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MADE FOR redefining performance

Safety and comfort can be exhilarating.

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  • Made for
    Staring at

    Design overview
    Design Overview

    The modern look of the LX and EX models is showcased with the aerodynamic, but elegant front and rear fascia and subtle chrome accents. Step up to the SX and SXL for a sportier, aggressive look with satin chrome air ducts, and a sleek dual exhaust.

  • Made for
    showing off


    A comfortable ride awaits, whether you prefer the 16-inch or available 17-inch alloys. Then again, you may enjoy the sporty look of the 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels with red calipers. Hey, we never said the choice would be easy.

  • Made for
    shining bright

    LED lighting
    LED Lighting

    With available dynamic bending LED headlights and sport LED taillights, you’ll be sleek whether you’re coming or going. Plus, they’re brighter than conventional lights, so you’ll see much better as well.

  • Made for
    smooth rides


    An available sport-tuned suspension provides you with a sporty feel you’ll enjoy from the moment you leave your driveway. With independent front and rear suspension, along with high-performance shocks that come standard, you’re ready for any road condition that Canada has to offer.

  • Made for
    a custom drive

    Drive Mode
    Drive Mode

    Drive your way with an available D-shaped sport-steering wheel with paddle shifters. Then choose from ECO, Normal, or Sport driving modes to tailor everything from the weight and responsiveness of the steering wheel to engine performance.

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  • Made for
    your comfort

    Interior Design

    Drive in comfort and style, wherever the road takes you. With seat options like black leather with sport-red stitching, quilted black Nappa leather, and more, you’ll find material and design options to express your individuality.

  • Made for
    sound decisions


    The available multimedia interface with navigation1 gives you complete control over your music and entertainment. Its 8-inch touchscreen makes selections a snap. Plus, standard Bluetooth®1 connectivity means you’ll have a hands-free link to your favourite devices.

  • Made for
    Canadian comfort

    Climate Control

    No matter how the weather is outside, available dual-zone climate control, heated and air-cooled front seats and heated rear seats ensure everyone is comfortable.

  • Made for
    taking it all in


    The perfect feature for perfect days. The available panoramic sunroof with power sunshade lets you take advantage of the blue skies you crave.

Made for staying aware

The available blind spot detection system constantly scans your surroundings so that if you begin to change lanes with a vehicle in your blind spot, you’ll be alerted to avoid potential dangers.

Made for precious cargo

The 2017 Optima includes a driver-side knee airbag among the seven onboard. With an updated body that integrates advanced high-strength steel, you’ll feel confident knowing you and your passengers will be surrounded in safety4.

Made for accident avoidance

Electronic Stability Control applies the brakes to individual wheels to avoid skids. Hill-start Assist Control prevents you from rolling backwards on an incline. Then there’s Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist. When it comes to safety, the Optima has it under control4.

Made for audiophiles

10 speakers. 12 active channels. 630 watts. The available Harmon Kardon® premium audio system takes your music to another level. The system’s QuantumLogic Surround creates a multi-dimensional, surround sound experience while Clari-Fi rebuilds the audio signals of your MP3s so that you hear the music at its best2.

Feature Highlights

Model Range



  • 185 HP | 178 lb. ft.
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Air Conditioning with Cabin Air Filter
  • Heated Front Seats

Well-equipped from




  • 185 HP | 178 lb. ft.
  • 17” alloy wheels
  • Smart Key with Push-Button Start
  • Rearview Camera
  • 12-way Power Driver Seat with 4-way Lumbar Support

Well-equipped from


EX Sunroof


  • 185 HP | 178 lb. ft.
  • Panoramic Sunroof (w/ Power Sunshade)
  • LED Interior Mood Lighting/Map Lights
  • 7” Display Audio
  • Enhanced TFT/LCD Supervision Cluster

