Kia Optima 0-60 times

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2018 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

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

6.8 sec

15.2 @ 94 mph

2017 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

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

6.8 sec

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

6.8 sec

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

7.3 sec

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

7.3 sec

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

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


Kia Optima 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

6.8 sec

15.2 @ 94 mph
2017

6.8 - 7.6 sec

15.2 @ 94 - 15.9 @ 90 mph
2016

6.8 - 7.6 sec

15.5 @ 93 - 15.9 @ 90 mph
2015

6.4 - 8 sec

15 @ 97 - 16.2 @ 88 mph
2014

6.4 - 8 sec

15 @ 96 - 16.5 @ 88 mph
2013

7.6 - 8 sec

16.3 @ 95 - 16.5 @ 85 mph
2012

7.2 - 8 sec

15.5 @ 90 - 16.5 @ 89 mph
2011

7.2 - 8 sec

15.2 @ 94 - 16.5 @ 87 mph
2010

7.5 - 7.9 sec

15.7 @ 92 - 16.1 @ 90 mph
2009

7.5 - 8 sec

15.8 @ 92 - 16.1 @ 90 mph
2008

7.7 - 8.3 sec

15.9 @ 91 - 16.4 @ 88 mph
2007

7.7 - 8.3 sec

15.9 @ 91 - 16.4 @ 88 mph
2006

8.4 - 10.5 sec

16.5 @ 87 - 18.65 @ 81 mph
2005

8.8 - 10.4 sec

16.5 @ 87 - 17.6 @ 80 mph
2004

8.8 - 10.4 sec

16.5 @ 87 - 17.6 @ 80 mph
2003

8.8 - 10.4 sec

16.5 @ 87 - 17.6 @ 80 mph
2002

7.45 - 8.95 sec

15.6 @ 0 - 17.1 @ 0 mph
2001

7.7 - 9 sec

15.85 @ 0 - 17.15 @ 0 mph

Cars with the same 0-60 time

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15 sec @ 90
2018 Hyundai Sonata

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.3 sec @ 94
2018 Jeep Wrangler

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.3 sec @ 89
2018 Lexus RX 350

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.1 sec @ 93
2018 Porsche Cayenne

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.4 sec @ 88
2018 Toyota Sequoia

0-60 times 6.8 sec

1/4 mile 15.3 sec @ 92

Kia has made tremendous improvements over the years with the Kia Optima. The mid-sized sedan now comes with a reliable warranty and bold style. These and other features make it a worthy option for consumers as they try to look beyond the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

On the outside, the Optima now comes with more shape, curves, and character. The coupe-like roofline offers more headroom for back-seaters. The front-drive trim comes elongated to make it look sportier - a rear-drive feature that the latest Kia Stinger upgrades on.

The interior isn’t that different from what you’d expect in a competing vehicle. It, however, has a great fit and finish with luxury-like details that contribute to Kia’s rise to premium standards. The upper trim (the Optima SX) comes with a “Turbo” Badge stamped at the front fenders near the rear doors.

The Optima EX, Optima S and Base Optima LX come with a 2.4-liter, 185-horsepower, inline-4 engine that maximizes fuel economy using direct injection. There’s an optional turbo-4 1.6-liter engine available for the LX. The former trims run on a 6-speed automatic transmission which allows the 2.4 to generate its peak torque at 4,000 rpm. While this might not excite speed fanatics, it offers a smooth drive.

The optional 1.6-liter LX comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which allows the engine to churn 195 lb-ft of torque and 178 hp. Its performance is more responsive compared to the 2.4, and also provides great fuel economy (30 mpg). Its gearing does, however, fall behind when compared to that of competing models made by Ford and Volkswagen.

The Optima SX provides more fun when driving. Its 2.0-liter turbo 4 engine generates 260 lb-ft of torque and 245 hp at just 1,350 rpm. The 6-speed automatic transmission allows for granular control, hence, helping drivers decide on what gear to use. Downshifts are quick and responsive. There’s an uplifting vibration that comes with the SX, probably due to the engine, which drivers might appreciate.

The new 2018 Kia Optima comes with improved suspension. It retains the MacPherson strut at the front while the rear comes multi-linked. The springs also come cushier with revised bushings at the front. These, however, don’t perform that well on fussy pavements.

The Kia Optima has always provided great value to consumers. The current generation takes things a little higher by providing drivers with the latest luxury features and driving aids. The price is also competitive for a midsize sedan. Added on top of these are a solid warranty and a host of standard features that make the Optima a tough competitor as Camry and Accord get redesigned.



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