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New Kia Optima Ratings

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Kia Optima All Years
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    12/4/2015 7:25:41 AM

    2016 Kia Optima - SX Turbo (A6)

    Traded my wife's 2013 Optima SX Limited on the new 2016 SX. Did not get the Limited because my wife does not like the quilted interior and it's her car. Anyway, with options, the SX has everything the Limited has except for the noted seats. In any case the black leather with red stitching looks very sporty. This is a great mid-sized family sedan and I would suggest you at least give it a look. We are very happy with the new Optima.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    8/17/2015 11:56:17 AM

    2015 Kia Optima - EX

    I am looking for a good deal and highly efficient car.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 15 years
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    10/9/2014 9:14:45 AM

    2014 Kia Optima - EX

    We love the styling, comfort and quality. Very stylish and sporty, interior is roomy and comfortable. We have had it for a month... we are averaging 29.8 mpg with our normal around town driving. Getting ready for our first trip and looking forward to it. We are very satisfied and would recommend it to anyone.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 0 years
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    5/15/2011 7:55:48 PM

    2011 Kia Optima

    Sweet Ride

    Pros: Styling

    Cons: N/A

    We have only owned the car for 2 weeks and have yet to make a 'trip' in it, but after driving small SUVs and 'little toy cars' for many years, this appears to be an excellent car...especially when factoring in the price.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    11/28/2010 4:53:15 PM

    2009 Kia Optima

    Solid car. V6 performance. Comfortable.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    7/28/2010 12:32:43 AM

    2003 Kia Optima

    Electrical Problems

    Pros: the body style and color

    Cons: electrical problems

    I bought this Kia new. After 3 years it developed electrical problems. I took it to the dealer, they said nothing was wrong with it, bought a new battery. Doors would lock and I couldn't get in or out of the car. Replaced door locks. More dead batteries, replaced the alternator, more dead batteries. Replaced relay switches, more dead batteries. Headlights come on in the middle of the night and no one has been in the car. They only made these repairs at my insistence that something had to be causing the battery to die. They always say there's nothing wrong with the car just bad battery. I have replaced the battery 4 times. They just didn't want to take the time to find the real problem. It's a beautiful car and very comfortable but I am really tired of being stranded and must get rid of it. You can be sure I will never own another Kia.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    7/20/2010 5:01:11 PM

    2007 Kia Optima

    Best vehicle I have spent time in.

    Pros: Overall feeling of quality

    Cons: I could go for more supportive seats

    My Optima EX fully loaded has been a complete satisfaction. After 3 years it still gives me that 'new' feel when I drive it. It does not do any one thing exceptionally but does everything well. The quality and reliability has been better than any Honda or Toyota I have had. After driving many rentals from various brands I thoroughly enjoy getting back in my Optima. Again, the long term quality stands out. I have no desire to upgrade after 3 years...this has never been the case with any other vehicle I have had. It is not the highest performer out there but it performs well with total smoothness.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years