Kia Optima Performance: Efficient Power, Top Technology

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The Optima lineup has always been celebrated for its versatility and style, but the 2017 Kia Optima performance features takes this stellar sedan to the next level. Introducing new technology and boisterous engine options, this Optima is perfect for the modern driver. The sedan is a popular pick at Jeffrey Kia, and we have an impressive new Kia Optima inventory for customers to explore. Are you ready to experience the power and agility that the latest model has to offer? Stop by Jeffrey Kia and speak with our Kia experts about a test drive. While the Optima has dazzling specs, it’s even more remarkable in person!

Powertrain and Efficiency

The 2017 Kia Optima is available with three different engine options, so Michigan drivers can choose their ideal powertrain configuration. On the LX and EX trims, you’ll find a 2.4L I4 engine that generates 185 hp and up to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg on the highway. Eco-minded drivers can opt for the LX 1.6T trim for its 1.6L turbocharged I4 that delivers 178 hp, while pushing fuel economy up to 37 mpg. Looking for a little extra pep in your daily drive? Try the SX and SX Limited trims to experience the 2.0L turbocharged I4 engine. This system delivers 245 hp, while maintaining a strong 31 mpg on the highway.

Kia has also set its sights on the future with the arrival of the 2017 Optima Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid options. If you crave a luxurious sedan with greener power, then these two models have everything that you need. Enjoy a fuel-efficient performance with the aid of the electric motor, and experience up to 270 lb-ft of torque!

Kia paired these top-notch engine options with fantastic transmission options as well. All trim levels offer a 6-speed automatic transmission, which produces a smooth and seamless ride across the open roads. If you choose the LX 1.6T trim, you can take advantage of the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This system gives drivers even better control over every drive, while also providing the ease of a traditional automatic.

Handling and Design

When you get behind the wheel of the Kia Optima, you’ll notice a difference immediately. Not only is the Kia Optima gorgeous, inside and out, but this design encourages a more aerodynamic performance. Over half of the exterior was constructed with advanced high strength steel, and ring-shaped structures enhance body rigidity. Additionally, hot-stamped components reinforce the frame in vulnerable areas, so you get a stylish ride that handles like a dream. Between the MacPherson strut system with stabilizer bar in the front and the multi-link suspension in the rear, the Optima was designed to even out any bumps in the road. The cabin is quiet, the ride quality is smooth, and the experience is undeniably Kia.

Test Drive the Kia Optima Performance Today!

The Kia Optima performance features set this sedan apart from the rest of its class, but the 2017 Optima has plenty more to offer Michigan drivers! You can also check out how much each new 2019 Optima trim costs. Visit Jeffrey Kia in Roseville or contact us for more information about a test drive.