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Sporty mom car for hauling teenagers!

The car is fantastic! It has the size and comfort of a midsize car, but looks sporty and is eye catching. I love the panoramic sunroof which adds to the sporty look. . The Kia optima has plenty of get-up-and-go, but is really great in the fact that there is also the economic/environmental feature available for better gas mileage. Even when it is in the eco mode I still have nothing to worry about if I need to punch it and get the car to move fast. . I have had virtually no issues with the car, and when anything does seem off, the dealership service center had been amazing. . As a mom of teenage twins it is a perfect size that has grown with us since they were in the first grade. The car has served us well moving from toddler car seats to carting around my teenage twins and their friends. It has plenty of legroom, both front and back, the seats are incredibly comfortable and the heated seats in both the front and back seats is always a hit during cold weather. . I believe my only complaint I would have about a car has nothing to do with performance but more with the interior of the car. I chose leather seats because I had small children and did not want cloth seats that would stain. Unfortunately what we have found is that the leather seats are still easily discolored and I have not been able to figure out a solution to get them clean. . The only other issue that we have had with the vehicle is the rear backup camera which works intermittently. When we discussed it with the dealership about how best to fix it there really was no good answer other than it was a common problem but it is not something that was covered under warranty and we could replace it but the cost was prohibitive.

- Heather C

Kia optima is a great value. I am a Kia driver for life.

My optima is not the top of the line but it is mid. It is comfortable and fun to drive. Kia comes with lots of extras standard plus an amazing warranty. The cooling glove box is great during the summer. I take a lot of road trips and its nice to be able to put chocolate or gummy candy in and know it won't melt. Home link is great also. Mine has two so I have it set up to open my garage door and my mothers. You can set it up though to open your garage door and turn lights on. For a mid range luxury car it is an amazing value. My optima gets great gas mileage also. On a 780 mile road trip I only need fill up once about half way through my trip. This car also has a lot of head and leg room. I also enjoy the auto dimming rear view mirror. The seats are all leather with a leather steering wheel. The optima has loads of trunk space. In the back seat the middle console pulls down for two drink holders plus drink holders in the doors. The cup holders in the front seat are good size and fits the large cups. There is only one thing about my optima that I wish I could change, the passenger seat sits low so if you are of average height it looks as if the driver is driving on the side of the road. I have now owned this vehicle for 6 years and have had no problems. It is the most reliable car I have ever owned. I must say I am a Kia driver for life. My next new purchase will be another optima but what will be awhile as I still have 4 more years left on my warranty.

- Barbara V

Great overall vehicle, especially for the price! Tons of safety features.

So far, my car has been very reliable. I have not had any major mechanical issues with it. I have only had to replace one part in the steering wheel that threw my alignment off, but it was a simple fix at the mechanic’s. It is very comfortable to ride in, even on long trips. There are some blind spots though, when trying to see cars that may be in your way when you want to change lanes. There are nice features, including auto dimming rear view mirror, which helps dim the lights from cars behind you. It has heat strips on the back window for when it gets cold. You can sync the car with your garage door, so you can open it from the vehicle itself and do not need to use an actual garage door opener. You cannot lock the keys in the car, because mine is push to start and the car can sense the key fob inside. If you unlock the car but do not open the doors within a certain amount of time, the car will lock itself back, which is a nice safety feature. When pushing the lock/unlock button on the door handle, it only unlocks the driver side door with one push and two pushes of the button unlocks all of the doors. Again, another nice safety feature. When approaching the car, the inside lights will turn on when it senses the key fob.

- Jessica S

attractive mid-size. Easily seats 5. Hybrid offers welcomed fuel efficiency.

The transmission as an issue. Not engaging sometimes when I press gas to 'pass' for example. It also does not engage quickly when changing from reverse to drive (and can roll for up to 3 seconds at times). I have brought it in - and Kia service continues to tell me they cannot diagnose. Funny that my extended warranty is about to expire. I am sure they'll diagnose just fine after it runs out. I have no trust in them being honest with their efforts. The car itself is comfortable and attractive. The Bluetooth pairing is very reliable. I like the backup camera (first vehicle that I have had with that feature). The ac and heat work well and quickly. The blind spots are big and I have had to get used to that. And this car, which I bought used, has very dark window tint. Such that I have to open the window at night when making a turn to make sure there are no pedestrians involved. I neither the money nor time to change the tint. I live in Arizona, so removing completely is not an option.

- Renee E

I was skeptical about purchasing a Kia but I have been pleasantly surprised!

I absolutely love my Kia optima. I bought it new in 2012. The leather seats are comfortable and it is spacious enough to ride for extended periods of time. It has both heat and cooled seats in the front, and cooled seats in the back which makes it comfortable for everyone. I really like its sporty appearance. The turbo charged engine gives it enough power that you do not realize it is a 4 cylinder engine. The only thing I have had to replace is a battery so the dependability has been wonderful. I would strongly recommend this car to anyone. It has a large trunk which is helpful when buying groceries or hauling equipment for your kids. The panoramic sunroof is nice because it provides plenty of sunlight and a pretty view. This is the first care I have owned with a backup camera and it has definitely helped when parking in tight spaces. I have been very satisfied with my Kia. I have no complaints.

- Price D

Six-year-old Kia optima 2012 motor died?

I had bought my Kia optima in 2012, it was brand new. This year be in 2018 my car of six-year died. I took it back to the dealership to find out that it was my motor that gave out. I was confused being that my car was only six years old. Never have I had a problem with my Kia optima. Every time the light came on for an oil change or tire pressure I always got it done. It wasn’t until my motor died that I had a problem with the car. From having to pay 8000 fix it, the Kia dealership gave me an option to get a new car. This was not an option for me only because it was six years old car am I three payments away from paid off. This is my only problem with the car. I was able to work it out with the dealership where I didn't have to pay for the motor but instead for just labor. Still not happy about this however, it what is a good reliable car.

- Renee T

An interesting feature: it has automatic dimming rear view mirror.

I really can't complain much about my car! There are some blind spots, in my opinion, which sometimes make it difficult to see cars when changing lanes. It has Bluetooth connection, so my phone will automatically connect to my car after the first time syncing them. It has automatic dimming rear view mirror which helps with the lights on the cars behind me at night. My car has leather interior, which has held up very well over the years. There is one spot that has sort of peeled on the passenger armrest of the door, but it is just maintenance to keep up with it that I need to do. It gets great gas mileage! I average probably 32 on the highway and about 28 around town. I have been very happy with the purchase of my Kia optima! Great value for the price.

- Jessica S

2012 Kia Optima SX Fast sedan w/leather interior and all the bells and whistles.

I have a Kia Optima SX turbo from 2012. It has the all leather interior with a dual sunroof. It is by far the nicest car I have ever owned. I've not had any issues with it other than a slow leak in the front tire but that's more the tire's fault than it is the car. This car has been very reliable, is extremely comfortable, and has all the perks. It has heated seats for all passengers and cooled seats for the driver and front passenger. It has a HUGE trunk! Seriously, my husband and myself plus our 6-month old can comfortably fit all of our travel items into the trunk no problem (including pack'n play and stroller)! I've taken it on 5+ hour drives and been comfortable the entire time. Really just a great car!

