2012 Kia Optima Top Comparisons

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2012 Kia Optima EXReview
bribones writes:
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Loved this car. The EX trim has great features for a 2012 (heated and cooled leather seats, heated steering wheel, sun and moonroof, bluetooth with touchscreen, backup camera etc. Smooth ride with pretty decent acceleration for a standard sedan. LOTS of leg room in the front and back, so I never had an issue driving friends around. Great on gas. Had it for 3 years and never had any mechanical issues. It had a rattling sound in the steering wheel at first and it turned out it was a problem with the flexible steering coupler (tiny little $5 rubber piece in the steering column) Took it to a Kia dealership and it was covered under warranty since the part had been recalled. Zero issues otherwise. Overall a great car

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Lela writes:
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Its a great car. I would compare to the Hyundai sonata.

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Guru91NJ2D writes:
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A lemon with brake inoperative brake lights due to electrical problems.

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Lloyd writes:
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This was a great purchase. The car still rides like it is brand new, everything works in the car . I needed a new car for work since my other work car has reached 200,000 miles. This car has low miles and had such a low price I could not pass it up.

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James writes:
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I like everything about it its basically the perfect card for me thats why I chose it I really have been wanting to try one out for quite some time

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A writes:
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Everything i wanted in a car from inside to out

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arcemi92 writes:
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Very good car ! I wish it had an extra key or key fob.

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Guru79WD9 writes:
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The car is a nice, clean, luxury style car. Very room and comfortable with plenty of bells and whistles but not for me. Im a petite type person I felt list in this car. I needed something a little smaller. The Kia Forte LX was the perfect fit midsize sporty fit for me.

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2012 Kia Optima EXReview
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Great Car!!! — The car drives better than expected! This was the only four cylinder I felt had enough power! The ride is sporty and confidence inspiring. With the amount of awards it has won and how much it has changed things for Kia. I recommend it to anyone

Pros: Power, looks, reliability, quality, leg room

Cons: gas mileage, thin paint

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2012 Kia Optima EXReview
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The Car Is Nice — I'm extremely satisfied with that car! It drives very well, looking great and interior is nice! Fuel economy is also very nice and efficient. Maintanence cost is pretty cheap - it's not a BMW or Mercedes.. I wish I could buy more options!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Looks great!

Cons: Handling could be better, front passanger seat doesn't have height settings

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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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