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2019 Kia Optima Design and Features

2019 Kia Optima - Design Changes and Tech Upgrades

The 2019 Kia Optima received some design changes for the new model year, including upgraded headlamps, a sportier shape, and new options for its interior. This midsize sedan is even better looking and smarter than it was before, offering more for the same money.

Design Changes

Key changes for the new 2019 Kia Optima are its standard LED lighting, upgraded tail lamps with better visibility and a leaner look, and new fog lamps with a sportier appeal. These changes coincide with updates made to the exterior styling of the Kia Optima, adding a more fast-paced appeal to the car overall.

Interior Upgrades

Inside the 2019 Kia Optima in Calgary, customers will note a new interior color option for the SX trim as well as new leather upholstery options for a more upscale feel. The Optima's UVO infotainment system is also upgraded, adding better functionality and a more intuitive menu system for faster control. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are, of course, standard with the UVO infotainment system. Another advanced option is the UVO Intelligence system, which uses the UVO app on a smartphone to control some of the Optima's systems with automated climate presets, remote starting, a vehicle finder and more.

Safety Features

Safety systems on the Optima have been updated as well. New for 2019 are lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning, and forward collision warning. These are standard equipment in the new 2019 Kia Optima. On offer is also adaptive cruise control.

Engine Upgrades and Performance

Powering the new 2019 Optima are two engines, one of which will be familiar to long-time Optima fans. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder GDI engine is the standard engine in the Optima and doesn't change from previous years. This well-tuned, efficient engine offers up to 9.5 l/100km in the city and 7.1 l/100km on the highway. It's 185-horsepower output is enough to make the 2019 Kia Optima feel light on its feet.

The upgrade engine option is a new 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI that outputs a whopping 245 horsepower. This engine makes the 2019 Optima into a sports sedan, pushing the limits of what the Optima's well-tuned chassis can do. The smooth, sporty suspension and road-hugging control of the Optima really comes out when this turbocharged GDI is doing its thing.

2019 Kia Optima in Calgary

Whatever you're looking for in a modern sedan, the award-winning 2019 Kia Optima in Calgary is likely to fit. As an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ award winner and a strong, priced-right offering in the midsize sedan class, the 2019 Optima delivers. Come see one today at Eastside Kia. You won't regret it.

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