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2012 Kia Optima User Reviews

2012 Kia Optima Review Ratings

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jdavidson015 writes:
2012 Kia Optima LX Review
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4

Pros

good looking, comfortable (better than fusion, focus, sonata, forte, elantra)

Cons

handeling is floaty, rear seats arent great

jdavidson015
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Not Bad For The Money — this is a vety nice car to have, it is the most comfortable car compared to its competitors that i test drove (above in pro's section) its a good looking car and fairly quiet aswell. the power isnt the best, but again better than most, it has enough when you need it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
2012 Kia Optima SX Review
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5

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Basically everything. This is my daily driver and I couldn't ask for anything more.

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My only complaint is that sometimes when you are in manual for using  the paddle shifters, the car will change gear right when I am changing gears and therefore goes up or down 2 gears instead of the 1 gear.

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Absolutely Amazing — Absolutely love this car. It has tons of features in it for the reasonable price. It has heated and cooled seats, nav system, iphone integration, push to start, and a lot more. The car has 274 hp and is a ton of fun to drive. The gas mileage could be better, but honestly who cares about mpg when you're driving something like this. I get about 20 mpg depending on how I drive. I've hit 110 in it no problem, just ran out of road. And the Corsa blue color on it is amazing. Oh and the safety is phenomenal. I actually got rear-ended and the car took it like a champ. I honestly had 2 barely noticeable scratches on the back bumper, unlike the other idiot driver whose entire hood and front fenders were broken in like 4 places and her headlight was falling out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tonyg2356 writes:
2012 Kia Optima SX Review
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the handling and the power and ofcourse the styling is awesome!

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nothing

tonyg2356
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It Is A Great Car Overall — i love everything there is about this car! The overall styling is great. The interior features are a plus. I absolutely love the styling of the interior and the all the features are great! This car is elegant and sporty and the gas mileage is great! The power is there if you need it but as a family car it is awesome as well..

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Scott writes:
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Get's lots of compliments,Runs strong,Unmatched  factory warranty,

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Not alot of aftermarket parts available

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Well Rounded Daily Driver — The SX is loaded with heated and cooled seats,ac to the glovebox,glass roof and power everthing. No turbo lag. Mileage isn't as advertised but averages mid to high 20's. Factory tires only lasted 25k miles even with proper rotations.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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snuggabear69 writes:
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5

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The 4 cylinder turbo engine is exceptionally fast.

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none

snuggabear69
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Very Impressive — I think kia did a awesome job with the design of this car! The interior is very comfortable and i especially love the ergonomics of the dash. Also the heated and cooled seats are great especially in the back for the passengers!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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my5chung writes:
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It a beautiful car  nice interior

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Just the rough ride over the bum

my5chung
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It A Beautiful Car — I love the style, it had every thing that I needed for around 31 thousand ,not bad I got around 35 mpg on the high way , some time I even saw 40 mpg. Just wish not too much road noise

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Kia Optima Reviews

Great Bang For The Buck! By DustinD

I looked for this car for a long time and finally found the perfect one at the perfect price on cargurus.com! We saw a lot of LX models for the same price as we found the EX model (which was actually... Read More

Inexpensive Car With Luxury Appointments By robh693

I bought the Optima new in July 13. It came loaded with every imaginable option from courtesy lights that light up at night when you approach to keyless entry and starting...all for under $26k. The ... Read More

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2011 Kia Optima Reviews

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

Great Daily Driver By Merrill

I bought this Kia as a replacement for a 2008 Infiniti M, and I have previously owned Cadillac, Chrysler, Buick and Acura. I was blown away by the power, style and comfort in this Kia, especially com... Read More

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2009 Kia Optima Reviews

Kia Optima: Good Value Family Car By fisheral

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... Read More

My View Of Kia Cars/corporation Has Gone Way Up After Buying This Car. By MrBigFish1959

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! 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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2007 Kia Optima 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 Car By James

it needed oil changes tire changes and brake fixes. the acceleration is ok brakes are sqeaky handels good. i do not know about gas milege. it was fun earlyer to drive but now not. now the car inside i... Read More

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