It draws you in…
and wins you over.

A bold shape. Appealing details. A delicate balance. Exciting technologies. And an extended wheelbase for remarkable stability and comfort. The roomy Kia Optima puts refinement into an irresistible package.


A stunning silhouette

Side windows that gracefully stretch beyond the rear doors. A subtlely-shaped boot lid that acts as an aerodynamic spoiler. And a choice of sophisticated wheel designs. The Optima is a showstopper in the truest sense of the word.


Even from behind, it puts its best foot forward.

An arching aerodynamic stance. Prominent rear lamps. Clean, sculpted lines. And handsome tailpipe options. Any way you look at it, the Kia Optima radiates luxury from any angle.

Dual Projection Headlamps

Dual projection headlamps offer sharp, focused illumination in both high and low beam modes.

LED Rear Combination Lamps

Stylish LED rear lamps illuminate instantaneously with a bright, even glow.

Radiator Grilles

The LX grille features a refined, glossy black finish.

LED Headlamps with DBL

Bright, precise illumination with dynamic bending lights to lead you through turns.

LED-type Black-bezelled Rear Lamps

Black edging helps the lenses visually pop for added style and character.

Fog Lamps

LED front fog lamps help you see what’s ahead even when visibility is limited.

LED front fog lamps help you see what’s ahead even when visibility is limited.

An exclusive, less-obstructive lower intake helps cool the engine.

Black High-gloss Side Sill Molding (GT only)

his appealing design accent below the doors adds a sporty look to the side profile.

Rear Diffuser and Exhaust Tail Trim

Styling touches add a hint of the exotic while lowering wind resistance.

Alloy Wheels (GT only)

Stylish lightweight wheels with wide openings help cool the brake discs for better stopping performance.


It’s all in the details

The kia Optima’s interior layout helps the driver focus on what really matters. An instrument hood cuts glare. The center fascia panel is tilted 8.5° toward the driver. Center cup holders are ingeniously close, but out of the way. Immerse yourself in a space designed with you in mind.


Even bigger on the inside

Generous amount of room for your head and leg. An ample front-seat shoulder room. And firm, supportive seats. From the moment you get in, the Optima makes
you feels like you’ve arrived.


Designed for total immersion in the driving experience

The premium sport styling of the Optima GT and GT Line cockpits keep the virtuosity of the machinery under the bonnet top of mind. Contoured seats brace the driver and passengers through the turns. Rich colors and materials hint at an immersive, invigorating experience on the road. An exclusive sport steering wheel features paddle shifters for fingertip gear shifts, and red stitching around the cabin sets a drumbeat of anticipation from the moment the seatbelts are fastened.

Supervision Cluster with 4.3˝ TFT-LCD

A striking tandem-cylinder supervision cluster with a 4.3” color TFT-LCD provides a customizable set of essential data such as average fuel economy, trip distance, distance to empty and outside temperature. LX models feature a 3.5" monochrome TFT-LCD.

Power-adjustable Front Seats

8-way power-adjustable front seats include 4-way driver and 2-way front-passenger lumbar support.

Dedicated GT LCD Display

Select the transmission's Sport drive mode and the LCD screen transforms into a dedicated GT display, with exclusive colors, icons and lettering, to heighten the Sport driving experience.

Black High-gloss Power Window Switch Pads

This appealing design accent below the doors adds a sporty look to the side profile.

Paddle Shifters

With paddle shifters at your fingertips, automatic-transmission gear changes are lightning-quick, just like in a racing car.

Steering Wheel Audio Remote Control

Logically placed steering wheel-mounted controls let you adjust volume and change stations or tracks without taking your hands from the wheel.

Dual-zone Full Auto Temperature Control (D-FATC)

A standard dual-zone full auto temperature control system gives the driver and front passenger the flexibility of separate controls.

60:40 Split Folding Rear Seats

To accommodate more combinations of passengers and cargo, the rear seatbacks split 60:40 and fold flat for maximum capacity.

Panoramic Sunroof

The electrically controlled three-piece panoramic sunroof adds an airy openness to the interior ambience.

LED Map Lamps

Bright, durable LED map lamps on the overhead console are included on models equipped with the panoramic sunroof.

Stainless Pedals

Sturdy, lightweight stainless pedals heighten the sporty driving experience.

Integrated Memory System (IMS)

IMS allows you to store seat, steering wheel and side mirror position preferences for two drivers.

Rear Door Sunshade

A retractable, rear-door window sunshade helps passengers and stowed cargo stay cool on sunny days.


It's time to get personal

The kia Optima is packed with standard features while a wide selection of options allow you to make it your very own.


Introducing the more dashing and outspoken member of the family

The Optima GT comes with exterior styling cues that distinguish it from its stable mates. Dedicated performance enthusiasts will be drawn to the sport-oriented details evident in the headlamps, grille, air dam, alloy wheels, side sills, rear lamps and exhaust tips. The GT can be further customized with optional details that express the passion of the purist.

Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System

A Harman / Kardon premium sound system powers 10 speakers including an 8" subwoofer with an external amplifier.