- Serena M

2012 Kia Optima SX is a luxury car with an affordable sticker.

The vehicle is a great value for the cost. It is comfortable and stylish with plenty of room for 4 large adults. The performance of the vehicle is nice as well equipped with the 2.0 turbo motor. There are many amenities with the vehicle that would be expected of a higher price vehicle. Maintenance is easy. However there was a recall due to a bag crankshaft. The engine failed at 59000 miles and was replaced by recall. I have not had the pleasure of getting any warranty work on the vehicle, but from what I have heard the dealers are not helpful in getting claims. Over all I would recommend one especially if the motor has been replaced as it carries a 150000 mile 15 year warranty.

- Jason M

2012 Kia Optima EX with Entertainment Package.

The 2012 Kia Optima EX is a great vehicle. The only problem I encountered in the 6 years I have owned it is slight tearing on the arm rest where I rest my elbow. Performance wise the vehicle has lived up to my expectations, it's extremely fast for the smaller size motor it has. I have only had to replace a few minor suspension parts recently, but it's expected on a vehicle with 100k miles. I have taken the vehicle on many 6+ hour car rides and not felt uncomfortable on any of them. I have the entertainment package which includes an infinity sound system which I thoroughly enjoy and compare to any Bose system in quality.

- Chris D

Great value for a family car.

This car has been a good car for me and my family. We had a few issues right off the bat, for example it did not come with a spare tire and the fuel injector stop working within the first month, but after those and a few minor things we have not had any problems since. We did get a recall notice but the dealership corrected the problem free of charge and within a couple of hours. It is a nice ride and gets fairly good gas mileage, which has helped on some long trips across country. Handles well and is very responsive to the driver and with the ability to control which gear you are in gives a little extra kick.

- Craig H

The Kia Optima is the perfect small family car. It�s very comfortable.

We LOVE our Kia Optima. It is very comfortable and great for all the traveling we do. The inside is spacious and perfect for a family. It gets great gas mileage, which is perfect because we use it to commute. It has many little features that make it great, including heated and cooled seats, touch screen control center, advanced climate control, plenty of trunk space and other storage, and a great sound system. I don't think I've ever complained about anything with this car. 10 out of 10 would recommend and buy again.

- Aubrey T

I love the look and reliability of my car.

I had no issues with my car it runs great and I get good gas mileage. At times, it's a little sluggish but still runs good. It's comfortable and a good family car for my kids. We have gone on trips and are able to fit a cooler in the trunk along with our luggage and even my son's scooter. I love that although it's a family car the design of it is not like an 'old person car'. Younger kids have even complimented me on the look of the car. My car is a 2012 and the AC is still cold and I have had no major repairs.

- Amy H

If you are wanting high performance than don't get the hybrid version.

I have had a Kia optima hybrid for almost 3 years now. It has, for the most part, been very reliable. The only major issue I have had so far was having to get the transmission replaced, which is a big deal, but the 100, 000 mile bumper to bumper warranty is great and covered it 100%. It is very spacious and comfortable. I absolutely love the backup camera, as well as Bluetooth and Sirius radio capabilities. I would highly recommend this car, especially for small families and college students.

- Carrie S

Kia Optima. Love the comfortable seats, they have Heating and cooling.

I have honestly never had any issues with my car. I did need a new engine at almost 100,000 miles but it was covered under my warranty. Kia is a great company and made me feel comfortable every step of the way with anything I needed anytime I went into the dealership. The Kia Optima is very reliable. Everyone I know that has one says the same. My car has a lot of features that a lot of luxury cars don't even have. I would only want to upgrade to a newer year but definitely not a new brand.

- Amanda J

This Ex model is for Excellent!

My Kia Optima is a 2012 and you would never know it. Most people think it is a 2019. It rides so smooth and is so comfortable to sit in. The handling is great. I really like that the seat has so many adjustments options, it really makes for a comfortable ride. Great sound system. Everything in this car is factory, no aftermarket modifications. There really is not anything I would change on this model. It even makes sitting in traffic tolerable.

- Kristin S

Kia backs their product 100%

This Kia has had some mechanical problems over the years - but the thing I love most about Kia is they stand behind their vehicles. All repairs have been covered under warranty or recall issues and I plan to keep driving this car as long as possible. It currently has 167000 miles on it and still drives like it was did when it was new. I have no worries about taking it on long road trips and feel completely safe and comfortable in the vehicle

- Kathy B

I think the sunroof is awesome for stargazing.

It is dependable, a hybrid, great for road trips, very reliable comfort seats 4 people, features in my car is the front seats can be cooled or heated, the driver can have a warm steering wheel. There is no lighter or ashtrays which I think is awesome. The windows are electric. The driver can make sure that the windows up or down. Sunroof can be open or closed. Both front seat and back seats can look up and see the trees, the stairs, etc..

- Judy R

Why I love my Kia Optima car!

My car gets such good gas mileage, I have not had any major problems with it. Everybody that has ever driven it complements how well it handles and what a comfortable ride it is. It has all the features that I would ever want for a car, air conditioning with dual controls, Bluetooth, adjustable seating, garage opening capabilities, keyless start and the one feature that I like most, you cannot lock the door opener in the car.

- Helen G

The Kia is a good car for a single person and/ or couple with no kids.

The car is stylish and the ride is nice. Coming from a 300 the gas mileage is lovely, especially on the highway. Depending on the size of your family, the car is small. My family is growing and kids are tall so it does not provide much space in the rear seats. Not sure why but my backup camera has stopped working and some other little things that have messed up that needs to be fixed that they say is common with this car.

- Justin H

Good car and still going strong and it is still reliable for a daily driver.

My vehicle is very comfortable to ride in and handles well. It uses gas less efficiently now that it has over 180,000 miles and the seals around the windshield area has started to come loose for an unknown reason. Most of the other wear and tear is from sun exposure. I have also had to have the sway arms fixed at about 150,000 miles as they were unsafe and not working properly. I love that there is a lot of trunk space.

- Leah B

The optima: the last car you will ever buy.

I absolutely love my Kia optima. It is comfortable and fun to drive and it gets great gas mileage. The Kia optima handles great in short city driving as well as has plenty of room and comfort features for long trips. The optima is a great looking car, it has the look a of a sporty expensive car without the price. I have never had any type of issue with my Kia, I maintain routine maintenance and there are no issues.

- Bobbi W

An honest opinion of my 2012 Kia Optima

I love the features - great sound system, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel and the panoramic moonroof. The car has been reliable and now has 122,000 miles on it as well. Only major complaint is the volume of factory recalls and how out of date the navigation system has become by now. I'm a tall guy, 6'3 and the car is comfortable enough, although my next vehicle will probably be an SUV or truck.

- Jordan P

Lots of bells and whistles!

This vehicle has been very reliable for the two years that I have possessed it. I have taken care of it and it runs the same as it did when I test drove it. I have the EX and GDI package. Leather seats are holding up well and the butt warmer/cooler is awesome! I love the automatic climate control, the bluetooth auto connect to my phone, heated steering wheel, and of course the dual sunroof. Great car!

- Jonathan W

Int. Color: black. Mpg #: 24 city / 33 hwy.

The Kia Optima is smooth to drive with and pretty has nice colors in any color you want and very nice interior. Affordable, mpg: up to 24 city / 35 highway. Warranty: 5 yr/60, 000 mi basic, 10 yr/100, 000 mi powertrain. Horsepower: 192 to 274 hp. The features you get for the price are unbeatable, it is zippy to drive, and comfortable for road trips. The trunk is unbelievably huge. Best car ever.

