Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,526 - $6,994
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
175-194
Seats
5
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,526 - $6,994
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
175-194
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 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 2009 Kia Optima should be on your shopping list. It's hand...

Kia Optima Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.02

66 Reviews

32% 44% 20% 3% 2%

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

Kia Optima 2009 my little tank car.

1) the reverse has a pull ring, and is at the upper most left gear on my stick. 2) my clutch is shorter than most that I am accustomed too. 3) I do not have a door/lock clicker on my key fob, which I have learned to do without. It’s a great car, excellent on gas and has not “nickel & dimed” me at all. I put studded tires on for winter (northern me) and this car drives like a 4x4 tank. The only thing that would make this car a better vehicle, is if it were a pick up truck & had a hitch. Overall pleased.

- Leda W

This is a very reliable vehicle that comes with a great warranty.

I had a Kia Spectra prior to the Optima and was impressed with the quality, price, and reliability. The Optima was an upgrade to bigger, more stylish vehicle. It's starting to show some wear and tear over 9 years but is still very reliable. Only thing I don't like is that there is a clicking solenoid every time the break is released. In stop and go traffic it gets very annoying. Also, locked my keys in it once and was able to use the warranty to have it opened - cool

- Steve C

My car has wonderful gas mileage.

I love the fact that I get really good gas mileage for my car. My trunk is huge, which has always been a plus. I have never broken down, but I have kept up pretty good maintenance on my vehicle as well. The sound system is decent, but my AUX cord outlet works when it wants to. I thing the thing I don't like about my car is the type of interior on the seats. It is light colored, it is almost like a sofa pillow texture; it shows every little stain, I wish it was leather.

- Alexis G

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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
$4,526 - $5,883
$5,653 - $6,994

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 - 194 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

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
15 cu. ft.
15 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

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
107.1 in.
107.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.5 ft.
35.5 ft.

Length

Length
189 in.
189 in.

Width

Width
71.1 in.
71.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3157 - 3197 .lbs
3197 - 3294 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 - 194 hp

Torque

Torque
169 ft. lbs.
169 - 184 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 16 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
28 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Assistance

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