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2020 Kia Optima LX

2020 Kia Optima LX - 1,929 mi

Blue Springs, MO - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,037 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 2 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2020 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $20,497 - 1,929 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Blue Springs, MO 64015
Price: $20,497
Mileage: 1,929 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.8 star
Exterior Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L33LG383681
Positives: clean history, one owner
2018 Kia Optima LX

2018 Kia Optima LX - 17,176 mi

Glen Allen, VA - Listed 53 days ago
  • $2,563 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,000
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $14,436 - 17,176 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Glen Allen, VA 23060
Price: $14,436
Mileage: 17,176 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Exterior Color: Titanium Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L32JG266574
Positives: clean history
  • 2016
    $14,681
  • 2017
    $14,919
  • 2018
    $14,904
  • 2019
    $15,650
  • 2020
    $16,533
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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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Does car color affect the price of a used Kia Optima?

Least
Expensive

Gold

$1,226Average Savings

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Expensive

Purple

$404Average Premium

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2017 Kia Optima EX

2017 Kia Optima EX - 17,164 mi

Fort Mill, SC - Listed 56 days ago
  • $2,597 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles
$19,189
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $16,379 - 17,164 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Fort Mill, SC 29708
Price: $16,379
Mileage: 17,164 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Titanium Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L33HG121938
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 28,026 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 6 days ago
  • $1,780 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $14,488 - 28,026 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $14,488
Mileage: 28,026 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L32KG297714
Positives: clean history
2017 Kia Optima LX

2017 Kia Optima LX - 25,855 mi

Collinsville, IL - Listed 90 days ago
  • $1,829 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles
$14,600
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,500 - 25,855 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Collinsville, IL 62234
Price: $13,500
Mileage: 25,855 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L39HG155420
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 26,649 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 21 days ago
  • $1,903 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $14,488 - 26,649 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $14,488
Mileage: 26,649 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L36KG337423
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 29,314 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 43 days ago
  • $2,172 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,982 - 29,314 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $13,982
Mileage: 29,314 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Platinum Graphite
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L32KG300952
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 30,315 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 54 days ago
  • $2,084 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,982 - 30,315 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $13,982
Mileage: 30,315 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Platinum Graphite
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L3XKG311567
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 32,292 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 28 days ago
  • $1,911 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,982 - 32,292 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $13,982
Mileage: 32,292 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L37KG299569
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 34,894 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 16 days ago
  • $1,687 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , high miles
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,982 - 34,894 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $13,982
Mileage: 34,894 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L32KG300370
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 27,502 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 43 days ago
  • $1,826 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $14,488 - 27,502 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $14,488
Mileage: 27,502 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L31KG297705
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 28,531 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 60 days ago
  • $1,735 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $14,488 - 28,531 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $14,488
Mileage: 28,531 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L32KG297650
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 33,872 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 36 days ago
  • $1,776 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX , high miles
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,982 - 33,872 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $13,982
Mileage: 33,872 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L32KG297700
Positives: clean history
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 33,011 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 60 days ago
  • $1,849 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,982 - 33,011 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $13,982
Mileage: 33,011 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L37KG299572
Positives: clean history
2013 Kia Optima EX

2013 Kia Optima EX - 59,927 mi

Alachua, FL - Listed 43 days ago
  • $1,398 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2013 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $9,990 - 59,927 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Alachua, FL 32615
Price: $9,990
Mileage: 59,927 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: 5XXGN4A72DG144429
2019 Kia Optima LX

2019 Kia Optima LX - 44,502 mi

Scottsboro, AL - Listed 54 days ago
  • $1,887 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , free CARFAX , high miles
PREVIEW
Used 2019 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $12,982 - 44,502 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsboro, AL 35769
Price: $12,982
Mileage: 44,502 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Sangria Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L31KG278099
Positives: clean history
2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 31,890 mi

Salinas, CA - Listed 333 days ago
  • $1,665 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,495
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $14,895 - 31,890 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Salinas, CA 93907
Price: $14,895
Mileage: 31,890 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Exterior Color: Horizon Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L38GG033417
Positives: clean history
2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo

2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo - 97,600 mi

Houston, TX - Listed 27 days ago
  • $1,706 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1 positive , free CARFAX , high miles
$10,995
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo for Sale - $9,409 - 97,600 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Houston, TX 77008
Price: $9,409
Mileage: 97,600 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Exterior Color: Platinum Graphite
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L10GG001031
Positives: clean history
2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 91,705 mi

