2020 Kia OptimaChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Many standard safety, driver-assistance features
- Spacious interior
- Intuitive controls
- Unremarkable engines
- So-so handling
- Firm ride with sport suspension (SX)
Five-seat mid-size sedan
2.4-liter four-cylinder engine standard
Turbo 1.6-liter, 2.0-liter engines available
Automatic emergency braking standard
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard
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What Is the 2020 Kia Optima?
The Kia Optima mid-size sedan seats five and competes with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. It’s powered by a standard 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a turbocharged 1.6- or 2.0-liter four-cylinder that make 178 and 245 hp, respectively. The 2.4- and 2.0-liter engines work with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.6-liter engine pairs with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
What’s New on the 2020 Kia Optima?
The standard automatic emergency braking system adds pedestrian detection, while EX and SX trim levels now have wireless device charging.
What Features in the 2020 Kia Optima Are Most Important?
Standard exterior cues include 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and power-adjustable heated side mirrors. Inside, there’s a standard 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and a Harman Kardon premium stereo is optional. Standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, high-beam assist and a driver attention warning. Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability is optional.
Should I Buy the 2020 Kia Optima?
The Optima is a spacious mid-size sedan that features intuitive controls, and it’s packed with important active safety features. However, we weren’t impressed with its powertrains, and the SX trim’s sport-tuned suspension is firm.
Very practical and fuel efficient
This car is safe and practical for our new licensed driver. Easy to drive and take care of. Great styling and comfort too. A ++ Read full review
I comfortable car to drive
The car in general is really good however, if you need to push the gas to get into the highway, this car doesn't respond fast to it. Read full review
The 2020 Kia Optima currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2020 Kia Optima has not been tested.
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