- Dana C

safe but cute car with a lot of features you'll love

I have never had any type of issue with my Kia optima. I think it's a great car. it's absolutely amazing with gas and my tank will usually always last me 2-3 weeks depending on how much I drive around. I'm very happy with my Kia optima. sometimes, because it's a hybrid, the car will make funny noises when you press the gas or brakes and it throws me off from time to time but it's nothing serious

- Jenna M

The car is very reliable, very comfortable, and the different features make it very convenient.

Overall I haven't had too much trouble with my car. I haven't had to have much maintenance done on the car until recently, normal wear and tear. The only thing I don't really like is not being able to fix issues on the engine myself (since it's out of warranty) because some parts are buried within the engine and they don't provide a detailed map of the engine. Other than that, the car is great.

- Toby A

The Kia Optima lx 2012 is an amazing car that does great on gas.

My 2012 Kia Optima lx is literally the best car I have ever owned. It is the luxury edition of this model of car. It has a tinted back window, controls on the driver's seat to adjust it. Can come with heated seats and mirrors. Has a Sirius FM thing to hook up satellite to the car. Has a huge storage in the trunk that can come in handy for holidays and does pretty good on gas driving everyday.

- Victoria S

Very easy to drive and spacious Kia optima.

The problems I have with the vehicle are not enough horsepower. The things I love are easy driving, smooth on the highway and service road. This car is very reliable and very cost effective. It is good on gas only have to fill up once a week. Great trunk space. a lot of legroom. Has all the necessary or beneficial accessories available. Very easy to maneuver in and out of parking spaces.

- John R

The optimal Kia optima is outstanding.

My Kia has plenty of arm and leg room. It has liners to protect the upholstery and floors; the seat can be arranged for more space and the storage area is large and fits all of our shopping items and five passengers. It responds quickly and is a gas miser. Got the vehicle used and have had it for four years with no major problems of any kind. Quiet inside and great acoustics.

- Davey H

Keyless car dual sunroof awesome radio with satellite backup visual.

I love this car. It has OnStar it has satellite radio. The front and back seat have heating and cooling the trunk is roomy it has fog lights it as a push button remote starter no key needed great on gas it also has a dual sunroof awesome!! As long as you have the remote in your purse or pocket you can start the car and unlock the doors just by pushing the car door button.

- Rene O

Sporty mid size sedan that's comfortable and easy to drive.

The car is very comfortable offering a spacious feel inside with ample trunk space that holds a lot when traveling. The drive is very smooth and can handle very well in the snow with the 2 wheel drive. I love that it warms up or cools down quite quick when you start the vehicle. The location of the buttons to control the radio and phone calls is very convenient.

- Marilyn W

Great on gas, eco helps a lot also.

Great car, had eco! Good on gas & a great family car! Has heated seats and cool seats. Roof is all glass with a sunroof. . . Plenty of room for a little family. Kids have plenty of room in back, you also have plenty of room in front as well. Windows are tinted the car came that way! Touch screen radio. Maps is also in the radio. . Bluetooth easy to connect too.

- Carle W

It's wonderful but there are some downsides

It's incredibly easy on the road. Often you don't feel the car moving in the first place and it gives you an easy drive. It's raises velocity rather quickly. However, there is a heavy price on gas for long distances. In addition, while there are some perks with it accelerating quickly, it can be a little hard to keep a constant speed without cruise control.

- Lucy G

Good Body Style, Kia still has a way to go to compete with Honda and Toyota.

rotors warps easily, windshield wiper bottle crack in 4 years, engine went out in 106000 miles, new engine replace at no charge. Replace rotors twice already, u-joints replaced. Must do wheel alignment almost every other tire rotation. Indoor light do not come on when I open my car doors, Horn in vehicle is erratic sometimes loud and other times low.

- Gary E

Family car yet manly looking if you add stuff to it. I love the turbo it has

I love my vehicle I just wish the middle seat wasn't so high to put 3 car seats. Car hasn't done me wrong it just had a new engine rebuilt by warranty since they had a recall on engines and mines blew. I been having it since 2013 and to be honest I love it I made it look manly with black rims black trim on white. Wish it came with red leather though

- Michael B

My car is a very sporty car, with a high safety rating.

My car is very low to the ground, something I'm not used to. The front bumper scrapes on the curb when I park. My car is a gas hog which could be a negative, however, it has a turbo engine, which has proven to be beneficial in a couple instances. My car has a beautiful panoramic sunroof. It is so nice to have the sunroof showing on a cloudy day.

- Joyce M

Metallic white 2012 Kia Optima Review

So far I have had no problems with my vehicle. It has been super reliable, it runs great and I've already taken two long 12 hour trips and it was very comfortable considering. Especially the passenger seat is great for napping if you're rotating driving shifts! Love the Bluetooth radio and speaker system and everything is very easy to figure out!

- Crystal B

The Kia optima is a great and reliable family car.

Our vehicle is very reliable and comfortable for all that it needs to be. We have a young son with 2 dogs and they all fit in the back seat perfectly. It is also comfortable for my husband and I to drive long distances. We use it for all uses and have never had any problems with it at all. It has heated seats which are very useful in the winter.

- Katie H

It's a great car.. Besides it's recalls..i love the make and model..

I love the Kia Optimas... They are beautiful cars...The only thing I'm unhappy with...is that this make and model has to many recalls..My experience of when the engine seized ... Was a very scary and traumatizing one... I understand that not all vehicles are perfect but this almost caused us a big accident..I'm scared to even ride in the car..

- Janet S

Pros and cons of owning a Kia optima.

I love my optima it is a great car and I always get compliments on it, but there are some features I wish work better for example the backup camera is very slow and sometimes it does not work at all. The model I have has the little air-conditioner seat warmers front and back two sunroofs a jukebox it has Bluetooth but the screen is very small.

- Ally R

When you use the hands free you have to wait till after the beep to say something or it will pretend it couldn't hear you

The runs really good! Very reliable. The only thing I have a problem with is that The little piece in the axle broke and it makes a loud noise when you go to fast for it. It wont do anything to harm one, but the noise is aggravating. If they try to fix it. it'll mess with the airbag which won't be good. so I just have to deal with the noise.

- Europe M

The air conditioned and heated seats along with the double sunroof.

Its beautiful. Its a turbo sx. Black on black. Very dependable. Very safe. I love opening the sunroof in the fall and just feeling the fresh air blowing around. Every gadget imaginable. From the infinity stereo system to the air condition/heated seats. His and hers shifter. Paddles. Steering is nice and tight. Back up camera is a god send.

- Billie B

Kia Optima EX 2012 Review

The Kia Optima is a fast 4 door sedan with leather in the inside. It gathers speed very fast on take off. The car has a push engine start/stop button, you can have satellite radio for a price, my does not come with navigation system but in the later models it does. The turn signals are noticeable on the right and left side of the mirrors.

- L W

Radio. Bluetooth . Automatic windows . Adjustable steering wheel.

Love my car! Nice features, easy to fix if things get broken! There was issues with recalls and I was able to get them fixed right away! I sometimes wish they had a little more room on the inside! But it is perfect for my small family! Love the radio features and the Bluetooth you could call or send messages without picking up your phone.

- Tiara B

Sporty looking with black and gray leather and a sparkly white exterior.

My car has been very reliable and it is comfortable to ride in. I really love the heated and air conditioned seats and also the panoramic sunroof for those nice days. The touch screen navigation is great for long trips and the back up camera is awesome for when you are parked in tight spaces. My Kia optima drives so smooth down the road.

- Jill H

My Kia is insanely good on gas!

