Kia Optima Model Overview

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Kia Optima Questions

I Have A Code On My Car

I have a code u0164

How Do I Install Armrest Latch?

I have a 2009 Kia Optima LX. The armrest latch is broken. I was able to purchase a replacement latch but I can't figure out how to install it.


Where can I run the power source wiring for my aftermarket speaker and amp? We originally had it on the battery terminal and it blew the OEM fuse and drained the alternator and car battery(unknowing...

Why Won’t My Car Start

2013 Kia Optima 2 months ago new starter and battery now no warning go to turn it on all the light and dash lights come on but when u go to crank it won’t do anything any ideas?

2018 Kia Optima Sport Not Turning Over

Everyday this month ive been having to turn the key for about 5-10 minutes before it actually turns over .. All it does is click so i purchased new battery for $300+ and still does the same thing ....

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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