Kia Optima Provides Powerful Performance and Frugal Fuel-Economy Ratings

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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What Are the 2017 Kia Optima Engine Options?

A best seller in the Kia family, the Kia Optima midsize sedan provides drivers with an athletic, agile and efficient performance that promises to be a highlight for many. With three available engine options, the 2017 Kia Optima can be tailored to fit your specifications, whether you require frugal fuel-economy ratings or prefer a turbocharged performance. When many car shoppers approach us at Moritz Kia, they want to know — what are the 2017 Kia Optima engine options? Take a closer look at power and performance specs for each Kia Optima powertrain listed below.

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2.4-Liter GDI Inline-4 Power and Fuel-Economy Specs

Drivers who opt for the base Kia Optima LX and the Optima EX trim levels will benefit from a 2.4-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) inline-4 engine. Married to a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic™ Sports Shift capabilities, the standard Kia Optima powertrain sends an impressive 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels. Impressive power goes hand in hand with frugal fuel-economy ratings when you select the 2017 Kia Optima, which achieves 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

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2017 Kia Optima GDI Turbo Engine Cover Under the Hood

Turbocharged 1.6-Liter GDI Inline-4 Power and Fuel-Economy Specs

A powerful and ultra-efficient performance is the highlight of the Kia Optima LX 1.6T trim level. Equipped with a turbocharged and direct-injected 1.6-liter inline-4 engine, the Kia Optima LX 1.6T manufactures a fun-to-drive 178 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an all-new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the turbocharged Kia Optima promises an incredible 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

Turbocharged 2.0-Liter GDI Inline-4 Power and Fuel-Economy Specs

Are you looking for a way to amp up the power and performance of your day-to-day commute? Fully-loaded and ready to hit the road, the 2017 Kia Optima SX and Optima SX Limited come complete with a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that will yield a potent 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Mated to the responsive and dynamic six-speed automatic transmission, the top-of-the-line Kia Optima engine will still make 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway — impressive numbers for the powerful Kia Optima.

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Regardless of whether you enjoy unrivaled power under the hood or you are looking for a way to save money at the pump, the 2017 Kia Optima will deliver. Armed with a better understanding of what the 2017 Kia Optima engine options are, you can make a more informed car-buying decision when you visit Moritz Kia. Check out the Moritz Kia inventory today to find a Kia model that will fit your lifestyle and budget.

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