Well-equipped from



Exterior Colours

Interior Colours


  • FeatureLXEXSX
    16" alloy wheels --
    17" alloy wheels+ -
    18" machine-finished alloy wheels-- 
    P205/65R16 tires --
    P215/55R17 tires+ -
    P235/45R18 tires-- 
    Tire mobility kit  -
    Compact spare tire-Tech 
    4-wheel ABS disc brakes   
    Larger front brakes with red calipers-- 
    High-performance shocks   
    Sport-tuned suspension-- 
    Dual projection headlights- -
    LED daytime running lights-  
    LED Headlights (Dynamic Bending)-- 
    LED light bar taillights- -
    Sport LED taillights (black accents)-- 
    Windshield wiper de-icer   
    Rain sensing wipers-  
    Sound reducing front side door glass-  
    Front obstacle-detecting windows+  
    Solar glass   
    Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade-  
    Body coloured sideview mirrors   
    Heated sideview mirrors   
    LED sideview mirror signal repeaters   
    Automatic power folding sideview mirrors+  
    Welcome lighting system+  
    Chrome window trim   
    Split-chrome door handles   
    Gloss black door pillars-  
    Splash guards   
    Stainless steel exhaust tip (single)  -
    Dual stainless steel exhaust tips-- 
    Sport front and rear bumpers-- 
    Rear lip spoiler-- 
    Satin chrome front air ducts and rear diffuser accent-- 
    Turbo fender garnish-- 
    - = Not available, + = Plus Package, Tech = Tech Package, SXL = SXL Package
  • FeatureLXEXSX
    Air conditioning   
    Cabin air filter   
    Dual-zone fully automatic climate control-  
    Rear climate ventilation-  
    Automatic headlights   
    Escort lights   
    Illuminated vanity mirror   
    LED interior mood lighting and map lights-  
    Auto-dimming rearview mirror+  
    Glove box illumination-  
    Tire pressure monitoring system (tire specific)-- 
    Low washer fluid lamp   
    4.3-inch Supervison TFT LCD instrument cluster-  
    AM/FM/satellite radio   
    CD Player --
    USB and AUX inputs   
    Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity   
    8" multimedia interface with navigation-Tech 
    Harman Kardon® premium 10-speaker audio system with subwoofer-Tech 
    12-channel external amplifier (630 watt)-Tech 
    QuantumLogic Surround sound technology-Tech 
    Clari-Fi music restoration technology-Tech 
    Wireless phone charger-Tech 
    Tilt and telescopic steering column   
    Power windows   
    Power door locks   
    Keyless entry   
    Smart Key with push-button start+  
    Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters-- 
    Steering wheel mounted cruise control   
    Adaptive Smart Cruise Control System--SXL
    Drive Mode Select (Eco/Normal/Sport)   
    Electronic parking brake-- 
    Rear USB & 12V charging ports-  
    Integrated rear door manual sunshades-  
    Smart release trunk+  
    Security system with panic function   
    Engine immobilizer   
    - = Not available, + = Plus Package, Tech = Tech Package, SXL = SXL Package
  • FeatureLXEXSX
    Cloth seats --
    Leather interior-  
    Sport-leather seats with sport-red stitching-- 
    Dark silver stitched interior trim--SXL
    Premium, quilted Nappa leather interior--SXL
    Height-adjustable front seats   
    Heated front seats   
    Heated rear seats-  
    Air-cooled front seats-Tech 
    Driver memory system (including mirrors)+  
    2-way adjustable driver's seat power lumbar support --
    12-way power adjustable driver's seat with 4-way lumbar support+  
    10-way power adjustable passenger seat with 2-way lumbar support-Tech 
    60:40 folding rear seats   
    Heated steering wheel   
    Leather-wrapped steering wheel   
    Leather-wrapped shift knob   
    Soft-touch door panels   
    Wood interior trim- -
    Aluminum-finish/piano black interior trim-- 
    Premium black headliner material--SXL
    Covered front accessory tray   
    Stainless steel sill plates-- 
    Sport steering wheel (D-shaped)-- 
    Sport alloy pedals-- 
    Dark metal interior trim --
    - = Not available, + = Plus Package, Tech = Tech Package, SXL = SXL Package
  • FeatureLXEXSX
    Dual advanced front airbags   
    Dual side airbags   
    Dual side-curtain airbags   
    Driver's side knee airbag   
    Hill-assist control (HAC)   
    Electronic stability control (ESC)   
    Vehicle stability management (VSM)   
    Rearview camera+  
    Blind spot detection system-  
    Rear cross traffic alert-  
    Rear parking sensors-  
    360° camera monitoring system--SXL
    Autonomous emergency braking system--SXL
    Lane departure warning system--SXL
    High beam assist system--SXL
    - = Not available, + = Plus Package, Tech = Tech Package, SXL = SXL Package


