2012 Kia Optima Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders, rear center with pass-thru · Floor Material: carpet
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, accessory hook · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.25, 2.89
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Door handle color: body-color with chrome accents · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Turns lock-to-lock: 2.90
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
LXT Technology PKG $2,700
VA-2 Convenience PKG $600
EH Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror $350
RS Remote Start $350
RF All-Weather Floor Mats $115
CA Cargo Mat $95
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $95
CT Cargo Tray $75
DSA Door-Sill Applique $75
BA Rear Bumper Applique $70
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
UP Beige, Seat Trim $0
87 Gray, Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
Price $19,500 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 200 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
24MPG city
35MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,500
Invoice$19,095

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
24MPG city
35MPG highway
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
24MPG city
35MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 200 hp I4
Power 200 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 186 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18.5 gal
Front Legroom45.5 in
Back Legroom34.7 in
Wheelbase110 in
Length190.7 in
Width72 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.4 cu ft
The entry-level trim in Kia’s value-laden 2012 Optima lineup is the well-equipped Optima LX. This classy 5-passenger midsize sedan sports an efficient inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant,... Read More
The entry-level trim in Kia’s value-laden 2012 Optima lineup is the well-equipped Optima LX. This classy 5-passenger midsize sedan sports an efficient inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant, a choice of either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space, a surprising wealth of standard creature comforts and some head-turning moves.
The combination of the variable-valve-timed (VVT) I4 and the 6-speed stick-shift or the 6-speed automatic results in 200 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque, not to mention mileage estimates of 24 mpg city/35 highway.
When equipped with the 6-speed stick, the Optima LX sports 16-inch steel wheels, while an LX boasting the 6-speed shiftable automatic is delivered with 16-inch alloy wheels and cruise control.
Otherwise, each version of Kia’s decently wrought Optima LX sedan carries standard cloth upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated power-adjustable mirrors, power windows and door locks and telescoping tilt-wheel steering. Look for a cooled glovebox to be standard in all LX editions, as well as air conditioning, Bluetooth hands-free communications, and an MP3-capable single-CD player with 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB connection.
Options packages in this base trim include the LX Convenience Package with Kia’s Uvo infotainment system, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a universal remote garage door opener, while the LX Technology Package boasts hard-drive-based navigation, upgraded Infinity audio with 8 speakers and dual-zone auto climate control. Some of the above features are available as standalone options, while SiriusXM NavTraffic and a rear-view camera can be added to the navigation suite.
Standard safety features aboard the 2012 Optima LX, meanwhile, include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Some additional standard safety equipment includes front fog/driving lights and turn-signal-integrated mirrors.
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders, rear center with pass-thru · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, accessory hook · Universal garage door opener: Homelink · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 2.89
Engine Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Door handle color: body-color with chrome accents · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: self-leveling, Halogen, Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Turns lock-to-lock: 2.90
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
PB Premium PKG $2,950
EST Technology PKG $1,400
RF All-Weather Floor Mats $115
CA Cargo Mat $95
CT Cargo Tray $75
DSA Door-Sill Applique $75
BA Rear Bumper Applique $70
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
UP Beige, Seat Trim $0
87 Gray, Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
Price $23,200 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 200 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
24MPG city
35MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$23,200
Invoice$21,675

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
24MPG city
35MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 200 hp I4
Power 200 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 186 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18.5 gal
Front Legroom45.5 in
Back Legroom34.7 in
Wheelbase110 in
Length190.7 in
Width72 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.4 cu ft
Up one step in Kia’s primo sedan lineup is the 2012 Optima EX. Equipped with a standard variable-valve-timed (VVT) inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine and delivered with the 6-speed shiftable... Read More
Up one step in Kia’s primo sedan lineup is the 2012 Optima EX. Equipped with a standard variable-valve-timed (VVT) inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine and delivered with the 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, this 5-seat midsize sedan puts out 200 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque to the tune of 24 mpg city/35 highway.
Look for 17-inch alloy wheels to tote 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space, while occupants are swaddled in leather-trimmed upholstery, and drivers can get comfy with the 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and tilt-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Then, too, this midlevel trim comes with remote power door locks, power windows and heated power-adjustable mirrors, simulated wood cabin accents and a leather-wrapped shifter knob, along with dual-zone automatic climate control. Cruise control is, of course, standard, as is a universal remote garage door opener, Bluetooth hands-free calling and a cooled glovebox storage bin.
Finally an MP3-capable single-CD player with 6 speakers comes standard, bolstered by Kia’s Uvo infotainment system, satellite radio and USB port.
Standalone options include power-folding outside mirrors, a power sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and memory for driver's settings. The available EX Premium Package, meantime, includes Infinity premium audio with 8 speakers, a rear-view camera, a heated steering wheel and a power-adjustable front passenger seat, as well as a number of the above standalone options.
Standard safety equipment aboard Kia’s 2012 Optima EX includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Finally, this midlevel trim additionally sports standard front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors and a remote antitheft alarm, while LED daytime running lights and an electronic parking brake are optional safety items with the Premium Package.
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders, rear center with pass-thru · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, accessory hook · Universal garage door opener: Homelink · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 2.89
Engine Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Door handle color: body-color with chrome accents · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen, Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Turns lock-to-lock: 2.90
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
PBT Premium PKG $2,950
EST Technology PKG $1,400
RF All-Weather Floor Mats $115
CA Cargo Mat $95
CT Cargo Tray $75
DSA Door-Sill Applique $75
BA Rear Bumper Applique $70
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
UP Beige, Seat Trim $0
87 Gray, Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
Price $25,100 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 274 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
34MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,100
Invoice$23,455

