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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 8,136 mi

Danbury, CT - Listed 97 days ago
  • $2,318 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
$15,999
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $14,734 - 8,136 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Danbury, CT 06810
Price: $14,734
Mileage: 8,136 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Exterior Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Gray
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L35GG041734
2018 Kia Optima LX Turbo

2018 Kia Optima LX Turbo - 38,560 mi

Rockwall, TX - Listed 90 days ago
  • $2,071 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,988
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima LX Turbo for Sale - $13,199 - 38,560 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Rockwall, TX 75087
Price: $13,199
Mileage: 38,560 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Exterior Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L18JG212811
Positives: warranty, certified pre-owned car, clean history
  • 2017
    $15,473
  • 2018
    $16,017
  • 2019
    $16,097
  • 2020
    $16,207
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How can you save money on a used Kia Optima?

  • Optima

    $16,093
    $2,555 Savings

    Optima Plug-In Hybrid

    $18,648
  • Non-CPO

    $15,688
    $1,098 Savings

    CPO

    $16,787
  • Optima

    $15,710
    $179 Savings

    Optima Hybrid

    $15,889

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Least
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Green

$1,436Average Savings

Most
Expensive

Black

$188Average Premium

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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 54,711 mi

Silver Spring, MD - Listed 121 days ago
  • $3,731 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,400
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $11,400 - 54,711 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Silver Spring, MD 20902
Price: $11,400
Mileage: 54,711 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Sangria Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L33GG009140
Positives: clean history
2018 Kia Optima EX

2018 Kia Optima EX - 9,193 mi

Bremerton, WA - Listed 12 days ago
  • $4,290 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $21,312 - 9,193 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, internet radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Bremerton, WA 98312
Price: $21,312
Mileage: 9,193 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Exterior Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L30JG234400
2012 Kia Optima SX Turbo

2012 Kia Optima SX Turbo - 70,582 mi

Morehead City, NC - Listed 22 days ago
  • $1,623 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 2 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$12,452
PREVIEW
Used 2012 Kia Optima SX Turbo for Sale - $10,848 - 70,582 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Morehead City, NC 28557
Price: $10,848
Mileage: 70,582 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Exterior Color: Spicy Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGR4A69CG025545
Positives: warranty, clean history
2013 Kia Optima LX

2013 Kia Optima LX - 157,028 mi

Pacoima, CA - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,006 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2013 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $4,769 - 157,028 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Pacoima, CA 91331
Price: $4,769
Mileage: 157,028 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGM4A77DG218639
2012 Kia Optima EX

2012 Kia Optima EX - 65,556 mi

Boise, ID - Listed 4 days ago
  • $2,581 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2012 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $9,111 - 65,556 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Boise, ID 83704
Price: $9,111
Mileage: 65,556 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A70CG086870
2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 87,942 mi

Crosby, TX - Listed 60 days ago
  • $2,797 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 2 positives , free CARFAX
$10,990
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $9,249 - 87,942 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Crosby, TX 77532
Price: $9,249
Mileage: 87,942 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L36GG001228
Positives: certified pre-owned car, inspected
2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 21,609 mi

Johnston, RI - Listed 97 days ago
  • $2,682 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $14,300 - 21,609 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Johnston, RI 02919
Price: $14,300
Mileage: 21,609 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.5 star
Exterior Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Beige
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L33GG011244
Positives: clean history
2015 Kia Optima EX

2015 Kia Optima EX - 29,813 mi

Danbury, CT - Listed 97 days ago
  • $2,565 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,892
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $11,916 - 29,813 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Danbury, CT 06810
Price: $11,916
Mileage: 29,813 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Exterior Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Gray
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A73FG491206
2017 Kia Optima LX Turbo

2017 Kia Optima LX Turbo - 43,329 mi

Harrisburg, PA - Listed 7 days ago
  • $2,787 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Optima LX Turbo for Sale - $11,999 - 43,329 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Harrisburg, PA 17111
Price: $11,999
Mileage: 43,329 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L19HG142116
2018 Kia Optima EX

2018 Kia Optima EX - 23,228 mi

Woodbridge, VA - Listed 37 days ago
  • $2,328 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,950
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $16,275 - 23,228 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, internet radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Woodbridge, VA 22193
Price: $16,275
Mileage: 23,228 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Exterior Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L30JG240147
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima S

2019 Kia Optima S - 31,749 mi

Opelika, AL - Listed 44 days ago
  • $1,863 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX
$17,000
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $16,275 - 23,228 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, internet radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Woodbridge, VA 22193
Price: $16,275
Mileage: 23,228 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Exterior Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L30JG240147
Positives: clean history
2014 Kia Optima LX

