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2013 Kia Optima SX

2013 Kia Optima SX - 95,972 mi

Granbury, TX - Listed 81 days ago
  • $2,361 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 2 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$11,990
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Used 2013 Kia Optima SX for Sale - $9,222 - 95,972 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Granbury, TX 76049
Price: $9,222
Mileage: 95,972 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Exterior Color: Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGR4A67DG220688
Positives: clean history, warranty
2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo

2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo - 15,519 mi

Fort Mill, SC - Listed 8 days ago
  • $2,512 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo for Sale - $21,189 - 15,519 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, internet radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Fort Mill, SC 29708
Price: $21,189
Mileage: 15,519 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Remington Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 25
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGW4L27JG225551
  • 2016
    $14,768
  • 2017
    $15,630
  • 2018
    $15,713
  • 2019
    $15,816
  • 2020
    $16,602
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How can you save money on a used Kia Optima?

  • Optima

    $15,889
    $7,230 Savings

    Optima Plug-In Hybrid

    $23,119
  • Non-CPO

    $14,722
    $1,706 Savings

    CPO

    $16,427
  • Optima

    $14,916
    $423 Savings

    Optima Hybrid

    $15,340

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Gold

$1,226Average Savings

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Purple

$404Average Premium

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2007 Kia Optima EX

2007 Kia Optima EX - 131,605 mi

Butler, NJ - Listed today
  • $1,297 below market price
  • dealer rating
PREVIEW
Used 2007 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $2,495 - 131,605 miles - with child safety, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Butler, NJ 07405
Price: $2,495
Mileage: 131,605 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 25
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAGE123875118935
2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo - 56,293 mi

Alpharetta, GA - Listed 3 days ago
  • $2,763 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo for Sale - $9,500 - 56,293 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Alpharetta, GA 30004
Price: $9,500
Mileage: 56,293 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAGR4A67B5117799
2017 Kia Optima EX

2017 Kia Optima EX - 11,071 mi

Charlotte, NC - Listed 3 days ago
  • $5,712 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $15,159 - 11,071 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Charlotte, NC 28205
Price: $15,159
Mileage: 11,071 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L34HG124766
2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 54,689 mi

Silver Spring, MD - Listed 21 days ago
  • $1,951 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,400
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $13,000 - 54,689 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Silver Spring, MD 20902
Price: $13,000
Mileage: 54,689 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
2017 Kia Optima EX

2017 Kia Optima EX - 35,910 mi

Woodbridge, VA - Listed 60 days ago
  • $2,701 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,500
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $14,500 - 35,910 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Woodbridge, VA 22193
Price: $14,500
Mileage: 35,910 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Exterior Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L34HG169884
Positives: clean history
2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo - 22,924 mi

Wilkes Barre, PA - Listed 3 days ago
  • $2,714 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$11,711
PREVIEW
Used 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo for Sale - $11,557 - 22,924 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Price: $11,557
Mileage: 22,924 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAGR4A62B5139130
2015 Kia Optima EX

2015 Kia Optima EX - 129,999 mi

Norco, CA - Listed 3 days ago
  • $2,742 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX , high miles
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Used 2015 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $7,950 - 129,999 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Norco, CA 92860
Price: $7,950
Mileage: 129,999 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: 5XXGN4A77FG406383
2013 Kia Optima SX

2013 Kia Optima SX - 127,884 mi

Jonesboro, AR - Listed 3 days ago
  • $1,613 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2013 Kia Optima SX for Sale - $8,477 - 127,884 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Jonesboro, AR 72401
Price: $8,477
Mileage: 127,884 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Exterior Color: Titanium Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGR4A60DG093668
2015 Kia Optima LX

2015 Kia Optima LX - 74,685 mi

Los Angeles, CA - Listed 3 days ago
  • $2,523 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$8,999
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $8,499 - 74,685 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90048
Price: $8,499
Mileage: 74,685 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGM4A78FG433126
2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo

2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo - 7,355 mi

White Plains, NY - Listed 3 days ago
  • $4,189 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima SX Turbo for Sale - $19,495 - 7,355 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, internet radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: White Plains, NY 10607
Price: $19,495
Mileage: 7,355 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 25
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGW4L2XJG201471
2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 124,647 mi

Tucson, AZ - Listed 3 days ago
  • $3,266 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX , high miles
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $8,995 - 124,647 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Tucson, AZ 85705
Price: $8,995
Mileage: 124,647 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
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L34GG088897
2019 Kia Optima S

2019 Kia Optima S - 21,132 mi

Belmont, NC - Listed 74 days ago
  • $2,676 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$18,900
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Used 2019 Kia Optima S for Sale - $15,900 - 21,132 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Belmont, NC 28012
Price: $15,900
Mileage: 21,132 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Exterior Color: Platinum Graphite
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L35KG326381
Positives: one owner, non-smoker, condition, clean history
2018 Kia Optima S

2018 Kia Optima S - 26,622 mi

Columbus, OH - Listed 3 days ago
  • $3,294 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima S for Sale - $13,300 - 26,622 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Columbus, OH 43228
Price: $13,300
Mileage: 26,622 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L31JG186781
2018 Kia Optima S

