Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,464 - $2,845
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
149-170
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,464 - $2,845
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
149-170
Seats
5

Kia Optima Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2001 Kia Optima Owner Reviews

3.86

14 Reviews

29% 43% 21% 2 star 0% 7%

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Smooth sailing Kia Optima.

I really love how smooth driving is with this car, it makes running errands and getting to school and work on time easy! It is always an easy start up and with the simple yet sleek interior, it is easy finding all the functions you need. I can start my car up early in the morning on a freezing day, and it will be warm and defrosted within 10 minutes or less! Even though this car may appear small, which is perfect for a short lady such as myself, I can still fit 3-4 friends comfortable in the seats! This is great for outgoings and family/friends. I believe this car will last me years to come.

- Nina M

It runs well and has a roomy trunk. It is a good family sedan.

I like that it's paid for. Even though it's older, it still runs well and has under 77,000 miles. It's also excellent on gas mileage. It has a tape player and a CD player. The only thing I dislike about it is the previous owners left it out in the desert sun and some of the paint has flaked off the handles. But that's just cosmetic and besides that, I have no complaints. I love this car.

- Amanda N

Kia is a real reliable car, even 18 years old.

2001, 127k miles, comfortable, reliable, minimal maintenance, would by again. . Sure that the newer models have improved in gas mileage, comfort, leg room. Bought mome second hand an individual with low milage, the only thing I noticed is that it has rusted out fast around rear wheels on both sides. Also the underbody driver side has rusted, carpet is always damp.

- Cathy H

Ranked #13 Midsize Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$1,754 - $2,845
$1,464 - $2,573

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 - 170 hp
149 - 170 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC 16
2.5L DOHC 24
2.4L DOHC 16
2.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.3 in.
43.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 in.
39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 in.
36.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
13 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
ft.
ft.

Length

Length
185.8 in.
185.8 in.

Width

Width
71.5 in.
71.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3263 - 3296 .lbs
3263 - 3296 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 - 170 hp
149 - 170 hp

Torque

Torque
159 - 169 ft. lbs.
159 - 169 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 23 mpg
10 - 23 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
20 - 25 mpg
20 - 25 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety