Optima Rocket Science

All-New Optima Features

Want to learn more about the Kia Optima features?

Boasting an impressive list of features as standard, the Kia Optima is ahead of its time, setting a new standard for stylish mid-sized sedans. Full of high-tech refinement and safety features, combined with a sleek, dynamic profile and 18” inch alloy wheels, the Kia Optima brings together all the ingredients for an exceptional driving experience.

Compare up to 3 Optima variants below for a breakdown of active and passive safety, storage options, brakes and suspension, and more. 

All-New Optima Grades

Steering, Brakes & Suspension

  • Power steering system (Electric power steering)
    Column-mounted MDPS
  • DMS system (3 modes - Normal, Eco, Sport)
    Standard
  • Energy absorbing steering column
    Standard
  • Tilt & telescopic adjustable steering column
    Standard
  • Minimum turning circle (m)
    10.9
  • Front brakes
    320mm ventilated disc
  • Rear brakes
    284mm solid disc
  • Electronic parking brake with Auto Hold
    Standard
  • Front suspension
    McPherson strut
  • Rear suspension
    Multi-link

Wheels and Tyres

  • Wheel size
    17"
  • Wheel type
    Alloy
  • Tyres
    215/55 R17
    Continental ContiPremiumContact5
  • Spare wheel type
    Full size alloy
  • TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)
    Not available

Active Safety

  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD & BA
    Standard
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with TCS
    Standard
  • VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
    Standard
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
    Standard
  • ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
    Standard
  • Seatbelt warning chime & light on all positions
    Standard
  • Front & rear parking sensors with dash display
    Standard
  • Rear view camera with in-audio screen display & dynamic parking guidelines
    Standard
  • Electrochromic rear view mirror (auto dimming)
    Standard
  • BSD (Blind Spot Detection) & LCA (Lane Change Assist)
    Not available
  • LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System)
    Standard
  • RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert)
    Not available
  • AEB* (Autonomous Emergency Braking)
    Standard
  • High-mounted rear stop light
    Standard
  • LED daytime running light (DRL)
    Standard
  • LED front fog lights
    Standard
  • AFLS (Adaptive Front Lighting System)
    Not available
  • HBA (High Beam Assist)
    Standard
  • Dusk-sensing automatic headlamps
    Standard
  • Speed sensing auto door lock
    Standard
  • Static cornering lights
    Standard
  • Child restraint anchorage points
    (3 x anchors / 2 x ISOFIX positions)
    Standard
  • 3-point ELR seatbelts on all positions
    Standard

Passive Safety

  • Driver and front passenger SRS airbags
    Standard
  • Curtain SRS airbags (1st & 2nd row)
    Standard
  • Curtain SRS airbags
    Standard
  • Front seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters
    Standard
  • Side door impact beams
    Standard
  • Impact sensing auto door unlocking
    Standard

Security

  • Anti-theft immobiliser
    Standard
  • Remote central locking with keyless entry & boot release
    Standard
  • Folding key
    Standard
  • Smart key with push button start
    Not available
  • Burglar alarm with security indicator
    Standard
  • Headlamp escort function
    Standard
  • Remote fuel lid release
    Standard

Seating

  • Seat capacity
    5
  • Cloth trim seats
    Standard
  • Leather† trim seats with contrast stitching & GT logo
    Not available
  • 6-way front seats incl. height adjust (pumping device)
    Standard
  • Driver's seat 2-way lumbar support (powered)
    Standard
  • 8-way power driver's seat with 4-way lumbar support
    Not available
  • IMS driver’s seat with 2 seating position memory & easy access function
    Not available
  • 8-way front passenger's seat with 2-way lumbar support
    Not available
  • Split fold flat rear seats (60:40)
    Standard
  • Rear centre armrest
    Standard
  • Height adjustable headrests
    (all seats)
    Standard
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
    Standard