Cincinnati, OH - Listed 170 days ago
  • $1,447 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive
$14,995
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $9,520 - 91,705 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Cincinnati, OH 45246
Price: $9,520
Mileage: 91,705 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Exterior Color: Moss Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAGT4L30G5079182
Positives: clean history
2014 Kia Optima LX

2014 Kia Optima LX - 67,035 mi

Cherryville, NC - Listed today
  • $3,279 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2014 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $9,900 - 67,035 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Cherryville, NC 28021
Price: $9,900
Mileage: 67,035 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: KNAGM4A74E5472747
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What is the average price for Used Kia Optima? How many are for sale and priced below market?

  • 10,714 cars for sale found, starting at $1,700
  • Average price for Used Kia Optima: $15,519
  • 1,433 deals found. Average savings of $1,073
  • Save up to $4,284 below estimated market price

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

Year Price Mileage
2020 $15,324 to $17,837 8,225 to 31,369 miles
2019 $14,043 to $17,439 9,929 to 45,423 miles
2018 $13,143 to $16,900 11,889 to 57,007 miles
2017 $12,870 to $17,293 10,710 to 64,845 miles
2016 $13,016 to $16,559 12,375 to 70,787 miles

How much does a used Kia Optima cost ?

Average Price
$15,519
For a used Kia Optima
Average Savings
$1,073
Based on all Optima deals found
Biggest Savings
$4,284
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$13,706
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
Miami $14,435
West Palm Beach $14,556
Dallas $14,838
Phoenix $14,966
Washington $15,116
Charlotte $15,322
Baltimore $15,491
New York $15,549
Orlando $15,702
Houston $15,819
Atlanta $16,236
Philadelphia $16,258
Los Angeles $17,602
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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 $20,746 Save $3,514 on 81 deals 2,148 listings
2019 Kia Optima for Sale $17,220 Save $4,114 on 189 deals 1,988 listings
2018 Kia Optima for Sale $16,667 Save $2,535 on 120 deals 1,407 listings
2017 Kia Optima for Sale $16,835 Save $4,284 on 175 deals 1,568 listings
2016 Kia Optima for Sale $15,347 Save $4,072 on 350 deals 1,836 listings
2015 Kia Optima for Sale $12,522 Save $3,573 on 262 deals 1,202 listings
2014 Kia Optima for Sale $11,414 Save $3,810 on 111 deals 453 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Ford Fusion for Sale $18,253 Save $6,840 on 2,597 deals 31,028 listings
Honda Accord for Sale $19,964 Save $8,548 on 2,120 deals 30,066 listings
Nissan Altima for Sale $17,463 Save $5,515 on 2,667 deals 28,685 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Optima in Houston $15,871 Save $2,399 on 37 deals 292 listings
Kia Optima in Atlanta $16,199 Save $2,792 on 66 deals 410 listings
Kia Optima in Dallas $14,801 Save $4,089 on 59 deals 287 listings
Kia Optima in Chicago $16,879 Save $2,091 on 20 deals 381 listings
Kia Optima in Miami $14,460 Save $4,072 on 44 deals 180 listings
Kia Optima in Los Angeles $17,632 Save $3,573 on 149 deals 802 listings
Kia Optima in Philadelphia $16,316 Save $3,587 on 41 deals 532 listings
Kia Optima in San Antonio $14,533 Save $1,779 on 9 deals 82 listings
Kia Optima in Phoenix $15,160 Save $2,127 on 29 deals 309 listings
Kia Optima in Orlando $15,780 Save $2,349 on 54 deals 395 listings

Used Kia Optima Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Kia Optima LX
(2001-2020)
$14,664 6,636 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima EX
(2004-2020)
$15,289 2,595 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SX Turbo
(2011-2012, 2014-2020)
$17,503 520 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima S
(2018-2020)
$17,760 466 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SXL Turbo
(2014-2017)
$19,197 266 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SX
(2009-2010, 2013-2015)
$12,160 180 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima LX Turbo
(2016-2018)
$15,382 106 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima SXL
(2013)
$13,192 34 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima EX Turbo
(2011-2012)
$10,729 20 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Kia Optima LX V6
(2001-2006)
$4,216 9 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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