2007 Kia Optima

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$16,355

starting MSRP

2007 Kia Optima

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Lots of standard features
  • More powerful four-cylinder than predecessor

The bad:

  • Styling is derivative

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX

    $16,355

  • EX

    $19,395

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Our 2007 Kia Optima trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Choice of four-cylinder or V-6
  • Optional stability system

2007 Kia Optima review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Kia’s redesigned 2006.5 Optima is a conservatively styled midsize sedan that’s available with either four-cylinder or V-6 power. It can be equipped with some uncommon features for its class — like a manual sunshade for the rear window — and is offered in LX and step-up EX trim levels.

Exterior
Although the new Optima’s exterior styling doesn’t break any new ground in the passenger car segment, it’s well proportioned overall. An Appearance Package features 17-inch wheels and a blacked-out grille and headlights. V-6-powered Optimas have dual exhaust pipes. Trunk volume measures 14.8 cubic feet, which is less than that of its competitors.

Interior
Front bucket seats and a three-place, split-folding rear bench seat provide seating for up to five people. Air conditioning, power windows and locks, heated mirrors, and a six-speaker CD stereo are standard. EX models add an eight-way power driver’s seat, automatic climate control, a premium audio system and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Leather seats are optional.

Under the Hood
The Optima’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 162 horsepower and 164 pounds-feet of torque — significant power and torque gains over the 2.4-liter four-cylinder in the outgoing Optima. Also offered is a 185-hp, 2.7-liter V-6. Available transmissions include a five-speed manual and a five-speed automatic that has a manual-shift mode.

Safety
All-disc brakes, side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and a tire pressure monitoring system are standard. Antilock brakes, traction control, an electronic stability system and brake assist are optional.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

poor mans nissan

this car is fast and tourqe and inf you have a manual that thing will zoom well past 120 mph and it runs beutifully and ive never had to wait on the side of the road because it broke down it has 160 whp and it shows even with 300000 miles on the odometer

4.3

I bought my 07 in 2016 and I'm not selling

For a car to be dubbed The Humble Wallflower I don't feel like I'm driving a Wallflower I've had my '07 EX V6 for 3 and 1/2 years bought it at 139k I'm now at 189 and pushing I love my Optima my wife owned until recently a 2019 Optima they just don't make them the same that motor had no power compared to my '07

3.9

Decent car

Bought the 2007 EX model new in 2008. Has 95000 miles on it. Overall reliable car. I've had to change the battery once. Speakers blew out about 3 years ago though. Also driver's seat automatic adjustment levers stopped working. Unfortunately all the warranties have expired so I've just been dealing with it. Apart from those things though, I've had to change tires multiple times and brake switch I suppose our standard width excessive City driving. I will say though that in 2012, there was something that had to be recalled on that particular model that's affected the engine and I did have the engine momentarily stall on me. The dealer took care of it and I did not have any engine problems since. I mean issue in my particular region has been terrible customer service at the dealership. I suppose that is a regional thing and not necessarily Kia's fault. Overall it has been a reliable car that I have driven for 12 years now, including long Interstate distances.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
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
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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