2019 Kia Optima Trim Levels: LX vs. S vs. EX vs. SX

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The Kia Optima is a sedan that offers heart-pounding performance as well as a boldly sculpted exterior. With distinctive styling and efficiency in each model, it can be hard to decide which one best fits your lifestyle. That's why Rogers and Rogers Kia in Imperial, CA, crafted the following comparison guide to help you come to a decision.

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Get back to the basics with the 2019 Kia Optima LX. This trim includes efficient and progressive features, such as:

  • Lane change assist
  • Blind spot collision warning
  • 8-in. touchscreen with UVO play
  • Rear camera display
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • Reverse park distance warning

The S trim includes all the features of the LX, plus:

  • 8-in. touchscreen with UVO Link and SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • Smart-key with push-button start and immobilizer
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Ten-way power-adjustable
  • Smart Trunk™
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

The 2019 Kia Optima EX includes all the features of the S, as well as:

  • Wood grain accent trim
  • Heated front seats
  • USB ports
  • Electronic parking brake with auto-hold
  • Forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection
  • Smart cruise control with stop-and-go
  • Leather seat trim

The SX trim of the 2019 Kia Optima includes features of the EX, as well as:

  • Driver integrated memory system
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver seat with four-way power lumbar support
  • Sport leather seat trim
  • 8-in. touchscreen with UVO Link, voice-command navigation system, SiriusXM® Traffic, and HD Radio™
  • Ambient lighting
  • Harman Kardon® QuantumLogic™ premium sound system with ten speakers and Clari-Fi™
  • Sport steering wheel with paddle shifters

Key Features to Consider When Choosing a Trim

Engine Options

The 2019 Kia Optima comes with three dynamic engines to choose from. View your options below.


1.6L I4 Turbocharger

2.0L I4 Turbocharger

2.4L I4 Turbocharger


178 HP

245 HP

185 HP


195 lb.-ft.

260 lb.-ft.

178 lb.-ft. 

MPG (city/hwy)




Trim Availability



LX, S, & SX

Exterior Design

The exterior design of a car allows it to showcase its best features. Additions like the auto light control and smart welcome give the 2019 Kia Optima an extra boost above the competition.

Interior Comfort

The interior of the 2019 Kia Optima offers you the opportunity for a thrilling driving every time. Optima has equipped this model with functional amenities such as a six-way passenger seat adjustment and an available cloth seat trim with CleanTex™.

Tech Features

With this sedan, you'll always be ahead of the curve. Amenities such as a driver's seat integrated memory system and power door locks make the Optima the dynamic sedan it is.

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