2009 Kia Optima User Reviews

2009 Kia Optima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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Displaying all 7 2009 Kia Optima reviews.

fisheral writes:
2009 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
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5

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Great Value: Standard Features, Great Warranty, Tons of Passenger Space.
Terrific mileage with 22 in spirited around town and up to 32 on long trips.

Cons

Front seats totally lacking in lumbar support.  Leather surfaces are hard and feel almost plastic like.  V6 only slightly more sporty than 4 cyl.

fisheral
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Kia Optima: Good Value Family Car — Talk about value for the money. This car has been a good and relatively reliable all around family car with plenty of comfortable space for four (sometimes five). Looked at Accord, Fusion and Sonata and ended up with Optima. Great rear seat leg room - much better than Fusion. Gave up more supple leather and more horsepower from the Sonata, but paid 10% less. Liked styling and additional standard equipment and better mileage than Accord. Needs better front seats. Newer versions have improved the leather but cut down rear seat headroom.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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msfunn1 writes:
2009 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
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EVERTHING!

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NOTHING!

msfunn1
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Omg! V6, Navigation,sunroof, Leather Seats & Sirius Satellite! — I had my baby 4 a week now, i purchased it from a Kia dealer in NJ, this is a awesome machine, FAST & SEXY! My hubby has a $70k BMW, He loves my Kia, i say hands off! i'm in love with my Kia!

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Rick1160 writes:
2009 Kia Optima LX Review
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5

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Smooth ride, good gas mileage

Rick1160
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I'm Very Satisfied — This is a beautiful car and was an incredible bargain. The fit and finish of the car is perfect. I would recommend this car to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David14617 writes:
2009 Kia Optima LX Review
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handeling, fuel economy

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David14617
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Excellent Car For The Money — It a great car. I had a 2003 optima and put 112,000 on it with very few problems. This car has more power, is smoother rides more taunt.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MrBigFish1959 writes:
2009 Kia Optima LX Review
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Fit/finish quite nice. Sporty-looking. Warranties are super.

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Adequate power. Upholstery looks nice but could be sturdier.

MrBigFish1959
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My View Of Kia Cars/corporation Has Gone Way Up After Buying This Car. — Love it! The car is smooth, quiet, & dependable, with good mpg & enough bells and whistles to make it fun to drive. Great buy! Highly recommended!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Trevor writes:
2009 Kia Optima LX Review
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Gas mileage; the ride is smooth; good sound system; speed

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If you're tall, this is NOT the car for you!

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I Really Enjoy Driving This Car, Although It Needs A Few Upgrades (ex. Exhaust System) — For a 4 Cyl, the acceleration is very good, and is a TON of fun to drive. The appearance could have been a bit for B.A., but I think overall it looks fairly nice. The gas mileage is really good too. Interior is easy to keep clean, although the back window is a mother effer to clean from the inside!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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johnny44094 writes:
2009 Kia Optima SX Review
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It has it all

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Id like an adjustable lumbar

johnny44094
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Excellent — I drove a lot of cars. For the price quality and warranty, its miles ahead of anything else. 14,500 miles and not 1 problem! A toyota with thew same option is 10000 bucks more, You just can't beat it!Love the stereo and navagation system.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Kia Optima Reviews

Good Commuter By Jeffrey

Some reliability issues as it ages. All of the steell lines(brakes and steering) have rotted. not bad for 140k. Alternator and brakes have been done. Too bad no one can build a car with reliable rear ... Read More

It Rocks By Kristin

it has a spacious interior, adequete acceleration, good on the gas mileage, and fun to drive. The handling is smooth and the maintenance is relatively light if the car is newer and wasn't previously o... Read More

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2002 Kia Optima Reviews

Great Sporty, Family Car. By cooltonep

I really like this car and I would recommend it to others. It has a nice body and its deceptively fast. The one negative is that it requires frequent fuel fill-ups as it does eat up gas if used as a p... Read More

Effective By Diana715

Overall this is very reliable car. It is a safe car. I like the fact that it has leather seats and a sun roof. It drives very well but does have a few mechanical issues that need some work. It is ... Read More

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2003 Kia Optima Reviews

Looks Great, Runs Perfectly, Has Good Power! By daaronlane31

This car has been a terrific part of my family. Always have enjoyed driving it. Is very comfortable to drive every day! Is an excellent family car that I'm sure anyone would enjoy driving every day. I... Read More

I'm A Kia Optima Driver For Life! By DeMaster

I love the fact that this car has been reliable in all conditions and has proven it's paid for itself over and over, thanks Kia! features in this 03 model are still competitive today. the multiple big... Read More

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2004 Kia Optima Reviews

I Am Happy With This Car Overall By mrleger

I bought this car in 2005 with 10,000 miles on it. Its now 2015 it has around 235,000 miles and beside for normal maintenance I have not had many issues with it other than the air bag light and headli... Read More

Great All Around Car. By sellquick

The car is an awesome performer with plenty of power. The AC will freeze you out. Gas mileage is great. Interior cabin is well laid out with all controls easily accessible. Very comfortable to drive. ... Read More

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2005 Kia Optima Reviews

2005 Kia Optima Ex-v6 By Richard

We, especially my wife, loves the smaller size of the Optima as compared to her old 1999 Buick Century. Although the ride was a bit smoother in the Buick (a plus for most mid size Buick sedans due to ... Read More

Good Car, Wish I Could Have Owned It New By JPenn856

I dislike the automatic transmission, it takes away from the power of the motor. The car gets around thirty miles to the gallon, and generally runs on any type of gas. I is a fun driver and I drive it... Read More

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