What is the Maximum Horsepower of the 2020 Kia Optima?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 5:57 pm
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2020 Kia Optima Engine Details and Performance Features

The 2020 Kia Optima is a vehicle that’s driven to stand out, offering sporty performance as well as excellent technologies! This model pushes out a ton of power due to its engine and wide-range of performance-boosting systems, letting you take your drive to the next level. Continue reading below to see what this model offers you! 

2020 Kia Optima Engine Information 

Part of the Kia Optima’s performance comes from its great engine options, systems that deliver a wide range of capability when paired with technologies we’ll discuss in a moment. These engines include a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which pushes out 185 horsepower, as well as a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 245 horsepower.  

These two engines deliver a ton of capability on their own, but they’re far from all the Kia Optima offers! They need a variety of performance-boosting systems to help achieve their full potential. 

2020 Kia Optima top down view
2020 Kia Optima engine

2020 Kia Optima Performance Technologies 

Pairing with the two engines listed above are the 2020 Kia Optima’s excellent performance-boosting features. These include transmission systems as well as Plug-in hybrid technology. The first of these technologies is the transmission of the Kia Optima, of which there are two. A six-speed automatic transmission and a 7-speed DCT transmission depending on your trim level, each allowing you to obtain the full power of your Kia Optima’s engines. 

The 2020 Kia Optima also offers an available Hybrid performance system, an all-electric option that allows you to set your own efficiency when you switch to EV mode on compatible models. This is an excellent option for those that want to enjoy more customization on their 2020 Kia Optima. 

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Overall, the 2020 Kia Optima has a ton of capability for a sedan that’s not designed solely with performance in mind. To learn more about what this vehicle offers, or to take the new Kia Optima for a test drive, contact our dealership today! 


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