’09 Price Range
$18,175-22,820

’08 Price Range
$16,995-21,140

Body Styles
EX, LX, SX 4-door sedan

Drive Configuration
Front

Engines
2.4L I-4; 2.7L V-6

Transmissions
M-5, A-5

Assembly Location
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.

Related Information

All 2009 U.S. Models

2009 U.S. Model Specifications