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Engine 1.6L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30

  • Oil certification: API

  • Oil capacity: 4.8 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.6L 4-Cylinder : 0.032''

Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30

  • Oil certification: API

  • Oil capacity: 5.1 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder : 0.036''

Engine 2.4L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-20

  • Oil certification: API

  • Oil capacity: 5.1 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.4L 4-Cylinder : 0.044''

Fuel

  • Capacity: 18.5 US gal. (70 l)

Automatic transaxle fluid

  • Type: MICHANG ATF SP-IV, SK ATF SP-IV NOCA ATF SP-IV, Kia genuine ATF SP-IV
  • Capacity:

    • 2.0 T-GDI: 7.8 l (8.24 US qt.)

    • 2.4 GDI: 7.1 l (7.50 US qt.)

Dual clutch transmission fluid

  • Type: 
    • SAE 70W, API GL-4

    • HK SYN DCTF 70W (SK)

    • SPIRAX S6 GHME 70W DCTF (H.K.SHELL)

    • GS DCTF HD 70W (GS CALTEX)

Coolant

  • Type: Mixture of antifreeze and water (Ethylene glycol base coolant for aluminum radiator)
  • Capacity: 

    • 1.6 T-GDI7.50 US qt. (7.1 l)

    • 2.0 T-GDI:7.92 US qt. (7.5 l)

    • 2.4 GDI: 7.60 US qt. (7.2 l)

Brake Fluid

  • Type: FMVSS116 DOT-3 or DOT-4
  • Capacity: 0.47 US qt.(0.45 l)

Powertrain


Engine    

  • Petrol:

    • 2.0 L Nu MPI I4

    • 2.0 L Theta II MPI I4

    • 2.0 L Theta II T-GDI I4

    • 2.4 L Theta II MPI I4

    • 2.4 L Theta II GDI I4

  • Petrol/LPG:

    • 2.0 L Nu LPI I4

    • 2.0 L Theta LPI I4

  • Diesel:

    • 1.7 L U II CRDi I4

Transmission

  • 6-speed manual

  • 6-speed automatic

  • 7-speed DCT

Fuel Consumption


KIA OPTIMA FUEL CONSUMPTION

Safety Ratings


KIA OPTIMA SAFETY RATINGS

References


  1. 2019 Kia Optima Owners Manual 

  2. Kia Optima Wikipedia.org

  3. US Department of Energy - FuelEconomy.gov

  4. NHTSA | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -  NHTSA.gov 

Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb: LED

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: LED

  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 2825L

  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 2357NA

  • High Beam Headlight Bulb:

    • 9005L+

    • LED

  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb:

    • 9005L+

    • LED

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921

  • Brake Light Bulb:

    • 7528

    •  LED

  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED

  • Inner Tail Light Bulb: 2825L

  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825

  • Outer Tail Light Bulb: 7528

  • Parking Light Bulb: LED

  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb:

    • 2825L

    • LED

  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 1156A

  • Tail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: 6461

  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 6418

  • Map Light Bulb: 175

  • Trunk Light Bulb: 6418

  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: 6418

Every Month

  • Check engine oil level. 
  • The function of all interior and exterior lights.
  • Check tires for wear and proper pressure. 
  • Windshield washer fluid. 

Every 6 Months

  • Battery connections. Clean if necessary
  • Body and door drain holes for obstructions. Clean if necessary.
  • Cooling system fluid level and coolant strength.
  • Door weatherstrips for wear. Lubricate if necessary.
  • Hinges, latches, and outside locks for proper operation. Lubricate if necessary
  • Parking brake for proper operation.
  • Safety belts and seat latches for wear and function.
  • Safety warning lamps (brake, ABS, airbag, and safety belt) for operation.
  • Washer spray and wiper operation. Clean or replace blades as necessary.

Oil Change Interval

This vehicle is equipped with an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor that determines when you should change the engine oil based on how your vehicle is used. By using several important factors in its calculations, the  the monitor helps reduce the cost of owning your vehicle and reduces environmental waste at the same time.

Ford fusion oil change interval

This means you do not have to remember to change the oil on a mileage-based schedule. Your vehicle lets you know when an oil change is due by displaying ENGINE OIL CHANGE DUE or OIL CHANGE REQUIRED in the information display. 

oil change interval

The following table provides examples of vehicle use and its impact on oil change intervals. It is a guideline only. Actual oil change intervals depend on several factors and generally decrease with the severity of use.

At every oil change interval as indicated by the information display. 

Cabin Air Filter

  • Every 20000 miles

Engine Air Filter

  • Every 30000 miles

Change Engine Coolant

  • At 100000 miles

Replace Spark Plugs

  • Every 100000 miles

Inspect Accessory Drive Belt

  • Every 100000 miles

Every 150000 miles

  • Change automatic transmission fluid.
  • Replace accessory drive belt(s).
These are recommended intervals for all vehicles. Intervals in your owner's manual supersede these values.
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