Optima's new sportier styling for 2019 is punctuated with a 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 clever trunk opens automatically.
New to Kia for 2019, the available UVO link connectivity system makes life easier by offering smart infotainment through an enhanced telematics suite and smartphone app. Plus, you get hands-free command with UVO's advanced voice-recognition technology. The UVO link app seamlessly connects your smartphone to your Optima, giving you access to 24-hour roadside assistance, vehicle maintenance requirements, and much more.
Start or stop your engine without ever stepping inside your Optima. Even warm up or cool down the cabin with Remote Climate Control. Simply send a command from your UVO link smartphone app or the online portal.
Keep track of your Optima, even when you're not driving it. As part of UVO link Opens a New Window. , Find My Car can locate your Kia remotely and give you directions to it, helping put your mind at ease when your friend or family member may be behind the wheel.
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.
Get extra help with your blind spots with an advanced radar-based detection system that sends out visual or auditory signals to help warn you of objects the system detects that are not in your field of view.
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.
Standard Lane Change Assist (LCA) can detect and warn you of vehicles approaching from behind while Lane Departure Warning (LDW) helps by monitoring the position of your Optima under certain conditions and can provide an audible alert if you drift. 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
No matter which trim you choose, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the power and fuel efficiency built into every Optima engine. The EX trim includes a 1.6 liter Turbocharged engine with a 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) for those seeking a balance of efficient, real-world power with fuel economy. The SX offers the 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.
The Optima uses more than 50% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). A ring-shaped section, defining the boot opening behind the rear seats below the shelf, substantially increases body rigidity. And hot-stamping of components in 16 core stress areas boosts the body structure for better driving dynamics and a quieter ride.
In a Kia packed with innovation, we integrated active driver-assistive technologies where they matter most. Advanced systems, like Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), that work automatically to give you enhanced control so that you can stay focused on the road.
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 for impressive mileage and over 270 lb.-ft. of torque. The Plug-in Hybrid also allows you to choose all-electric operation in EV mode. Both deliver fuel-efficient technology that doesn't compromise on attitude.