2014 Kia Optima LX - 58,105 mi

Woodstock, GA - Listed 4 days ago
  • $2,916 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2014 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $10,990 - 58,105 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Woodstock, GA 30188
Price: $10,990
Mileage: 58,105 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAGM4A7XE5471358
2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 19,709 mi

Johnston, RI - Listed 97 days ago
  • $2,591 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $14,500 - 19,709 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Johnston, RI 02919
Price: $14,500
Mileage: 19,709 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.5 star
Exterior Color: White
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Gray
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L32GG093094
Positives: clean history
2013 Kia Optima SX

2013 Kia Optima SX - 64,063 mi

Littleton, CO - Listed 9 days ago
  • $3,855 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2013 Kia Optima SX for Sale - $10,000 - 64,063 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Littleton, CO 80129
Price: $10,000
Mileage: 64,063 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGR4A69DG238948
2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 98,351 mi

Shelbyville, IN - Listed 76 days ago
  • $2,044 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 2 positives , free CARFAX
$13,238
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $9,250 - 98,351 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Shelbyville, IN 46176
Price: $9,250
Mileage: 98,351 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Exterior Color: Titanium Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L35GG077104
Positives: one owner, clean history
2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 52,534 mi

Columbus, OH - Listed 11 days ago
  • $2,892 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $9,900 - 52,534 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Columbus, OH 43228
Price: $9,900
Mileage: 52,534 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L36GG107291
2012 Kia Optima EX

2012 Kia Optima EX - 127,221 mi

West Palm Beach, FL - Listed 13 days ago
  • $2,599 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
$5,500
PREVIEW
Used 2012 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $4,900 - 127,221 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: West Palm Beach, FL 33403
Price: $4,900
Mileage: 127,221 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A75CG043271
2013 Kia Optima SX

2013 Kia Optima SX - 99,551 mi

Gurnee, IL - Listed 61 days ago
  • $1,648 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 2 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$11,800
PREVIEW
Used 2013 Kia Optima SX for Sale - $9,250 - 99,551 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Gurnee, IL 60031
Price: $9,250
Mileage: 99,551 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Exterior Color: White
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGR4A67DG146771
Positives: certified pre-owned car, clean history
2015 Kia Optima EX

2015 Kia Optima EX - 52,223 mi

Virginia Beach, VA - Listed 9 days ago
  • $1,993 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,284
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $12,737 - 52,223 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Price: $12,737
Mileage: 52,223 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Exterior Color: Smokey Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A70FG458163
Positives: warranty
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What is the average price for Used Kia Optima? How many are for sale and priced below market?

  • 10,173 cars for sale found, starting at $950
  • Average price for Used Kia Optima: $14,429
  • 3,057 deals found. Average savings of $1,200
  • Save up to $4,509 below estimated market price

What Kia Optima model year and mileage can you get for your budget?

Year Price Mileage
2020 $14,698 to $17,872 9,349 to 42,780 miles
2019 $14,472 to $17,904 12,415 to 47,555 miles
2018 $14,592 to $17,581 10,462 to 55,928 miles
2017 $13,684 to $17,496 10,608 to 66,773 miles

How much does a used Kia Optima cost ?

Average Price
$14,429
For a used Kia Optima
Average Savings
$1,200
Based on all Optima deals found
Biggest Savings
$4,509
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$13,665
Typical price of a good deal

What's the price of a Used Kia Optima by year?

Average price by year
Average mileage by year

Where to find a cheap Kia Optima ?

Check what's available in a different or bigger market
Top Cities Average Price
Washington $13,514
Los Angeles $13,554
Phoenix $13,571
West Palm Beach $13,693
Miami $13,944
Baltimore $13,973
Dallas $14,236
Atlanta $14,258
Orlando $14,287
Philadelphia $14,824
New York $15,147
Chicago $15,200
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How to save money when buying a used Kia Optima ?

Fuel Type An Optima averages $2,555 less than an Optima Plug-In Hybrid
Certified Choosing non-CPO vs Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) can save you $1,098 on a Kia Optima
Fuel Type An Optima averages $179 less than an Optima Hybrid

What colors are the best deals for a Kia Optima ?

Least Expensive Color
Green $1,436Average Savings
Most Expensive Color
Black $188Average Premium

What Kia Optima color has the best resale value ?

Price differences by car color compared to the average price of a used Kia Optima
How does car color affect the average price of a used Kia Optima ?
Rank Color Compared to Avg Price
1 Green $1,436 Savings
2 Brown $712 Savings
3 Gray $359 Savings
4 Purple $348 Savings
5 Silver $240 Savings
6 Blue $84 Higher
7 Red $100 Higher
8 White $181 Higher
9 Black $188 Higher

What is the best time to buy a used Kia Optima ?

