The 2019 Kia Optima: What You Need to Know About This Premium Sedan


two 2019 kia optima's parked next to each otherThe 2019 Kia Optima is more than a powerful sedan — it is a showstopper. With distinctive gloss black accents and its long, sleek design, the Optima prioritizes style just as much as it prioritizes performance. Continue reading to learn more.

Inside the 2019 Optima


The 2019 Optima showcases eight color choices including Snow White Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Sangria, and Horizon Blue. Available LED headlights gives you clear visibility and a distinguished look. Available gloss black wheels, rear spoilers, and side sills with the signature tiger nose grille ensure you make a grand entrance with every commute. 

The wide-open interior comes in eight color variations with cloth and leather options. Front-row passengers get to enjoy heated and ventilated seats while second-row passengers in the rear outboard seats get the shared luxury of heated seats as well. The flat-bottom leather steering wheel is both comfortable and provides an extra couple of inches of legroom. Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters give you sportscar-like control as you seamlessly shift from one gear to the next without taking your hands off of the wheel. 


The Optima has the get-up-and-go you need to reach your destination and navigate heavy traffic with ease. The SX trim comes with a 2.0L Turbo engine which provides 245 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque — more than enough power to get you where you need to go. The EX trim was designed to prioritize efficiency with a 1.6L Turbocharged engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which provides plenty of power while maintaining an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. 

Safety and Technology

UVO link gives you remote access to features such as climate control and locks from your smartphone or personal device. It also gives you access to safety features such as 24-hour roadside assistance to help you feel more confident while you’re out and about. 

Speaking of confidence, the Optima is equipped with Driver-Assistance features to help you navigate safely through rush-hour traffic. Awarded the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, the Optima was designed with safety as a top priority. 

Some available safety features include:

  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance w/ Pedestrian Detection (FCA-Ped)
  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G)

Test Drive the 2019 Optima in Monroe, NC

If you’re ready to experience the new Kia Optima in person, schedule a test drive at Union County Kia. We have a variety of new Kia cars and SUVs for sale in Monroe, NC, to ensure you drive home in the Kia of your dreams. For more information, visit our dealership or give us a call today.