2018 Kia Optima S - 31,196 mi

Philadelphia, PA - Listed 118 days ago
  • $2,503 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$16,997
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima S for Sale - $14,128 - 31,196 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Philadelphia, PA 19114
Price: $14,128
Mileage: 31,196 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.8 star
Exterior Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 26
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L37JG223820
Positives: clean history
2018 Kia Optima LX

2018 Kia Optima LX - 30,133 mi

Columbus, OH - Listed 3 days ago
  • $2,995 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $12,000 - 30,133 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Columbus, OH 43228
Price: $12,000
Mileage: 30,133 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: 5XXGT4L31JG270549
2015 Kia Optima SX Turbo

2015 Kia Optima SX Turbo - 45,875 mi

Portsmouth, VA - Listed 3 days ago
  • $3,926 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Optima SX Turbo for Sale - $11,900 - 45,875 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
Price: $11,900
Mileage: 45,875 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 24
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGR4A64FG454211
2020 Kia Optima LX

2020 Kia Optima LX - 15,305 mi

Selma, CA - Listed 71 days ago
  • $2,903 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 3 positives , free CARFAX
$19,900
PREVIEW
Used 2020 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $15,900 - 15,305 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Selma, CA 93662
Price: $15,900
Mileage: 15,305 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Exterior Color: Sangria Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L39LG391428
Positives: warranty, clean history, certified pre-owned car
2015 Kia Optima SXL Turbo

2015 Kia Optima SXL Turbo - 84,776 mi

Des Plaines, IL - Listed 3 days ago
  • $2,949 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Optima SXL Turbo for Sale - $10,997 - 84,776 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Des Plaines, IL 60018
Price: $10,997
Mileage: 84,776 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.8 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 24
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGR4A63FG360286
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What is the average price for Used Kia Optima? How many are for sale and priced below market?

  • 11,012 cars for sale found, starting at $800
  • Average price for Used Kia Optima: $14,754
  • 2,607 deals found. Average savings of $1,179
  • Save up to $6,130 below estimated market price

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

Year Price Mileage
2020 $15,225 to $18,104 6,968 to 36,467 miles
2019 $14,300 to $17,492 11,586 to 46,315 miles
2018 $14,055 to $17,567 11,005 to 55,852 miles
2017 $13,949 to $17,514 10,539 to 61,493 miles
2016 $13,042 to $16,722 13,169 to 77,414 miles

How much does a used Kia Optima cost ?

Average Price
$14,754
For a used Kia Optima
Average Savings
$1,179
Based on all Optima deals found
Biggest Savings
$6,130
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$13,739
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 ?

Check what's available in a different or bigger market
Top Cities Average Price
Los Angeles $13,913
Phoenix $14,106
Tampa $14,160
Dallas $14,193
Miami $14,260
West Palm Beach $14,384
Washington $14,387
Atlanta $14,639
Houston $14,815
Baltimore $14,854
Orlando $15,061
Chicago $15,479
Philadelphia $15,494
New York $15,700
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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 - 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 $17,512 Save $6,130 on 388 deals 1,399 listings
2019 Kia Optima for Sale $17,416 Save $4,642 on 270 deals 1,818 listings
2018 Kia Optima for Sale $16,762 Save $4,444 on 504 deals 2,169 listings
2017 Kia Optima for Sale $16,070 Save $5,712 on 296 deals 1,191 listings
2016 Kia Optima for Sale $14,826 Save $3,956 on 419 deals 1,752 listings
2015 Kia Optima for Sale $12,563 Save $4,041 on 347 deals 1,537 listings
2014 Kia Optima for Sale $11,655 Save $3,829 on 127 deals 577 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Ford Fusion for Sale $16,390 Save $7,170 on 5,669 deals 28,608 listings
Honda Accord for Sale $20,267 Save $7,034 on 7,207 deals 43,727 listings
Nissan Altima for Sale $17,168 Save $7,180 on 6,496 deals 34,296 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Optima in Houston $14,815 Save $3,560 on 90 deals 278 listings
Kia Optima in Atlanta $14,745 Save $6,130 on 98 deals 306 listings
Kia Optima in Dallas $14,340 Save $3,260 on 100 deals 294 listings
Kia Optima in Chicago $15,481 Save $3,717 on 91 deals 453 listings
Kia Optima in Miami $14,260 Save $4,002 on 102 deals 241 listings
Kia Optima in Los Angeles $13,851 Save $5,543 on 268 deals 621 listings
Kia Optima in Philadelphia $15,496 Save $2,886 on 109 deals 614 listings
Kia Optima in San Antonio $14,354 Save $2,395 on 24 deals 134 listings
Kia Optima in Phoenix $14,210 Save $3,917 on 64 deals 258 listings
Kia Optima in Orlando $14,565 Save $2,135 on 69 deals 280 listings

Used Kia Optima Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Kia Optima LX
(2001-2020)
$14,299 7,082 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima EX
(2004-2020)
$14,683 2,812 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima S
(2018-2020)
$17,341 780 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SX Turbo
(2011-2012, 2014-2020)
$17,581 652 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SXL Turbo
(2014-2017)
$18,565 271 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SX
(2009-2010, 2013-2015)
$12,140 253 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima LX Turbo
(2016-2018)
$14,675 141 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SXL
(2013)
$13,225 39 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima EX Turbo
(2011-2012)
$10,958 30 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima EX Premium
(2020)
$23,952 10 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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