When did the Kia Optima come out?

When did the Kia Optima come out?

The Kia Optima was released for 2001 and started as a thinly disguised Hyundai Sonata, following Kia’s sale to the fellow carmaker from South Korea a few years earlier. It gave Kia a model it never had before and expanded the brand into the competitive midsize sedan segment in the US.

When did they stop making Kia Optima?

Kia K5

Kia Optima/K5
Also called Kia Magentis (2000–2010) Kia Optima (2000–2021) Kia Lotze (2005–2010)
Production 2000–present
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size car (D)

What Kia Optima is the fastest?

With a top speed of 130 mph, the Kia Optima 2.0 takes joint thirteenth place. It’s a 4 door FWD Sedan with 5 seats and a front-mounted 2L Inline 4 Gas engine. See all the tech specs here.

How long will a 2014 Kia Optima last?

You can expect your Kia Optima transmission to last between 100,000 to 200,000 miles. Since Kia Optimas have an average lifespan of about 200,000 miles, you may not have to change your transmission throughout the lifespan of your car.

Are Kia engines bad?

Kia is recalling 147,249 2021 Seltos subcompact SUVs and 2020-2021 Soul wagons to address a problem with the 2.0-liter engine. An inconsistent heat-treating process for the piston oil rings can damage the engine and lead to a loss of power, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

How much does a 2014 Kia Optima cost?

The 2014 Kia Optima sedan starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) around $22,300 and stretches past $38,000 when fully loaded. The 2014 Optima Hybrid starts just under $30,000.

Is the Kia Optima a good family sedan?

Costing no more than the average family sedan, the Optima outshines the competition both visually and in terms of optional equipment. Beyond its great fuel economy and unbeatable warranty, Kia offers such luxuries as a panoramic moonroof and heated and cooling front seats.

What kind of engine does a Nissan Optima have?

The 192-horsepower 2.4-liter engine is smooth and powerful, yet delivers amazingly good fuel economy. We found the Optima’s suspension dialed more for comfort than performance, at least in the LX and EX trims, and we surmise that’s exactly the formula preferred by most sedan buyers.