Kia Optima Ground Clearance (2002 - 2020)

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The ground clearance of the Kia Optima ranges from 5.1 to 6.3 inches depending on trim, option package and model year.

Scroll down to see the year-by-year ground clearance data, organized by trim package, for the Kia Optima below.

Kia Optima
Kia Optima

For Comparison:

  • The 2020 Toyota Corolla (Mid-Size Sedan) has a ground clearance of 5.1".
  • The 2020 Jeep Cherokee (SUV) has a ground clearance of 8.7".
  • The 2020 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 SuperCab (Full-Size Pickup) has a ground clearance of 9.3".

2020 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2020 Kia Optima, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.1 to 5.3 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2020 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2020 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
EX DCT 5.3" 13.5 cm
EX Premium DCT 5.3" 13.5 cm
LX Auto 5.3" 13.5 cm
S Auto 5.3" 13.5 cm
SE Auto 5.3" 13.5 cm
SX Auto 5.3" 13.5 cm
EX Auto 5.1" 13.0 cm
EX Plug In Hybrid Auto 5.1" 13.0 cm
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D EX Premium 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D S 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SE 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SX 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm
Plug In Hybrid Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm

2019 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2019 Kia Optima, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.1 to 5.3 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2019 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2019 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
EX DCT 5.3" 13.5 cm
LX Auto 5.3" 13.5 cm
S Auto 5.3" 13.5 cm
SX Auto 5.3" 13.5 cm
EX Auto 5.1" 13.0 cm
EX Plug In Hybrid Auto 5.1" 13.0 cm
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D S 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SX 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SX Limited 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm
Plug In Hybrid Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm

2018 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2018 Kia Optima, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.1 to 5.3 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2018 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2018 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D S 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SX 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SX Limited 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm
Sedan 4D Premium 5.1" 13.0 cm
Plug In Hybrid Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm

2017 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2017 Kia Optima, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.1 to 5.3 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2017 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2017 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SX 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SX Limited 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm
Sedan 4D 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm
Plug In Hybrid Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm
2017 Kia Optima
2017 Kia Optima

2016 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2016 Kia Optima, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.1 to 5.3 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2016 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2016 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl. 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SX 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D SX L 4 Cyl. Turbo 5.3" 13.5 cm
Sedan 4D EX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm
Sedan 4D LX 4 Cyl. 5.1" 13.0 cm
2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima

2015 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2015 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 5.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2015 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2015 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.0 cm

2014 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2014 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 5.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2014 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2014 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.0 cm

2013 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2013 Kia Optima, with a ground clearance ranging from 5.12 to 5.31 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2013 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2013 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
4 Cyl. Sedan 4D EX 5.31" 13.5 cm
4 Cyl. Sedan 4D LX 5.31" 13.5 cm
4 Cyl. Sedan 4D SX Limited Turbo 5.31" 13.5 cm
4 Cyl. Sedan 4D SX Turbo 5.31" 13.5 cm
4 Cyl. Sedan 4D EX 5.12" 13.0 cm
4 Cyl. Sedan 4D 5.12" 13.0 cm

2012 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2012 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 5.3 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2012 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2012 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.3"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.5 cm

2011 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2011 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 5.3 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2011 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2011 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 5.3"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 13.5 cm

2010 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2010 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 6.3 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2010 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2010 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 6.3"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 16.0 cm

2009 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2009 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 6.3 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2009 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2009 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 6.3"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 16.0 cm

2008 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2008 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 6.3 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2008 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2008 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 6.3"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 16.0 cm

2007 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2007 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 6.3 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2007 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2007 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 6.3"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 16.0 cm

2006 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

Explore the capabilities of the 2006 Kia Optima, with a ground clearance ranging from 6.1 to 6.3 inches, depending on the trim package.

See the ground clearance data, organized by trim level, of the 2006 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2006 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Comparison Table By Trim
Trim Package Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) Min. Ground Clearance (metric)
2006.5 4 Cyl. Sedan 4D EX 6.3" 16.0 cm
2006.5 4 Cyl. Sedan 4D LX 6.3" 16.0 cm
2006.5 V6 Sedan 4D EX 6.3" 16.0 cm
2006.5 V6 Sedan 4D LX 6.3" 16.0 cm
4 Cyl. Sedan 4D EX 6.1" 15.5 cm
4 Cyl. Sedan 4D LX 6.1" 15.5 cm
V6 Sedan 4D EX 6.1" 15.5 cm
V6 Sedan 4D LX 6.1" 15.5 cm

2005 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2005 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 6.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2005 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2005 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 6.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 15.5 cm

2004 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2004 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 6.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2004 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2004 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 6.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 15.5 cm

2003 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2003 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 6.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2003 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2003 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 6.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 15.5 cm

2002 Kia Optima Ground Clearance

The 2002 Kia Optima has a ground clearance of 6.1 inches.

See the ground clearance data of the 2002 Kia Optima outlined in the table below.

2002 Kia Optima Ground Clearance Table
Trim Package(s) All
Min. Ground Clearance (imperial) 6.1"
Min. Ground Clearance (metric) 15.5 cm

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