Peace of Mind: 10 years / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty coverage
Kia Optima SX Turbo The car for those who really don't like to play it safe. The Kia Optima Turbo is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 cyl. that uses gas direct injection (GDI) and a win-scroll turbocharger system to pump out 274 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. That's nearly 50 percent more power than the normally aspirated 2.4-liter base inline-4 cyl., while delivering an identical 34 mpg highway rating and only 2 mpg less (22 mpg) in the city.
What's new for the 2012 Kia Optima The entry-level LX trim now comes with standard chrome-accented exterior door handles, foglights, heated outside mirrors and automatic headlights. The EX model gets standard LED taillights as well. Silver wheel caps replace the black caps on all 16- and 17-inch wheels.
Inside, the Optima receives a revised center fascia finish and the EX sedan gets new wood and metal trim. Lastly, Kia has removed the Infinity audio system from the Technology package, and now includes the eight-speaker Infinity system, the Uvo in-car hands-free entertainment and communication system package, HD radio and power-folding outside mirrors in the Premium package instead.