User Reviews

Love it! Would buy again. - We bought this car before out third daughter was born, and the back seat is wide enough that we were able to fit the carseats for our "three under thr...

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Fun to drive!!!! - i love the feel of this car and the handling of car is fantastic!! The car has a lot of room and the backseat is absolutely roomy for a long legged ...

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Invigorating - The important stuff: The car handles nicely and gets great gas mileage. It has great safety ratings. It is very spacious and comfortable. The warranty...

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Pricing Trends

The average LemonFree listing price for a Kia Optima in California:

2015 $34,099
2014 $35,257
2013 $27,012
2012 $20,563
2011 $18,964
Safety Ratings
2014 Kia Optima
Overall 5.0000
Overall Front Crash 5.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 5.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints0
Number of Investigations0
2013 Kia Optima
Overall 5.0000
Overall Front Crash 5.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 5.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints36
Number of Investigations0
2012 Kia Optima
Overall 5.0000
Overall Front Crash 5.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 5.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints69
Number of Investigations0
2011 Kia Optima
Overall 5.0000
Overall Front Crash 5.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 3.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 5.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls1
Number of Complaints67
Number of Investigations0
2010 Kia Optima
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints25
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding Kia Optima vehicles

2016 Kia Optima (4/21/2016)  

Campaign Number: 16V231000

Component Name: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 10, 2015, to February 12, 2016. In these vehicles, a chemical enhancer required for the for the second stage deployment of the driver's frontal air bag was not loaded, resulting in the second stage not deploying in necessitating crashes.

Defect: If the second stage air bag does not deploy it increases the risk of injury or death.

Corrective Action: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC131.

2011 Kia Optima (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

2011 Kia Optima (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

2010 Kia Optima (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

2010 Kia Optima (4/1/2013)  

Campaign Number: 13V114000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Defect: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

Used KIA OPTIMA for sale in Palm Springs California

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2013 Kia Optima LX

$14,977

2013 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 31,899 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Banning, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy
  • 58 Days on Lot

2014 Kia Optima LX

$15,190
$15,490
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2014 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 54,667 Miles
  • Ext Color: Bronze
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 23 City / 34 Hwy
  • 78 Days on Lot

2015 Kia Optima LX

$18,991
$18,997
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2015 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 11,159 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Temecula, CA
  • MPG: 23 City / 34 Hwy
  • 11 Days on Lot
$16,290

2014 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 45,681 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 23 City / 34 Hwy
  • 57 Days on Lot
$19,990

2012 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 8,395 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy
  • 58 Days on Lot
$18,290
$18,790
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2013 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 37,937 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy
  • 60 Days on Lot
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2015 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 11,796 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 23 City / 34 Hwy
  • 25 Days on Lot
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2016 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 2,100 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 28 City / 39 Hwy
  • 27 Days on Lot
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2013 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 77,142 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Temecula, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy
  • 1 Day on Lot
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2013 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 13,232 Miles
  • Ext Color: Bronze
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy
  • 31 Days on Lot
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2013 KIA OPTIMA EX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 33,290 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy
  • 41 Days on Lot
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2014 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 15,682 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 23 City / 34 Hwy
  • 44 Days on Lot
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2011 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 95,210 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
  • 7 Days on Lot
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2013 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 42,010 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cathedral City, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy
  • 19 Days on Lot

2015 Kia Optima LX

$22,750

2015 KIA OPTIMA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 12 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Perris, CA
  • MPG: 23 City / 34 Hwy
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