2017 Kia Optima LX vs. EX vs. LX 1.6T vs. SX & SX Limited Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

The Kia Optima is a sweet ride, no doubt about it. Whether you enjoy the midsize sedan for its Euro-sport lines and design, its features, or because it's the Official Vehicle of the NBA, you've come to the ultimate meeting of style and substance, as the latest model, the 2017 Optima checks in with a price that makes the competition head for the hills, albeit not as gracefully as the Optima would. Trust us: Look at that VIP Price and see how you can save thousands at Friendly Kia, in any trim level.

The Kia Optima is coming off a year in which it was driven by actor Christopher Walken, won a Red Dot Design Award and was named a Kelley Blue Book KBB.com "Best Buy" (all for the 2016 model), yet it raises the bar for the 2017 model year with an improved technology and safety package. The tech includes the latest generation of Kia telematics, UVO3, plus adaptability with iPhones thanks to Apple CarPlay (and adaptability with Android phones, thanks to Android Auto), among other perks. In addition, the 2017 Optima is roomier than most in its class at 104.8 cubic feet for five passengers, and also has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick every year since 2011, which means it has a history of being very impact-resistant. Stay with us and we'll compare the various trim options so you can find the ideal trim for your needs.

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LX LX 1.6T

Trim Level 

EX SX & SX Limited
$16,880 $18,665 Friendly Kia VIP Price $19,690 $21,290
 25, 36 28, 37 

MPG (city, highway)

 24, 34 22, 31 
 2.4L 4-cylinder, 185 HP  1.6L 4-cyl turbo, 178 HP Engine Specs 2.4L 4-cylinder, 185 HP  2.0L 4-cyl turbo, 245 HP 
Available  Available  UVO3 eServices? Standard  Standard 
Exterior Color Choices
No  No  Autonomous Emergency Braking? Available  Available for SX, standard for SXL 
 No No  Lane Departure Warning System?  Available Available for SX, standard for SXL 

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The SX and SX Limited trim options of the 2017 Kia Optima have the most safety features and technology, with standard UVO3 eServices, which hooks you up with streaming music apps, Apple CarPlay and more. You also get a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio package with the SXL. The engine is top-notch, with 245 horsepower ready to win a street race, but is equally adept at conquering the morning commute and eating it for breakfast.

The LX 1.6T trim has supreme fuel economy with 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, which is great for a midsize sedan, and it also comes in a variety of eight color options. You also get a lightweight vehicle that is barely heavier than the base LX trim option at 3,224 pounds. Moving down to the base model option, the LX trim of the 2017 Optima provides fine fuel economy at 25 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and a rock-solid engine with 185 HP.

Whether you would like the super-powered SXL trim or the fuel-friendly LX 1.6T trim, we typically carry all trim options of the Kia Optima at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit us so you can take the Kia Optima for a test drive and command the streets as effortlessly as Blake Griffin slam dunks over his opponents.

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