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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.

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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 9,300 mi

Lindon, UT - Listed 20 days ago
  • $4,708 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $13,500 - 9,300 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Lindon, UT 84042
Price: $13,500
Mileage: 9,300 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
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L34GG069606
2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 18,040 mi

Long Island City, NY - Listed 1 day ago
  • $3,162 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $11,800 - 18,040 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Long Island City, NY 11101
Price: $11,800
Mileage: 18,040 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.7 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L3XGG046897
2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 31,971 mi

Long Island City, NY - Listed 1 day ago
  • $2,902 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $10,995 - 31,971 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Long Island City, NY 11101
Price: $10,995
Mileage: 31,971 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.7 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L39GG103106

2015 Kia Optima LX - 94,610 mi

League City, TX - Listed 18 days ago
  • $3,396 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
$9,991
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Used 2015 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $7,994 - 94,610 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: League City, TX 77573
Price: $7,994
Mileage: 94,610 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.2 star
Color: Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGM4A73FG423958
2018 Kia Optima LX

2018 Kia Optima LX - 12,086 mi

Long Island City, NY - Listed 1 day ago
  • $3,150 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2018 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,400 - 12,086 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Long Island City, NY 11101
Price: $13,400
Mileage: 12,086 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.7 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L36JG206832

2013 Kia Optima LX - 117,617 mi

Denver, CO - Listed 4 days ago
  • $2,853 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
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Used 2013 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $5,999 - 117,617 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Denver, CO 80223
Price: $5,999
Mileage: 117,617 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.2 star
Color: Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGM4A76DG094721
2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 11,022 mi

Sacramento, CA - Listed 38 days ago
  • $4,634 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
$12,728
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $11,748 - 11,022 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Sacramento, CA 95821
Price: $11,748
Mileage: 11,022 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L36GG080755
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 964 mi

Greensboro, NC - Listed 14 days ago
  • $3,906 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $16,529 - 964 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Greensboro, NC 27407
Price: $16,529
Mileage: 964 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L32KG364988
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima S

2019 Kia Optima S - 8,535 mi

Dumas, TX - Listed 2 days ago
  • $5,468 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used 2019 Kia Optima S for Sale - $16,585 - 8,535 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Dumas, TX 79029
Price: $16,585
Mileage: 8,535 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L38KG293960
2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 18,656 mi

Henderson, NV - Listed 38 days ago
  • $5,132 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
$12,999
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $12,699 - 18,656 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Henderson, NV 89014
Price: $12,699
Mileage: 18,656 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L34GG056516
2019 Kia Optima EX

2019 Kia Optima EX - 4,447 mi

Lake Elsinore, CA - Listed 16 days ago
  • $4,806 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
$19,994
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Used 2019 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $19,474 - 4,447 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, internet radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Price: $19,474
Mileage: 4,447 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Color: Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 31
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L16KG317944
2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 22,799 mi

Great Neck, NY - Listed 8 days ago
  • $3,156 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $13,800 - 22,799 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Great Neck, NY 11021
Price: $13,800
Mileage: 22,799 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L31GG092616
2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 86,150 mi

Woodbridge, VA - Listed 38 days ago
  • $3,908 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX , high miles
$11,650
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $10,690 - 86,150 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Woodbridge, VA 22191
Price: $10,690
Mileage: 86,150 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L3XGG071411
2015 Kia Optima EX

2015 Kia Optima EX - 32,232 mi

Lindon, UT - Listed 37 days ago
  • $4,089 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
$12,500
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $10,825 - 32,232 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Lindon, UT 84042
Price: $10,825
Mileage: 32,232 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A70FG491020
2013 Kia Optima EX

2013 Kia Optima EX - 17,479 mi

Bristol, CT - Listed 1 day ago
  • $1,948 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,900
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Used 2013 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $13,749 - 17,479 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Bristol, CT 06010
Price: $13,749
Mileage: 17,479 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A70DG221329
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What is the average price for Used Kia Optima? How many are for sale and priced below market?

