2020 Kia Optima Trim Levels Comparison

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Elegant, timeless and full of industry-leading technology features, the Kia Optima represents a valiant pushback against the common push in automotive toward SUVs and away from the sedan. For 2020, the Kia Optima has become an even stronger contender, going head-to-head not just with other midsize sedans, but challenging the technology and ride quality of bigger SUVs with the understated sophistication that only a European-inspired, three-box car can provide.

With 2020 seeing only slight changes to the Kia Optima midsize sedan, enhanced technology across trim levels has been a key feature of the latest iteration. Alongside the enhanced technology, a new and improved trim-level structure offers drivers the ability to get the smooth-riding Optima that is perfect for them.

Feature/Trim

2020 Kia Optima LX

2020 Kia Optima S

2020 Kia Optima EX

2020 Kia Optima EX Premium

2020 Kia Optima SX

Engine (horsepower) 2.4-liter (185 horsepower) 2.4-liter (185 horsepower) 1.6-liter turbo (178 horsepower) 1.6-liter turbo (178 horsepower) 2.0-liter turbo (245 horsepower)
Standard transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 7-speed dual-clutch 7-speed dual-clutch 6-speed automatic
EPA-estimated combined MPG 29 combined MPG 27 combined MPG 31 combined MPG 31 combined MPG 24 combined MPG
Wheels 16-inch alloy 18-inch alloy with unique machine finish 17-inch alloy 17-inch alloy 18-inch alloy with gloss black finish
Seating trim Black cloth/brown cloth Black cloth and leatherette Black leather/black and gray leather Black leather/black and gray leather Black Sport leather with red stitching/Black and red sport leather
Heated/cooled seats No No Heated standard Heated and cooled standard Heated and cooled standard
Panoramic sunroof with power shade No Optional No Standard Standard
Climate control Manual Manual Dual-zone auto w/ rear AC vents Dual-zone auto w/ rear AC vents Dual-zone auto w/ rear AC vents
Infotainment 8-inch touchscreen 8-inch touchscreen 8-inch touchscreen 8-inch touchscreen 8-inch touchscreen
Navigation Through Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Through Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Through Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Integrated Integrated
Audio system 6-speaker system 6-speaker system 6-speaker system Harman/Kardon® with 10 speakers Harman/Kardon® with 10 speakers
Wireless charging No No Standard Standard Standard
Kia Drive Wise active safety system Standard Standard Standard with Smart Cruise control Standard with Smart Cruise Control Standard with Smart Cruise Control
MSRP $23,190 $24,690 $26,990 $29,990 $31,990

The Stylish Kia Optima Never Lets Up

As you can see in the above chart, the 2020 Kia Optima has plenty of customization for you depending on what you’re looking for in a refined midsize sedan. Whether it’s off-the-chart value with the 2020 Kia Optima LX or the thrill of turbocharged power in the 2020 Kia Optima SX, you’ll find it with plenty of options in between to fill out your experience.

Even in its entry-level form, however, the 2020 Kia Optima still gives you plenty of exciting features including standard Kia Drive Wise active safety features, a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard and a standard smooth-shifting 6-speed transmission to give you great fuel economy and plenty of comfort.

One step up from the base 2.4-liter engine, you’ll find the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that offers enhanced fuel economy and some additional benefits courtesy of the model’s improved features list. Finally, the 2020 Kia Optima SX offers everything you could ask for in a luxury vehicle twice its MSRP. With the range-topping SX, you get a high-performance engine, extended active safety features, integrated navigation, a standard panoramic sunroof and more.

Still not sure which 2020 Kia Optima model is right for you? Contact us today to set up a consultation and test drive. Getting behind the wheel is the best way to find the model you best connect with that meets your needs within your budget. Contact us today for more information!