2016-2020

The 2016-2020 Kia Optima marked the continued evolution of Kia’s midsize sedan, maintaining its reputation for offering an excellent balance of style, comfort, and value. The exterior design was notably refined with a more mature and upscale appearance. It featured a sleeker profile, a bold front grille, and well-sculpted lines. Inside, the cabin received a significant upgrade with higher-quality materials, improved fit and finish, and a user-friendly infotainment system. The spacious interior provided ample room for passengers, and the seats were comfortable for long journeys. On the road, the Optima in this generation offered a range of engines, including turbocharged options that provided spirited performance. Handling was composed, and the ride was comfortable, making it suitable for daily commuting and longer trips. Including advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control enhanced the car’s safety profile. Overall, the 2016-2020 Kia Optima continued to impress buyers with its blend of style, comfort, technology, and affordability, solidifying its position as a compelling choice in the midsize sedan market.

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Specifications

Kia Optima specifications, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

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 (8.24 US qt.)
    • 2.4 GDI: 7.1 (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-GDI: 7.50 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

Lights

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