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Kia Optima 0-60 Times

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These are the latest Kia Optima 0-60 times and 1/4 mile times taken from reputable car magazine sources such as Car and Driver, MotorTrend and Road & Track. There are many reasons why 0-60 times and 1/4 mile times can vary including the driver, weather conditions, wear and tear on the vehicle during test, and more. By giving you a list of all the Kia Optima 0-60 times and quarter mile times, you can get a general idea of what performance numbers are achievable with Kia Optima for all model years available in our database.

Fastest, Slowest, and Average Kia Optima 0-60 Times

The fastest tested Kia Optima is 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo, which was able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. It was able to reach the 1/4 mile in 14.5 seconds at 99.4 , according to Road & Track.

The slowest tested Kia Optima is 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, which was able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds. It was able to reach the 1/4 mile in 17.1 seconds at 83 , according to Road & Track.

Out of all the Kia Optima tests in our database, the average 0 to 60 mph time is 7.82 seconds. The average quarter mile time for all the tests is 16.07 seconds at 88.59 mph.

Kia Optima 0-60 times and quarter mile times

All Kia Optima Performance Tests

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2019 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
SX Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
6.7 sec 15.1 sec @ 93.9 Motor Trend

2017 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
Hybrid EX
Engine
2.0L I-4 + Elec 1.6-kWh
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.9 sec 16.1 sec @ 88 Car and Driver
Plug-In Hybrid EX
Engine
2.0L I-4 + Elec 9.8-kWh
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
8 sec 16.2 sec @ 89 Car and Driver

2016 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
EX
Engine
2.4L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.5 sec 15.9 sec @ 90 Car and Driver
LX 1.6T
Engine
1.6L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
7A
7.3 sec 15.8 sec @ 92 Car and Driver
LX 1.6T
Engine
1.6L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
7A
7.5 sec 15.8 sec @ 90.1 Motor Trend
SX Limited Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.3 sec 15.6 sec @ 90.3 Motor Trend
SX Limited Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.1 sec 15.4 sec @ 91 Motor Week
SX Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
6.8 sec 15.2 sec @ 94 Car and Driver

2014 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
EX
Engine
2.4L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
8.4 sec 16.5 sec @ 86.5 Motor Trend
Hybrid EX
Engine
2.4L I-4 + Elec
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
8.1 sec 16.3 sec @ 88 Car and Driver

2013 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
SX Limited Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.2 sec 15.6 sec @ 90.4 Motor Trend

2012 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
EX
Engine
2.4L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
8 sec 16.2 sec @ 89 Car and Driver

2011 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
EX
Engine
2.4L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.8 sec 16.2 sec @ 89 Car and Driver
EX
Engine
2.4L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.9 sec 16.1 sec @ 88.3 Motor Trend
Hybrid
Engine
2.4L I-4 + Elec 30-kW 1.4-kWh
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
8.4 sec 16.4 sec @ 84.7 Motor Trend
Hybrid
Engine
2.4L I-4 + Elec 30-kW 1.4-kWh
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
9.4 sec 17.1 sec @ 83 Motor Week
SX Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
6.4 sec 15 sec @ 96 Car and Driver
SX Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.2 sec 15.6 sec @ 91.2 Motor Trend
SX Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
7.4 sec 15.7 sec @ 90.7 Motor Trend
SX Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
6.5 sec sec @ Motor Week
SX Turbo
Engine
2.0L Turbo I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
6A
6.1 sec 14.5 sec @ 99.4 Road & Track

2008 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
EX
Engine
2.4L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5A
8.8 sec 16.7 sec @ 84.3 Motor Trend

2007 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
EX
Engine
2.4L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5A
8.9 sec 16.9 sec @ 83 Car and Driver
EX V6
Engine
2.7L V6
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5A
8.6 sec 16.6 sec @ 85 Motor Week

2006 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
EX
Engine
2.4L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5A
8.9 sec 17 sec @ 83 Car and Driver

2003 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
LX
Engine
2.4L I-4
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
5M
8.3 sec 16.6 sec @ 84 Car and Driver

2001 Kia Optima

Trim 0-60 1/4 Mile Source
SE V6
Engine
2.5L V6
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
4A
8.7 sec 16.6 sec @ 85 Car and Driver
SE V6
Engine
2.5L V6
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
4A
9 sec 16.6 sec @ 84.3 Motor Trend
SE V6
Engine
2.5L V6
Drive Type
FWD
Transmission
4A
8.6 sec 16.6 sec @ 86 Motor Week

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