$1,920 - $3,075
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
* Photo: 2003 Kia Optima SE Trim Image

LX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,920 - $3,075
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-23 City / 30 HWY

LX Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • 8-way manually adjustable driver seat-inc: lumbar support, adjustable headrest
  • 4-way manually adjustable front passenger seat-inc: adjustable headrest
  • 60/40 split folding rear seats-inc: storage armrest, adjustable headrests
  • Full cloth seat trim
  • 1-bin center console storage box
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Tachometer
  • Pwr windows w/driver express-down
  • Pwr door locks-inc: two-turn entry system
  • Cruise control
  • Remote trunk/hood/fuel door releases w/lockout feature
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers w/door-mounted tweeters
  • Digital clock
  • Front/rear dual cup holders
  • Cloth door panel inserts
  • Front door map pockets
  • Overhead storage bin for sunglasses
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors-inc: covers, extensions
  • Garment hook
  • Dome light w/delay out
  • Dual map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Front seatback pockets

Exterior Features

  • Body-color body-side molding
  • Chrome window surround
  • Chrome grille
  • Front/rear brushed aluminum door sill plates
  • Clear-lens halogen headlights
  • Tinted windshield w/sunshade band
  • Dual body-color pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Safety Features

  • Dual front airbags
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Passenger Presence Detection system (PPD)
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Rear upper/lower child restraint anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • First aid kit

Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic shifter
  • Front wheel drive
  • 68 amp/hr (600 CCA) battery
  • 110 amp alternator
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P205/60HR15 all-season SBR tires
  • 15" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Engine-speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented/rear solid disc brakes
  • 17.2 gallon fuel tank

2003 Kia Optima Owner Reviews

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A grocery-getter w/o being called a mini-van driver

2003 Kia Optima LX

My engine light keeps coming back on, catalytic converter, pumping gas is awful, it clicks off every 7 sec or less and sometimes spews, and my steering wheel is a workout to turn. All fixable, never has broke down on me, air is always cold, rides cozy, stylish, and has a sunroof!

- Amy L

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