Kia Optima is a five-seat midsize vehicle in the Sedan category. For the 2015 model year, there are five trim-lines to choose from with two different gas engines that produce from 192 to 274 horsepower. Kia Optima has received a 5-stars crash rating from NHTSA.
2015 Optima has a relatively long wheelbase ( 110.0 in) and a wider body structure compared to vehicles of similar length and class. It is relatively lighter with curb weight of 3237 - 3468 lbs.
2015 Optima seats five adults. It has class-leading first-row passenger room on only two measurements - legs and head - and larger than average room for first-row passengers on shoulders and hips. When it comes to second-row passenger room, Optima has larger than average room for second-row passengers on two measurement, hips and head. Trunk volume is the larger than average among its peers with 15.4 cu. ft.
2015 Optima LX
2015 Optima EX
2015 Optima SX
2015 Optima SX Turbo
2015 Optima SXL Turbo
|Engine||2.4L Inline-4||2.4L Inline-4||2.4L Inline-4||2.0L Inline-4 Turbo||2.0L Inline-4 Turbo|
|HP||192 hp||192 hp||192 hp||274 hp||274 hp|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|City||23 MPG||23 MPG||23 MPG||20 MPG||20 MPG|
|Highway||34 MPG||34 MPG||34 MPG||31 MPG||31 MPG|
|Combined||27 MPG||27 MPG||27 MPG||24 MPG||24 MPG|
|Annual Fuel Cost|
2015 Optima Sedan comes in five trim levels, with an average price that is $150 more compared to its rivals. With a lighter body, and on average more powerful engine, Optima
2015 Optima Sedan has a 5-star NHTSA overall crash safety rating, like all of its peers. Furthermore, it has higher than average ratings for all three crash tests: Front, Side, and Side Plole. Customers have filed two hundred and seventy-five complaints, which is more than the average for its rivals. There is also one recall issued by Kia, which by itself is a relatively high number.