2007 Kia Optima Overview


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2007 Kia Optima Overview

Restyled in mid-year 2006, the 2007 Kia Optima adds 1-hp onto its I4 engine, but is pretty much a carryover of what has been dubbed the 2006.5 Optima. This mid-sized sedan with an emphasis on elegant styling and abundant features at an economy price comes in either LX or more upscale EX trims. Both are available with either the 2.4-liter, 162-hp I4 or the 2.7-liter, 185-hp V6. A 5-speed manual is standard on the I4, and all other trims come with a 5-speed automatic.
The 2007 Optima adds more room to the sedan, with extra length, height, width, and an extended wheelbase. This means more trunk space and overall legroom, and it claims to be one of the largest mid-size sedans out there. Though ABS, traction, and stability control are optional, the Optima does come standard with front, side impact, and side curtain airbags. Base LX features air conditioning, power windows and locks, heated mirrors, and a manually adjustable seat. When equipped with the auto tran, cruise control and audio controls on the steering wheel come standard. The EX has a power driver's seat, foglights, leather trim, and automatic climate control. A sunroof and leather seats are optional only on the EX.

An affordable, yet stylish family sedan, with improved handling and reliability, is what the 2007 Optima hopes to be. Owners love how many standard features come with it, and they also feel it's comfortable and roomy. Many mention that the ride feels stiff and the seats need more support and padding.


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    Have A 2007 Kia Optima Drove Fine To Location But Wouldn'y Crank When I Tri...

    the car was driving fine, it would turn over and act like it was going to start but wouldn't stay cranked. It is a safety feature? what do I need to check?

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)

    No Power @accessory

    My Kia has no power to the windows, door locks, cigarette lighter, etc if the key isn't in the on position. Worked fine then nothing. Suggestions??

    9 views with 9 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    I Have A 2007 Kia Optima With A Surging Condition.

    At idle in gear, I can read individual cylinder ignition timing. All cylinders go from -2 to +15 degrees advanced as it surges. I feels like a misfire but no misfire codes. It surges at highway speeds...

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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...

    27,697 views with 34 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Where Is The Crank Shaft Position Sensor Located On A Kia Optima

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