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The 2017 Kia Optima is a midsize sedan that offers a slightly better value proposition than many of its competitors. Typical of most Kia vehicles, the Optima is available in several trim levels, most of which can be ordered with your choice of feature packages. This means that high-end safety and luxury features can be optioned on even the base LX model. On the downside, this makes it fairly difficult to navigate the Optima's offerings without a guide. We've done the heavy lifting for you.
The 2017 Kia Optima comes in LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX and SXL trim levels. Powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the entry-level LX is equipped with features appropriate for its very reasonable price, such as automatic headlights, a rearview camera and satellite radio. Multiple option packages add a power driver seat, a blind-spot monitoring system and a 7-inch touchscreen, among other upgrades. The LX 1.6T is a modestly priced upgrade that includes a few of the above additions and a fuel-efficient turbocharged engine that is unique to this trim. The EX is slightly more expensive and reverts to the LX's engine, but it includes many more luxury-themed features such as leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and contents from a few of the packages from the above trims. We think it's the best value if you don't need one of the performance-minded Optimas.
Speaking of which, the SX is driven by a powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that makes 245 horsepower. A few performance and creature-comfort upgrades are also included, which amounts to a significant price jump over the EX. If you just want a high-octane engine without the frills, the SX's new Sport Value package slashes the price by ditching some of the niceties. If you want your Optima fully loaded, however, there's nothing more luxuriously equipped than the SXL. It includes everything from the lower-priced trims in addition to a few exclusive upgrades. It's fairly expensive for a midsize sedan, but the Optima SXL's elegant cabin feels more premium than those of top-trim competitors.
The Optima's base price is in line with most of its rivals. You'll find the Optima is less expensive than others as you start moving up the trim ladders and comparing features for the price. Even at the SXL level (which can cost more than upper-echelon competitors), the Optima gets the win for its greater feature content and show-stopping cabin trim. When you're ready, use Edmunds' robust shopping tools to find the perfect Optima for you.
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