2020 Kia Optima
Kia Optima has changed the midsize sedan space forever and continues to be one of the most popular options in the segment. The 2020 Kia Optima, which is now available at your local Rusty Wallace Kia dealer serving Knoxville, continues that tradition and brings with it some exciting changes. More great news is that it is now easier than ever to shop the Optima from the comfort of your home or office using a computer, smartphone or many other devices. You can compare trims, options and more, and we have customer service representatives available online to answer your questions, discuss pricing and current specials, work up personalized quotes, assist you with auto loan preapproval and help you in many other ways.
Exterior – 2020 Kia Optima
The fourth-generation Optima has a 110.4-inch wheelbase and measures 191.1 inches in overall length. The trunk provides 15.9 cubic feet of storage area. The base LX has 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, automatic high beams, heated side mirrors and rear parking sensors. The up-level S, which is new for this model year, adds foglamps, a rear spoiler, dual exhaust tips and a hands-free trunk. If you opt for the Panoramic Sunroof package, you get black exterior accents in addition to the sunroof. The EX does not have the spoiler since the exterior is a bit more reserved to reflect the trim’s luxury nature.
Interior – 2020 Kia Optima in Knoxville
The 2020 Kia Optima in Knoxville not only provides seating for five but gives you 120.7 cubic feet in passenger volume overall. The headroom, legroom, shoulder room and hip room for the driver and front passenger are 39.8, 45.5, 58.1 and 56.0 inches, respectively. The rear seating sits large adults comfortably thanks to 37.8, 35.6, 56.4 and 56.0 inches, respectively. The base interior includes an infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a USB port, adjustable front seats and a 60/40-split rear folding seat. The new S trim adds faux leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The luxury-oriented EX adds dual-zone climate control and heated front seats, and its Premium package adds built-in navigation, a heated steering wheel and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
Mechanical/Safety – Kia Optima specs in Knoxville
The base Kia Driver Wise package for the Optima includes automatic headlamp control, automatic high beam control, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, forward collision mitigation, lane departure mitigation, inattentive driver avoidance and blind-spot monitoring. The inclusion of blind-spot monitoring at the base is rather impressive and unusual for the class. The base powertrain is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The EX features a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission. The SX boasts a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The base engine delivers 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The EX engine makes 178 hp and 195 lb.-ft., and the SX is rated for 245 hp and 260 lb.-ft. The hybrid makes 192 hp, and the PHEV makes 202 hp.
The 2020 Kia Optima boasts a variety of trims to cater to different sedan drivers, and all of these trims deliver impressive value. The Optima is available with a number of different powertrains, including a hybrid and plugin hybrid. Kia has introduced a new S model for this model year as well as expanded both the standard equipment and individual and grouped options. This means that the hybrids now get many of the driver assistance technologies as standard equipment. The gas models, which have included those technologies, get pedestrian detection added to the forward collision mitigation system. Some packages, such as the Premium for the LX and the Limited for the SX, are no longer available as most of that optional equipment has been rolled into the standard equipment packages for those trim levels.
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Your local Rusty Wallace Kia dealership in Knoxville, TN is the best source for the latest and most accurate information about the 2020 Kia Optima. We have a huge inventory that reflects all trim levels and options, and you can even shop them from the comfort of your home or office. While we would love to have you in for a test-drive, we also have team members standing by to assist via live chat, email, text message and phone. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized assistance.