I love my Kia optima. It is terrific on gas, I would say I probably fill up once every week and a half. It is stylish and comfortable on the inside, almost as if it is a luxury vehicle. The sound system it came with is fantastic, which was one of my necessities. Over all, I love this car and would buy more of the same in the future.

- Rachel K

Best car I have ever owned.

I've had this car for 2 years now and have had many recalls or extended warranties on it from Kia. They take really good care of their customers. This has been the most reliable car I have ever had and it is very room. I just recently had a baby and it fits the car seat well, the trunk fits the stroller and the pack n play easily.

- Casey D

Kia Optima Pros and Cons for a small family

I have owned this be hole for 7 years and it has been reliable. It is. Larger Sudan so there is plenty of room for a small family. I have kept low mileage for the car's age and have had a few repairs. The alternator went out early, the low pressure pump and the water tank. All of which when out earlier than some other vehicles.

- Christina J

My car is a replacement car for my 2015.

Does not break as well as it used and may start to but it does run well on gas and has Bluetooth capabilities. It is a nice size and can get me around to where I need to go. I do not have to worry if my car will break down. They only think I wish was better is there breaks because I always feel like I have to slam down on them.

- Karen S

Lots of bells and whistles and reliable!

I have my Kia. I have heating and cooling seats, panoramic sunroof, power seats. Great on gas, very smooth ride. Also trunk is actually pretty good! I can easily fit two big strollers in there. Mine has a built in GPS and Bluetooth as well. It is a 2012 and we have had no major problems or needed anything but routine service.

- Cassidy S

The trunk is pretty big even for a mid-size I think.

The car looks nice and runs well. However, it has more bad things than good. The material the seats are made out of is terrible. It stains so easy and doesn't come out. It had a recall as soon as I got it for the engine. Yet it still acts weird after being fixed. It seems to always need something replaced on it. Major or not.

- Madison J

It is a well performing car with good gas mileage and plenty of storage.

I have had my Kia optima since my junior year of high school and I have never had issues that were unreasonable. I have put quite a bit of miles on my car driving to a variation of destinations such as d.C., Myrtle Beach, Atlanta, etc. From Florida. It is such a comfortable car for not only me but my passengers as well.

- Kelly G

Reliable, affordable and comfortable.

No problems at all so far. It has adjustable seats and a heated steering wheel which I love. It drives more comfortable than any other car I have owned. I have one hundred and fourteen thousand miles on it and have only replaced the struts, breaks and the battery so far. It is the most reliable car I have owned so far.

- Betsy C

Kia Optima: high-performing and fashionable.

My 2012 Kia Optima has always been reliable, and very rarely needs to go in the shop for issues. The design of the car is comfortable, and every aspect of the interior can be adjusted to fit all members of my family who share the car. The tire pressure can often become low easily, but there are little other problems.

- Nicole K

Heated/cooled leather seats and moonroof.

The vehicle is very comfortable. It has heated and cooled leather seats that are comfortable on the lower back. I love the moon roof. It has had some ongoing issues of a warped hub which the whole hub and wheel bearing have been replaced several times. If I had the choice to buy a Kia again, I do not think I would.

- Erin B

Amazing Kia Optima Hybrid

I love my Kia Optima Hybrid, drives great very low maintenance only issue I ever had with the vehicle is I had to replace the battery (which many have to do especially if you live in AZ) but the price for the battery was super expensive. Cost me $500 to keep my car running. But it's going to last another 4+ years

- Ashlyn F

My car is silver, it has pretty decent gas mil

It haven't had issues, something goes wrong with the oil fuel. I just had the starter broken with my car. The battery was weak. Other than that it's a nice car, I love the color and the inside of it. I don't think it's an performance car but it is pretty nice. The seats are really comfy and it's easy to drive it.

- Danielle B

2012 Kia Optima is a great car at a great price.

No major problems that Kia hasn't been proactive in covering with great warranty and customer service. Car rides smooth and relatively quiet. Fuel consumption is on low side, but within rating. Tech interface was outdated even at my time of purchase in 2012. Overall great car at a great price with great service.

- Ryan S

Kia is a very reliable car

I love my car, I did have one mishap but Kia fixed the problem immediately. The car was burning oil and they couldn't figure out why. Ran several tests on it and it passed, there was a recall issued but my car was not listed. Corporate agreed to replace the engine and they took care of everything within a week.

- Dawnette P

Review of 2012 Kia Optima hybrid.

The electrical and USB ports never worked or have problems. A couple of times the radio and display completely went out but I found out how to reset it. There was a mechanical problem the first year so I bought it but it was covered under warranty. Besides that it has generally been a reliable and smooth ride.

- Lori B

Sleek, efficient, and economical.

Good gas mileage comfortable interior leather seats and panoramic sunroof. Love that all seats, front and back, have seat warmers. Lots of room to tote around my 1 year old daughter. Car seat fits nicely. Lots of engine power. Nice looking shape, mine is black and looks super sleek especially when it is clean.

- Rachael R

Overall good car for the price.

The car runs very well and is easy to drive. Design is modern and sporty. Good gas mileage and has good pick up speed when merging in traffic. Decent trunk space. Back seat has decent leg room. Heated and cooled seats is a nice feature. Sound system is nice with Bluetooth connectivity to a cell phone playlist.

- Angeline C

Sleek beautiful and affordable

Drives smooth. Great features very sleek and beautiful. Cool interior. Great trunk space. Eco feature to save on gas is a plus. Even without echo this car is great on gas. Interior is really roomy and seats are comfortable. I feel safe in this car. Downside I Had a Couple engine recalls. Factory tint bubbles.

- Rachel S

Kia pros and cons. Gotta love this car.

I love the mpg. The car has some pick up which I like. Very comfy interior. I do not like the red digital screen. That is a downside as it is hard to see. Not a fan of the cup holders either. They do not seem to fit my water jugs. I like the factory covers on the undercarriage. It keeps the car rust free!

- Jeff S

My lovely gas saving luxury car.

My vehicle is great on gas, it is roomy it looks like a upscale luxury car. I really enjoy it and my family and friends always comment on it and want to drive or take rides in it. I love when I put my car on the open road it rides very smooth. I can fill up my car on payday and ride for about three weeks.

- J T

That is is fully loaded, so not every Optima out there has what my car has.

My Optima is full loaded which is what I love most. It makes the car seem high end and like a luxury vehicle. I have heated/cooled seats. heated steering wheel, back up cam, a moonroof, power steering, and voice commands. The only thing I don't like about my car is that it is a little on the longer side.

- Tori S

Efficient, reliable, and spacious.

At first I was t sure if I'd like this vehicle but the more I drove it the better it got close to 500 miles on a full tank. Energy efficient. I feel better about it because I do not burn so much gas. The inside is clean and cut. Very spacious my boyfriend is 6'2 and can comfortably sit in the back seat.

- Linda B

My Kia Optima is very reliable!

I have not had any problems at all with my 2012 Kia Optima. It runs great, it is a very comfortable automobile, it gets great gas mileage and that is very important to me, has plenty of room even in the back seat. Even with a child's car seat in the back seat there is still plenty of legroom up front.

- Mary O

Heated steering wheel and seats.

Car is great on gas, looks really sleek and sporty, but cost way less than others in its class. It has heated seats and a heated steering wheel! Everything is electronic and the back up camera is now a must for me. This was a very wise purchase. It is more like a luxury vehicle but without the price.

- Amy B

It is a sporty four door sedan.

