Kia Optima 0-60 times

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2020 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile

2019 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile

2018 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SX Turbo 4dr Sedan
245 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3494 Weight, 22 City / 31 Hwy mpg
6.8 sec, 15.2 @ 94
LX 4dr Sedan
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3219 Weight, 25 City / 36 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.8 @ 92
EX 4dr Sedan
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3362 Weight, 25 City / 36 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.8 @ 92
LX Turbo 4dr Sedan
178 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., 3224 Weight, 28 City / 37 Hwy mpg
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 90

Car And Driver Results

2017 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SX Turbo 4dr Sedan
245 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3494 Weight, 22 City / 31 Hwy mpg
6.8 sec, 15.2 @ 94
SXL Turbo 4dr Sedan
245 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3594 Weight, 22 City / 31 Hwy mpg
6.8 sec, 15.2 @ 94
LX 4dr Sedan
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3219 Weight, 25 City / 36 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.8 @ 92
EX 4dr Sedan
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3362 Weight, 24 City / 34 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.8 @ 92
LX Turbo 4dr Sedan
178 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., 3224 Weight, 28 City / 34 Hwy mpg
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 90

Car And Driver Results

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
Braking, 70-0 mph 179 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D

2016 Kia Optima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SX Turbo 4dr Sedan
245 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3494 Weight, 22 City / 32 Hwy mpg
6.8 sec, 15.5 @ 93
LX 4dr Sedan
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3219 Weight, 24 City / 35 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.8 @ 92
EX 4dr Sedan
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3362 Weight, 24 City / 35 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.8 @ 92
LX Turbo 4dr Sedan
178 Hp, 195 Lb-Ft., 3224 Weight, 28 City / 39 Hwy mpg
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 90

Car And Driver Results

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
Braking, 70-0 mph 179 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D


Kia Optima 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times, Quarter mile
2018 6.8 - 7.6 sec, 15.2 @ 94 - 15.9 @ 90 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

Kia Optima competitors' 0-60 mph acceleration

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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