Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,074 - $5,330
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
138-185
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,074 - $5,330
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
138-185
Seats
5

Kia Optima Ranked #16 by Owners

Kia Optima Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

3.76

42 Reviews

19% 45% 29% 7% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

My car is not the greatest,

I really love my Kia it is a 2006 optima silver in color. I wish it were newer but at least it is paid for. The cassette player does not work in the car. I used to like to listen to books on CD's but I can't anymore. But it is okay, at least I do not have a car payment. The trunk is hard to open and there are stains on the seat up front. Sometimes the windows do not come down all the way, but it is what it is, what can I say.

- Toni G

Kia Optima: all you need to know about the 2006 model.

There is something wrong with the heating/cooling system. It works fine then stops, then works again and stops. I bought it used, so I am not sure if there was a factory recall. Also the tire pressure indicator goes off quite a bit, so I am not sure if the sensors may not be working properly where my car is older or if it was recalled due to that issue as well. Comfort is fine. General performance is good.

- Kelly M

Great. Older. Replaced some stuff. But I've had it a little over 8 years.

Had to replace motor, spark plugs and fuel pump. It's a great car, older. So it's understandable. Paid car in 12, 000. It was 10 grand. Got 2 thousand warranty on it. Great dealership. I've had the car since 2010. I am planning on getting the newer year of the Kia optima. there's awesome space for children and if you aren't traveling to far.

- Camilla C

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,074 - $4,267
$4,123 - $5,330

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 - 185 hp
138 - 185 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
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.3 - 43.7 in.
43.3 - 43.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 - 39.8 in.
39 - 39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 - 37.8 in.
36.2 - 37.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 - 38 in.
37.6 - 38 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.6 - 14.8 cu. ft.
13.6 - 14.8 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 - 107.1 in.
106.3 - 107.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.1 - 35.5 ft.
34.1 - 35.5 ft.

Length

Length
185.8 - 186.4 in.
185.8 - 186.4 in.

Width

Width
71.1 - 71.5 in.
71.1 - 71.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3142 - 3301 .lbs
3179 - 3301 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 - 185 hp
138 - 185 hp

Torque

Torque
147 - 182 ft. lbs.
147 - 182 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 - 17.2 gal.
16.4 - 17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 14 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings