2012 Kia Optima Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,500-$26,500
$19,095-$24,760
25 /CITY / 35 /HWY
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Available Trims for the 2012 Kia Optima
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Hybrid (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25800.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 34/39
Name LX (4dr Sdn 2.4L Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 19500.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name LX (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 21000.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name EX (4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 23200.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name EX (4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25100.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/34
Name SX (4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 26500.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/34
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INTERIOR
  • Front bucket seats -inc: driver pwr lumbar, driver height adjustment, active headrests
  • Fixed rear bench seat w/adjustable outboard headrests, pass-through
  • Double rachel cloth seating surfaces -inc: cloth door trim insert
  • Front center console -inc: armrest, storage, cupholder
  • Rear center armrest w/cupholder
  • Plastic door sill scuff plates
  • Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: wheel-mounted Bluetooth controls w/voice activation button, ECO switch, illuminated ignition, triple turn signal
  • Supervision instrument cluster -inc: gauges, clock, rheostat
  • Trip computer -inc: color LCD display, distance to empty, average speed, drive time, ambient temp, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy
  • Warning features -inc: parking brake on, key-operated chime, seatbelt reminder, low washer fluid
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver/front passenger one-touch auto up/down
  • Pwr door locks -inc: front central locking, auto unlock, driver two-turn unlock, drill-protected lock
  • SmartKey keyless entry w/panic & alarm function, security indicator -inc: immobilizer, escort light function
  • Electronic fuel lid release
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Steering wheel-mounted auto cruise control
  • Dual-zone auto climate control w/rear vents, filter
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Cooling glove box -inc: lighting
  • (2) aux pwr outlets
  • Door map pockets -inc: integrated front/rear in-door bottle holders
  • Chrome accent door handles
  • Overhead sunglass holder
  • Dual sunvisors w/illuminated covered vanity mirrors, extensions
  • Dual front assist handles
  • Time-delay interior dome lamp
  • Front/rear reading lamps
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/metallic paint accent
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Rear coat hook
  • Illuminated trunk w/hinge cover
  • Front bucket seats -inc: driver pwr lumbar, driver height adjustment
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat w/adjustable outboard headrests
  • Clean Tex anti-stain fabric treatment
  • Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: wheel-mounted Bluetooth controls w/voice activation button, illuminated ignition
  • Trip computer -inc: distance to empty, average speed, drive time, ambient temp, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver one-touch auto down
  • Pwr door locks -inc: front central locking, driver two-turn unlock, drill-protected lock
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic & alarm function, security indicator
  • Air conditioning w/filter
  • Cooling glove box
  • Metallic paint door & center console accents
  • Front reading lamps -inc: front pin lamp
  • Metallic paint door & center console accents -inc: metallic gear shift indicator bezel
  • Front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, driver pwr lumbar, driver height adjustment
  • Leather seating surfaces -inc: artificial leather door trim insert & armrest, artificial leather center console trim
  • Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: wheel-mounted Bluetooth controls w/voice activation button, ECO switch, illuminated ignition
  • Door map pockets -inc: integrated front/rear in-door bottle holders, dual front mood lamps
  • Wood trim door & center console accents -inc: metallic gear shift indicator bezel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror -inc: HomeLink garage door opener & compass
  • Time-delay interior dome lamp -inc: auto interior light control
  • Front/rear reading lamps -inc: front pin lamp
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/wood accent
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/metallic grain accents
  • Sport front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, driver height adjustment, driver pwr lumbar, dual adjustable headrests
  • Cloth/leather seating surfaces -inc: artificial leather door trim insert & armrest, artificial leather center console trim, white accent stitching
  • Stainless steel embossed door sill scuff plates w/illumination
  • Alloy pedals
  • Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: wheel-mounted Bluetooth controls w/voice activation button, ECO switch, illuminated ignition, paddle shifters
  • Carbon fiber appearance door & center console accents -inc: metallic gear shift indicator bezel
EXTERIOR
  • 16" x 6.5" silver painted alloy wheels
  • P205/65R16 Hankook tires
  • Insulated hood w/gas lifters
  • Body-colored bumpers
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Body-colored side moldings -inc: unique design w/accents
  • Bright chrome door molding
  • Black-gloss front side fender garnish w/chrome accents
  • Unique grille design
  • Clear-lens halogen automatic headlights -inc: unique design, projection high-beams, escort lighting
  • Rear LED high-mounted stop lamp
  • LED rear combination lamp
  • Front fog lights
  • Body-color folding heated pwr mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals
  • Solar glass windshield w/sunband
  • Variable intermittent front windshield wipers w/jet washers -inc: aero covers
  • Body-color door handles w/chrome trim
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/covers
  • P205/60R16 tires
  • Body-colored side moldings
  • Chrome grille
  • Clear-lens halogen automatic headlights w/black bezel -inc: escort lighting, projection high-beams
  • Variable intermittent front windshield wipers w/jet washers
  • 17" x 6.5" silver painted alloy wheels
  • P215/55R17 tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Black gloss & chrome grille
  • 18" x 7.5" sport alloy wheels -inc: black front calipers
  • P225/45R18 tires
  • Body-colored bumpers -inc: unique lower sport styling
  • Body-colored side moldings -inc: sculpted sport side sills
  • Xenon HID automatic headlights w/auto-leveling function -inc: black bezel, escort lighting
MECHANICAL
  • 2.4L DOHC MPI 16-valve I4 hybrid PZEV engine -inc: continuously variable valve timing (CVVT), permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor, lithium polymer hybrid battery, virtual engine sound system, aluminum block & head
  • Engine cover
  • Push button start
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, H-Matic -inc: Auto Shift lock system, ECO switch
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver w/interior lamp auto-cut
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs
  • High performance shock absorbers
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Electric motor-driven pwr steering
  • Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes
  • Chrome exhaust tip -inc: semi-active muffler
  • Tire mobility kit
  • 2.4L DOHC GDI 16-valve I4 engine -inc: variable intake system, aluminum block & head
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD, clutch lock
  • Dual-flow shock absorbers
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tips -inc: semi-active muffler
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic shifter, H-Matic -inc: Auto Shift lock system, ECO switch
  • 2.0L DOHC GDI 16-valve I4 turbo engine -inc: variable intake system, aluminum block & head
  • Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes -inc: oversize discs
  • Sport suspension
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: active hydraulic boost braking (AHB)
    • Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control system (TCS)
    • Hill start assist control (HAC)
    • Vehicle stability management (VSM)
    • 5-mph bumpers
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
    • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • 3-point front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors, emergency locking retractors
    • 3-point rear seat belts w/emergency locking retractors
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Dual-note horn
    • Emergency trunk release handle
    • Impact-absorbing steering column
    • Impact-triggered auto door unlocking
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player & satellite radio
    • Aux input jack w/USB port
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling
    • In-glass antenna

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