It is a midsize sedan and silver in color with a sunroof. It drives very smooth and turns corners very tight. It has anti lock brakes and has a video camera for backing up. It is a very reliable car for in town driving or going out of town on the freeway. Handles very nice and gets good gas mileage.

- Mark M

My Kia Optima is a great car!

My Kia has been a good car. I have not had any major issues or repairs since purchasing it. My only complaint is that the steering is a bit tight which makes it hard to drive long distances. It also has quite a bit of road noise, I really like the car though and would buy another Kia in the future.

- Nancy V

Good car for the price and family.

Very good on gas. Easy and cheap to fix. It drives well but does sit a bit low to the ground. The hands free Bluetooth is awesome. I love the daytime running lights as well. The transmission is smooth and the seats are comfy. The cruise control is fickle though as the reset doesn't always work.

- Michael W

My car looks good, runs well, and is very reliable!

It runs well! Never have any issues with it! Good on gas! It's comfortable and very reliable! It's spacious and enough for me and my family! Good price when we bought it! We drive it everywhere and long distance because it is so reliable! I would highly recommend for a couples or starter car!

- Kayla B

2012 Kia Optima, great family car, great interior, great everything !!

I have really enjoyed the 2012 Kia Optima . It's a great choice for a family vehicle. I love the radio features ( Bluetooth compatibility) . The interior has just enough space for a smaller family. Comfortable seating. I really like the quality of the interior fabric and floor mats as well

- Amber P

The car seat is very big and so is the trunk.

Really great on gas. Ac cools down car fast. Fits two car seats nicely in the back. The sunroof is nice to have. Only bad thing is the key does not always work and is a pain to get the car to start when the key doesn't want to work. Other than that is a good first car for a family of four.

- Elizabeth B

It runs great, its very mechanically reliable. Hard to find good fair prices with solid cars, this one meets the criteria

It has everything you could want in extras for a great price. Looks sporty, drives great. No problems with the car. The only con is the trunk. Allows rain and snow to slide inside, it's not angled properly. I would buy this car again with no hesitation. Comes with a great warranty too.

- Janelle M

All in all the Kia optima is a great car and very reliable.

Kia optima is a great car in general, however I got into a fender bender a couple of months ago and the bumper seems to be made on the cheaper side. It is great on gas and is very comfortable to drive. I love the Bluetooth feature of the car as well. And also the trunk space is very big.

- Jennifer I

Great Kia Optima. Love this car!

It's a really sleek looking car on the outside and inside. It is really comfortable to drive, nice seats. Has a pretty big trunk and backseat to fit multiple people. Has a great speaker system, it is a shiftable automatic if you like to drive somewhat a manual car. I love my car so much.

- brandi M

Kia: you get what you pay for.

It constantly sounds like it is falling apart, it is very cheaply made. The only good thing is the heated seats and the heated steering wheel. This car will not last us long, but it is good enough for our teenage daughter's first vehicle. I would not buy another Kia vehicle ever again.

- Jessica O

Happy owner of a Kia Optima 2012.

I love the fact that is fuel efficient! The trunk has a lot of room as well. So far, there haven't been any issues with this car. The only thing I can think of is that the headlights are not very bright but you can switch them for brighter ones yourself. I am very happy with this car!

- Rosanna J

A very enjoyable vehicle to drive.

My car is very reliable, I have barely had any problems with it so far. I like all the features it has. There are many premium features for a relatively low price. The performance is very good for a 2. 0l turbo engine. It is very fun to drive. I like that it has a panoramic sunroof.

- Andrew N

5 stars all around on Kia Optima

Absolutely love this vehicle. Dependable and reliable, as long as you take care of it. Great on gas. Very comfortable, smooth ride. It's the best car I have ever owned and highly recommend, as soon as I took it for a test drive I was in love. The interior is very sharp looking also

- Dana B

2012 Kia optima ex review.

Love my Kia optima ex. It is dependable, spacious enough to haul around me, my wife and three kids under five in three car seats in the rear. Kia has always been proactive about any factory services needed and the service department has been supportive as well. Highly recommended.

- Mark T

All around great family vehicle.

No major issues so far other than the steering copper/coupler, great on gas, does not have much power when using eco setting. Low to the ground so it is bad for hydroplaning. I have had my car for 3 years now and put a ton of miles on it and have not had any major issues with it.

- Whitney F

Kia performance review. Kia Optima 2012.

There has been several recalls but we haven't really had any issues that caused a major expense. Kia replaced the engine free of charge due to a recall. The radio has had issues for a long time and doesn't work properly. It hasn't worked in several years and is costly to repair.

- Joy S

Most models come with leather seats which is a must.

Recently has transmission problems. Turns out they have recalls often. Especially years from 2008 - 2016. Recently had a break recall letter sent also, but haven't had issues with breaks yet. Aside from the recalls, I love the car, very reliable! I wouldn't recommend it though.

- Janet M

Small light above rear view mirror is very handy.

Brakes wear quickly. Tires wear unevenly. Strong body, able to withstand getting hit by a deer with minimal damage. Good gas mileage, lots of storage space and legroom. Rear windows work poorly (hard to roll up after rolling down). License plate light bulb frequently burns out.

- Shannon H

Sleek new Kia is the best thing since sliced bread.

I love my car. It gets great mileage and comes with every amenity I need. I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's grey with cloth interior, tinted head and tail lights. The windows are tinted too! Kia recently replaced my entire engine because of a recall which is a plus also.

- Dimitri D

Just amazing. It really looks like a luxury car.

There are a few recalls but Kia informs you and covers the replacement 100%. Kia has come a long way. My car is more like a luxury car but with comfort. So far so good with dependability. It had surround sound which is a huge plus for me because I love music. I love my car!

- Nicole C

My beautiful daily driver Kia.

I love the power my car has I drive a lot of open highway and need the pick up. And it comfortable to ride in. It looks very sporty And has a great stereo system. The sunroof us a plus. And the controls on the steering wheel is very nice.I love the silver is very pretty

- Nina M

Kia ultimate optima is worth its money.

Kia optima is a sporty but classy car. You sit low in the most comfortable seats. I have received lots of compliments on my car. Its back seat is very roomy and comfortable too. I get great gas mileage as well. You can feel confident knowing it will do great on road trips.

- Christina S

Transmission trouble and issues.

The sit should be automatic not manual and you might turn off the car with the transmission in d or r this action could be pretty problematic you get out to the car with no the transmission put in park, and you might add warm up for the sit that is all I have to tell you.

- Kevin P

A car with a punch, auto folding mirrors and memory seats...available in a volume mid size sedan segment.

It is a very trusted vehicle. I have had it for last 7 years and love the drive, the options it came with. It has few options that are even better than 2018 cars at that price/segment. I wish the rear view camera was a little better. it stopped working about 6 weeks ago.

- Viral D

Looks like a sports car with out being $50,000.

It's a great car that runs smooth. Has not given me many problems at all during the time I have owned it. I think that it is a timeless car and I plan on having it until it runs down. It is sleek and modest at the same time. Just get your oil changed and you'll be fine!

- Andrea P

If my driving remains in town, I normally buy gas every two weeks.

The vehicle is not very comfortable, especially for long journeys. The mileage is wonderful, especially for those who commute. There are a few blind spots that make changing lanes rather difficult. The car does make a lot of noise and rumbling due to it being a hybrid.

- Kelly S

That it is reliable and that it will help getting you from point a to point b.

