Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,655 - $3,952
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
138-170
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,655 - $3,952
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
138-170
Seats
5

Kia Optima Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2005 Kia Optima Owner Reviews

4.12

26 Reviews

38% 35% 27% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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It's important that you watch the oil level in this car. Check every week or two.

I bought my car used and after about 1 month I had blown my radiator. After I took it to the shop, I got my radiator fixed but than I had issues starting the car. Once I replaced my alternator it worked fine and I haven't run into any problems since, Its been about 6 months since I bought it and I've put on close to 500 miles. She's a little bit squeaky in the morning if Its cold but that's just because the timing belt is cold and once it has some oil running through there the squeak goes away. It has pretty good gas mileage, 23 city and 30 highway so I am not having to fill it with gas all the time, plus the tank hold around 8 gallons so It's fairly cheap to fill her up. It's a nice looking, reliable car, but clearly the last owner did not take very good care of her. I haven't had to add any coolant since I busted the radiator so I know that problem is fixed and I only have to add oil every couple of months. So since I started paying more attention to her it has been a very reliable car.

- Evan L

This is a solid little car.

I do not know a whole lot about cars, but I can tell you that my pre-owned 2005 Kia optima with about 150, 000 miles on her has been a solid and reliable car for me. She recently took me on quite a few miles of unintentional light off-roading adventures and handled that like a champ. Has a CD player, which is my preferred mode of music-listening, and a capacious trunk to satisfy all your road trip needs.

- Sparrow F

She’s an old girl but she drives like she just left the lot.

The car run well for being a 2005. I recently had to change the clutch, gear shift box and the cv joints. But is ride well and handle well in the snow. The driver seat is adjustable and there is plenty of room for the passengers in the back. It has ample storage space. It is a manual and response well in many condition. The truck is large enough for 3 large suitcases and 3 smaller carry-ons.

- Vernon H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front angle view.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,655 - $3,804
$2,737 - $3,952

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 - 170 hp
138 - 170 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

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
3279 - 3301 .lbs
3279 - 3301 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 - 170 hp
138 - 170 hp

Torque

Torque
147 - 181 ft. lbs.
147 - 181 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 14 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

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