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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"ride" 3 reviews
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Trevor writes:
2009 Kia Optima LX Review
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4

Pros

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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MrBigFish1959 writes:
2009 Kia Optima LX Review
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4

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Fit/finish quite nice. Sporty-looking. Warranties are super.

Cons

Adequate power. Upholstery looks nice but could be sturdier.

MrBigFish1959
35

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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David14617 writes:
2009 Kia Optima LX Review
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5

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handeling, fuel economy

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None

David14617
35

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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johnny44094 writes:
2009 Kia Optima SX Review
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5

Pros

It has it all

Cons

Id like an adjustable lumbar

johnny44094
35

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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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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msfunn1 writes:
2009 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
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5

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EVERTHING!

Cons

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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fisheral writes:
2009 Kia Optima EX V6 Review
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5

Pros

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.

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2014 Kia Optima Reviews

Beyond It's Class! By Igor_Smetaniuk

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2013 Kia Optima Reviews

Would Not Buy Again,,, By Ms_Illusion_1974

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Great Bang For The Buck! By DustinD

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2012 Kia Optima Reviews

Excellent Bang For The Buck, Great Value. . By crzomp

I really like all that you get for your money. Very solid feel and very tight handling. Great "back road" driving experience. Good brakes, mediocre fuel economy. Absolutely no reliabilty issues. A lot... Read More

Great Lines, Runs And Drives Great By 141mason

Great Lines, Runs and Drives Great. The lines of this car where innovative now Ford and other car companies have copied the styling. It is a Wonderful Midsize car for the Dollar with all of the stan... Read More

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2011 Kia Optima Reviews

Fun, Fast, And Reliable By joel0981

I love everything, speed and handling. Small motor with big bite. Shift able automatic and very nice navigation system with rear view camer. But sad to see it didn't come out in manual. Hopefully one ... Read More

Best Car I Ever Had By salvadorefrain94

I have 3 cars in my entire life. I am 19 and so far the KIA Optima is the most reliable vehicle I had not only that but it definitely has a luxury look to it so is also very stylish as well as economi... Read More

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2008 Kia Optima Reviews

Lots Of Car For The Value! By ncdiscountcars

The Kia Optima personifies value. The styling for the 2008 was subtle and pleasant (of course the latest body style is far more audacious and bold!) and the car had great gas mileage (somewhere betwee... Read More

Good Lookin' And Economical By msdenisemounsey

This is one of my most favorite cars I have owned in 35 years. It looks classy, runs great, and has been extremely reliable. The interior is roomy and has good head clearance. The seats are comforta... Read More

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