Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,040 - $17,895
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138-170
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,040 - $17,895
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138-170
Seats
5

Kia Optima Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2003 Kia Optima Owner Reviews

3.75

24 Reviews

25% 38% 29% 4% 4%

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This vehicle has been very reliable. Not many problems.

I really like my Kia optima. Size of car is just as I like. Performance has been good. I like the body style. I have cruise control which is very convenient. Air conditioning works very well. . I have side airbags. My seats are very. Comfortable. They are cloth. I have a four door which makes entering and exit very comfortable. This has been a reliable car and I haven't really had many problems with it. I have replaced a fuel pump and one belt in the time I have owned my vehicle. I have not had many repairs on this vehicle. This has been a very good vehicle. Looking forward in the future to perhaps purchase a new Kia optima. The newer models have a beautiful new body style. I only have 68, 000 miles which is great for the year. I give this car an. Excellent review. I would buy this car all over again.

- Cynthia G

Good size ample sitting with plenty of legroom for all>.

Haven't really had any problems with my car. It performs really good since I received it, in 2013 and it is up to 300,000 plus mile and it's barely starting to miss a little but otherwise it is still working good. I rely on it a lot and it's been great in all types of weather. I have slept in my car several times and it was great! Also it fits all the people I need to have with me. Its basic but great for me I highly recommend this make and model to everyone. I am planning to look for another one when this one is done.

- Angelica G

The life and time of a 2003 Kia optima.

Well when I bought my Kia it was the top of the line for Kia, mine looks like a Cadillac inside, since then they have come up with the cadenza and another vehicle. Very nice cars, I have been told that mine has an unusual grill. I have almost 300, 000 miles on mine its been a great car, it has never left me stranded. I tell everyone everywhere I go what a great car it is.

- Lori M

Ranked #15 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
$2,040 - $3,163
$17,895

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
170 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC MPFI 16
2.7L DOHC MPFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

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
13.6 cu. ft.
13.6 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.1 ft.
34.1 ft.

Length

Length
185.8 in.
185.8 in.

Width

Width
71.5 in.
71.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3281 - 3301 .lbs
3279 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
147 ft. lbs.
181 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 15 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
22 - 23 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
27 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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