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The Kia Optima is manufactured as a 4-door sedan and is sold in many markets. In Europe, the Optima is known as the Kia Magentis; however, the name Optima will now be used in all markets except China. The Kia Optima is commonly compared with other vehicles like the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord. Kia is offering a hybrid version of the Optima as well.
|Production Years:||2000 to present|
|Model Years:||2000 to present|
|Body Style:||4-Door Sedan, 5-Door Estate|
|Annual US Sales:||2001: 25,910|
|Trims Available:||LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX, SX Limited, Hybrid Premium, Hybrid EX|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||18.5 gal (Std) 15.9 gal (Hybrid)|
|EPA City (mpg):||25 (LX) 28 (LX 1.6T) 24 (EX) 22 (SX, SX Limited) 39 (Hybrid)|
|EPA Highway (mpg):||36 (LX) 37 (LX 1.6T) 34 (EX) 31 (SX, SX Limited) 46 (Hybrid)|
|Base Curb Weight:||3,219 – 3,594 lbs|
The first generation of the Kia Optima was assembled in South Korea, China and Russia. Related vehicles of the Optima are the Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Trajet and the Kia Sedona. This generation of the Optima offered three engines including a 2.4L I4, a 2.5L V6 and a 2.7L V6. Transmissions included a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual.
In the second generation, the Kia Optima was assembled in Malaysia, in addition to South Korea and Russia. More engines were offered in this generation including a 2.0L I4, two 2.4L I4’s and two 2.7L V6’s in gasoline versions and a 2.0L I4 diesel. A third transmission was added in this generation including a 5-speed automatic.
Some of the third generation Kia Optima’s were assembled in the United States. The Kia Optima was still a mid-size car with a 4-door body style and a layout of a front engine, front-wheel drive. This generation lasted from 2010 until 2015.
The fourth generation production years started in 2015 with model years starting in 2016. This generation also saw a new body style called a 5-door estate. The amount of engines were decreased from seven to three.
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