2006 Optima

Consumer Reviews

2006 Kia Optima

$1,985 - $6,649  MSRP Range
2006 Kia Optima

Review Score

4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2

25 Reviews
84% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.3 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.1 out of 5 stars Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Very impressed

by trod from Gilford, New hampshie on Sun Aug 13 2006

Too new to judge reliability. I went from a Chrysler van to this model and am very impressed with my Kia. It is very luxurious and fun to drive as well as quite inexpensive. Fairly economicle on gas too.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

The only thing this car needs oil chage and fuel

by Alexzag from La Crescenta, Ca on Mon Jul 31 2017

This car has the best performance as of speed and comfort and as of being 6 cylinder gas mileage is 30 Miles per gallon When driving up to Hill you never feel that you are in a KIA you can simply pass any car you want I do not want to say speeding is good but sometimes lt needed

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

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5 out of 5 stars

Most reliable car I ever owned.

by Shelly from Brownville on Wed Nov 20 2019

This car was very reasonable.loved it and would drive any Kia car again would never change.if I could ever afford one.right now I'm on a very low income.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Transporting family

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car

by Jennifer E. from Nampa, Idaho on Tue Aug 18 2020

it is a good car. i loved the fact that it had the power when needed. It drives nice and smooth. Great car for a family. Fit my family of five and I have 2 boys that are over six feet tall. Plenty of room and if you were driving a long distance there was plenty of room.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Value

by Old Enough to Know from Eastern NC on Fri Dec 01 2006

This car should be rated higher. Comparisons to Camry, Accord, and Sonata are no match for the dollar value. This car is no slouch and has more features and just as good quality as the others. The name Kia is just not known well by the populace or obviously, the supposedly expert reviewers.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Our Take on the 2006 Kia Optima

Kia’s slogan, “The Power to Surprise,” is one of many ambiguous catchphrases that automakers are using these days. In the case of the brand’s redesigned 2006.5 Optima, however, it manages to ring true. The Optima’s refined ride, strong engines and attractive interior make it an unexpectedly strong entry in the midsize-sedan segment and an enjoyable car to drive.

Exterior & Styling
The new Optima isn’t likely to draw a crowd with its appearance; to my eyes, it looks like a scaled-down Buick Lucerne. It is well-proportioned, however, and its conservative design doesn’t offend. In any case, looks don’t typically make or break a midsize sedan. (If they did... Read More