2002 Kia Optima

Change year or car

Change year or car


starting MSRP

2002 Kia Optima

Key specs

Base trim shown


4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2002 Kia Optima trim comparison will help you decide.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews


Handsome, roomy, good power/handling

I'm really tall from the waist up, and this car accommodates me well. Power is pretty good for a v6. Have round-tripped a bunch of times between central FL and either St. Louis or Chicago. Does 75-80 mph all day long. Comfortable, good steering, roomy interior front and back, roomy trunk, good access to everything under the hood, easy to work on. Sunroof, cruise control, good radio and sound, comfortable seats with electric adjustability. 400+ on a tank of gas. There's a lot to like.


Ive had my 02 kia optima 5 months

It had 53300 miles on it. Its the v6es sedan. After the first week the transmission started slipping, the headlights dim and brighten, the radio and cd playervswitch back and forth. It read on diagnostic that i need a speed control sensor. The car has been a nightmare. Theres something wrong with my gas tank it constantly kicks off while you are pumping gas into it


Loved the Car

I owned my 2002 Kia Optima for 12 years. I loved the inside of the car and all the nooks and crannies for putting my things, CD's pens, paper, cell phone cords etc. Was very easy to drive and took the bumps and over R/R tracks smoothly. The only reason I sold it was because a few things starting going bad and I didn't want to put more money in a 12 year old car. If I could have bought another one just like it I would have. Only thing I would have changed is for it to have run on Diesel.

See all 8 consumer reviews


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
View all cpo program details

Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

Compare the competitors


Dodge Dart


starting MSRP


Hyundai Accent


starting MSRP


Hyundai Sonata


starting MSRP