this car is sleek, sporty, great on gas. Comparable to name brand luxury vehicles Kia has all the same features at fraction of the cost of those other vehicles. I love every feature on this car. The turbo engine is awesome I would love to take it to the track!
Great car worth every penny.
2013 Kia OptimaWilliam Carroll - Hampton, VA08/20/2015
Parked next to my daughter-in-law's jaguar, I have to say the looks of my Optima are much better.
I've gotten up to 43 mpg on the highway and the handling of the car has saved my life at least once. Running 70 mph on a dark highway, I had a deer jump out in front of me.
I jerked the wheel to the left and the car lurched smoothly in that direction. Heading to the left guard rail I snatched it will back to the right, the car reacted instantly. Shifting the wheel back to the right lane the car responded smoothly and quickly. This is the most impressive car I've ever driven.
Very happy so far
2013 Kia OptimaJ C - Woodbridge, VA12/19/2016
We are very happy with our Kia Optima. I will admit, when we purchased it, our most recent vehicle was a 2004, so it had been a while since we got a new car. But it has all the modern bells & whistles, which you would expect on a Toyota or Nissan or anything else. Yet it was very affordable. We love the styling, the smooth acceleration, the feel of the car on the road--altogether very satisfied.
Kia Optima Overview
The Kia Optima stands out against its class thanks to its distinctive style, simple controls, and comfortable interior.
Kia Optima History
The Kia Optima was launched in 2001. Redesigned in 2006, the Optima received more powerful engines and kept the already feature-rich cabin. After being redesigned to have a more attractive exterior in 2011, the vehicle changed very little until its most recent redesign in 2016.
How It Drives
Performance-wise, the four-cylinder and the V6 engine are unremarkable, instead focusing on ensuring the vehicle is fuel efficient. Between the two, the four-cylinder engine is better-suited for fuel economy. The Kia Optima benefits from a very comfortable cabin.
Used Kia Optima Value
As a family-friendly mid-size sedan with an affordable price, the Kia Optima competes against the Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, Mazda 6, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Chevy Malibu.
Kia Optima Standard Features
The Kia Optima features either a 2.4L four-cylinder engine or a 2.7L V6 engine. As new features became available, Kia did a great job of integrating them into the Optima's cabin. The higher trim package features such as cruise control, remote entry, sunroof, and leather seat trims.
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