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2005 Kia Optima Review

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The mid-size Optima sedan shares platforms and powertrains with Hyundai's Sonata, but carries specific styling touches. It offers only relatively modest changes for 2005. The standard 138-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine delivers modest acceleration, while an available 2.7-liter V-6 provides a more-pleasing 170 horses. Both engines can be mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. Four-wheel-disc brakes are standard (ABS is optional), along with front side airbags, a tilt steering wheel, rear defroster, power locks, mirrors and windows and a cassette stereo. The top EX model further includes a premium audio system, cruise control, keyless entry, a power driver's seat and alloy wheels.

 

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
2016 Kia Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo

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I'm a paraplegic and this car is the best car I've ever driven in the 16 years I've been in a wheelchair. I wish I had one I wouldn't trade it for the world. Great car great job Kia.
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Monday, January 18, 2016
2016 Kia Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo

Luxury car at an affordable price.

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love the 2.0 turbo, even if the fuel economy is not that great. I can't think of a feature that this car is missing.
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
For 2016 Kia Optima

Great looking car, but saddened by the few things I wish I would have known before my purchase decision.

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The passenger seat is placed lower than the drivers seat and cannot be adjusted. I did not know this when I purchased the car, because I test drove it obviously on the drivers side. When my husband drives, I... + More »
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