2015 Kia Optima

2015 Kia Optima

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn EXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$24,100.00
4dr Sdn LXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$21,650.00
4dr Sdn SXGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$25,700.00
4dr Sdn SX TurboGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$27,700.00
4dr Sdn SXL TurboGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$35,500.00

4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $21,840.00
Invoice: $20,893.00
Hwy MPG: 34 mpg
City MPG: 23 mpg

Pros

Crisp, Euro-influenced styling; fuel-efficient powertrains; capacious interior; strong value; hybrid powertrain available; excellent warranty

Model Highlights

The 2015 Kia Optima comes in five different trims, LX, EX, SX, SX Turbo and SXL Turbo. LX and EX models come with a 200-horsepower, 2.4L direct-injection 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The Optima SX-Turbo and the SXL get a more powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine, which makes 274 horsepower. Like the 2.4L, it is mated to a 6-speed automatic.

The Kia Optima Hybrid comes in LX and EX trims. The hybrid powertrain consists of a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, a lithium polymer battery and electric motor to wring a total output of 159 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission is the only transmission available for the Hybrid.

No matter the trim, the Optima comes with the same body style and essentially the same interior appointments, within a very contemporary exterior. At nearly 191 inches long, with a wheelbase of about 110 inches, the Optima is at the larger end of mid-size, and its cabin layout feels very spacious. The 5-passenger layout includes 60/40-split rear seatbacks in all models, and there's enough width for three adults to fit across in the back seat. Ride quality is compliant, yet handling is quite responsive for a 4-door sedan, with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link setup in back, with coil springs and front anti-roll bars.

The 2015 Optima is highly fuel-efficient, and that holds true no matter which model is chosen. Base 2.4L models get an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city, 35 highway, while SX and SXL Turbo models get 22/34 mpg. An Active Eco system, which helps improve fuel efficiency by promoting better driving habits and smartly managing accessories, is standard on all the models as well.

The Hybrid model improves on this already-impressive fuel economy rating. It is capable of a surprising 40 mpg highway/46 mpg city.

Base-level LX models come with a height-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, power locks, windows and mirrors, heated exterior mirrors, a cooled glovebox and cruise control. The base sound system includes satellite-radio capability, Bluetooth hands-free calling features and steering-wheel audio controls. At the mid-range EX level, the Optima includes upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels, leather trim, wood door trim and metal bezels for the center console, plus leather upholstery, push-button start, a Smart Key system, dual-zone climate control, rear vents, a universal garage-door opener, a 10-way adjustable power driver's seat, additional interior lighting and floor mats. The SX gets sporty suspension, paddle shifters on the steering wheel, a sportier exterior appearance, LED taillights and 18-inch alloy wheels. The SX Turbo includes the more powerful engine, but also gets HID headlamps. Top of the line SXL models come with nearly every feature available, and also include 19-inch wheels, Napa leather seat-trim and exterior chrome accents.

Major options on the Optima include a Convenience Package on the base LX, which includes an auto-dimming rear mirror and an uprated stereo. EX models can be optioned with a Premium Package that brings various upgrades, including heated-and-cooled front seats, a power passenger seat, Infinity audio, power-folding mirrors, a rear camera and Kia's more sophisticated UVO connectivity system. Premium Package-equipped SX models also get a blind spot detection system and a backup warning system in addition to everything else included in the package.

Safety features are well represented too, with seat-mounted side airbags in front, side-curtain bags that cover first and second rows, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and Hill Assist Control for smooth starts when facing uphill.

Model News

Following a thorough refresh last year the Kia Optima hits 2015 with only minor changes. Among them, the UVO infotainment system has been upgraded, cruise control placement is more ergonomically friendly, and an acoustic laminated windshield is standard.

Value Writeup

Compared to other mid-size sedans, the Kia Optima stands out in many ways. Showcasing Kia's more Euro-influenced design direction, the Optima's styling is much more edgy than that of most other mid-size sedans. The Optima's design is functional, too, and quite roomy on the inside. The Optima is also one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedans, offering strong mileage in addition to its sporty performance. The turbocharged engine in the SX-Turbo and Limited trims provides the power and acceleration of a V6 but the gas mileage of a four.

Kia continues to offer an excellent 10-year warranty on powertrain components.

Pricing

To get up to date 2015 Kia Optima values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Smokey Blue

Manufacturers Code: (B3U)

  • Gray
  • Black
 

Titanium Silver

Manufacturers Code: (IM)

  • Gray
  • Black
 

Dark Cherry

Manufacturers Code: (IR)

  • Beige
 

Metal Bronze

Manufacturers Code: (D0)

  • Beige
 

Satin Metal

Manufacturers Code: (STM)

  • Beige
 

Snow White Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (SWP)

  • Gray
  • Beige
  • Black
 

Aurora Black

Manufacturers Code: (ABP)

  • Beige
  • Black
 

Bright Silver

Manufacturers Code: (3D)

  • Gray
  • Black
 

Platinum Graphite

Manufacturers Code: (ABT)

  • Beige
  • Black
 

Remington Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (TR3)

  • Beige
 

Sparkling Silver

Manufacturers Code: (KCS)

  • Gray
  • Black
 

Ebony Black

Manufacturers Code: (EB)

  • Gray
  • Beige
  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationMid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.39
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.77
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.38
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)2.88
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy34 MPG
Cruising Range - City425.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City23 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined27 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy629.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeRegular Unleaded I-4
Displacement2.4 L/144
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM192 @ 6300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM181 @ 4250
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)150
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume102.2 ft³
Front Head Room40 in
Front Leg Room45.5 in
Front Shoulder Room57.3 in
Front Hip Room54.7 in
Second Head Room37.6 in
Second Leg Room34.7 in
Second Shoulder Room55.7 in
Second Hip Room54.5 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase110 in
Length, Overall190.7 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors72.1 in
Height, Overall57.1 in
Track Width, Front63 in
Track Width, Rear63 in
Min Ground Clearance5.1 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume15.4 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3237 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP205/65HR16
Rear Tire SizeP205/65HR16
Wheels
Front Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb35.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake Type4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.8 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx18.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
10 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 9.6%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.


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