Exterior Features

  • Chrome 'Schreyer' grille surround
    Standard
  • Body coloured bumpers
    Standard
  • Sports package (front & rear bumper, red brake calipers, black gloss side sill)
    Not available
  • Body coloured door handles with chrome accents
    Standard
  • Body coloured outside door mirrors
    Standard
  • Electric folding outside door mirrors with automatic folding function
    Standard
  • Outside mirror mounted side indicators
    Standard
  • Dual projector HID headlamps with washer & auto levelling
    Standard
  • Bi-Xenon HID headlamps with washer & auto levelling
    Not available
  • LED rear combination lamps
    Not available
  • Smart boot (auto release)
    Not available
  • Dual chrome tip rear muffler
    Standard
  • Panoramic sunroof (powered)
    Not available
  • Windscreen with sunband
    Standard
  • Solar glass
    Standard
  • Aero-blade type front wipers
    Standard
  • Front wiper & washer (variable intermittent / 2-speed)
    Standard
  • Rain sensing front wipers
    Standard

Interior Features

  • ASCC (Advanced Smart Cruise Control) with steering wheel mounted controls
    Standard
  • Premium steering wheel & shift knob
    Standard
  • Flat-bottom perforated leather† sports steering wheel with GT logo
    Not available
  • Heated steering wheel
    Not available
  • Paddle shifters
    Standard
  • Colour TFT Supervision instrument cluster
    Not available
  • Mono-type LCD instrument cluster
    Standard
  • Multi-function trip computer
    Standard
  • User selectable options (auto door lock/unlock, headlamp escort, one touch turn, etc.)
    Standard
  • Steering wheel position indicator
    Standard
  • Digital clock in audio screen display
    Standard
  • Ambient temperature display
    Standard
  • Front power windows auto up & down with safety function
    Standard
  • Alloy door scuff panels
    Not available
  • Alloy sports pedals
    Not available
  • Driver's foot rest
    Standard
  • Metal look interior trim accents (vent surrounds & door handles)
    Standard
  • Black high gloss trim (console & door)
    Standard
  • Aluminum trim (console)
    Not available
  • Interior lights (front & rear)
    Standard
  • Interior light with delay out
    Standard
  • Rear window defroster with timer
    Standard
  • 2 x 12V power outlets (1 x front console & 1 x behind centre console)
    Standard
  • USB charger (behind centre console)
    Standard
  • Wireless phone charging (Qi) ***
    Not available
  • Rear door sunshade blinds
    Not available
  • Driver & passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors & sliding function
    Standard

Storage

  • 4 x Bottle Holders
    (Front & Rear Doors)
    Standard
  • 4 x Cup Holders
    (front & rear)
    Standard
  • Map pockets in front & rear doors
    Standard
  • Luggage hooks & net
    Not available
  • Sunglass Holder
    Standard
  • Glovebox with lock & illumination
    Standard
  • Centre console storage box with bucket tray
    Standard
  • Front seat back pockets
    Standard

Audio

  • MP3 compatible audio player with AM/FM tuner
    Standard
  • 6 speakers (front door, rear door & front tweeters)
    Standard
  • 10 speaker premium sound system - harmon/kardon® brand
    Not available
  • Satellite navigation multimedia system with traffic information (SUNA™)
    Standard
  • 7" colour LCD touch screen
    Standard
  • 8" colour LCD touch screen
    Not available
  • AUX/USB input with iPod® compatibility
    (on selected iPod® models)
    Standard
  • Bluetooth® functionality (phone/media stream)‡
    Standard
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
    Standard
  • SDVC (Speed Dependent Volume Control)
    Standard
  • Shark fin antenna
    Standard

Ventilation

  • Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning with Clean Air module
    Standard
  • In-audio screen climate control display
    Standard
  • Auto defog system
    Standard
  • Rear air vents
    Standard
  • Ventilated & heated front seats
    Not available

^ Subject to State regulations and towbar design.

† Leather trim includes some leather-like material on selected high impact surfaces.

‡ Not all mobile phones will be compatible with the vehicle’s Bluetooth® system.

* Autonomous Emergency Braking system (AEB) is only a supplemental system and it does not replace the need for the driver to apply the vehicle's brakes and exercise care and attention. For more information about Kia's AEB system, please see your local Kia dealer or refer to your Kia vehicle's owner's manual.

*** Phone must be wireless charging compatible.

IMS - Integrated Memory System, TCS - Traction Control System, BA - Brake Assist, EBD - Electronic Brake Distribution, DMS - Drive Mode Select, MDPS - Motor Driven Power Steering, T-GDI - Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection, D-CVVT - Dual Continuous Variable Valve Timing, GDI - Gasoline Direct Injection