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
34MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.0L 274 hp I4
Power 274 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 269 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18.5 gal
Front Legroom45.5 in
Back Legroom34.7 in
Wheelbase110 in
Length190.7 in
Width72 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.4 cu ft
Should the prospective 2012 Kia Optima buyer want a bit more oomph in his or her midlevel EX, there’s the Optima EX Turbo to consider. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylin... Read More
Should the prospective 2012 Kia Optima buyer want a bit more oomph in his or her midlevel EX, there’s the Optima EX Turbo to consider. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant mates with a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 274 hp, 269 lb-ft of torque and gas mileage estimated at 22 mpg city/34 highway… at least in a perfect world.
Standard amenities complementing the EX Turbo's 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space include 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-trimmed upholstery, simulated wood cabin accents and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Remote power door locks, power windows and heated power-adjustable outside mirrors are standard aboard this midlevel 4-door, as are cruise control and telescoping tilt-wheel steering.
Further amenities include dual-zone automatic climate control, a cooled glovebox, a universal remote garage door opener, Bluetooth hands-free communications, a single-CD player with 6 speakers, Kia’s UVO infotainment system, satellite radio and a USB port.
Additionally, this spiffy midsize 4-door can be equipped with a power sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, upgraded Infinity audio with 8 premium speakers, hard-drive-based navigation with SiriusXM NavTraffic, memory for driver's settings and a rear-view camera, all sold separately. Owners who want front power-adjustable seats and a heated steering wheel can select the available EX Premium Package.
Finally, standard safety features aboard the 2012 Optima EX Turbo include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Additionally, front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors and a remote antitheft alarm come standard, while optional safety equipment includes LED daytime running lights and an electronic parking brake.
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders, rear center with pass-thru · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Refrigerated storage · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, accessory hook · Universal garage door opener: Homelink · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 2.89
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Door handle color: body-color with chrome accents · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler: lip · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED
Locks Auto-lock
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column · Impact sensor: door unlock
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather/cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Turns lock-to-lock: 2.90
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
SXL Limited PKG $3,300
PR Premium PKG $2,950
PRT Premium Touring PKG $2,950
EST Technology PKG $1,400
RF All-Weather Floor Mats $115
CA Cargo Mat $95
CT Cargo Tray $75
DSA Door Sill Applique $75
BA Rear Bumper Applique $70
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
VA-1 Black, Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
VA-3 White, Seat Trim $0
Price $26,500 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 274 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
34MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$26,500
Invoice$24,760

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
34MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.0L 274 hp I4
Power 274 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 269 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18.5 gal
Front Legroom45.5 in
Back Legroom34.7 in
Wheelbase110 in
Length190.7 in
Width72 in
Height57.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.4 cu ft
Turbocharged and agile, classy and well-equipped, the 2012 Kia Optima SX represents the flagship edition of this midsize sedan. Adorned with a sport-tuned suspension, rear spoiler, 18-i... Read More
Turbocharged and agile, classy and well-equipped, the 2012 Kia Optima SX represents the flagship edition of this midsize sedan. Adorned with a sport-tuned suspension, rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors outside, this turbocharged 5-seater boasts paddle shifters gracing the leather-wrapped steering wheel and simulated carbon fiber accents inside. Then there’s the power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped shifter knob and dual-zone automatic climate control to pamper folks, as well as remote power door locks, power windows, a universal remote garage door opener, cruise control and telescoping tilt-wheel steering.
Look for 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space to hump stuff in the SX and a cooled glovebox to keep cold drinks drinkable. Finally, this sporty sedan is delivered with Bluetooth hands-free communications and a 6-speaker, MP3-capable single-CD player that’s bolstered by satellite radio and a USB connection.
One of the more popular options packages for Kia’s flagship sedan is the Limited Package, which effectively turns the SX into the SX L sub-trim. Included in this hefty bundle are goodies like hard-drive-based navigation, nappa leather seat trim, upgraded interior accents and upgraded exterior chrome. A number of Premium packages, including the Premium Touring and Premium Technology packages add such niceties as a power sunroof, hard-drive-based navigation, a heated steering wheel, power-adjustable front passenger seat, memory for driver's settings, front and second-row heated seats, rear-view camera, 8-speaker Infinity audio and power-folding outside mirrors. Lastly, the SX Chrome Limited Package throws red-painted brake calipers and even more exterior chrome and badges into the SX L sub-trim.
The heart of the 2012 Optima SX, meanwhile, is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine, while the brain remains a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. This matchup puts out 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, and mileage stays in the vicinity of 22 mpg city/34 highway with this blown four-banger.
Finally, occupant safety is provided for via standard 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Turn-signal-integrated mirrors, front fog/driving lights, self-leveling high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights and a remote antitheft alarm also come standard, while LED daytime running lights and an electronic parking brake are optional.
EX Luxury
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
EX Plus
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
EX Turbo Plus
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
LX Plus
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.