2015 Kia Optima

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$21,840

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2015 Kia Optima
2015 Kia Optima

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Sharp styling
  • Richly appointed cabin
  • Roomy trunk

The bad:

  • Backseat headroom
  • Folding backseat leaves small opening

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2015 Kia Optima trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat midsize sedan
  • Choice of two gas engines
  • Hybrid version available
  • Automatic transmission standard

2015 Kia Optima review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Kia Optima midsize sedan competes with everything from the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry to the Ford Fusion and Volkswagen Passat. It’s offered with a choice of two four-cylinder engines, including a turbocharged one, and comes with a standard automatic transmission.
New for 2015
Most trim levels now have an acoustic laminated windshield and Kia’s UVO eServices with geo fencing, speed alert, curfew alert and driving score.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators; power-folding mirrors available
  • Chrome door handles
  • Fog lights
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available LED taillights
  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • Available rear spoiler

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Front bucket seats, 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats
  • CD stereo with USB port and MP3 jack; Infinity premium stereo available
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Air conditioning; dual-zone automatic air conditioning available
  • Cruise control
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls; heated steering wheel available
  • Available push-button start
  • Available navigation system
  • Available metal pedals

Under the Hood

  • 192-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 274-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic transmission; steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles available
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available backup camera
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

3.6

291( Kia Optima review

Seats in front of the car are too low and manual. They should be electric in all cars for this century. Back seats are good. I enjoy the electric windows. Overall I think it’s a good car.

4.6

Would recommend for a cheap and reliable commuter

I've had my Optima for nearly a year now and nothing bad has happened so far, in 10 months I've put on 13,000 miles; from 74,000-87,000 miles and I haven't experienced a single issue. It looks good, runs reliably, and is comfortable on long drives. However, I feel that the acceleration is a little slow but hey, I'm 19, every teenager wants fast, but I'm really happy with my Optima and I definitely recommend it!

4.6

Very satisfied owner

I don't ever write reviews, but will now. I've had this 2015 optima ex turbo 1.4 yrs and really performs well! Smooth ride and not bad on gas. Have had no engine problems. No issues but little head space in cabin . Anyone over 5 10 is in trouble. It feels solid/safe driving. The turbo really moves when power is needed.

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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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