2019 Kia Optima Ft Lauderdale FL

2019 Kia Optima
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2019 Kia Optima at Phil Smith Kia

Kia's best-selling midsize sedan is refreshed in the 2019 model year, bringing to the market an all-new design inside and out with expanded technologies to enhance every trip! New wheel choices, LED lights, and stand-out value for a luxurious minded sedan make the Optima an even more appealing choice in the new year. Kia has rightly earned a large pool of satisfied and faithful drivers already on the road. See what makes the Optima a favorite pick below!

Engine Performance

  • Standard 2.4-liter GDI I-4 cylinder engine
  • Higher end 1.6-liter turbo I-4 engine available
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions

Safety Features

  • 360-degrees of sensors for utmost autonomous awareness assistance
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop available
  • Advanced severity-sensing surrounding airbag protection

Vehicle Design

  • Four trim levels: LX, S, EX, and SX
  • 16- to 18-inch alloy wheel designs
  • New multimedia control system ft. 8-inch touchscreen

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What's in store for the 2019 Optima's design?

New for 2019, a new Passion Red color is added to the exterior options, with a complimenting available European-inspired black and red interior upholstery styling. 2019 also offers four trim models: the LX, S, EX, and SX. All models come with Stinger-inspired exterior design elements such as the headlamp design and the matte-grey grille. Standard, the Optima cruises along on 16-inch alloy wheels, but can be enhanced to designs up to 18 inches in diameter. An eight-inch touchscreen media control center comes with heightening audio input capabilities, from base-standard auxiliary, MP3, and USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth to SiriusXM, HD radio, and real-time navigation with traffic responsiveness to continuously keep you on the clearest, fastest path. A six speaker audio system is standard, with the highest trim providing a ten-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system. Trim specific designs compliment the heightened performance or luxuriousness of the higher models. The S, for example, emphasizes its sporty handling with beam fog lamps, dual exhaust, sport side sills, and black detailing. The EX boasts upscale style with leather interior, ambient multicolor interior lighting, and heated steering wheel and seats.

How powerful and efficient are the Optima's engine options?

The Optima is equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with GDI technology for the first two trims. This engine generates 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque churned through a six-speed automatic transmission. Specific to the EX, a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; this engine provides 178 horsepower but a heightened 195 pound-feet of torque for more expertise handling and traction. This engine also gets the most miles per gallon of the standard lineup, providing an EPA rated 27/37 mpg. The last trim, the SX, is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, returning to the automatic transmission configuration. This bigger engine provides performance specialization, giving drivers 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Also nice, the Optima has a two-trim Hybrid series powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an interior-permanent magnet synchronous motor and 1.76 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. Together, this system provides the hybrid options with 39/46 MPG, totaling 192 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque for the six-speed automatic transmission.

What does the Kia Drive Wise system provide?

A large array of standard driver assist features comes within Kia's Driver Wise package. Sensors surround the Optima to provide nigh 360-degree of autonomous awareness aid, including blind-spot monitoring, parking obstacle warnings, rear cross-traffic collision warnings, and forward collision avoidance assistance. Other features help make everyday driving tasks all the easier, such as Lane Change Assist, Lane Keep Assist, automatic headlights, and High Beam Assist. Higher models offer Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, monitoring the distance between you and the car ahead to maintain a safe distance. Antilock brakes, hill-start assist, vehicle stability management, and traction control all aid in supplying superb handling. Should all else fail, high-tech sensors detect the severity of certain impacts to trigger the advanced series of dual front, seat-mounted side, and full-length curtain airbags for surrounding protection for you and your passengers.

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Final Thoughts on the 2019 Kia Optima

Excellent luxury, fuel economy, and all-new styling well-explains why the Kia Optima is a best-selling selection within the midsize sedan segment. Enhanced for 2019 with more driver assist features than ever before, a new multimedia control system, and spacious comfort, the Optima makes for an outstanding family car and all around convenient and upscale commuter vehicle. Come see what the Optima can do for your daily drive and tasks today!

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