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2012 Kia Optima

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Kia Optima highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 34 highway, 26 combined

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What is new for the 2012 Kia Optima?

  • Optima trims have been upgraded with Smart Key as standard equipment this year.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Kia Optima has been reviewed by customers who love the car. They like the style, amenities, and gas mileage. They also like the car's handling and responsiveness.
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RepairPal gave the Kia Optima an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Optima 8th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Kia Optima features and specs

LX 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Power Mirrors

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.4L

Horsepower

200

Torque (ft-lbs)

186

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

18.5

Wheelbase

110"

Overall length

190.7"

Width

72.1"

Height

57.3"

Leg room

F 45.5"/R 34.7"

Head room

F 40"/R 37.6"

Front tires

P205/60R16

Rear tires

P205/60R16

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Manual 6

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