Good times to buy
- Save $237 on average: January, August, September, October, November, December are good times to buy to find the best prices.
Good times to sell
- Make an extra $241 on average: February, March, April, May, June, July are good times to sell to get the best prices
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How is the Kia Optima vs the Competition

(Based on Last 5 Years' Data)
#1 - Safest
#1 - Most leg room
#2 - Most spacious
#5 - Most horsepower
#6 - Most cargo room
#8 - Kept longest
#8 - Greenest
#9 - Longest-lasting
#9 - Most fuel-efficient

What Is The Average Price Of A Used Kia Optima By Model Year?

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2020 Kia Optima for Sale $17,181 Save $4,151 on 303 deals 1,538 listings
2019 Kia Optima for Sale $17,291 Save $4,509 on 331 deals 1,522 listings
2018 Kia Optima for Sale $16,449 Save $4,419 on 675 deals 2,137 listings
2017 Kia Optima for Sale $15,332 Save $4,376 on 304 deals 907 listings
2016 Kia Optima for Sale $14,164 Save $3,848 on 549 deals 1,471 listings
2015 Kia Optima for Sale $12,046 Save $3,917 on 570 deals 1,547 listings
2014 Kia Optima for Sale $11,186 Save $3,797 on 207 deals 571 listings

What Is The Average Price Of Competitor Cars To The Used Kia Optima?

Average Price Deals Listings
Ford Fusion for Sale $14,796 Save $6,447 on 6,585 deals 23,143 listings
Honda Accord for Sale $19,761 Save $9,324 on 9,483 deals 37,003 listings
Nissan Altima for Sale $17,332 Save $6,006 on 8,295 deals 34,038 listings

What Is The Average Price Of Used Kia Optima In The Top 10 Cities?

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Optima in Houston $14,160 Save $3,370 on 58 deals 254 listings
Kia Optima in Atlanta $14,258 Save $4,108 on 122 deals 287 listings
Kia Optima in Dallas $14,329 Save $4,002 on 114 deals 285 listings
Kia Optima in Chicago $15,200 Save $3,429 on 127 deals 445 listings
Kia Optima in Miami $13,944 Save $2,985 on 88 deals 234 listings
Kia Optima in Los Angeles $13,554 Save $4,089 on 261 deals 583 listings
Kia Optima in Philadelphia $14,824 Save $4,419 on 156 deals 496 listings
Kia Optima in San Antonio $13,671 Save $1,667 on 22 deals 91 listings
Kia Optima in Phoenix $13,571 Save $3,488 on 88 deals 269 listings
Kia Optima in Orlando $14,487 Save $2,858 on 74 deals 269 listings

Filter on Used Used Kia Optima Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Kia Optima LX
(2001-2020)
$13,769 6,755 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima EX
(2004-2020)
$14,003 2,649 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima S
(2018-2020)
$17,048 851 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SX Turbo
(2011-2012, 2014-2020)
$16,918 660 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SX
(2009-2010, 2013-2015)
$11,889 253 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SXL Turbo
(2014-2017)
$16,942 227 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima LX Turbo
(2016-2018)
$14,371 111 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SXL
(2013)
$12,742 55 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima EX Turbo
(2011-2012)
$10,259 39 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima EX Premium
(2020)
$22,922 16 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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What to look for when buying a used Kia Optima?

The Kia Optima is a four-door, midsized sedan that is now in its fourth-generation. The Optima is sold globally, sometimes under other model names, and is one of the best-selling vehicles in Kia's lineup. The Optima is most well known for its reliability, fuel economy, and low purchase price. The first-generation Kia Optima entered the market in 2000 as a rebadged version of the Hyundai Sonata. Sales figures for the first-generation Optima were modest, but steady in the United States. In 2005, the second-generation Kia Optima was introduced to market. Although still largely based on the Hyundai Sonata, this new Optima was much more differentiated in body styling and was based on Kia's new global platform intended to make the company more competitive. Higher crash-test results and a well-received four-cylinder engine were hallmarks of this second-generation Optima. The third-generation Optima was introduced in 2010 as a completely redesigned and Kia-unique vehicle. This was a new, sportier-looking, and more upscale Optima compared to previous generations. A new, very modern four-cylinder engine was introduced with the new car and either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic were offered. The Kia Optima Hybrid was introduced in 2011. The fourth-generation Kia Optima came in 2016 and once again began sharing a platform with the Sonata. Continuing with the previous generation's sportier theme in design and more upscale interior, the new Optima. The Hybrid was continued and a Plug-in Hybrid (Kia Optima PHEV) was introduced in 2016. Although Kia has one of the best warranties in the industry, at 10 years or 100,000 miles, the Optima does suffer from some consistent problems. Engine failures in 2011 and 2014 model year Optima cars are not uncommon, though they usually happen within the 100,000-mile warranty period. Low-mileage third-generation Optima models are also often found to have steering misalignments after tire rotations. The Optima is otherwise well-respected for durability.

