’09 Price Range
’08 Price Range
EX, LX, SX 4-door sedan
2.4L I-4; 2.7L V-6
Hwasung, South Korea
What’s New for ’09
- The Optima has been refreshed and features a larger lower grille and fog lamps, narrower headlights, wider side moldings, new rear fascia and sleeker, narrower tail lights; it also is 2 ins. (50.8 mm) longer than its predecessor, although the wheelbase remains unchanged.
- The SX trim level joins the lineup, and features distinctive black bezels on the grille and headlights, light-emitting-diode turn signals integrated into the exterior mirrors, and distinctive 17-in. wheels and firm, sport-tuned suspension.
- A new 2.4L I-4 maintains the same displacement as the engine it replaces, but produces an additional 13 hp and returns better fuel efficiency, while the existing 2.7L V-6 also receives a boost in fuel economy. Both engines feature dual variable valve timing and variable intake manifold.
- Inside, a new MP3-capable audio system with USB jack and Sirius satellite radio, optional navigation system and a new instrument cluster appear.