2017 Kia Optima User Reviews

2017 Kia Optima Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2017 Kia Optima against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Have you driven a 2017 Kia Optima?  
Rank This Car

User Reviews

View reviews where users commented on categories.

Clear selections

Displaying all 4 2017 Kia Optima reviews.

2017 Kia Optima Review
says:
vs2017 Nissan Altima
2017 Kia Optima winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Nissan Altima worse.
"Slightly bigger"
Value Ranked 2017 Nissan Altima worse.
"Similar options with reduced cost"
Optima

Looking for a Used Optima in your area?

CarGurus has 27,810 nationwide Optima listings starting at $950.

ZIP:
2017 Kia Optima LX Review
says:
This is my third Optima because it continues to be an outstanding value, plus I have never had to get anything repaired on any of them.
vs2017 Nissan Maxima SL FWD
2017 Kia Optima LX winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Nissan Maxima SL FWD worse.
"Optima has more room although the fabric is nicer in the Maxima"
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Nissan Maxima SL FWD worse.
"Value and roominess"
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2017 Kia Optima LX Review
says:
best value for the $$$
vs2017 Nissan Maxima S FWD
2017 Kia Optima LX winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2017 Kia Optima SX Turbo Review
says:
THIS CAR HANDLES LIKE A MONSTER....A VERY COOL MONSTER! Its one of the best handling cars I have ever driven for under $30,000. Believe it or not,, I drove my Kia Optima SX AS A RENTAL CAR! LETS JUST SAY, I DID NOT WANT TO GIVE THE CAR BACK OR MAYBE....JUST GIVE THEM MY HYUNDAI SANTA FE AS A STRAIGHT UP TRADE! AS FOR A COMPPARISON BETWEEN THE OPTIMA SX AND THE CHRYSLER 200...THESE TWO CARS SHOULD NOT EVEN BE MENTIONED IN THE SAME BREATH, THE KIA FAR OUTSHINES ITS OPPOSITION! I WOULD NOT TAKE THE 200 IF IT WAS A FREEBIE!
vs2017 Chrysler 200 S Sedan FWD
2017 Kia Optima SX Turbo winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Chrysler 200 S Sedan FWD worse.
"With the right package (ie a Panaramic Sunroof and more) The KIA IS a lookeron the road. I am a firm believer in LEATHER interiors, with the remote exception of an alternative stain blocking cloth or other non leather material. Leather in the Optima SX makes it look like a BMW or Audi inside!"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 Chrysler 200 S Sedan FWD worse.
"My apology, I did not mean to check off the Kia in Cargo Capacity superiority. The Chrysler 200 has a huge trunk over the Kia, but believe me, I am not even looking at cargo capacity if I am about to buy or lease a Kia Optima....especially the SX..a TURBO MODEL.!"
Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 4 2017 Kia Optima reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2015 Kia Optima Reviews

Great Bang For The Buck! By The2388

Great car for personal use or commuting for work! Very roomy interior and trunk for family and "stuff"! Amazing speakers and sound system! Excellent Bluetooth phone operations with phone log memory f... Read More

2014 Kia Optima Reviews

Great By betrthnu_215

So far I love it heads turn when I pull up. The base model comes with a lot of features. It handles like a dream I'm still trying to break him in so far only 397 miles on it. the interior is top notch... Read More

Very Awsome Vehicle By skwiek

My wife and I traded in our 2008 Town and Country on this vehicle. My wife loves it. Its sporty looking but great on gas mileage. Acceleration is fantastic. Handling is almost like its on rails. We ha... Read More

2013 Kia Optima Reviews

Too Much Plastic, Not Good Quality By Ms_Illusion_1974

this car is NOTHING like I had researched on, the one I got is definitely a bad nightmare, handles terrible,, mediocre gas mileage- the steering is a danger , as it drifts left to right,, you have to ... Read More

Hard To Find Such A Great Value Anywhere Else By Patrick

Overall a great car, has options that European luxury cars don't have at twice the price, drives well, looks good. Feels a small bit underpowered and would like to see better gas mileage if not a more... Read More

2012 Kia Optima Reviews

Great Car!!! By migration_Qshaq87

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 chan... Read More

The Car Is Nice By MichalSokolov

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 Merc... Read More

2011 Kia Optima Reviews

Never Been In The Shop For Any Type Of Repair. Gas Milage Is Great. I Average 28-29 Mpg By KBarber_1234

Fun car to drive. kick it in manual and it feels like a sports car. traction control work awesome in the snow. I test drove the 2.0 turbo and with this 2.4L high output engine, I didn't feel much diff... Read More

Fun, Fast, And Reliable By joel0981

I love everything, speed and handling. Small motor with big bite. Shift able automatic and very nice navigation system with rear view camer. But sad to see it didn't come out in manual. Hopefully one ... Read More

Have you driven a 2017 Kia Optima?  
Rank Your Car →