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Posted on January 17, 2020
The 2020 Kia Optima offers a gentle ride that makes it ideal for use as a midsize family sedan. The spacious, premium cabin with an intuitive infotainment system elevates the interior of the car, even though the exterior features no major changes from the 2019 model to the 2020 model. The Kia Optima is a solid car, placing high in the midsize category along staples such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
The Optima features sleek lines and refined styling, but it also includes all the "must-have" safety features to keep you and your family safe during your travels. A Blind Spot Detection System is standard on the Optima, alerting you to potential dangers that you cannot see. Another standard safety feature is Lane Keep Assist, which notifies you and intervenes with corrective steering if you begin to drift out of your lane. Kia also offers two high-tech safety features as standard on all models--Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert--that are often only optional or available on high trim levels from other manufacturers. However, Kia makes them standard on the Optima to reduce risk of accidents.
While the 2020 Kia Optima offers many selling points, consumers are already looking forward to the 2021 models. Available in Canada starting in the second half of 2020, the 2021 Kia Optima brings a complete redesign to the midsize sedan, including two turbo engines, all-wheel-drive (AWD), and new GT trim. The revised front-end brings a stronger and more muscular look to the Optima, while the previous fascia was sleeker and more rounded. The look is also improved with new intake vents and LED daytime running lights, which make the sedan more noticeable instead of letting it blend in with the crowd.
The interior still retains its luxury-like features and its superior attention to detail. Heated and ventilated front seats, ambient interior lighting, plush leather upholstery, and a wireless charging pad are just a few of the perks you can expect from a 2021 Kia Optima.
Under the hood, the base model Optima will now be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with 178 horsepower taking you from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and featuring 195 lb-ft of torque. A new GT trim level has been added to the Optima line-up, which will feature a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 286 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. All engines will have a six- or eight-speed automatic transmission, while the GT trim has an available eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Another significant improvement in global markets, including Canada, is that the 2021 Kia Optima will get an all-wheel-drive (AWD) option. This will improve its performance in the snow and compete against other manufacturers who have offered AWD for many years.
Both the 2020 and 2021 versions of the Kia Optima are safe, reliable, and stylish cars that offer a fun drive, a well-appointed design, and a spacious interior for the entire family. While the 2021 models are completely redesigned, either option is a great choice for getting you on the road and off to the races.
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