I like the size of the vehicle. It is very reliable as I have had no major issues. It's good on gas. I dislike the very low passenger seat. I dislike how the buckles in the back seat sink into the seat when you try to buckle up. I dislike how touchy the gas pedal is.

- Jennifer M

Kia Optima Not holding up well.

Like how the car drives but have had engine problems and the car is not wearing well. Already has tears in the seats, the clear coat is peeling and the armrests are also peeling. Love the power of the turbo. Just not holding up very well for how much I paid for it.

- Mel M

My Car I like the GPS system it has built in, I also like the hands free..

My vehicle is very reliable. It is a turbo and has a lot of get up and go. It also has economy fueling and will save you some money on gas. It has a nice stereo and a great heater and air conditioner. It also has heated and cooled seats. It's a very smooth ride.

- Ann A

Pros and cons of the hybrid only.

Maintenance is expensive, low tire gauge is always off, and worse if these modal do not come with spare tire. Only pump and fix a flat. But it is reliable,, comfortable, and spacious. Back up cam is wonderful, wireless capabilities as well. Definitely a gas save.

- Diane S

Sporty and also luxurious.

The car has some issues with the steering column. Other than that it's a great car. Awesome gas mileage. Features are great. Plenty of room inside. Also has a nice sport appearance. Bluetooth capability. Navigation system. Heated and cooled seats. Very dependable.

- Autumn T

I love my car it�s, perfect for me.

It's a good gas saver. The only like I don't like is the leather seats it's too hot here in the desert. But other than that I live my car. It came with a good sound system for a stock car. I love the backup camera it really helps. The double moon roof is nice too.

- Yolanda M

Very roomy and drives like a Cadillac!

The car drives so smooth and is very roomy! Has a huge trunk! The only thing I do not like is that when it rains the door frames get muddy. Also the seats will get stained even if rain water hits them, they get brown residue stains. But other than that I love it.

- Janice W

Kia is worth the money. You'll love it.

No issues whatsoever. 130k+ miles and absolutely no service except tires and oil. Comes well equipped for a great price. So very roomy and peppy. Absolutely love and happy with this purchase. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a new car. Will buy another Kia.

- Ralph W

Kia optima has the same body as 3 other vehicles, i.e.: Ford Fusion.

There are multiple blind spots in this vehicle. Women under 5’ 3” have difficulty seeing over the hood of the car. On a 3 lane highway other vehicles can come up on either side of you and when just relying on the rear view mirror you can miss their approach.

- Lyn J

Sleek and fun family car!

Enjoy the car. Only problems is the airbags that did not deploy in a car accident and now are being recalled. Tires need to be inflated often definitely when the weather changes. Compact but still has enough space to seat five people. Huge amount of trunk space.

- Sandra F

2012 Kia optima great value.

The 2012 Kia optima has been a wonderful car. Great feeling ride and look, good fuel mileage and tons of cabin and trunk space. You get all the extras and feel of a luxury without having to pay the luxury price. Also came with the best warranty in the business.

- Mark S

Great car when new or gently used.

This was a great car when we first purchased it. Performance, comfort, style and cost were all good. However, it was in a bad accident and has never been the same. It sits low to the ground so not very comfortable for tall people but I do recommend it overall.

- Mark L

The 2012 Kia optima: great on gas mileage.

This car has been great for me and my family. Great on gas mileage, no problems so far with the engine. Love how spacious the trunk is. The fabric on the seats is easy to clean, Bluetooth works great and easy to use. Plenty of cup holders throughout the car.

- Amber S

Great car that has some issues.

The car looks great, but has mechanical issues. There are many recalls that have been on this car. Also, it is hard to work on because of the setup of the car. Although, with all of the issues this car is great to drive and would work for an everyday driver.

- Chris B

Wonderful family car and daily driver

The car is very dependable. Great on gas, has many features that are useful and not many useless features. Some of the greatest things about this car is the backup camera, window locks, security settings, keyless entry, energy efficient setting and visuals.

- Kira S

My car is a silver 2012 Kia optima

No problems it's very reliable and easy to keep up with and maintenance which I love. I also love the look of the car and the way it runs because it's easy to drive and manage. The car also has great features such as the Bluetooth radio, the backup camera.

- Leah S

2012 Kia optima performance review.

There is a rattling in the steering wheel when go 70 mph or higher. The engine is great, the interior is very nice and comfortable. Large amount of trunk space. Rides very smoothly. Great amount leg room in the back seat. Nice exterior color and style.

- Daniel C

King of recalls is the Kia optima.

In my opinion, the optima is a terrible vehicle. It has no room for anything inside the car, and has had a handful of recalls since we bought the vehicle. And we bought it brand new in December of 2012. I do not recommend anyone buying the Kia optima.

- Amber S

High safety rating. Really a smooth ride. Over all a satisfied customer. You will always find something you dislike no matter how much money you pay for the vehicle.

The leather interior is not an expensive quality. Does not hold up well from getting in and out of drivers side. New engine was placed in vehicle which was under recall and was of no cost. The company had the car for 3 months before we got it back.

- Ross V

the one most important thing others should know about my car is that it is fun to drive and makes me feel free.

my vehicle is one of class. it has distinctive styling and is a lot of fun to drive. I get pretty good gas mileage and it has a sunroof. I love the stereo in my car as it has exceptional quality. I have no complaints about my car at all.

- marcy m

Sporty Hybrid with class!

Sporty and great looking. Great gas mileage. Great warranty. Have had some transmission & engine issues but both covered under warranty. Not horribly expensive for maintenance like luxury brands are. I really love my Optima Hybrid.

- Kimberly D

good gas mileage for the size

i love the car. i love the color of my car. i am proud to be seen in it. only thing i hate is i don't believe i got the seat stain protection even though i paid for it. it stains with even just water and i can't get it out

- angela B

It has a surprising amount of features and advanced equipment for its price.

First hybrid to save money on gas and reduce gas station trips. I like the gas mileage, however it can be difficult to get work done on the car outside the dealer. Even tow companies have issues helping with the battery.

- Matt T

Not the greatest handing in the snow. It sits low to ground which hampers handling

Like the looks/styling and handling. It is s full size sedan, but gets good gas mileage. It is not the greatest car in the snow, but if it were not for this fact, I'd purchase another one without a second thought

- Cindy F

Kia Optima review - recalls

Has all bells and whistles. So far I have not had too many issues, but there is a recall regarding the engine and the airbags. I have heard some concerns regarding fires, but I personally have not had any issues.

- Sarah P

The customer service is terrible.

I like the style and love the sunroof and heated steering wheel. The one thing I dislike is the style of the headrest. It's so uncomfortable. I also don't like that it doesn't come equipped with a spare tire.

- Lisa D

It's paid for! The only things I need to worry about is routine maintenance. yay!

I like the drive and the fuel economy. I like the warranty that came with the vehicle. I like the different sound systems, radio, satellite radio or MP3 player. I dislike the many blind spots that the car has.

- Laurie B

I'm not sure really, maybe that the Kia brand is a great first car.

My car is very reliable and has great mileage. I love that it's updated like the newer car systems. However, since I've got it there's a random ticking sound that comes from it once it has run for awhile.

- Olivia L

This car is reliable and responsive; well worth the money I paid for it.

The price of this car fit my budget and I've been pleasantly surprised be the performance of the car. It gets 18 mpg with only city driving and is totally reliable. After 6 years, it still looks stylish.

- Gail R

Not the best winter car. . . Slides very easily in the snow.