  • LX
    SX / SXL
    2.4L GDI, 4-cylinder, all aluminum2.0L T-GDI, 4-cylinder, all aluminum
    Valve Train
    4-valves per cylinder, DOHC, Dual-Cam Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), timing chain
    185 @ 6,000 rpm245 @ 6,000 rpm
    178 lb. ft. @ 4,000 rpm260 lb. ft. @ 1,350 - 4,000 rpm
    Compression Ratio
    Fuel Management
    Gasoline direct injection (GDI)
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic6-speed Sportmatic automatic with paddle shifters
    Fuel Economy, 5 cycle testing, L/100km (City/Highway)
    LX / EXSX / SXL
    9.3 / 6.6 (16" alloy wheels)9.6 / 6.8 (17" alloy wheels)10.9 / 7.6
  • Dimensions, mm (in.)
    Wheelbase2,805 (110)
    Length4,855 (191.1)
    Width1,860 (73.2)
    Height1,465 (57.7)
    Head room (Front / Rear)1,010 / 960 (39.8 / 37.8)
    Shoulder room (Front / Rear)1,475 / 1,432 (58.0 / 56.4)
    Leg room (Front / Rear)1,155 / 905 (45.5 / 35.6)
    Hip room (Front / Rear)1,423 / 1,422 (56.0 / 56.0)
    Capacities, L (cu. ft.)
    Interior volume3,417 (120.7)
    Passenger volume2,967 (104.8)
    Cargo capacity450 (15.9)
    Fuel tank capacity, L70
  • Curb Weight, kg (lb.)
    LX / EXSX / SXL
    1,460 (3,219) (16" alloy wheels)1,525 (3,362) (17" alloy wheels)1,630 (3,594)
  • Body & Chassis
    LayoutFront engine, front wheel drive
    Body typeUnibody
    Front suspensionIndependent, McPherson struts with high performance dampers, coil springs and anti-roll barIndependent, McPherson struts with high performance dampers, coil springs and anti-roll bar*
    * Sport-tuned suspension setup on SX and SXL
    Rear suspensionIndependent, multi-link, coil springs, high performance dampers and anti-roll barIndependent, multi-link, coil springs, high performance dampers and anti-roll bar*
    * Sport-tuned suspension setup on SX and SXL
    SteeringColumn - Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS)Rack - Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS)
  • Brakes
    Type4-wheel disc
    ABS4 sensor, 4 channel
    Front, in.12.0 vented disc12.6 vented disc (with red calipers)
    Rear, in.11.2 solid disc11.2 solid disc (with red calipers)

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  • 1 - The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. A compatible Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled cell phone is required to use Bluetooth hands-free wireless technology.
  • 2 - When equipped with the navigation system, French voice commands may be limited.
  • 3 - Please note that your vehicle may not be equipped with all features described. This also applies to safety-related systems and functions. None of the features we describe are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving and are not a substitute for safe driving practices. Some features may have technological limitations. For additional information regarding the various features, including their limitations and restrictions, please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.
  • 4 - Compatible smartphone required. Data rates may apply, please check with your wireless service provider. For wireless charging, certain smartphones may require a wireless charging-compatible case.
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