Bluetooth Hands-Free

A built-in microphone connects to your Bluetooth compatible phone.

5˝ Color LCD Touchscreen Audio

The 5˝ TFT-LCD touchscreen audio system - a GT, GT Line and EX option - adds to the standard system's capabilities with a larger color touchscreen, an integrated backup camera display.

Standard 3.8˝ Mono TFT-LCD Audio

A 3.8˝ Mono TFT- LCD audio system offers MP3 and portable audio compatibility via available auxiliary and USB charging ports as well as radio and CD player control. CLOSE

Heated and Ventilated Seats

Heated front and rear seats provide adjustable warmth while ventilated front seat cushions and seat backs provide soothing airflow to keep you cool on hot days.

Auto De-fog System

A standard auto defogger system clears windows quickly in cold or humid climates

Wireless Smartphone Charger

Charge a compatible mobile phone wirelessly on the charging pad at the front of the center console. An orange display indicates charging in progress while green indicates a full charge.

Auxiliary / USB Connections

Flash drives and other compatible audiodevices can be connected via 3.5 ㎜ (analog) and USB ports. CLOSE

Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

Apply the parking brake simply by pulling a button and without worrying whether it’s properly engaged or not.

Rear Power Outlet

Rear passengers can charge their electrical devices via the USB port and 12V outlet mounted at the back of the rear center console.

Smart Trunk System

The kia Optimas equipped with the smart key feature boast the Smart Trunk System which automatically opens the trunk, provided that the key is in the detection area for at least three seconds.

Heated Steering Wheel

A heated steering wheel makes it easier to grip the wheel firmly on cold days.

Front Door Mood Lamp

Interior mood lighting glows from the edges of the front door trim.


Amazingly efficient yet powerful when it counts

Select from three drive modes for the 6-speed automatic transmission. Normal, Eco and Sport settings adjust shift points to fit your preferences for economy and performance.


Striking details that set an iconic performer apart

From the first glance it’s clear the Optima GT is a different breed. Its 18″ machine-finished 5-spoke alloy wheels ooze athletic brawn. Black high-gloss molding graces the sills below the doors. At the front, a hot-stamped grille between expressively styled LED headlamps, and side intakes on the lower air dam, heighten its sporty image. From behind, the rear lamps are ringed with black bezels, while below, the chrome muffler tips of the dual exhaust announce that it’s a serious performer.


Lightning-quick reflexes

The chassis of the Optima has been engineered for a smooth ride and responsive handling through the road’s twists and turns. Robust front wheel bearings and large dual rear lower control arms help further refine its ride and
handling characteristics.

Nu 2.0 Mpi

Max. power 154 PS @ 6,200rpm (EURO-3/4/5) Max. power 157 PS @ 6,200rpm (EURO-2)

Theta 2.4 Mpi

Max. power 171 PS @ 6,000rpm (EURO-5) Max. power 178 PS @ 6,000rpm (EURO-2/3/4)

Theta 2.4 Gdi

Max. power 188 ps @ 6,000 rpm (EURO-5)

Turbo GDi Engine (GT only)

Max. power 245 ps @ 6,000 rpm

6-speed Automatic Transmission

An electronically controlled automatic transmission offers smooth, seamless shifting.


Advanced materials for your peace of mind

Thanks to smarter use of cutting-edge metals and adhesives at critical points of the vehicle chassis, the all-new Kia Optima surrounds you with a lightweight yet strengthened cage—setting a new standard for occupant safety.

7 Airbags

To help protect occupants and potentially reduce injuries in the event of a collision, the kia Optima offers driver, front passenger, two front-side, and two sidecurtain airbags, as well as a driver's knee airbag.

Blind Spot Detection (BSD)

BSD uses radar sensors to monitor the blind spot and alert the driver if a vehicle is detected there.

Lane Change Assist (LCA)

LCA issues visual alerts on the side mirrors if a vehicle approaches rapidly from behind.

Auto Cruise Control (ACC)

For comfort and improved fuel economy, the cruise control system lets you set and maintain a speed above 40 km/h. If you accelerate, it will return to your set speed once you take your foot from the pedal. To disable cruise control, turn the steering-wheelmounted switch off, or simply tap the brake pedal.

Dynamic Bending Light(DBL)

The headlamps’ swivel angle adapts depending on the vehicle’s speed and turning angle to provide enhanced visibility in dark driving conditions. (LED Headlamps only)

Automatic Leveling Device (ALD)

ALD automatically adjusts the vertical aim of the headlamp beams according to vehicle speed and weight load. (Available on HID & LED headlamps only)

Around View Monitor (AVM)

This intuitive system combines four wide-angle images from cameras at the front, rear and sides of the vehicle to give you a comprehensive bird's eye view of the space around the vehicle while parking or moving at speeds below 20 km/h.

Parking Assist System (PAS)

This system uses ultrasonic sensors mounted on the front and rear bumpers to warn of any obstacles when maneuvering into tight spaces for safe and confident parking.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

This system warns the driver when parking out of a parking spot or driveway if it detects any cross traffic in the lane the vehicle is entering. Available only with Blind Spot Detection option.



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