I like the body style and I love the panoramic sunroof. . . Dislike how it performs in the winter. It does not do well in the snow and sits too low to the ground to back out of the driveway if it snowed.

- Tammie Z

Great speakers and fancy gadgets but engine and trans problems not worth it.

I bought it used, had to put new transmission in it and then it just continuously gave me problems. Most of the blame I would place on the dealership for not being truthful about the history of the car.

- Melissa B

The Kia Optima Hybrid has trouble free performance with great mpg

I have a Kia Optima Hybrid. I've owned it almost 5 years and it has been pretty much trouble free. I love the gas mileage (45 mpg). The only problem I have is in snow. It doesn't have good traction.

- Beth V

Blue 2012 Kia Optima sx turbo charger with heated and cooled seats, moonroof, backup camera and Bluetooth capabilities, lots of room for the family and a huge trunk, lots of power and a beautiful sharp look that's makes you look expensive but is actually very affordable.

I have a 2012 Kia Optima sx turbo charger that's blue and I love it! It has been reliable and it is overall easy to maintain. It has a lot of power so no problem getting up to speed for the expressway!

- Sara S

The vehicle is sporty and gets wonderful gas mileage.

I have 130,000 miles on the car. The car is fuel efficient as well as low maintenance. It's a very roomy sedan. I've just recently have had problems with the car. The steering wheel has a lot of play.

- John C

Overall great car for my busy family!

I love my Kia optima because the gas mileage is decent, the seats are comfortable, it has responsive steering, Bluetooth phone calling feature, a spacious trunk, and the body of the car looks great!

- Rachel Y

The key system is pretty awesome. It doesn't allow you to lock your keys in the car and you don't have to get them out to unlock or start the car.

The heated seats in the front and the back are fabulous as are the cooling seats in the front. The Nav system isn't the greatest but it works. I love the keyless entry as well as the keyless start.

- Rebecca P

It is reliable and looks really nice and again, saves a lot of gas money

Sometimes the car stalls a bit, but it's not a long stall because it's just switching from gas to electricity because it's a hybrid, in result saves me a lot of money because less gas consumption

- Christopher Z

A very reliable, budget friendly sedan that can still look new in 2018.

It runs very well, and has been very reliable so far despite going through a couple accidents. The seats are comfortable and It's got the features You would come to expect in any modern car.

- Albert C

Gas mileage is fantastic.

I love how smooth it drives, the space it has for a small car, and the gas mileage. Do not like the ventilation in the car. It takes a very long time for the ac to kick in and come out cold.

- Rebecca R

Very reliable car, rides nicely. Does not burn much gas.

I haven't had any problems with the car, just a couple of recalls, but I would buy again. I feel they need to put spare tires in the cars, which I never heard of before, this is not good.

- Gwen S

This car is great on gas.

What I do not like is that the guidance system is outdated. I like that the car is very fuel efficient. It also has a lot of space in the trunk and for people sitting in the back seat.

- Jordan S

All around great car for a great bargain.

This car looks great. . Drives smoothly. . Has comfortable seating. It is roomy on the inside and picks up speed quickly. I also enjoy the sunroof and automatic windows and locks.

- Barbara D

As a hybrid one is minimizing one's carbon footprint even on short non-highway trips.

It is a hybrid so even tho' I don't do a lot of highway driving I still get good mileage. It is rather 'sporty' looking and gets lots of compliments. I have NO complaints.

- Diane D

That it loses a lot of value when it is used.

I like that it is nice interior. There were factory recalls that were taken care of by kea. We did put money into fixing things that were later covered by the recalls.

- Michael H

It is fuel efficient and fun to drive.

I like the size of my car, and the durability. I really do not have to do maintenance too often. The only complaint would be that there's too many recalls on my car.

- Jasmine R

It has been very dependable. All I have to do is keep up on the maintenance.

Economical, classy and fits my needs. Drives nice. Is dependable. This is my second Kia and l liked the first one so much that I decided to purchase another one.

- Karen L

It looks sporty without actually being a sports car

I like the leather seats that have heat and cool settings and navigation. I also like the look. It is a great size vehicle as well and the trunk has great space.

- Sarah L

The vehicle sits low to the ground so try to avoid anything in the road.

I wish the vehicle did not sit so low and there was heated seats. I do like a lot of the other features that come with the vehicle though (like aux, usb, etc)

- Catherine H

The one thing is that its fast.

I love the mileage I get. I also love that my car can pick up fast. The only thing that I do not like about my car is that it does not have a sunroof in it.

- Michelle G

The gas mileage is great as long as you do routine maintenance

Very reliable vehicle since the day I have purchased it. Only one recall that I know of and gets great gas mileage. Would recommend to others for purchase.

- Neil T

It gets great gas mileage.

Love double sunroof, heated and air conditioned seats, great gas mileage comfortable seats and very easy to clean. Also has a large, deep, spacious trunk.

- Lisa S

Faulty electric but overall a reliable vehicle.

The electrical outlets stopped working soon after purchase. It is hybrid so the gas mileage is ok, but I have seen only her no hybrid vehicles get better.

- Lori L

It has a pretty good warranty, but it is still worth getting an extended one.

For the price, it has all the options that most luxury cars have. If I had a complaint, it would be toward poor service from the dealer, not Kia itself.

- Will S

It's a good car it's a good car it's a good car food.

I love the comfort, the radio. The Bluetooth.. I love the smooth ride, the interior.. I love the conveniences.. I love the appearance, the sleek design.

- Nannette A

that I drive it. it gets great mileage on long trips

i love the color of car and the size. I paid for the seat protection from stains but apparently it doesn't work. I can't get any stains out of my seats

- angela c

It's a good car for working on the on road.

Like gas mileage, like the look of it.. Hate the road noise and cheap speakers that busted soon after I bought it. Hate it does not have a spare tire.

- Sa F

It gets great gas mileage.

It has plenty of back seat room. Great gas mileage. Has been recalled once. Interior is nice. Front side passenger seat is really low to the ground.

- Jeff W

Needs oil changes more often than other cars. Other than that it's great!

I loved it when I was first shopping for cars. It looked nice had almost all features I wanted at the time. Now it's a bit small for my family of 5!

- Sara B

it runs great never have trouble other than the low profile tires example: hit BIG pothole and blew out tire, hit a curb little to hard, blew out tire

good mix of sport and sedan mileage is ok should have had navigation installed clear coat on paint is a concern of mine otherwise I like the car

- linda s

It hands free for using your phone.

I love my Kia it has a gdi turbo engine drives real smooth dual sunroof black interior display very sleek look I am very happy with my optima.

- Barbara E

One important thing about my car is that it is dependable.

I like my car because it is fun to drive and it is.. Good on gas. It handles well. I dislike the squeaks and rattles I am beginning to hear..

- Pamela W

It's a lot roomier on the inside than it looks from the outside!

I love that my car is so roomy. It comes with a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. It drives smoothly. I don't have any complaints about my car.

- Brittany H

It is a great family car.

I have no complaints with my car. I have not had any issues other than ac motor going out. Other than that it has been regular maintenance.

- Nicole N

Very roomy with a lot of truck space.

I like that I can pair my cell phone to the Bluetooth in the car. I like the spaciousness of the Kia optima. I dislike the low front end!.

- Patricia M

It drives smooth and it's a good brand to invest in.

It drives well and its smooth the gas mileage is well to. I don't really have anything I dislike about it, I love that I take care of it.

- Aspen R

Great value, comes with all the extras you could want. Car runs great.

