2006 Kia Optima Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $16,955
52 national listings
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable, tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts, double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires · Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $16,955 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 161 hp I4
2.4L 138 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
31MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$16,955
Invoice$15,435

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
31MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
28MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
31MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS Brakes--

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engines

2.4L 161 hp I4
Power 161 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 163 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
2.4L 138 hp I4
Power 138 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 147 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom43.7 in
Back Legroom37.8 in
Wheelbase107.1 in
Length186.4 in
Width71.1 in
Height58.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.8 cu ft
The 2006 Kia Optima LX is the 4-cylinder base offering for this mid-size sedan. There is both a 2006 and 2006.5 model this year. The early Optima LX features a 2.4-liter, 138-hp DOHC ... Read More
The 2006 Kia Optima LX is the 4-cylinder base offering for this mid-size sedan. There is both a 2006 and 2006.5 model this year. The early Optima LX features a 2.4-liter, 138-hp DOHC I4 engine, while the 2006.5 ups the horsepower to 161. The old 4-speed manumatic is replaced with a 5-speed manumatic, while the 5-speed manual carries over. Both models of the Optima LX come with full power features, cruise control, split-folding rear seats, a CD player, tachometer, and dual front-side airbags. The 2006.5 Optima LX upgrades to larger 16-inch wheels, a security system, adds front and rear head airbags, puts audio controls on the steering wheel, and adds a tire monitor and heated mirrors.
The front-wheel drive Optima LX is equipped with an independent suspension and front and rear disc brakes. While a rear spoiler is the only option on the 2006 Optima LX, the 2006.5 offers 17-inch wheels, leather trim, automatic headlights, foglights, and a trip computer. Owners feel both the 2006 and 2006.5 Optima LX is a good value for the money, considering the long list of features. They do wish ABS was at least an option, and there are some complaints about an uncomfortable steering wheel.
Original MSRP: $19,690
20 national listings
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Infinity premium brand · AM/FM radio · 1 subwoofer
Brakes Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Center console trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable, tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.31
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts, double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $19,690 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 161 hp I4
2.4L 138 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
31MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,690
Invoice$18,045

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
31MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
28MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

2.4L 161 hp I4
Power 161 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 163 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
2.4L 138 hp I4
Power 138 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 147 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom43.7 in
Back Legroom37.8 in
Wheelbase107.1 in
Length186.4 in
Width71.1 in
Height58.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.8 cu ft
There are two incarnations of the 2006 Kia Optima EX, the early 2006 and the mid-year 2006.5 replacement, that features a bigger engine and more standard equipment. The 2.4-liter, 4-cyl... Read More
There are two incarnations of the 2006 Kia Optima EX, the early 2006 and the mid-year 2006.5 replacement, that features a bigger engine and more standard equipment. The 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder EX hits 138-hp in the 2006 model and 161-hp in the later version. The previous 4-speed shiftable automatic is replaced with a 5-speed automatic, and the 15-inch alloy wheels are replaced with 16-inch alloys. Both models feature a CD player, leather and wood trim, wheel-mounted cruise control, heated mirrors, and a power driver's seat. For safety, dual front-side airbags, foglights, auto-dimming mirrors, front and rear stabilizer bar, and security system are standard.
The 2006.5 Optima EX adds rear side airbags and a tire monitor. Inside, the updated sedan gets wheel-mounted audio controls and a CD changer. ABS brakes, traction, and stability control are all optional, along with 17-inch wheels, heated leather seats, a sunroof, power passenger seat, and a rear spoiler. Rear seats split-fold 60/40 for more trunk space, and the 2006 Optima EX gets a respectable 24/34 mpg. The high fuel economy and low price tag of the Optima make are highlights for drivers, along with the long list of standard equipment.
Original MSRP: $19,790
33 national listings
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Center console trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable, tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts, double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $19,790 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.7L 185 hp V6
2.7L 170 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,790
Invoice$17,995

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
28MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engines

2.7L 185 hp V6
Power 185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 182 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
2.7L 170 hp V6
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 181 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom43.7 in
Back Legroom37.8 in
Wheelbase107.1 in
Length186.4 in
Width71.1 in
Height58.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.8 cu ft
Similar to its 4-cylinder counterpart, the 2006 and 2006.5 Kia Optima LX V6 packs more power in its 2.7-liter DOHC V6 which hits 170-hp in the earlier version and 185-hp in the mid-year... Read More
Similar to its 4-cylinder counterpart, the 2006 and 2006.5 Kia Optima LX V6 packs more power in its 2.7-liter DOHC V6 which hits 170-hp in the earlier version and 185-hp in the mid-year replacement. The older model comes only with a 4-speed shiftable automatic, while the 2006.5 has a 5-speed version. In other aspects, it is similar to the base LX. The 2006 has dual front airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes, 16-inch wheels, split-fold rear seat, cruise control mounted on the steering wheel, power features, CD player, and a power outlet. The V6 adds wood trim on the interior. The mid-year 2006.5 Kia Optima LX V6 adds a tire monitor, front and rear head airbags, an alarm, audio controls on the steering wheel, and heated mirrors.
Where the older LX V6 was not available with ABS brakes, the 2006.5 Optima LX V6 does offer ABS as an option. The longer option list for 2006.5 includes a rear spoiler, 17-inch wheels, leather trim, and a trip computer. Safety extras come in the form of stability and traction control, automatic headlights, and foglights. Highlights of 2006 Optima LX V6 ownership include its low price compared to competitors, style, and long list of features. Drivers do complain that the reported 20/30 mpg is an overestimate. Crash test ratings score in the four and five-star range.
Original MSRP: $20,990
21 national listings
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Infinity premium brand · AM/FM radio · 1 subwoofer
Brakes Front brake diameter: 11.0 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Center console trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable, tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.31
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts, double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $20,990 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.7L 185 hp V6
2.7L 170 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,990
Invoice$18,890

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
28MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

2.7L 185 hp V6
Power 185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 182 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
2.7L 170 hp V6
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 181 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom43.7 in
Back Legroom37.8 in
Wheelbase107.1 in
Length186.4 in
Width71.1 in
Height58.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.8 cu ft
The 2006 Kia Optima EX V6 features a 2.7-liter DOHC V6 that hits 170-hp with a 4-speed shiftable automatic. The 2006.5 EX V6 ups the horsepower to 185 with the same engine and an impro... Read More
The 2006 Kia Optima EX V6 features a 2.7-liter DOHC V6 that hits 170-hp with a 4-speed shiftable automatic. The 2006.5 EX V6 ups the horsepower to 185 with the same engine and an improved 5-speed automatic. The newer EX V6 also adds traction and stability control to its options list, along with ABS brakes. Standard additions include a CD changer with MP3 capability, a tire monitor, rear side airbags to go with the dual front and side bags, and steering-wheel mounted audio controls alongside the existing cruise controls.
The 2006/2006.5 Optima EX V6 packs in a lot of features for the low initial cost. You get a power driver's seat, tachometer, full power features, foglights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, and a security system. A little extra will get you a sunroof, rear spoiler, 17-inch wheels, and heated leather seats. The extra V6 power, combined with a stiffer suspension and front and rear stabilizer bars gives the impression of a slightly sportier ride than the base Optima LX. Drivers love the styling and comfortable ride, and say this mid-size sedan is a great value for the money.