2019 Kia Optima engine performance

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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The Kia Optima is one of the most popular Kia models. It’s a family sedan with plenty of modern technologies and hey, it looks good too. What else could you want? Some solid engine options? Well, the Optima has those too. Keep reading to learn more about what’s under the hood of the 2019 Kia Optima. 


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What engine does the 2019 Kia Optima have? Kia Optima exterior in red

The answer to that question depends on the trim level you go with. There are four trims of the 2019 Optima available. The base (LX), S, and EX models come fitted with a 178-horsepower, 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine. This is the more efficient option as it contributes to up to 37 highway mpg, 27 city mpg, and 31 combined mpg. Those who want to get a little more oomph out of their engine can opt for the SX trim. This model features a 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. With this added horsepower comes a hit to the car’s fuel economy. SX models average up to 30 highway mpg, 21 city mpg, and 24 combined mpg. All models come with a six-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain. 


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Come see for yourself why the Kia Optima remains so popular. This car is easy on the eyes, fun to drive, and full of modern features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, forward collision warning, remote keyless start, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Kia Optima is an ideal family sedan, but it’s great for anyone! Come on down and we will go over everything else there is to know about the 2019 Optima like other available features, pricing info, and financing options. 


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