Kia Optima 0-60 times

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2017 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SXL Turbo 4dr Sedan,245 hp
turbo, , 6-spd

6.8 sec

15.2 @ 94 mph
SX Turbo 4dr Sedan,245 hp
turbo, , 6-spd

6.8 sec

15.2 @ 94 mph
EX 4dr Sedan,185 hp
turbo, , 6-spd

7.3 sec

15.8 @ 92 mph
LX 4dr Sedan,185 hp
turbo, , 6-spd

7.3 sec

15.8 @ 92 mph
LX Turbo 4dr Sedan,178 hp
turbo, , 7-spd auto-shift man

7.6 sec

15.9 @ 90 mph

2016 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SX Turbo 4dr Sedan,245 hp
turbo,

6.8 sec

15.5 @ 93 mph
EX 4dr Sedan,185 hp

7.3 sec

15.8 @ 92 mph
LX 4dr Sedan,185 hp

7.3 sec

15.8 @ 92 mph
LX Turbo 4dr Sedan,178 hp

7.6 sec

15.9 @ 90 mph

2015 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SXL Turbo 4dr Sedan,274 hp
turbo,

6.4 sec

15.1 @ 97 mph
SX Turbo 4dr Sedan,274 hp
turbo,

6.4 sec

15 @ 96 mph
SX 4dr Sedan,192 hp

7.9 sec

16.1 @ 88 mph
LX 4dr Sedan,192 hp

7.9 sec

16.1 @ 88 mph
EX 4dr Sedan,192 hp

8 sec

16.2 @ 89 mph

Kia Optima 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2017 Kia Optima

6.8 - 7.6 sec

15.2 @ 94 - 15.9 @ 90 mph
2016 Kia Optima

6.8 - 7.6 sec

15.5 @ 93 - 15.9 @ 90 mph
2015 Kia Optima

6.4 - 8 sec

15 @ 97 - 16.2 @ 88 mph
2014 Kia Optima

6.4 - 8 sec

15 @ 96 - 16.5 @ 88 mph
2013 Kia Optima

7.6 - 8 sec

16.3 @ 95 - 16.5 @ 85 mph
2012 Kia Optima

7.2 - 8 sec

15.5 @ 90 - 16.5 @ 89 mph
2011 Kia Optima

7.2 - 8 sec

15.2 @ 94 - 16.5 @ 87 mph
2010 Kia Optima

7.5 - 7.9 sec

15.7 @ 92 - 16.1 @ 90 mph
2009 Kia Optima

7.5 - 8 sec

15.8 @ 92 - 16.1 @ 90 mph
2008 Kia Optima

7.7 - 8.3 sec

15.9 @ 91 - 16.4 @ 88 mph
2007 Kia Optima

7.7 - 8.3 sec

15.9 @ 91 - 16.4 @ 88 mph
2006 Kia Optima

8.4 - 10.5 sec

16.5 @ 87 - 18.65 @ 81 mph
2005 Kia Optima

8.8 - 10.4 sec

16.5 @ 87 - 17.6 @ 80 mph
2004 Kia Optima

8.8 - 10.4 sec

16.5 @ 87 - 17.6 @ 80 mph
2003 Kia Optima

8.8 - 10.4 sec

16.5 @ 87 - 17.6 @ 80 mph
2002 Kia Optima

7.45 - 8.95 sec

15.6 @ 0 - 17.1 @ 0 mph
2001 Kia Optima

7.7 - 9 sec

15.85 @ 0 - 17.15 @ 0 mph

Kia Optima competitors' 0-60 mph acceleration

Cars with the same 0-60 time

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.3 sec @ 89
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15 sec @ 90
2017 Jeep Wrangler

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.3 sec @ 89
2017 Lexus RX 350

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.1 sec @ 93
2017 Porsche Cayenne

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.4 sec @ 88
2017 Toyota Sequoia

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.3 sec @ 92

It might be difficult to reproduce official Kia Optima 0-60 times driving your own car, as measuring accuracy of Kia Optima acceleration from 0 to 60 depends on the transmission type or such variables as wind, weather conditions, tire traction or even weight of the rim. For the safety of the public, 0-60 times are often recorded by professional drivers on the closed racing tracks or dragstrips.

The good news is you can always soup up your car to have the best drag times. The easiest way is chip-tuning. The Engine of Kia Optima is equipped with an engine management system (EMS)/Engine Control Unit (ECU) which can be modified to different settings, producing different performance levels and boosting Optima\'s horsepower.

Right now we are well on course to post the data on transmission and engine on the Kia Optima acceleration page of our website. We also have plans to make it possible for any visitor of the website to add their own custom data on Kia Optima acceleration.


In contrast to its first editions, the modern generation of Kia Optima models are quite competitive vehicles able to make a run from zero to 60 in under 7 seconds. Over the years, Optima has been confused with Hyundai Sonata living in the shadow of its parent auto. But 2016 Kia Optima is more of its own car than ever before pushing the boundaries of the mid-sized sedans. Since 2001, when the model was introduced, Kia Optima has drastically improved its 0-60 times. 

On the highest trim level, Kia Optima SX Turbo 4dr Sedan produces 245 hp and 260 lb.-ft of torque at 6000 rpm boasting of an impressive 0-60 times of 6.8 seconds. In addition to the 2-litre turbocharged engine Kia offers 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder motor on the base and 1.6-liter turbocharged engine aimed at fuel economy. The recent update resulted in a better feedback and an improved steering feel with the price tag still very attractive. 

CarAndDriver Test Result

  • - Zero to 60 mph: 7.5 sec
  • - Zero to 100 mph: 20.4 sec
  • - Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 7.7 sec
  • - Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.9 sec
  • - Top gear, 50-70 mph: 5.1 sec
  • - Standing ¼-mile: 15.9 sec @ 90 mph
  • - Top speed (C/D est): 135 mph
  • - Braking, 70-0 mph: 179 ft
  • - Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.83 g

2015 Kia Optima 0-60 Acceleration with Top Speed

 

2016 Kia Optima 0-60mph/ w Exhaust View

 

2012 KIA Optima SX Turbo 0-60 MPH Mile - 8.74 seconds - High Performance Test

 

2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0 Turbo 0-60 MPH Injen Intake

 

2007 KIA Optima 2.7L V6 0-60 MPH

 

2011 Kia Optima 0-60 MPH

This Optima was equipped with the 2.4-liter inline four cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

 

2014 Kia Optima SX-T 0-60 & 0-100

 

2012 Kia Optima Turbo charged, 0-60 & 0-90 run

 

2014 Kia Optima EX: 0-60 run #1 [stock]

 

2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0 Turbo 0-60 Run TC Off Injen Intake Ark Springs Continental ExtremeContact DW


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