The 2012 Kia Optima is a mid-size sedan equipped with FWD and seating for five. The Optima is offered with two different engines; a standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque and an optional 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that yields 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired to the same 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission that enables the Optima to achieve fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 22 mpg city to 35 mpg highway. Features include 18-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, HID headlights, rear camera display, navigation system, heated/cooled seats, leather trim, and interior carbon fiber accents. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control system, brake assist system, electronic brake-force distribution, and tire pressure monitoring. The Optima is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.
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