The 2020 Kia Optima is a mid-size sedan that has all the virtues in place to parallel the appeal of the trendy crossovers and SUVs. Apart from its gorgeous looks, the stylized sedan has packed a generous number of technology features that takes care of both safety and convenience, adding to its driving dynamics and a versatile lineup counting thrifty hybrid engine choices.
What’s in the 2020 Lineup?
We asked the above question to one of the sales person serving at the Houston Kia dealer showroom. We were shown that for 2020, Kia has shuffled the Optima lineup which now stands with the trim levels known as LX, S, EX, EX Premium, and SX. Making daily commuting easier was the motto behind the make of the Optima model, and Kia has certainly kept the promises, with a dynamic queue of engine choices, that has now introduced a Hybrid and a Plug-In Hybrid powertrain.
This four-door sedan from Kia continues to offer a wonderful value for your money, that you can realize the moment you enter its comfort-oriented inner space.
The 2020 year has increased the versatility of the Kia Optima with the engine choices, that suits every kind of driving needs and habits. The Base LX and the next higher S trims are given a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine under their hood that can raise 185 units of horsepower, but as you climb higher to the EX models you get a 1.6-liter turbo-4 engine to handle that brings down the horsepower to 178 hp but compensates the loss with an improved passing power, because of the turbo power. The SX trim models of 2020 Kia Optima manages to squeeze out a decent 245 hp from a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine after mating with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to have better control on the roads when driven at lower speeds.
On the other side the Hybrid options are given the advantage of being paired to an inline-4 engine to support the vehicle when the battery power gets exhausted. The electric motor in these models are known for their ecstatic fuel economy ratings that gets you 40-mpg in a combined tripand driving the plug-in hybrid version will reach you up to 30 miles running on the power of electricity alone. But irrespective of the powertrain you choose, each of the Optima models will relentlessly keep you comfortable throughout the journeys. Thanks to the spacious cabin that sits five people with ample head and shoulder room, even after leaving 15.9 cubic-foot for the trunk while the materials used to lay the interior climbs higher in quality as you climb higher the price.
How Safe is the 2020 Kia Optima
Our question was answered with an assurance by the sales team of the Kia dealer near Houston as they showed us the list of safety features the 2020 Kia Optima comes loaded with. Starting from automatic emergency braking to pedestrian detection, from blind spot monitoring to lane departure alerts, the 2020 Kia Optima has it all.