2012 Kia Optima come up with more comprehensive standard features than previous model (2011 Kia Optima) to make a great deal and competes well in affordable midsize car class. This vehicle offers the fashion stylish appearance, spacious trunk, interesting cabin, and also keep the available hybrid version just like before, 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid. Buyers will face in some models, from LX with Manual Transmission, LX with Automatic Transmission, EX, EX Turbo, and SX as the top level of 2012 Kia Optima.
The 2012 Kia Optima is base engine performance by 2.4L DOHC 4 valves GDI I4 engine which produces 200 horsepower & 186 ft. lbs. torque with fuel economy of 24 mpg/city & 35 mpg/highway (standard on LX M/T, LX A/T, and EX). Then, the powerful one is 2.0L DOHC 4 valves GDI I4 engine which produces 274 hp & 269 ft. lbs. torque with fuel economy of 22 mpg/city & 34 mpg/hwy (standard on EX Turbo and SX).
Two transmissions for 2012 Kia Optima, first 6-Speed Manual (overdrive) that only available on LX M/T model, then other models use 6-Speed Electronically Controlled SportmaticÂ® (overdrive).
This 2WD front engine 2012 Kia Optima build with steel unibody as the body type. The steering is power assisted rack-and-pinion. Its suspensions are Independent, MacPherson strut, coil springs, anti-roll bar (front) and Multi-Link, coil springs, anti-roll bar (rear). The brake type: hydraulic, power-assisted vacuum 4-sensor, 4-channel ABS. Completed with 11.8″ front vented disc (LX M/T, LX A/T, and EX), 12.6″ front vented disc (EX Turbo and SX), and 11.2″ rear vented disc on all models.
Highlight exterior standard features on every trim of 2012 Kia Optima includes dual flow dampers, chrome accent door handles, clear-lens projection headlights, HID headlights with auto leveling, front fog lights, dual exhaust with chrome tip, dual body-color heated power mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, and in-glass antenna.
While highlight interior standard features on each trim of 2012 Kia Optima includes AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM Audio System, 6-speakers with front door-mounted tweeters, USB/auxiliary input jacks, BLUETOOTHÂ® wireless technology, steering-wheel-mounted audio control buttons, power door locks, cooling glove box, manual tilt & telescoping steering wheel, trip computer, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, overhead sunglasses holder, front & rear map pockets with bottle holder, front center console with armrest & storage, fold-away rear center armrest with dual cup holders, driverâ€™s seat height adjuster & power lumbar support, and 60/40 split-folding rear seat.
Base 2012 Kia Optima LX M/T gives the highlight features: 16-inch tires with steel wheels, air conditioning, power windows with driverâ€™s one-touch auto-down, cloth seat trim, and black interior trim.
Then 2012 Kia Optima LX A/T set the highlight includes LX M/T features plus: 16-inch tires with alloy wheels, cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted control buttons, Active Eco System, keyless entry with panic & alarm function, and floormats.
Step into 2012 Kia Optima EX shows the highlight includes LX A/T features plus: 17-inch tires with alloy wheels, smart key & push button start, dual zone full automatic temperature control, power windows with driver & passenger one-touch auto-down, door mood lamp & rear reading lamps, auto-dimming rear view mirror with HomeLinkÂ® & compass, 8-way power adjustable driverâ€™s seat with lumbar support, leather seat trim, wood interior trim, and Metal Park, Reverse, Neutral & Drive (PRND) Bezel.
New 2012 Kia Optima EX Turbo brings the highlight includes EX features plus: unique front grille and LED taillights.
2012 Kia Optima SX get more completes than 2011 Kia Optima SX, now presents the highlight includes EX Turbo features plus: 18-inch tires with alloy sport wheels, sport-tuned suspension, sculpted front & rear valence; side sills; & rear-lip spoiler, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, supervision meter cluster, sport-cloth/leather seat trim, carbon fiber interior trim, and alloy pedals.
Awesome selections of 2012 Kia Optima exterior colors provides Bright Silver, Dark Cherry, Ebony Black, Satin Metal, Snow White Pearl, Spicy Red, and Titanium Silver. Plus one cool Corsa Blue which only available on 2012 Kia Optima SX trim.
Inside of 2012 Kia Optima interior colors appear in three different materials, there are Beige (Double Raschel Cloth) for LX model both M/T and A/T, Beige (Leather) for EX and EX Turbo model, then also the ultimate is Black (Leather/Sport Cloth) for 2012 Kia Optima SX.
Kia Optima 2012 MSRP lists display the starting prices from courtesy of Kia official site: $19,500 for 2012 Kia Optima LX M/T, $21,000 for LX A/T, $23,200 for EX, $25,100 for EX Turbo, and $26,500 for 2012 Kia Optima SX.
Allowed to upgrades the 2012 Kia Optima via available packages: there are LX Convenience Package, LX Technology Package, EX Premium Package, EX Technology Package, EX Turbo Premium Package, EX Turbo Technology Package, SX Premium Package, SX Premium Touring Package, SX Technology & Premium Package, and SX Technology and Premium Touring Package.
Photos, features and specifications of 2012 Kia Optima that shown here are courtesy of Kia official site.