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2012 Kia OptimaReview
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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Lela writes:
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Its a great car. I would compare to the Hyundai sonata.

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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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2012 Kia Optima EXReview
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Excellent Bang For The Buck, Great Value. . — I really like all that you get for your money. Very solid feel and very tight handling. Great "back road" driving experience. Good brakes, mediocre fuel economy. Absolutely no reliabilty issues. A lot of fun to drive and accelerates very well. I bought this vehicle as soon as I drove it. I had been shopping for another vehicle for a long while and decided to test drive an optima on a "whim". After I compared the price, drivability and overall value, the Kia won "hands down". We're talking "no brainer" here.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: A ton of "extras" for a competively well priced vehicle. I don't know af any vehicle with as many desired features. Actually has more  than I can remember and list. It even has heated seats in front and back. Incredible sounding Infinity stereo with a subwoofer attached to the trunk lid. Smooth handling and a lot of fun to drive. It's hard to actually comprehend all you're getting for the money. Kia actually considers the passengers. The 200 hp engine and six speed transmission are an excellent performance combo.

Cons: Hard for me to get in and out of with my sore back and knees.  I really don't care for the looks all that much; although thats a very personal preference.

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Great Lines, Runs And Drives Great — Great Lines, Runs and Drives Great. The lines of this car where innovative now Ford and other car companies have copied the styling. It is a Wonderful Midsize car for the Dollar with all of the standard options, MP3 player, hands free dialing, to name a couple.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Good Handling, Nice Ride.

Cons: Gas Mileage drops like a rock from 32 MPG to 16 MPG when towing small trailer.

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It Is A Great Car Overall — i love everything there is about this car! The overall styling is great. The interior features are a plus. I absolutely love the styling of the interior and the all the features are great! This car is elegant and sporty and the gas mileage is great! The power is there if you need it but as a family car it is awesome as well..

Pros: the handling and the power and ofcourse the styling is awesome!

Cons: nothing

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2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru3YNC2

This is one of the best mid size sedans l have ever owned. Packed with modern technologies which beats any European luxury brand with affordable price. Very roomy and quiet cabin. Read More

Review By Jerseygirl739

I love it so far, the only problem is the tire pressure light is on and was on when it got delivered to me. Read More

2018 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Vhbigspring

The Kia Optima has a very smooth ride and easy to handle. The A/C is very cold. The car is also very comfortable and the back seat has plenty of leg room for all three teenagers. Read More

Review By GuruX9K8M

I’ve been driving it for 5 days. So far I really like it. I have had Toyota Camry’s for years, but the car market made it hard for me to afford one now. The Optima reminds me of the Camry only I like... Read More

2017 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Chuck

Sharp quality sedan at a competative price point in the class. Read More

Review By Adaniellepittman

Not a good value. Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C5BRZ

I like the car I want a turbo one tho Read More

Review By kim

Its a beautiful car and rides so smoothly, I would buy another one in a heartbeat Read More

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