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2009 Kia Optima LX Review
moonstarr says:
The Optima is bit more elegant, more flair in and out for the models up to 2010. Even the 2008 Optima still look very good. Not as many mechanical problems I am told and research.
vs2010 Ford Fusion SE
2009 Kia Optima LX winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2010 Ford Fusion SE worse.
"More finesse and love into the mechanical aspects than Fusion."
Back Seats Ranked 2010 Ford Fusion SE better.
"Not sure. Did not set in back seat of anyone."
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2009 Kia Optima EX V6Review
fisheral writes:
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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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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.

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2009 Kia Optima LXReview
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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

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

Cons: Adequate power. Upholstery looks nice but could be sturdier.

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2009 Kia Optima LXReview
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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

Pros: handeling, fuel economy

Cons: None

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2009 Kia Optima SXReview
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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

Pros: It has it all

Cons: Id like an adjustable lumbar

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2009 Kia Optima LXReview
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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

Pros: Smooth ride, good gas mileage

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2009 Kia Optima LXReview
Trevor writes:
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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

Pros: Gas mileage; the ride is smooth; good sound system; speed

Cons: If you're tall, this is NOT the car for you!

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2009 Kia Optima EX V6Review
msfunn1 writes:
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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!

Pros: EVERTHING!

Cons: NOTHING!

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2009 Kia Optima SX Review
mazenatawil says:
vs2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD
2009 Kia Optima SX winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD better.
"SLICK & PLUSH"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD worse.
"DO NOT NEED MUCH"
2009 Kia Optima Review
Stevenrami says:
vs2009 Toyota Camry SE
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Looks/Style Ranked 2009 Toyota Camry SE better.
"Much Stronger Engine. Better on Gas Consumption. Better style inside and out."
Family Car Ranked 2009 Toyota Camry SE better.
"More comfortable. More Safe."

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru5NFNH

I own a Nissan Altima and I wish I never did. I love my Kia. I don’t feel like I’m sitting on the ground. Rides great and I feel very relaxed driving it. Read More

Review By Guru9YCW67

Not sure what other car can be equal with this. The price is great, the features, and quality kia has brought is excellent! Read More

2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Samara

Great car! Nice features and worth the price! Very happy with my purchase!!! Read More

Review By Rafi6976

Just needs button start engine. It has smooth drive. Read More

2018 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By yazmeenavarzamani01

It had a history of moderate to severe damage from wreckage Read More

Review By Guru9KSFD8

Better sound system, only thing the Kia Optima lacks Read More

2017 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru98WFWD

Has all of the bells and whistles. Only thing that would make it better is having a spare tire rather than just a can of fix a flat. I would compare the interior and ride to a Hyundai Sonata. The outs... Read More

Review By yldwall

Absolutely love the car. Comparable to the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry of like years, but on average about $10,000 less for virtually the same car. Very quiet, very fast, user-friendly and luxur... Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Ed

Great performance, great features, great looks for a great price. Read More

Review By Mye

Good trainer car for a young adult just starting out. Read More

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