2007 Kia Optima Overview


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4.35 stars

Based on 10 reviews

Buy It. Love It. by Sariah
 — Best car ever! I will definitely stick with this make of vehicle. Very happy with their performance. It's a 4-cyl luxury car that has a DOHC engine. It's like driving at least a V6 with a cold air i... Read More
My Baby by Marco
 — I loved this car when it was mine. Nobody had it or knew what it was. However when i first got it i hated it because i thought it was a girl car but it grew on me. I had so many memories in this car. ... Read More
Best Car For The Money by Ruth
 — Can hit a deer doin 60 mph and and live to tell about it (me not the deer). Air bags didn't deploy but it left the deer in pieces all over the road. Damage to car wasn't that bad considering we hit de... Read More

2007 Kia Optima Overview

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2007 Kia Optima

Restyled in mid-year 2006, the 2007 Kia Optima adds 1-hp onto its I4 engine, but is pretty much a carryover of what has been dubbed the 2006.5 Optima.  This mid-sized sedan with an emphasis on elegant styling and abundant features at an economy price comes in either LX or more upscale EX trims.  Both are available with either the 2.4-liter, 162-hp I4 or the 2.7-liter, 185-hp V6.  A 5-speed manual is standard on the I4, and all other trims come with a 5-speed automatic.
The 2007 Optima adds more room to the sedan, with extra length, height, width, and an extended wheelbase.  This means more trunk space and overall legroom, and it claims to be one of the largest mid-size sedans out there.  Though ABS, traction, and stability control are optional, the Optima does come standard with front, side impact, and side curtain airbags.  Base LX features air conditioning, power windows and locks, heated mirrors, and a manually adjustable seat.  When equipped with the auto tran, cruise control and audio controls on the steering wheel come standard.  The EX has a power driver's seat, foglights, leather trim, and automatic climate control.  A sunroof and leather seats are optional only on the EX.  
An affordable, yet stylish family sedan, with improved handling and reliability, is what the 2007 Optima hopes to be.  Owners love how many standard features come with it, and they also feel it's comfortable and roomy.  Many mention that the ride feels stiff and the seats need more support and padding.


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Power Locks Will Only Work When Engine Is Running Otherwise Cannot Lock The...

Cannot lock the car when engine is off. When car is running locks work fine fuses are all good can anyone help?

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My Key Wont Turn In The Ignition

I have an 07' kia optima. I put the key in the ignition to find that it wont turn. I even tried the shift lock to put it in neutral and it still wont turn. The brake is also locked and the steering w...

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Brake Light Remains On. (in Dashboard Light)

Hello, My brake light recently came on and it has gone off a few times, but not it remains on all the time. I checked my brake fluid and it was good. Is there anything else I should try before I ta...

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2007 Kia Optima 2.4l. Have Gas And Spark, Won't Run.

No error codes. All fuses and relays checked. I noticed no check engine light when key is turned to on position. 4 mechanics couldn't find problem. Any suggestions ?

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How Do You Fix The Ignition From Sticking And Not Turning In A 2007 Kia Opt...

I tried to start my car the other day and the key would not turn at all. I tried to move the steering wheel it did not work. I made sure that the car was in the park position all the way it was. I kee...

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