Optima's new sportier styling for 2019 is punctuated at every corner with striking, front and rear fascia, complementing Kia's signature tiger nose grille. The iconic Optima has undeniable style that commands attention on the road.
The Optima SX exterior touches are distinctive. The bold gloss black rear spoiler, outside mirrors, and side sills add character and personality. While 18" gloss black and machine finish wheels make a statement. With so many unique design details, the Optima SX is just as appealing to look at, as it is to drive.
The available Smart Welcome assists by detecting your Smart Key and automatically unfolding the outside mirrors and turning on the Optima door pocket lights for easy entry when it's dark. Then just stand behind the Optima with your Smart Key and the Smart Trunk opens automatically.
The Optima's sleek style and exhilarating performance live on in the 2018 Optima Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. These new additions intelligently combine an electric motor and a 2-liter, GDI 4-cylinder gas engine that still produces over 270 lb.-ft. of torque. The Plug-in Hybrid also allows you to choose all-electric operation in EV mode. Both deliver hybrid technology that doesn't compromise on attitude. Explore the 2018 Optima Hybrid and the 2018 Optima Plug-in Hybrid.
It's never been easier or more important to stay connected. Optima makes it easy with technology for the way you live. From standard features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ support, to an available Harman/Kardon® Premium Sound System, the future is now and you're ready.
From sending texts or talking to Siri®, it's the smarter way to use your compatible iPhone® in the car. Learn more about standard Apple CarPlay™and download the Guide.
Plug in your compatible Android™ smartphone to send and receive texts via voice, use Google Maps™, and access an array of apps. Learn more about standard Android Auto™ and download the Guide.
Available Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ technology transforms the Optima cabin into an astounding 7.1 channel surround sound experience through 10 speakers and 630 Watts. Clari-Fi™ restoration technology delivers music as it was intended to be heard.
Keep your devices charged no matter where you sit. Optima's front console features two standard 12 V outlets and one USB port. The center console is available with two additional USB ports and a 12 V outlet conveniently located for back passengers.
New to Kia for 2019 is UVO link, which makes life easier by offering smarter infotainment through an enhanced telematics suite and smartphone app. UVO link seamlessly connects your compatible smartphone to your Optima, giving you access to Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Climate Control, 24-hour roadside assistance, and much more.
Warm or cool down your cabin without ever having to step inside your Optima with UVO link's Remote Climate Control. Simply send a command or set up a recurring schedule from your UVO link smartphone app or online portal.
Not sure if you locked your door? With Remote Lock/Unlock, there's no need to go back and check. You simply send a command to lock or unlock your Kia equipped with the available UVO link system right from the UVO link app or online portal.
With UVO link with navigation you can now prep your trip with My POIs. Add your favorite new places and points of interest to your POIs from the comfort of home so that the next time you head out, your POIs will already be synced with your car for turn-by-turn directions.
The Optima offers a suite of Kia Drive Wise technologies designed not only to alert you of potential accidents, but also to help avoid some altogether. Now standard for 2019, Forward Collision Avoidance Assistance-Car (FCA-Car) and Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-Line) help you get around more confidently and make the Optima a great choice for a teen's first car.
We've equipped every 2019 Optima with Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW). So when it comes to locating vehicles in your blind spot, including when you change lanes in a variety of circumstances, you have extra help.
When in reverse, standard Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) can warn you with both audible and visual signals if it detects oncoming obstacles while backing up.
Enjoy added control and convenience with available Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G). The system is designed to adapt to your driving environment by automatically applying the brakes, or accelerator, to help maintain a predetermined distance from a vehicle it detects in front of you. So smart, it can bring the vehicle to a complete stop and start off again with just a tap of the accelerator in certain situations.
With standard Forward Collision Warning (FCW), your 2019 Optima can detect road hazards ahead in certain situations, even when you don't. FCW gives audible and visual alerts when it detects a potential hazard in your path. The standard Forward Collision Avoidance Assistance-Car (FCA-Car) may actually apply the brakes to help reduce the effects of a possible impact that the system senses.
Standard Lane Change Assist (LCA) can detect and warn you in certain situations of vehicles approaching from behind while Lane Departure Warning (LDW) helps by monitoring the position of your Optima and can provide an audible alert if it senses you moving out of your lane. As an added measure, Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) may intervene by applying corrective steering if it senses you drifting outside your lane.
Tight spaces are a little bit easier now with this advanced drive-assist technology. Using sonar sensors integrated in Optima's bumpers, standard Park Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) gives an audible warning when the system detects you nearing other vehicles or objects. And for a comprehensive sense of space, the available Surround View Monitor (SVM) gives you a 360° bird's eye view of your Optima in relation to surroundings.
The SX offers 245hp and 260 lb.-ft. from a 2.0 liter Turbo with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for ultimate performance and control, and a sport-tuned suspension for a stronger connection to the road.
A thrilling Optima driving experience begins before you start the engine. The moment you slide behind the wheel, you discover a quieter, more spacious cabin loaded with the latest available amenities. With a new two-tone black and red leather interior for 2019, the Optima SX is a perfect environment for pure driving pleasure.
The Optima cockpit is designed with purpose. Its available flat bottom leather steering wheel with molded grips offers perfect hand placement, while the shift paddles are precisely where you need them to be. A driver-side console features a clean, horizontal design that streamlines ergonomics and helps create a greater sense of space.
Open the door to find a spacious, modern interior enhanced with bold accents and soft-touch surfaces. Nestle into superior comfort with available heated and ventilated front seats featuring cushion softness designed with varying firmness in key touch points plus supportive seat bolsters. Heated rear outboard seats are available for lucky back passengers, while an available heated steering wheel keeps your hands warm on cold winter days. Together it creates a sanctuary of quiet comfort and craftsmanship for all.
The Optima uses Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) and a ring-shaped section, defining the boot opening behind the rear seats below the shelf, to substantially increase body rigidity. And hot-stamping of components in 16 core stress areas helps boosts the body structure for better driving dynamics and a quieter ride.
The advance airbag system features dual front, front-seat-mounted side, and full-length side curtain airbags. High-tech sensors can detect the severity of certain impacts and the presence of a front passenger, helping to control airbag inflation.
Every seat comes with three-point belts for added security with over-the-lap and shoulder straps. The front seats have height-adjustable seat belt anchors to help provide a more customized fit, as well as pretensioners that help restrain passengers in certain collisions.
Securely and conveniently install a child seat with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. Plus, rear child-safety door locks allow you to turn off the interior door-opening mechanism, preventing passengers from opening the rear doors from the inside.
A suite of active technologies designed to keep you in control. The Traction Control System (TCS) helps reduce or prevent wheel spin when you accelerate, while Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps you stay on course with improved stability in a variety of situations. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) offers increased steering control when driving in certain harsh road conditions, and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your vehicle in place as you move off an incline.
Experience advanced braking for precise control. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is designed to help deliver more consistent braking as weight load and distribution change. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) is designed to help reduce skidding, and the Brake Assist System (BAS) can sense certain emergency braking situations and increase braking pressure.
The Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) continuously monitors the inflation pressure in all four tires and warns you when the pressure drops below a specified range.
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