$16,355 - $19,345
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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LX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,355 - $19,345
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20-24 City / 27-34 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 2.7L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic shifter
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic shifter
  • Front wheel drive
  • 68 amp/hr battery
  • 68 amp/hr battery w/battery saver
  • 110 amp alternator
  • 130 amp alternator
  • Independent McPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P205/60HR16 all-season tires
  • P205/60R15 all-season tires
  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • 16" x 6.5" alloy wheels
  • 15" x 6" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • 16" x 6" alloy wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Engine speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes
  • 17.2 gallon fuel tank
  • Dual exhaust

Exterior Features

  • Body-color body-side molding
  • Chrome window surround
  • Chrome front grille w/badge
  • Chrome front grille
  • Clear-lens halogen headlights
  • Tinted windshield w/sunshade band
  • Dual body-color pwr mirrors
  • Dual body-color pwr heated mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Interior Features

  • Cloth front bucket seats-inc: 6-way driver/4-way passenger adjustments, adjustable headrests
  • 8-way manually adjustable driver seat-inc: lumbar support, adjustable headrest
  • 4-way manually adjustable front passenger seat-inc: adjustable headrest
  • Front active headrests
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats-inc: storage armrest, adjustable headrests
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats-inc: center armrest, adjustable headrests
  • Full cloth seat trim & door panel inserts
  • Center console w/cell phone pass-thru
  • Center console w/storage
  • Brushed aluminum door sill plates
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt steering column
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Tachometer
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto down
  • Pwr windows w/driver express-down
  • Pwr door locks w/two-turn entry system
  • Remote keyless entry & alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • 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
  • In-glass antenna
  • Locking illuminated glove box
  • Digital clock
  • Front/rear dual cupholders
  • (4) cupholders-inc: (2) front, (2) rear
  • Wood trim accents-inc: center console, door
  • Front door map pockets
  • Overhead sunglass holder
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors-inc: covers, extensions
  • Dual illuminated sunvisors w/extensions
  • Garment hook
  • Dome light w/delay-out
  • Dual map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Front seatback pockets

Safety Features

  • Dual advanced front airbags
  • Dual front airbags
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Passenger presence detection system
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Rear upper/lower child restraint anchors
  • Lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Impact-absorbing steering column
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

2006 Kia Optima Owner Reviews

52 Reviews
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2006 Kia Optima LX

I have not had any major issues with my vehicle. I have put some hard miles on it too. When I first bought it I would drive 70 to work and back 70 miles home. I love coming and we would take my car, not an off road or a truck or even a crossover we would take my Kia up in the mountains on dirt roads to get to the backcountry. I have nothing short of abused this vehicle and it has never let me down besides having to do regular maintenance I have not had to do any repairs (besides tires) that have cost me more than $100

- Christy C

A very dependable vehicle.

2006 Kia Optima LX

The only problem I have had is with the catalytic converter not working optimally. The car is 13 years old, so that is almost to be expected at this point. Other than that it has been nearly perfect. This car has been just about the perfect transportation I have ever owned. I have had no fear of driving it for a daily commute, or on long trips.

- Grant S

. I would recommend a Kia.

2006 Kia Optima LX

The crank sensor goes out about every 25,000-40,000 miles. The timing belt breaks every three years. The door locks have always been faulty, but the motor is great, seats are comfortable, and it has sentimental value, so we just get her fixed instead of buying a new one. She has lasted well and has 335,000 miles on her.

- Crystal T

The car is a small and reliable car that is good in the city and highway

2006 Kia Optima LX

It is getting older, there is no aux cord available, there is a check engine light that comes on when it has been driven for too long, there is an issue with the gas cap cover not staying secure, there are problems with the automatic seats and the color choices are sub par

- Brandon B

My husband really likes the sunroof. I am getting used to it. Never had one.

2006 Kia Optima LX

This car gets me to and from the places I go. Whether it's half a mile to 30 miles. The air worked really good, until a part fell off. Despite not having it fixed yet, I still really like it. It's comfortable to ride in. It is a really smooth ride. I would buy it again.

- Daisy F

Okay car for a oldie, no frills.

2006 Kia Optima LX

Very reliable always starts, kind of small. My son is 6'3 and it is not comfortable for him. I have had minor issues but I am at 80k miles. Parts are usually available and not expensive. Good gas mileage. I think the body will fall apart before the motor fails.

- Tracy B

Great car would not trade it.

2006 Kia Optima LX

The car is great. Other than routine maintenance it has had no major problems . I get great gas mileage . The car is extremely comfortable I drive it on a daily basis and have no plans of getting rid of it any time soon. Unless I find another one just like it.

- Jackie W

2006 Kia optima reviews and driving reviews

2006 Kia Optima LX

Had to replace elec window motor on driver side. Ac fan then compressor had to be replaced. Belts replaced. No Motor or transmission problems. After 13 years still a great car. Needs to be painted. Has started making noises under hood. Have replaced brakes

- Kathy S

My entire family has Kia. We love them.

2006 Kia Optima LX

The vehicle is trustworthy. I have only had to change a few things in the lifespan of the vehicle. Including the battery and starter. Gets good gas mileage and has been very reliable. I would recommend the vehicle to anyone. Kia is the way to go, always.

- Brittany T

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