Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,535 - $6,525
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
162-185
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,535 - $6,525
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
162-185
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Kia Optima If...

If you're looking for a four-door sedan with responsive driving characteristics, a lot of features and an attractive price, the 2008 Kia Optima should be on your shopping list. It's hand...

Kia Optima Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Kia Optima Owner Reviews

4.17

54 Reviews

35% 46% 19% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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The Kia optima awesome style and performance that you can count on.

Overall the car is very well-built I have had very few problems other than normal wear and tear that would occur with any vehicle the cost of maintaining the vehicle seems to me to be reasonable the dealership has treated me very well very polite very knowledgeable explained everything upfront and pretty honest in my opinion and let me know before any work was done as far as maintenance and inspections also has plenty of features that the very useful as far as indicator lights on the dashboard etc. Very comfortable and a good looking car I would recommend the Kia friends and family I know that they would be just as satisfied as I am.

- Paul S

Kia optima lx . Relatively nice dependable vehicle.

It is a wonderful vehicle. Relatively low maintenance and few problems. Unfortunately the problems I have experienced are airbags fail to deploy on impact, windshield and trunk seals decay and let water in, headlights have a relatively short life, placement of an o2 sensor causes it to get wet and register the vehicle in 'limp' mode and plastic pieces like door handles and blinker connectors dry and crumble or break.

- Kim M

The ac system works great and has many options.

This car is mostly reliable, although I have had some minor problems with it. I mainly have only had problems with the windows and some issues with transmission but nothing major. It does well on gas mileage and is dependable. The interior is quite comfortable and one thing that I love is the ac system works very well. I have taken it on long trips and never had any issues.

- Jamie S

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,535 - $4,802
$5,250 - $6,525

Horsepower

Horsepower
162 - 185 hp
162 - 185 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

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
43.7 in.
43.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
38 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.8 cu. ft.
14.8 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.1 in.
107.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.5 ft.
35.5 ft.

Length

Length
186.4 in.
186.4 in.

Width

Width
71.1 in.
71.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3142 - 3287 .lbs
3179 - 3287 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
162 - 185 hp
162 - 185 hp

Torque

Torque
164 - 182 ft. lbs.
164 - 182 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
16.4 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 14 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
28 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

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