I’m not sure if I have the ability to program my Kia to open my garage door? Was that an add on I could have opted for? If so, no one gave me that option... how would I know if I can program the car to open the garage door? Is that homelink?
Just curious, now that you mention options that are deleted, when did they stop the heated steering wheel and the rear seat heaters?Maybe Kia is starting to realize that IoT has taken off...maybe? You'd think that they could have still offered it even if only as a dealer-installed option but even that choice is not available for 2020 Optimas...but apparently Kia believes there is a greater demand for puddle lights (which is available as a dealer option whereas it was included with the no-longer offered SXL trim) than there is for Homelink mirrors.
Rear heated seats not offered on any 2020 Optima trim level, at least according to the Kia website. What's even more interesting is that AFAICT the website makes no mention that the Surround View Monitor option is even offered for 2020 Optimas--did Kia indeed remove it as an available option? If so, then I suppose that makes the 2018 and 2019 Optima SXL as the last ones that came fully loaded without any serious decontenting like what's happened with the 2020 Optima.My 2020 ex premium has those features... the heated steering. Oh, good question about the rear heated seats.. I am not positive whether or not the model I have has it,. But it certainly does have the heated steering wheel.
Hmmm that might be a function of the app (and/or its backend server) and/or cellphone/wifi signal strength. When I pull up to my driveway my phone connects to my home's wifi, thus when I use my app to open my garage door the delay between pressing the button on my app and when the door actually starts to open is minimal and tolerable...but definitely not much slower than using the OEM garage door opener remote.The newer garage door openers can work from a cellphone app, but doing it that way would be much slower than the older remote button.