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2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three power...

2019 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

While the Kia Cadenza has been around for nearly a decade, the second-generation Cadenza debuted for 2017. So the latest version carries over with minor updates, gaining blind-spot and...

Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2019 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
290 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
253 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
12:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
3,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.62 in x 3.3 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 45.5 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 37.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 16 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 195.7 in
Width 73.2 in 73.6 in
Height 57.7 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 112.4 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
2019 Kia Cadenza
Limited FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Gravity Blue
  • Platinum Graphite
  • Snow White Pearl

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