Kia has retouched the 2020 model year of Optima for its launch with an extremely attractive styling to address the style conscious sector of car buyers, and no doubt it has succeeded in its venture.
Kia has retouched the 2020 model year of Optima for its launch with an extremely attractive styling to address the style conscious sector of car buyers, and no doubt it has succeeded in its venture. The new 2020 Kia Optima wears a stunning look this time, that no passerby can ignore to look at. But does the stunning look of the 2020 Kia Optima match its performance on road?
Well in its support, Kia has installed in its flashy family sedan a good number of capable engines that is also accompanied by a couple of hybrid power trains, that invoked enough curiosity among us to check out how they behave on the not so urban roads and we paid a visit to our nearby Spring Kia dealer to book a test drive with the 2020 Kia Optima models.
Feature Highlights for 2020
Kia has made some significant changes for its flagship model Optima for the 2020 year release, among which we would say the major one is the power train warranty that goes unrivaled till date and excellent ratings on safety. Anyone who steps into the cabin space of the 2029 Kia Optima will agree that its interior is pretty well-built with plenty of driver-assistance technologies installed both as standard and optional, making the sedan an ideal choice for the families.
The newly introduced standard and optional features that would come next in the list of priorities would be a new S trim model that makes its place between the base LX and the next EX trim levels, offering more flexibility of feature options in tune with the price tag for the prospective buyers.
We would also like to mention here that the 2020 year lineup of the Kia Optima including both hybrid and plug-in hybrid options now come with standard driver assist features, that includes newly installed lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. The new model also clips in a pair of new LED fog lights while the interior atmosphere lifts up with the customization ambient interior lighting.
As shown by the sales team of the Spring Kia dealership, the base power train of the 2020 Kia Optima is made up with a non-turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission that serves quick responses. But there is also better performing turbo 1.6-liter four engine that gets to work in tune with a seven-speed automatic transmission to deliver a much sharper, smoother, and even quicker response to your driving inputs. Next comes at the topmost range, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that will impress anyone who sits behind the wheels with its refined road manners and pleasing acceleration.
All the power train combinations of the 2020 lineup of Kia Optima you get to choose from are more or less fuel efficient while some of them are real standouts. On the highways, the plug-in Optima delivered an EPA rated 41 mpg, while the larger turbocharged engine returned a figure of 35 mpg, which is quite an impressive result in its own segment of family sedans.