Kia Optima Model Overview

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2018 Kia Optima
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$22,500 - $30,500
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Used 2018 Kia Optima For Sale
Avg. Used Price: $25,621
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$22,200 - $36,090
$21,453 - $33,481
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Avg. Used Price: $24,482

Kia Optima Questions

2013 Kia Optima Fuel Pump

How do I access the fuel pump? I have to replace the fuel tank pressure sensor. I wonder if there is a way access it without having to drop the tank down.

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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...

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I Have A 2005 Kia Optima Lx

I had my oil changed and now my car cranks but shuts off any body no anything it could be thank you

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Kia Optima V6 03

Brand new starter and fuel pump car will not turn over what I do next

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2014 Kia Optima Won't Start. All Lights Come In But Car Won't Start.

My 2014 Kia Optima with a push bottom will not start. All of the lights come in inside the car, the radio works, and dash lights/indicators all work. Car itself will not start.

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Older Kia Optima

2001 Kia Optima Overview
2001 Kia Optima
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Kia Optima Overview

The Optima is Kia's entry into the mid-size sedan market. Its goal is to offer many of the same upscale features, performance, and quality, but at a lower price than comparable competitors.

Launched in 2001, the Optima is a four-door, front-wheel drive sedan. It came with either an I4 or a V6 engine, and the base model came equipped with power windows and locks, air conditioning, intermittent wipers, and a rear defrost. Higher trims added on cruise control, remote entry, a sunroof, heated mirrors, and leather trim. Aside from some minor exterior and interior styling changes, the Optima looked very much like the car upon which it was based, the Sonata.

It wasn't until 2006 that the Optima started to forge its own identity separate from the Sonata, with an all-new redesign, including a ittle more stylish flair to its lines and a different front end. It also got new, more powerful engines and was now loaded with six airbags. Standard luxury features remained about the same, with the new EX the top-of-the-line model.

Drivers have liked the overall performance of the Optima, complimenting its quiet ride and new rounded style. Performance suffers with the I4, obviously, and the V6 isn't winning any races, but it reliability is greatly improved. Along with the long list of standard equipment, one of Kia's most attractive features is its 10,000 miles/10-year warranty. That, combined with a lower pricetag than similarly equipped cars, positions the Optima as a luxury sedan for even the smallest wallets.

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