Overhead view of red 2019 Kia Optima

What are the power ratings of the 2019 Kia Optima?

2019 Kia Optima available engine options and powertrain features 

Excuse the pun, if you would, but in the sedan world, there’s no denying that the Kia Optima is an “optimal” choice for any professional or adventure seeker. It has grown into a bona fide legend over the years on the back of its ingenuity, personable approach to the drive, and fun-loving demeanor. That latter value is due to the three motors that are housed under the Optima’s hood – we want to show you them today, so come in with Boucher Kia and check out the 2019 Kia Optima available engine options and powertrain features! 

Engines and performance specs of the 2019 Kia Optima 

On the new Optima, it’s your call for your engine depending on the spirit and thrill of the drive that you’re looking for. One standard base engine is available, as well as two turbocharged motors that are sure to ramp up any journey greatly. We’ve listed each of them below, as well as their overall performance and precision:  

Optima Engine  Horsepower   Torque Output  Paired Transmission 
2.4-liter Inline 4 (Base)  185 hp  178 pound-feet of torque  6-speed Automatic 
1.6-liter Turbo Inline 4  178 hp  195 pound-feet of torque  6-speed Automatic 
2.0-liter Turbo Inline 4  245 hp  260 pound-feet of torque  7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic 


Of course, if fuel economy is your main concern from the 2019 Optima, you might have a more pronounced interest in its 1.6-liter option. With this motor, you can expect to achieve as high as 27 city miles per gallon and a whopping 37 highway miles per gallon – with a decidedly athletic drive style to match, this makes the Optima a perfect pick.  

White 2019 Kia Optima driving on empty street

Front view of white 2019 Kia Optima driving over bridge

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Test drive the new 2019 Kia Optima at Boucher Kia in Racine WI 

We currently host many top-end Kia Optima models from the 2019 model year right here on our Boucher Kia lot – should you be interested in scheduling a test drive of one, be sure to contact our sales team at your earliest convenience and we’ll help you get behind the wheel today!