicle from your company


  • Technology and Entertainment: love all the extra things that the car has!
  • Reliability: very reliable vehicle - bought with no issues with vehicle
  • Power: love the turbo


  • Braking: squeaks only in morning usually for first minute or so other then that no complaints

- douglas prostek, 2017 Kia Optima

car was priced fair

the people at car max were very helpful at making the car buying experience easy. t


  • Interior Space: the dark interior fits my needs


  • Cabin Noise: the A/C makes a loud noise. I was suppose to receive a call back about getting it checked before my warranty and I never got a date. The noise is loud and embarrassing but I’ll have to get it fixed out of pocket

- Laniece Johnson, 2017 Kia Optima

Fabulous car at a great price

This car is so sassy, full of extras, looks sporty but feels so comfortable. Super spacious back seat area and rides like you're sitting on your living room couch.


  • Ride and Handling: Looks super sporty, handles tight, but also rides super comfy
  • Seat Comfort: seat coolers as well as seat warmers
  • Styling: love the panoramic sun roof; this car just looks fancy


  • Technology and Entertainment: Wish there were forward facing cameras as well as the rear facing
  • Visibility: blind spot monitors are on the mirrors and kind of small. Wish they were on the inside of the car right near where the side mirror attaches to the door, like my husband's Nissan Rogue

- Shelli Clevenger, 2017 Kia Optima

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