Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,527 - $27,996
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
178-245
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,527 - $27,996
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
178-245
Seats
5

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.3 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.3 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

Still attractive after all these years and now fitted with abundant safety technology, the 2019 Kia Optima makes the strong case that sedans are not dead. The Optima offers a trio of gasoline...

Kia Optima Models & Trims

2019 Kia Optima Owner Reviews

3.29
24 Reviews
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Great Car

2019 Kia Optima

I'm a owner of a 12,15,17 and now a 2019 EX Optima. The Safety features the blind spot, lane assist and smart Cruz is amazing. The car is very comfortable. Don't kid yourself the 1.6 turbo has nice power. on the 2019 I got thrown a curve ball. on the EX it does come with a DCT Transmission which is a 7 speed. what it is it's really a manual transmission acting like a automatic. I have noticed at lower speeds or launch speeds 2 to 3 mph it might jerk or shake a little. (just like a manual transmission.) I did listen to a lot of youtube and read documents about the DCT and learned that this is normal, but also you need to change some driving habits a bit (example don't creep forward or the transmission can slip) just like a manual. After changing my driving habits the launch is smoother and the rest of the ride is great. I am disappointed that the sales person didn't tell me I was getting a DCT transmission or if it was in the specs that i wasn't told that a DCT is different from an automatic. I am also disappointed that KIA doesn't tell you how to care for this type of transmission I learned about it in my videos. As I am getting used to the DCT I am enjoying it. compared to my 2017 this car is very fast, and also I am saving gas and once you know how to drive it it's very comfortable. to conclude if you are looking for the smoothness of an automatic transmission and have turbo go with the SX. If you like to save some gas and have a nice turbo feel (but at an entry level) and don't mind the feel of a manual transmission go with this car, the EX. The EX is still super fast an a great car.

- Gregory R

2019 Kia Optima excellent car

2019 Kia Optima LX

I so far love my Optima because it runs so smoothly and is very easy to handle. It comes standard with Apple Play, blind spot assist, lane assist, backup camera with warning sound when something is behind you. The back seat had plenty of legroom. The trunk is huge and the back seats fold down In case you need to transport something larger. It also has a cargo net in the trunk. The display in the car is very large and easy to read. The only small issue I have had is occasionally the passenger seat belt sound Dings when no one is sitting there. It stops after a while, but it's very strange. It does seem to happen after I place my purse there, but my purse isn't very heavy! I would highly recommend a Kia to anyone. It's the 3rd one I have owned, and they are very reliable and sturdy. The 10 year, 100,000 miles warranty is the best around. They are very good with gas as well.

- Linda A

2019 Kia optima: a welcome change for a decent price.

2019 Kia Optima LX

I love my vehicle. So far I haven't had any performance or cosmetic related issues. I will start every time you turn the key. It runs very smooth, very quiet. I am used to owning cars with a v6 or a v8 so I am not used to the sluggish response when you press the pedal but that's just a minor issue. It has 3 different driving modes; which is a great feature. The technology in the car is amazing. It supports android auto/ apple carplay, it has uvo and Bluetooth capabilities. I am not used to it not having a CD player, but the digital is a nice touch. I love the 17 inch wheels and kumho tires. It is a great gas saver and is very comfortable to travel in.

- Jeff S

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Key Specs

Overview

Price

Kelley Blue Book
$22,990
$31,990

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
245 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
2.0L DOHC I4 GDI Turbo
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
45.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.9 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/65HR16 - P215/55VR17
P235/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
110.4 in.

Length

Length
191.1 in.
191.1 in.

Width

Width
73.2 in.
73.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3230 lbs.
3558 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
245 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
260 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
30 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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