Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,860 - $19,963
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
192-274
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,860 - $19,963
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
192-274
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.9 Comfort 3.8 Styling 4.1 Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

The 2015 Kia Optima family sedan shines with a dazzling array of features and options that elude even some premium luxury brands. The Optima pampers its occupants, is easy on fuel and, w...

Kia Optima Models & Trims

LX $10,860 - $12,719*
Horsepower: 192 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 17 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 $16,160 - $18,103*
Horsepower: 192 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
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 $16,547 - $18,562*
Horsepower: 192 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
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
SX Turbo $17,932 - $19,963*
Horsepower: 274 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
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
SXL Turbo $15,724 - $17,797*
Horsepower: 274 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.44

330 Reviews

58% 29% 10% 2% 1 star 0%

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

I love my vehicle and I am so glad I purchased it!

I love my car for everything to be honest. There is a moon roof at the top, the push to start navigation, the seats are leather, the color is all white which I really didn't like at first but I am growing to love. The seats get warm and or cool depending on which setting you choose & the warmth comes clutch when it is cold outside.. The cool of course, when it is hot! I love the adjustable seats, the way the mirrors go out and in rather than the standard always staying out because I hate when people walk by my car and push up against it making the mirrors go in.

- Brit R

Never deal with a "buy here pay here" because it is a nightmare.

I bought this car from a "buy here pay here" and it was wrecked on the rear driver's side but it drove wonderfully. I went into the contract getting paid every two weeks and then it changed to twice a month on the 15th and the 30th. They would not work with me as far as me making payments. They wanted their payment on the 2nd which wasn't going to happen due to rent being due. I explained to them I could pay it on the 15th and they wouldn't budge. I ended up having to give the car back so now I am careless with 2 grandbabies.

- Dee Dee R

It is a midsize sedan if you really need space I would go with a full-sized sedan.

I haven't really had any issues with my Optima beyond that I live in California and sometimes it gets very hot. For some reason this causes my radio/navigational screen to black out until the car gets to a decent temperature again. The buttons on the dash and she screen itself are still responsive but you cannot really see anything and it is very blurry when it does come back. The car is pretty large and has a decent amount of space since I have a baby on the way comfort is very important and it is been very good to me.

- Monica Z

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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

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,860 - $12,719
$16,160 - $18,103

Horsepower

Horsepower
192 hp
192 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

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
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
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
Not Available
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

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
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
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
215/55VR17
P215/55VR17

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
3237 .lbs
3272 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
192 hp
192 hp

Torque

Torque
181 ft. lbs.
181 ft. lbs.

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
29 mpg
29 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 mpg
34 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
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

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Optional

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