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2016 Kia Optima Overview
The 2016 Kia Optima has been announced, but it is not yet available for purchase.
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Kia Optima Questions

ks1212
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2003 Kia Optima Wont Go Into Gear. It'starts But Can't Get Into Any Gear. S...

Any hints?

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Georgianne
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You Have A Dealer Using Your Website That Is Posting Cars They Do Not Have....

2013 sxl Optima @23998.00. Went there to see it and was told it sold yesterday and that was on July 2. Car is still on line and I even emailed the manager to take it off Old Saybrook Kia...BBB is my...

22 views with 7 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
JessicaVanO
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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...

15,256 views with 20 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Freddy Soliz
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09 Kia Optima Ignition Lock Cylinder/switch Problem

I got a 09 kia optima lx 2.4 the other day I bent the key bent it back in place it worked on one side of the key for 2 days then stopped recognizing the key the steering wheel and ignition lock cyl...

1,364 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)
cantari
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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...

1,498 views with 5 answers (last answer about a week ago)

About the Kia Optima

The Optima is Kia's entry into the mid-size sedan market.  Its goal is to offer many of the same upscale features, performance, and quality, but at a lower price than comparable competitors.  
Launched in 2001, the Optima is a four-door, front-wheel drive sedan.  It came with either an I4 or a V6 engine, and the base model came equipped with power windows and locks, air conditioning, intermittent wipers, and a rear defrost.  Higher trims added on cruise control, remote entry, a sunroof, heated mirrors, and leather trim.  Aside from some minor exterior and interior styling changes, the Optima looked very much like the car upon which it was based, the Sonata.   
It wasn't until 2006 that the Optima started to forge its own identity separate from the Sonata, with an all-new redesign, including a ittle more stylish flair to its lines and a different front end.  It also got new, more powerful engines and was now loaded with six airbags.  Standard luxury features remained about the same, with the new EX the top-of-the-line model.   
Drivers have liked the overall performance of the Optima, complimenting its quiet ride and new rounded style.  Performance suffers with the I4, obviously, and the V6 isn't winning any races, but it reliability is greatly improved.  Along with the long list of standard equipment, one of Kia's most attractive features is its 10,000 miles/10-year warranty.  That, combined with a lower pricetag than similarly equipped cars, positions the Optima as a luxury sedan for even the smallest wallets.