Comparison - Kia Optima SX 2019 - vs - BMW X3 xDrive 35i 2016

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
31,900
Updated: 
11 Oct 2018
46,780
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2016
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Sparkling Silver
#A5A6A8
Horizon Blue
#232A4D
Passion Red
#9E212B
Ebony Black
#010101
Color: 
Alpine White
#E5E6E9
Black Sapphire Metallic
#060405
Carbon Black Metallic
#4F5666
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#2F4775
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C3C6CB
Jet Black
#48484A
Melbourne Red Metallic
#9C2829
Mineral Silver Metallic
#B6B5B0
Mineral White Metallic
#C3C4C9
Space Gray Metallic
#75757F
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#4E4540

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Kia Optima doles out great safety, good looks, and lots of features to rise near the top of the family-car ratings.

Pros
Clean styling
Lots of safety gear standard
Roomy, upscale interior
Great infotainment system

Cons
Dual-clutch automatic can fumble
Red/black interior a little gauche
Rear-seat headroom tight
Not much of a styling upgrade

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Kia Optima ranked #7 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Kia Optima has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Spacious, comfortable seats
User-friendly infotainment system
Smooth ride

Cons
Subpar fuel economy
Some class rivals are more fun to drive

By: 
usnews.com

For 2019, the Kia Optima continues to offer some of the most feature-packed models you can buy in the midsize sedan segment.Restyled exterior includes new headlights, wheels and trim pieces.Comprehensive driver assistance features now standard on all Optimas.Revised Uvo infotainment offerings.

PROS
Generous amount of standard equipment
All trims get an impressive level of driver assistance features
Stylish interior with plenty of small-item and cargo storage
Infotainment system is easy to use

CONS
The 1.6T powertrain option is slow to respond and not very smooth
Sloping roofline cuts into rear headroom
Rear visibility sacrificed for exterior styling

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 350rpm
300ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
245hp
at 6 000rpm
300hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.80Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.10in
183.40in
Width: 
73.20in
74.10in
Height: 
57.50in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
8.00in
Front Track: 
62.80in
Rear Track: 
63.40in
Wheel Base: 
110.40in
110.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
45.50in
39.90in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
36.80in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
56.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
58.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.00in
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.90cu.ft
27.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
25.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3558.00lbs
4230.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Remote window operation
Power mirrors
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Split-folding rear seatback
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Remote keyless power door locks
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Extended cabin heating/cooling
Front and rear reading lights
Rear and cargo floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Cargo area light
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
630 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Radio data system
12 total speakers
Diversity antenna
205 watts stereo output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Parking Assistant
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Adaptive headlights

Options

Packages: 
SX Limited Package - Aubergine
SX Limited Package - Black
SX Limited Package - Bronze
Driver Assistance Plus
Cold Weather Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Lighting Package
Premium Package
XLine
Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Package
Technology Package
M Sport
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Passion Red Paint
Puddle Lamps
Snow White Pearl Paint
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
19" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 622M
20" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 310M
19" Light Alloy Double-Spoke Wheels - Style 309
Interior Options: 
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
SX Red Interior Color Package
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Hook
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Navigation System
Concierge Services
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth Plus Smartphone Integration
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Heated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Bronze Nappa Leather
#6F564A
Black Nappa Leather
#FFFFFF
Aubergine Nappa Leather
#625153
Black Leather
#FFFFFF
Red Leather
#D87273
Color: 
Beige SensaTec, leatherette
#B3A693
Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#010101
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#1A1A1A
Black Nevada, premium leather
#1D1D1D
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#1D1D1D
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#D4D3D1
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#393431
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#B9B6AD
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#846D5D
Sand Beige Nevada, premium leather
#9E917E
Sand Beige/Black Nevada, premium leather
#1A1A1A