Kia Optima Test Drive Reviews

2015 Kia Optima

The Kia Optima family sedan has been a runaway hit for this Korean automaker and it's easy to see why. No, it's not because it offers a wide range of powertrains to appeal to any driver from the eco-friendly hybrid to the base 2.4 liter 192 horsepower 4-cylinder standard in EX and LX trims or even the riotously powerful 2.0 liter tubocharged 4-cylinder tested here which puts out a class leading 274 horsepower/269 lb. feet of torque. No, what the Optima managed to do since the day it first went on sale was bring true style and elegance to the family sedan class.

Sadly, it's still true to this day that most sedans geared at the family sedan buyer are at best conservatively handsome and at worst bigger stylistic disasters than that polka dot number your Aunt Florence wore to the last family reunion. We won't name names, of course but we still can't help but think that from the front the latest Nissan Altima looks like a misshapen pig. Whoops, sorry, we named a name there. On the other end of the spectrum the Volkswagen Passat is a very handsome large sedan but it is very conservative in its styling which most automakers feel their buyers in this segment want.

But the Kia Optima proved that theory wrong with its bold tail lamp design, sporty looking razor blade grille and handsome headlamp shape all the way to its sloping greenhouse which when equipped with the panoramic sunroof looks amazingly cool when it is opened. Thank ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer for imbuing this Audi with a look that made Kia's start to look expensive and feel that way too.

The interior in our top of the line SXL Turbo model was loaded to the gills with every available gadget, gizmo and optional extra and its quilted Nappa leather seats reminded more than one person of the seats in a Bentley. Yes, we just said that. So what's the catch? It must drive like a porpoise riding big surf, right? Oddly, no, this SXL turbo turned out to be a sedan that in fact did like to "party all the time," to paraphrase the hit song by Rick James from the 1980's popularized by none other than Eddie Murphy. But how did we get the Optima in the mood to want to party all the time? Well there's a secret we will tell you all about in the Driving Impressions section. Read on to find out more.

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2014 Kia Optima

The Kia Optima family sedan has been a runaway hit for this Korean automaker and it's easy to see why. No, it's not because it offers a wide range of powertrains to appeal to any driver from the eco-friendly hybrid to the base 2.4 liter 192 horsepower 4-cylinder standard in EX and LX trims or even the riotously powerful 2.0 liter tubocharged 4-cylinder tested here which puts out a class leading 274 horsepower/269 lb. feet of torque. No, what the Optima managed to do since the day it first went on sale was bring true style and elegance to the family sedan class.

Sadly, it's still true to this day that most sedans geared at the family sedan buyer are at best conservatively handsome and at worst bigger stylistic disasters than that polka dot number your Aunt Florence wore to the last family reunion. We won't name names, of course but we still can't help but think that from the front the latest Nissan Altima looks like a misshapen pig. Whoops, sorry, we named a name there. On the other end of the spectrum, the Volkswagen Passat is a very handsome large sedan but it is very conservative in its styling which most automakers feel their buyers in this segment want.

But the Kia Optima proved that theory wrong with its bold tail lamp design, sporty looking razor blade grille and handsome headlamp shape all the way to its sloping greenhouse which when equipped with the panoramic sunroof looks amazingly cool when it is opened. Thank ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer for imbuing this Audi with a look that made Kia's start to look expensive and feel that way too.

The interior in our top of the line SXL Turbo model was loaded to the gills with every available gadget, gizmo and optional extra and its quilted Nappa leather seats reminded more than one person of the seats in a Bentley. Yes, we just said that. So what's the catch? It must drive like a porpoise riding big surf, right? Oddly, no, this SXL turbo turned out to be a sedan that in fact did like to "party all the time," to paraphrase the hit song by Rick James from the 1980's popularized by none other than Eddie Murphy. But how did we get the Optima in the mood to want to party all the time? Well there's a secret we will tell you all about in the Driving Impressions section. Read on to find out more.

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2013 Kia Optima

The 2013 Kia Optima is a teenager in the automotive world, only in its third generation of production. As far as midsize sedans, this one walks the middle of the road for some and hits the mark for others. It is a model of safety and reliability while mixing in a good deal of economy. For the 2013 Optima, Kia has discontinued the EX Turbo trim but has instead gone a bit classier and added a top-level Limited trim.

A hybrid model is once again offered for this year, and there is a choice of two available four-cylinder engines. Some of the less-than-desirable features are a lack of headroom and a somewhat cramped cabin, but the 2013 Kia Optima remains a stylish economical option in the midsize sedan category. It remains a gold standard in the safety category, which makes it nice choice for first-time drivers.
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