The trunk is only complaint, it lets rain drip and snow fall every time it is opened. I love every other feature. Runs great, no issues.

- J M

I get good mileage and it is not costly to operate.

Many features I like. It has been low cost maintenance. It is comfortable and runs smoothly. It looks sharp and I get many compliments.

- Donna P

It is a safe car to drive.

Love my car. Has all the features I have ever wanted. Good gas mileage for around town and highway. It works well for my small family.

- Amber W

Roomy, and safe feeling. The turbo is a nice thing to have on the freeway to get out of the way .

It a sleek looking car. Very roomy, you sit low in the car and you feel safe in it. I have gotten a lot nice compliments on my car.

- Chrissy s




That is very economic and great on gas mileage.

I love that my car is fuel economic. My car is fully loaded. I live the seat warmers. And there is nothing I dislike about my car.

- Edna S

Has a great warranty and gets good gas mileage.

It is cool looking. Has enough room for 5. Drives pretty nice. Get good gas mileage. Needs a bigger engine and more power options.

- George H

The vehicle is great on gas.

The vehicle I own gets great miles per gallon. It is also a reliable vehicle. I really like the convenience of it being a hybrid.

- Phillip B

It's very affordable compared to other midsize cars and you get a lot for your money.

I've had it 6 years now and haven't had any problems at all. It rides well and is very reliable. The gas mileage is good also.

- Mike O

It has been a very reliable vehicle, good mileage on open road.

It's a good car, good mileage comfortable. Love the heated seats and steering wheel. doesn't have navigation but that's ok.

- l c

Car has fabulous performance in the rain and snow. No blind spots.

Regular maintenance - oil changes, brakes, I have had nothing but good performance from the optima. Would highly recommend.

- Barbara P

This car is great on gas. I can fill up and drive one tank of gas for 500 miles.

It is a perfect car. I can fill it up with gas and drive 500 miles on one tank of gas! It is perfect for a family of three.

- Lindsay S

hands free cell phone device. Bluetooth setup. has a lot of room

roomy lots of room for a family of five. looks great. and it's great on gas. has safety features that protects my children

- Casey L

It is built for smaller people.

It is not enough mileage, and the car does not have enough space. The trunk is so small and the seats are not wide enough.

- Jennifer M

If you want a safe and reliable ride Kia is the one for you!

Very reliable vehicle. The cost to maintain has been at a minimum. I like the way it drives. I would purchase another KIa!

- peter z

It have a great interior design.

Like the interior design. Love the fuel economy. And an amazing overall performance. I do not like how loud the motor is.

- Eva L

The Kia optima is an amazing vehicle.

I love that it has heated and cooled seats. A heated steering wheel and the back seats heat up. I love the backup camera.

- Ashley J

Great tech. Sync ii works great.

Excellent car for the money no major issues. Had a recall which they gave me a rental for 10 days while they repaired it.

- Jessica J

Great reliable vehicle, I love my Kia

Kia Optima is a wonderful and reliable car. Great gas mileage, dependable, lots of room inside, never had any problems

- Dawnette P

Sporty, convenient and reliable.

The kia optima is a very sleek, sedan that looks like a sports car. It is a reliable car never had any issues with it.

- Kami B

It does not cost much to repair, I didn't get any repair since I got this car in 2012.

I like kia because it has good warranty. I like kia because the cost is inexpensive. I like kia because it last long.

- sophia H

It's very reliable and family friendly.

I love my car It's great reliable big luxurious drives smooth some of the best features very happy with our purchase.

- Kelli S

It was reasonably priced for the age and mileage.

There is nothing that I dislike about my car. I love that it is fully loaded and I love the color and the comfort.

- Tanya C

Good looking quality vehicle.

My car is great looking and reliable. It hasn't given me any problems and people compliment me all of the time.

- Lacey D

Push start digital keypad

I need new tires the brakes lights went out also I need a new air system and all so some new brakes for my car

- Shanice S

Very economical, as far as mileage, compared with other foreign-built sedans.

It is really good on gas and on the environment seeing as it is a hybrid I do not like it does not have power.

- Julio M

It is so pretty and stylish and I can drive in a tank of gas for a week.

Great on gas. Looks beautiful while driving. Price was fairly reasonable. Loved it from the moment I saw it.

- Shannon C

It is incredibly reliable and efficient.

I love the look of my car. My car gets great gas mileage and is reliable. It has held up well over the years.

- Lacey D

The car is great and comes with great options.

The car is great for road trips and comfortable as a family sedan. The mileage is great overall, I like it.

- Roy V

Kia Optima Great Value Great Car

I bought the car new not had any issues! It was a great value and we couldn't be happier with the vehicle.

- Roxanne H

The trunk is nice and roomy.

My kia optima has a sunroof.. It has a turbo engine.. The car handles awesome.. The car also rides good..

- Diane F

It's the best car for the price and very few problems with it

I like the styling. It had been very reliable and care free. The service department has been excellent.

- Judy L

It is challenging getting an infant in and out of.

I love the sorry look of it. Gas mileage is decent. It is hard to get my intent on and out of, however.

- Alyson J

Gas mileage is the most important part.

Like the gas mileage. Do not like the rear window view. It is to narrow. The look of the car is sporty.

- Jacob P

Gas mileage is wonderful. The comfort and technology is great!

Kia has improved their vehicles tremendously over the years. I am a huge fan now after owning one!

- Tori P

Not a good quality vehicle. it requires a lot of maintenance.

I bought it used. There always seems to be issues with it. things are starting to break often.

- Alisha J

Spacious. Room for a family vacation or just a day excursion. Truck storage expands by lowering back seats.

Good performance, no major issues, economical & fun to drive. Beautiful looking vehicle.

- Rita E

the gas mileage is great and I love the leather seats, they are also heated and air conditioned. It drives great, smooth ride

I Love the gas mileage. I love the way it drives and rides. I love the leather seats.

- nora O

I like that my vehicle is very sleek looking. I love that my car has a backup camera and that it's very comfortable to ride in and to drive. The steering wheel is electric, which means you must constantly control the steering wheel, which is a bit wearing. I am also not particularly fine with the gas mileage.

My car has a very high safety rating, which is the most important thing to me.

- Joyce C

It's Really fun to drive and handles very very well

It's a high quality vehicle. Has lots of features. Good value for the money.

- Steve J

Reliable and we'll made. It has not caused me any undue problems and virtually no dangerous recalls. The service has been outstanding

I love the styling, reliability, cost effective. There is nothing I dislike

- Judy N

The car has a very powerful engine and features you couldn't get for the price in other cars.

I like the features but not a fan of the quality of the car in general.

- Jimmy K

Don't buy this car be aware that Kia will offer you no assistance with anything

It's a hybrid drives horribly needed a new transmission at 15000 miles

- Dennis M

Great gas mileage. Handles well in all weather. Good car.

No complaints. Great gas mileage. Handles well. Very comfortable.

- Tina H

this car is very comfortable and luxurious for an affordable price

we love everything about our car and would not change a thing

- m h

Reliability it must be a reliable vehicle so that I am safe

Too loud. Gas mileage and when it shifts from gas to hybrid

- Elliott J

KIA Optima also comes with 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty.

Both the interior and exterior of the car is very nice!

- steve c

It has good gas mileage. Kia support is awesome. Also very inexpensive compared to comparable models

I like that it is fully loaded at an economical price.

- Terry A

It's a gas saver everyday.

gets me here and there. It's a gas saver.

- rema s