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About the 2019 Kia Optima

Vehicle Summary

From its soul-stirring looks to its abundant features and engine options, the 2019 Kia Optima stands out as a capable midsize sedan with plenty to offer. The 2019 Optima also gives you a spacious interior with plenty of room to stretch out, plus you can choose between standard cloth seats with anti-soiling treatment and available leather seat trim on higher trims. You’ll also get a generous amount of other standard features, making even the base model well-equipped for a vehicle of its segment. Multiple powertrain choices ranging from a mild 2.4L inline-four to a wild 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder means you can choose the 2019 Optima that best suits your personality. If you’re looking for a comfortable, feature-filled sedan for your everyday needs, the 2019 Kia Optima is the smart choice.

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Q: What does “FE” stand for on the 2019 Kia Optima?

A: The “FE” is a variant of the LX trim with additional tweaks for improved fuel efficiency.

Q: How much rear passenger legroom does the 2019 Kia Optima offer?

A: Rear passengers can enjoy up to 35.6 cu-ft of rear legroom.

Q: Does the 2019 Kia Optima use a CVT or a conventional automatic transmission?

A: Most trims use a six-speed automatic transmission while the EX uses a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Q: Can I get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto with the 2019 Kia Optima?

A: Yes, the 2019 Optima offers both as standard features on all trims.

Generation Overview

The 2019 Kia Optima represents the fourth generation of the brand’s midsize sedan offering that debuted back in 2016. The 2019 Optima’s athletic and energetic styling helps set it apart visually from its midsized rivals. Notable changes from the previous model year include a few tweaks to the exterior styling and improvements in the UVO infotainment and telematics system.

Trim choices for the 2019 Kia Optima start out with the base LX, which offers a long list of standard driver-assistive features including lane keeping assist and driver attention warning. The LX also features UVO link, which offers plenty of cool features including remote climate control, remote locking and unlocking, vehicle diagnostics and roadside assistance, when activated.1 The S trim builds upon the LX’s standard features while adding push button start, sport cloth seats, an upgrade from 16-inch alloys to 18-inch alloys and dual-zone automatic climate control. Both trims rely on the 2.4L inline-four that’s rated at 185 hp and an EPA-estimated 29 combined MPG.2

The EX trim not only gives you leather seating, available premium navigation, an available 10-speaker premium audio system by Harman Kardon® and heated front seats, but you’ll also get a 178-hp 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The trade-off in hp nets you improved fuel economy, as the 2019 Kia Optima in EX trim gives you an EPA-estimated 31 combined MPG.2 The SX trim adds everything offered on the EX while adding available Nappa leather trim, heated rear outboard seats and the Surround-View Monitor, which provides a 360-degree view of the vehicle on the eight-inch touchscreen.

If the thought of saving fuel gets your wheels turning, then you’ll be interested in the 2019 Optima’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. The 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid combines its 2.0L inline-four with a 50-hp electric motor and lithium-ion battery to achieve an EPA-estimated 41 combined MPG.2 The 2019 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid uses the same basic setup, but with a slightly larger battery and more powerful electric motor, resulting in an EPA-estimated 103 combined MPGe (gas and electric) /40 combined MPG (hybrid mode).3

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2Fuel 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

3Fuel 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.

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 2019 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 2019 Kia Optima

Overall Rating

4.9 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Amazing Car at an Amazing Price!!

This car has it all, It has blue-tooth, backup cam, apple air play and is comfortable to drive and great on gas.


  • Dashboard: The Dash is easy to navigate and user friendly
  • Interior Space: The car has plenty of leg room and feels very spacious inside
  • Fuel Economy: The fuel economy is on point. I can roll over 400 miles with a full tank.

- Elpidio Elizondo, 2019 Kia Optima

Great Car for the Price

Reliable for a great price!


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- Rosheka Liwanag-Polk, 2019 Kia Optima

Sharp looking very fun to drive

Really looks sharp with the white body, black leather interior with red trim. Loaded with all extras heated and cooled seats! And the 260 hp turbo is very fun to drive.


  • Power: the turbo charged 260 hp engine is not joke combined with dual clutch it flys off the line and shift lightning quick.
  • Seat Comfort: heated and cooled seats that hug you in toght for fast cornering.
  • Technology and Entertainment: has all latest tech features. lane assist smart crusie comtrol collison warning and a solid interface to cotrol all.


  • Cabin Noise: a little louder inside cabin then ideal.
  • Fuel Economy: the bigger turbo chage uses little more gas nut well worth the fun in driving g

- John Swantak, 2019 Kia Optima

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