The Kia Optima is one of the flagship sedans in Kia’s lineup. It offers excellent value for the money, and the 2019 model offers outstanding convenience, technology, and driver aids to deliver a luxury driving experience without the cost of a luxury-badged vehicle. It’s not surprising, then, that drivers throughout the Des Moines region, from West Des Moines to Ankeny and beyond, are curious as to how they can customize their vehicle.
There’s good news for fans of the Optima. This year’s trim levels provide a desirable selection of features with an intuitive range of option packages. Let’s look at the various Kia Optima trim levels, what you get with each one, and where to check out these features for yourself!
The Kia trim levels available for the Optima begin with the base-level LX trim and progress to the S, the EX, and the luxurious SX trim.
At the LX level, you get a 2.4L engine which gives you 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with automatic headlights, heated mirrors, and remote locking for convenience. Cruise control helps you keep pace with the speed limit while a driver information display keeps you informed as to what’s going on around you.
From an infotainment standpoint, the Kia Optima comes with UVO play with an 8-inch Touch-Screen Display. If you are looking for a new Kia sedan that comes standard with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, you'll find both on the new Optima.
At the S level, you get the LX engine combined with a Gloss Black Front Grille, Sport Black Side Sills, and Rear Spoiler. Other styling cues include Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips, Door Handle Pocket Lights, Smart Welcome, and the convenience of a Smart Trunk™. See and be seen with Projector Beam Front Fog Lights and LED Rear Combination Lamps. Luxury features begin to show up at this level as well such as Sport Black Cloth Seat Trim with Leatherette Bolsters.
At the EX level, you gain a 1.6 liter DOHC 16-valve I-4, with Turbocharger that mates to a 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). Torque numbers increase to 195 lb.-ft. @ 1,500-4,500 rpm. Occupants will enjoy such luxurious elements as Sound-Absorbing Front Door Windows, and Machined Finished 17" Alloy Wheels. Advanced safety features also arrive in the Optima EX trim. When you are ready to shop your new Optima in Des Moines, Iowa, our sales associates can tell you more about the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and Electronic Parking Brake with Auto-Hold.
The 2019 Optima EX also offers many desirable options such as the Panoramic Sunroof with Power Sunshade. Options also include Snow White Pearl Premium Color Paint, and the UVO link with 8" Touch-Screen Display, Voice-Command Navigation System, SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™. Audiophiles will also enjoy the optional Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi™, 630 Watts and 10 Speakers. If you would like the LED Interior Lighting and Ambient Lighting that come standard in the SX, you can add this optional equipment to your Optima EX.
At the range-topping SX level, you get a powerful 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine which provides 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It gives you a range of upgrades including LED fog lights and headlights as well as sport-themed options like Sport Black Rear Spoiler and a sport suspension. A flat-bottomed steering wheel rounds out the look.
While sport elements and design cues set the SX apart from other new Optima models for sale, you'll also find some of today's leading infotainment systems. Notably, drivers will enjoy the UVO link with 8-inch Touch-Screen Display, Voice-Command Navigation System, SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™. The Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi™, 630 Watts and 10 Speakers also comes standard on the Optima SX. If you're looking for Steering-Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters and a Sport Steering Wheel, you'll find it here.
As you can see, the Optima SX comes standard with many attractive options. To help you further customize your new sedan, Kia offers many available options. If you would like to spruce up your interior, opt for the Quilted Nappa Leather Seat Trim, Heated Rear Outboard Seat Cushions, Rear Side-Window Sunshades. For added safety and visibility, tick the box next to Surround View Monitor to help you out of troublesome parking spaces.
If you’d like to check out these and other Kia trim levels for yourself, Kia of Des Moines can help. If you live near the Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny areas, contact us today to get started!