  • 11,116 cars for sale found, starting at $888
  • Average price for Used Kia Optima: $15,096
  • 3,369 deals found. Average savings of $1,118
  • Save up to $5,468 below estimated market price

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

Year Price Mileage
2019 $14,199 to $17,712 10,136 to 34,754 miles
2018 $14,108 to $18,074 6,409 to 46,257 miles
2017 $12,739 to $17,369 11,368 to 60,146 miles
2016 $14,285 to $17,455 11,865 to 57,667 miles
2015 $12,074 to $15,747 18,440 to 82,164 miles

How much does a used Kia Optima cost?

Average Price
$15,096
For a used Kia Optima
Average Savings
$1,118
Based on all Optima deals found
Biggest Savings
$5,468
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$14,264
Typical price of a good deal

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

Average price by year
Average mileage by year

How to find a cheap Kia Optima?

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Top Cities Average Price
Washington $14,118
Baltimore $14,162
Los Angeles $14,219
Miami $14,288
Orlando $14,326
New York $14,339
Philadelphia $14,545
Atlanta $14,692
Dallas $14,786
Chicago $15,032
West Palm Beach $15,370
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How can you save money on a used Kia Optima?

Fuel Type An Optima averages $7,230 less than an Optima Plug-In Hybrid
Certified Choosing non-CPO vs Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) can save you $1,706 on a Kia Optima
Fuel Type An Optima averages $423 less than an Optima Hybrid

What colors are the best deals for a Kia Optima?

Least Expensive Color
Gold $1,226Average Savings
Most Expensive Color
Purple $404Average 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 Gold $1,226 Savings
2 Brown $1,095 Savings
3 Beige $942 Savings
4 Red $560 Savings
5 Silver $516 Savings
6 Green $28 Savings
7 Gray $13 Savings
8 Blue $27 Higher
9 Black $180 Higher
10 White $397 Higher
11 Purple $404 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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Kia Optima vs Competition

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

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

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2020 Kia Optima for Sale $21,209 - 17 listings
2019 Kia Optima for Sale $17,248 Save $5,468 on 437 deals 1,722 listings
2018 Kia Optima for Sale $16,853 Save $4,318 on 405 deals 1,540 listings
2017 Kia Optima for Sale $16,967 Save $4,984 on 231 deals 1,008 listings
2016 Kia Optima for Sale $16,292 Save $5,489 on 927 deals 3,227 listings
2015 Kia Optima for Sale $13,679 Save $4,271 on 899 deals 2,718 listings
2014 Kia Optima for Sale $12,127 Save $3,490 on 221 deals 675 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Ford Fusion for Sale $14,284 Save $7,110 on 6,115 deals 23,419 listings
Honda Accord for Sale $15,689 Save $7,698 on 7,564 deals 25,283 listings
Nissan Altima for Sale $13,922 Save $5,774 on 9,695 deals 32,837 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Optima in Houston $14,807 Save $4,061 on 70 deals 266 listings
Kia Optima in Atlanta $14,692 Save $3,708 on 141 deals 393 listings
Kia Optima in Dallas $14,835 Save $4,199 on 113 deals 294 listings
Kia Optima in Chicago $15,032 Save $3,201 on 149 deals 410 listings
Kia Optima in Miami $14,258 Save $4,253 on 133 deals 400 listings
Kia Optima in Los Angeles $14,177 Save $3,921 on 280 deals 568 listings
Kia Optima in Philadelphia $14,545 Save $3,122 on 172 deals 552 listings
Kia Optima in San Antonio $15,459 Save $2,885 on 23 deals 87 listings
Kia Optima in Phoenix $14,457 Save $2,787 on 103 deals 263 listings
Kia Optima in Orlando $14,140 Save $3,371 on 98 deals 267 listings

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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