2019 represents a golden age in midsize family sedans. While buyers in Kansas and Missouri often plump for the current trend — crossovers — sedans are comfortable, full of tech, stylish, and economical to run. No crossover on the market today represents better value for money than the 2019 Kia Optima.

The handsome exterior style of the Kia Optima suggests a price point much higher than the 2019 Kia Optima price that you’ll pay at your Olathe Kia dealership. The coupe profile and swish lines are complemented in the SX trim with 18-inch alloys and gloss back exterior trim.

2020 kia optima Your family will love the space in the Optima, and your back will thank you for the comfortable, adjustable seats. The available two-zone climate control and ample storage space make the Optima a nice place to be and a worthy workhorse for the Sunday shopping.

For its modest price, the Optima has an outstanding infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. USB ports abound for charging your devices, and there’s Bluetooth support as standard on all models so you can play your tunes with ease. Speaking of which, the base sound system is great, but if you’re a music lover, you’re going to want to check out the Harman Kardon premium system upgrade.

The 2019 Kia Optima for sale in Olathe near Kansas City, Overland Park, and Lawrence comes in four specific trim levels, and they’re all quite different, with powertrain upgrades and styling changes. There’s definitely something for everyone in the latest Kia Optima. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Kia Optima trim levels in more detail.

Learn More About All The Optima Trims

2019 Kia Optima LX

The entry-level LX has a four-cylinder 2.4-liter engine that’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s capable of outputting 185 horsepower and 178 pounds per foot of torque.

The LX may be the entry-level 2019 Kia Optima, but it’s still equipped with an excellent range of standard features. There are no steel wheels here — the LX has a bright set of 16-inch alloys. The mirrors are heated and you get automatic headlights. You can unlock and lock the doors remotely.

The 2019 Kia Optima LX has cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a driver info display, and height-adjustable front seats. The driver’s seat even has power lumbar adjustment.

Tech features include an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a USB port for charging your devices and playing music, satellite radio, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker sound system.

The 2019 Kia Optima LX even includes a raft of excellent driver assistance safety technology. As standard, you get rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear traffic alerts, and a rearview camera. For the first time, the base Kia Optima also has lane-keeping assistance, lane departure warning, driver attention monitoring and warnings, and front collision warnings as standard.

Premium Package

Choose the Premium package for the base LX and your alloy wheels are increased in diameter to 17 inches. Most of the changes are found in the interior, with dual-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an upgrade to a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

2019 Kia Optima S

The S trim takes the LX in a sportier direction with LED taillights, a rear spoiler, 18-inch wheels, and push-button start. There are no additional performance upgrades on the S trim.

2019 Kia Optima EX

The Optima EX trim of the 2019 Kia Optima has the first powertrain upgrade. The EX has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that outputs 178 horsepower and 195 pounds per foot of torque. This is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Instead of the sports upgrades of the S model, the EX includes more luxury features that make any journey more pleasant. There’s dual-zone automatic climate control, acoustic front door windows, heated front seats, leather upholstery, keyless entry and keyless ignition, illuminated door handles, and power-folding mirrors. The USB ports have multiplied, with two rapid-charging ports in the front and one in the back.

Premium Package

Again, a premium package is available. This time, the package adds an even better 12-way-adjustable driver’s seat and a 10-way-adjustable passenger seat. Both are ventilated. The infotainment system now includes navigation, and there’s ambient lighting. You also get a panoramic sunroof and the sound system is upgraded to a rocking 10-speaker Harman Kardon.

2019 Kia Optima SX

At the top of the range is the 2019 Kia Optima SX, which has an even more powerful engine. The SX is fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain is cable of a thumping 240 horsepower and 260 pounds per foot of torque.

Equipment-wise, it’s like the EX model equipped with the premium package, but it adds even more and goes in a decidedly sporty direction. Wheels are 18-inches across, there’s a rear spoiler, adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lights, and a temporary spare tire (other models comes with a tire repair kit instead).

The suspension on the SX has been sport-tuned, and there are dual exhaust tips and red brake calipers.

Inside, the sports upgrades continue, with a flat-bottom steering wheel fitted with shift paddles, a metal interior trim, and ambient interior lighting. The driver information panel is larger and full of interesting stats about your driving.

Limited Packages

Instead of premium packages, the 2019 Kia Optima SX has a choice of three Limited packages. These differ the most in color (you can choose Black, Bronze, or Aubergine), and they call come with improved leather upholstery and door trim, perforated leather on the steering wheel, 18-inch black wheels, body-color mirrors, and a surround-view camera.

Which Kia Optima Is Best for You?

The base Kia Optima includes a wealth of features at a captivating price point. Upgrade to the S for a sportier look, to the EX for a more powerful engine, or to the SX for the absolute best mix of sportiness and luxury you’ll find in a small sedan this year.


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