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If you're looking to purchase a midsize sedan, you have plenty of good options. Do you want a practical city car, or would you prefer a sleek, well-equipped cruiser with a dash of performance flair to liven up the commute? With the 2020 Kia Optima, you'll get a midsize sedan that wears many hats. Underneath that stylish exterior is a vehicle that provides plenty of tech features and comfort as standard, along with an available sporty edge. Comfort or style? With the 2020 Kia Optima, you can have both.
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 45.5"/R 35.6"
F 39.8"/R 37.8"
Three is a magic number, and it's also the number of engine options Kia offers on the 2020 Optima. Each one fulfills a purpose relative to what you might want from a midsize sedan. The base 2.4L four-cylinder engine is a good all-rounder for everyday driving, while the two turbocharged powerplants offer something a little different. Want maximum efficiency? Go for the 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which can produce an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined and 37 mpg highway.
The 2020 Kia Optima has four distinct trim levels, with plenty of tech as standard. Features available on the base 2020 Kia Optima include automatic headlights and high-beam control, an eight-inch touchscreen and infotainment system—with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. There's also a suite of driver convenience features, including lane-keeping assistance, rear parking sensors, and forward-collision warning. This helps make the 2020 Kia Optima an appealing choice at every trim level.
The 2020 Kia Optima boasts a great selection of driver convenience tech right at your fingertips, from the base LX model on up. On S models, you'll also get fog lights, keyless entry and ignition, and a hands-free unlocking trunk. On the EX, you'll get adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, and the optional Premium package, which includes a navigation system and a heated steering wheel. And on the SX, you'll enjoy LED headlights and fog lights with automatic high-beam control, and an enhanced driver information display. Whether for business or pleasure, the 2020 Kia Optima makes every journey as effortless as possible.
Not only does the 2020 Kia Optima have plenty of space for passengers, but there are also plenty of storage options for small items and additional cargo. The standard body can seat up to five people, with a total of 104.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. And, with 15.9 cubic feet of cargo volume in the trunk, you'll have more than enough room for a week's supply of groceries. Not only that, but the rear seats fold down in a 60/40 split-folding configuration for extra luggage space, and a hands-free unlocking trunk is available on S, EX, and SX trims. Other touches—such as two cupholders for rear-seat passengers, as well as front- and rear-door bottle holders and overhead sunglass holders—make the 2020 Kia Optima a pleasant and convenient place to relax and stow your stuff.
Right out of the gate, the 2020 Kia Optima is a very stylish car. It's a midsize sedan with swooping lines and a strong presence, which make it stand out from the crowd. To enhance that style, you have a selection of eight exterior colors from which to choose. Subtle standards like black, white, and gray/silver are covered, as well as bolder options such as Sangria, Horizon Blue, and Passion Red. All help maximize the curb appeal of this sleek sedan, and make the 2020 Kia Optima a car that will turn heads.
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The Kia Stinger is a small luxury sedan that was introduced in 2018. It has seating for five people and 23.3 cu-ft of cargo space across all model years. The Stinger comes standard with a 255-hp turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine until 2022, when the standard engine was upgraded to a 300-hp 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder. Twin-turbo V6 engine options are also available. Here's what you'll find on the Kia Stinger in model years 2018–2022:
Genuine leather seats and heated from seats
Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
Available all-wheel drive
The fourth-generation Kia Sportage (2017-2021) crossover checks all your boxes with its great mix of standard features and options. The 2017-2021 Sportage comes with a standard 181-horsepower 2.4L four-cylinder engine, while the trim-topping SX Turbo model has a turbocharged 2.0L making an impressive 240 hp.
Standard features on 2017-2021 Kia Sportage models include:
Five-inch touchscreen (eight inches for 2020+)
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (2020+)
Rear climate vents
5 out of 56 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Kia Optima an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Optima 7th out of 30 among Midsize Cars.
RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Kia Optima is $386, compared to an average of $449 for Midsize Cars and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
According to RepairPal, Kia Optima owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Midsize Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 7% for the Kia Optima, compared to an average of 10% for Midsize Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
Includes heated mirrors, eight-inch touchscreen, rear parking sensors, lane-keeping assistance, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and more.
Adds fog lights, keyless entry and ignition, power driver seat, hands-free unlocking trunk, an optional panoramic sunroof, and more.
Adds adaptive cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery, the optional Premium package, and more.
Unlocks LED headlights and fog lights, sports suspension, wheel-mounted shifter paddles, a rear spoiler, red brake calipers, and more.
The 2020 Kia Optima is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Kia Optima received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Kia Optima as 6 out of 30 among Midsize Car
The 2020 Kia Optima has received an average 5.0 out of 5 stars from our customers. If you're in the market for a 2020 Kia Optima, check out reviews from customers just like you. 2020 Kia Optima Reviews.
Here is what's new for the 2020 Kia Optima:
Snow White Pearl
104.8 cubic feet of passenger volume
Seats up to five passengers
15.9 cubic feet of cargo volume
60/40 split-folding rear seats for extra storage
Sunglass holders and front/rear water bottle holders in doors