The SX offers 245hp and 260 lb.-ft. from a 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.
Choose to be powerful and fuel-efficient with the Optima SX’s 2.0-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) turbocharged engine.
Optima’s new sportier styling for 2019 is punctuated at every corner with 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.
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.
The Optima cockpit is designed with purpose. Its available flat bottom leather steering wheel with molded grips offers perfect hand placement, while the shift paddles are precisely where you need them to be. A driver-side console features a clean, horizontal design that streamlines ergonomics and helps create a greater sense of space.
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.
Keep your devices charged no matter where you sit. Optima’s front console features two standard 12 V outlets and one USB port. The center console is available with two additional USB ports and a 12 V outlet conveniently located for back passengers.
Available Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) adjusts the direction of lights based on the steering angle, and speed of the vehicle, to better illuminate curved roads. The available High Beam Assist (HBA) goes one step further by automatically dimming the high beams when oncoming vehicles are detected.
Standard Lane Change Assist (LCA) can detect and warn you in certain situations of vehicles approaching from behind while Lane Departure Warning (LDW) helps by monitoring the position of your Optima and can provide an audible alert if it senses you moving out of your lane. As an added measure, Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L) may intervene by applying corrective steering if it senses you drifting outside your lane.