The 2017 Kia Optima is here to establish its place at the top of the family sedan class. With multiple engine options that deliver excellent power and fuel economy rating, multiple safety systems and a healthy collection of technology and comfort features, the Optima is ready to fulfill the needs of every driver.
2017 Optima models will be offered in five total trim levels: LX, LX Turbo, EX, SX Turbo and SXL Turbo. The wide variety of options helps to ensure that there is the perfect Optima model at any price level. Regardless of which trim level you choose, the 2017 Kia Optima is a comfortable and capable midsize sedan.
Engine Performance and Options
Standard equipment on the Kia Optima includes a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The car can also be equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 178 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that maxes out the performance of the car at 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
When equipped with the base 2.4-liter engine, the 2017 Kia Optima earns an estimated 25 city/36 highway miles per gallon. The 1.6-liter turbo engine earns the best fuel economy ratings available on the car at 28 city/37 highway miles per gallon. The final turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder finishes things off by offering 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
Safety Features and Rating
After government safety testing, the 2017 Kia Optima emerged with a five star overall score. This is the highest possible rating. A long list of safety features and system helps supplement this rating. The car can be equipped with: a rearview camera, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning System, Advanced Smart Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning System.
- Automatic headlights
- Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity
- Heated mirrors
- Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
- Touchscreen Uvo infotainment system
- Keyless entry and ignition
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Leather upholstery
- Harman Kardon sound system