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3.9 from 28 reviews · View Statistics

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    4.3 (8)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (8)
  • Noise Level
    3.9 (8)
  • Braking
    4.0 (7)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.0 (7)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.0 (7)
  • Suspension
    4.0 (7)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.9 (7)
  • Handling
    4.0 (7)
  • Interior Design
    4.1 (7)
  • Boot Size
    4.7 (7)
  • Comfort
    4.0 (7)
  • Features
    4.0 (7)
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Peter

Peter

  • 2 reviews

2015

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I have a 2015 Kia Optima SLi which I purchased new in June last year. Overall I like the car with plenty of interior room as well as boot space. The car is comfortable to drive and on a long journey I can get 7.5l/100kms. But there are a couple of things I feel Kia could look at. The side mirrors need a little more protection because when it rains the water runs all over them and it is hard to see what is behind you. Also the rear window needs a wiper on all models so again when it rains you can see a bit clear behind you. I think the shockies on mine at least could be upgraded as I compare them to the Camry Altise I use for work seem to be much better than mine.

BadgeSLi
TransmissionAutomatic
Engine Size2.4 litre
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peeps

peepsSydney, NSW

  • 9 reviews
  • 7 likes

Style with a bit of substance

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The Optima is certainly a good-looker; it has heaps of extras - the reverse camera with sensors is great, otherwise rear vision would be limited. The Sat Nav is awkward - you have to reprogram it on arrival, otherwise it keeps barking at you to turn around, go up a tree or another irritating suggestion. Ride is harsh over speed humps etc but that's part of its sporty set-up. Optima is great for effortless touring.

BadgeSLi
TransmissionAutomatic
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B2B

B2BPerth

  • 14 reviews
  • 13 likes

Best 4 cylinder sedan

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Excellent car I love it as it comes with tons of features. Friends and family love it as well to drive or be passengers.
Drives great, smooth to drive, sun and moon roof in black looks fantastic, quick of the line, easy to handle, cheap on fuel as it's a 4 cylinder and looks fantastic wherever you drive it.

BadgePlatinum
TransmissionAutomatic
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James

JamesAU

  • 37 reviews
  • 41 likes

My cousin has a very nice car!

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After being with my cousin (who owns this car)
I was impressed at how nice it looks, I am a little Bias as I own a Kia Sportage
Car did run very well, looks nice inside and out, quiet ride. Running costs are pretty good too.
However the car is a little expensive to buy. Kia helps you a lot after sale when you go into their dealer if you want anything.

BadgePlatinum
TransmissionAutomatic
Engine SizeNot sure of engine size, I do know It is the smallest option though
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Peter5119

Peter5119Sunshine Coast

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Reliable and refined

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Purchased new in 2005 and replaced 2012. Traveled 125000km. Always reliable and only item ever to require repair was the globe in the radio, brakes pads at 115k and normal filters ect. Only reason the car was replaced was that it was involved in a head-on crash with a Land-cruiser. The airbags worked and the body absorbed the impact very well. (The other car crossed onto the wrong side of the road)
Strong and very smooth and quite. Fantastic on Highways

Engine SizeV 2.7
TransmissionAuto
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Babs_Johnson

Babs_JohnsonAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Good

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Update: The hybrid is now available. This pushes the Optima into a new field and separates it from most rivals. This engine and transmission are totally made by Kia/Hyundai. "Take notice" the word is out and the old tired car boys are not happy.

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PerthDog

PerthDogPerth

  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

Very good vehicle for the price

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2001 Optima manual 2.5 V6

bought this in 2007 and drove till now.
This car was really reliable and economical as V6 engine.
10l/100km mixed, 8l/100km highway.

Mechanically very reliable, never gave me any problems.
I drove this car from Sydney to Perth in a week(many stop over for nice views!!). some road was unsealed.
Never give any problems! so strong car.
Reliable and good engine. economical
handling is nt that good. so so seat

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trixie1412

trixie1412

  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

Excellent

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great car will buy again,and recommend to others done 30000ks no problems.Dont like the service centre there slack,dont care attidude.
very low noise from engine heaps of extras great value for money.service intervalls 15000ks,good power if you need it
thirsty on fuel,but i can cope with it.

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Gavin E.

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Optima TF (2011-2015)

I am disappointed that my Kia Optima has crankshaft knock from failed bearings at 180k's after I had it back to Kia Mt Gravatt for the recall and had the all clear.
I was told the crankshaft was within tolerances which I find it hard to believe that they removed the bottom sump and measured the crankshaft with the pistons removed and measured the crank where the big end bearings would run on the crank all this within a couple of hours,
I think the more likey scenario they checked the vin range for the defect and found my vehicle was not in the vin range and replaced the old dipstick with the new dipstick which i suspect the old dipstick was giving the wrong reading for measuring oil.
I want to know since I did work with the brand for 4 years and I have personally influenced some of my family and friends to purchase a Kia car so far 2 x Cerato and 1 x Sportage what would Kia do to assist in having the engine repaired? given there is a whole Kia forum with Optima 2.4L customers with the same issue.

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CategorySedansSedansSedansSedans
Starting Price $43,290$33,390$25,990$31,490
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic and ManualAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels18" Alloy17" Alloy18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption8.5 L/100km8.3 L/100km7.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L70 L70 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.4L6 Cylinder 2.5L4 Cylinder 2.4L
Max Power180kW @ 6000rpm138kW @ 6000rpm148kW @ 6300rpm
Max Torque350Nm @ 1350-4000rpm241Nm @ 4000rpm250Nm @ 4250rpm
Country of ManufactureSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth Korea
Manufacturer Warranty7 year(s)7 year(s)7 year(s)
Release dateJan 2015Jan 2015Jan 2001Jan 2011
Discontinuation dateDec 2006Dec 2015
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