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2020 Kia Optima

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2020 Kia Optima

Kia Optima highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

27 city, 37 highway, 31 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Kia Optima an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Optima 7th out of 31 among Midsize Cars.

RepairPal reliability rating**

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Kia Optima is $347, compared to an average of $405 for Midsize Cars and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Kia Optima owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 0.8 times for Midsize Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 7% for the Kia Optima, compared to an average of 9% for Midsize Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Kia Optima details

SE 2WD 4D Sedan