Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,395 - $26,500
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
34 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
200-274
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,395 - $26,500
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
34 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
200-274
Seats
5

Kia Optima Models & Trims

LX $19,200 - $20,700
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX $22,700 - $24,700
Horsepower: 200 hp - 274 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SX $8,395 - $10,106*
Horsepower: 274 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX Hybrid *Ltd Avail* $8,840 - $10,409*
Horsepower: 206 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX Hybrid $26,500
Horsepower: 206 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.43

89 Reviews

53% 38% 8% 1% 1 star 0%

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

It is sporty and a dream to drive.

This car was recommended to me by friends. It has lived up to its reputation. It rides smooth and quiet inside. It has quick acceleration but a very good cruise control. It gives me good information on gas mileage and related information. I am the third owner of this car. It has been well kept. I get compliments all the time. Especially with the color. It is white with flakes and has a pearl color when seen at a distance. I have had many new cars but this is the best car I have ever owned!

- Lisa R

A brief synopsis of a manual transmission Kia optima.

The manual transmission could be better. The you have to burn a little bit of the clutch to get it to not hesitate. I had to replace the stock steering wheel from the lx model for a higher model so that I could have cruise control. I consistently get around 32 mpg at 75 mph. I have not had any real mechanical problems. Changing the oil is extremely easy. This is the first car I have ever owned that has the oil filter positioned vertically.

- Ben Y

Kia isn't putting their customers first. They should replace defective vehicles of permanently fix the problem.

There are a couple of flaws that could have been available when engineering this vehicle. One of the problems that really bother me is the rear view mirror falls off if you barely touch it. Another is the cover on the top of the shifter also repeatedly falls off. Also we have had to take it into the dealership multiple times because of recalls which is inconvenient and also could be a sign of a serious problem.

- Melanie B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$19,200 - $20,700
$22,700 - $24,700

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 - 274 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC GDI 16
2.4L DOHC GDI 16
2.0L DOHC GDI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
45.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 in.
34.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 cu. ft.
15.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum, Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60R16
P215/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110 in.
110 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
190.7 in.
190.7 in.

Width

Width
72.1 in.
72.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3206 - 3223 .lbs
3223 - 3385 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Torque

Torque
186 ft. lbs.
186 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
34 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings