2015 Kia Optima EX

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Price:
$13,894
Stock # #:
P5655A
VIN # :
5XXGN4A73FG518713
Mileage:
40,681
Engine:
2.4L 4 Cylinder Engine
Exterior Color:
Blue
Interior Color:
Beige
Body
Sedan
Transmission:
Automatic
City MPG:
23
Highway MPG:
34
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One Owner clean CarFax, One owner, Clean Carfax, Voice activated technology, Non-Smoker, Leather seats, Local Trade, Push button start, COMPLETELY INSPECTED AND RECONDITIONED, LOW MILES, FINANCING AVAILABLE, Special Finance Rates available for Certified vehicles!. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! 23/34 City/Highway MPG


Reviews:

* Looking for a practical family sedan that doesn't look like a practical family sedan? You have a few cars from which to choose, but none as feature packed as the 2015 Kia Optima. Source: KBB.com
* Lots of standard and optional features for the money; handsome cabin with easy-to-use controls and comfortable front seats; top crash scores; lengthy warranty. Source: Edmunds
* With world-class engineering, outstanding performance and advanced safety systems, the 2015 Kia Optima gives you good reason to be passionate about driving a midsize sedan. It combines bold exterior styling, performance and a spacious, luxurious cabin. With the Optima, exhilaration is standard. The key to its exciting performance are the two available engines: the 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection with an EPA rated 24 city/35 hwy mpg or the turbocharged 2.0L GDI I4 engine that delivers 274 horsepower and fuel efficiency of 22 city/34 hwy mpg. The Optima also has a standard 6-speed Sportmatic transmission for an engaging driving experience. The Optima Hybrid features a 2.4L Atkinson cycle 4-cyl. engine giving an amazing 35 city/40 hwy mpg. Spacious and comfortable seating can accommodate five adults and includes a driver's seat with power lumbar and available leather seat trim. Rear seats have a 60/40 split-folding design for added versatility. Optima EX/EX Turbo and SX Premium Packages include front and rear heated seats and heated front seatbacks for cold-weather comfort. The Optima is designed to make every drive a pleasure. The available Premium Touring Package includes features like the innovative UVO infotainment system which lets you use your compatible cell phone to make hands-free calls, receive and respond to text messages, listen to streaming audio, enjoy your personal music, and play your favorite song, artist or genre of music all by giving a single voice command, premium Infinity sound system for exceptional audio entertainment, and a panoramic sunroof. The available Technology Package includes a voice command navigation system, giving you access to detailed highway conditions from SiriusXM Traffic. Source: The Manufacturer Summary


Awards:
* 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick * 2015 KBB.com 10 Best UberX Candidates

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2015 kia optima

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
3.8
33 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (42%)
4 Star - (30%)
3 Star - (6%)
2 Star - (9%)
1 Star - (12%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4
COMFORT
3.8
INTERIOR
4.1
RELIABILITY
4
VALUE
3.8

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

The 2015 Kia Optima has evocative styling and an impressive set of features, but there are several other exceptional midsize sedans available that are also worth a look.

What's New

For 2015, the Kia Optima gets some updates to its optional Uvo telematics system and a few minor changes to trim levels. The SX Limited trim level is now called the SXL.

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PROS

Lots of standard and optional features for the money; handsome cabin with easy-to-use controls and comfortable front seats; top crash scores; lengthy warranty.

Introduction

Shoppers looking for a family sedan have a myriad of options these days, and just about all of these cars hit the mark for being comfortable, economical and safe. Kia's entry into this market is the 2015 Optima, and it stands out from the crowd with striking styling and an appealing mix of features.

At its base trim level, the Optima is competitively priced and relatively well equipped with standard features. On the upper trim levels, the Optima gets fairly luxurious thanks to features like an easy-to-use touchscreen interface and heated and ventilated front seats. Also important to note are Kia's warranty (one of the best in the industry), reliability and top-notch crash test scores.

Problematically, though, the rest of the Optima is less impressive when compared to its rivals. Both available engines come with respectable mileage estimates, but many other midsize sedans can do better these days. And while the Optima's exterior styling is very attractive, there isn't much of a sporty personality to match. It's not like the lack of athletic handling is a deal breaker in a car like this, but know that the Optima is just less fun to drive than you might expect.

With such a dense field of competition, there's no getting around the fact that you're going to have to test-drive several competitors before you decide on a family sedan. The Kia Optima is very good and indeed earned a "B" rating from Edmunds, but class leaders like the 2015 Ford Fusion and Honda Accord might hold greater sway with you. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata (related to the Optima, but redesigned this year), 2015 Mazda 6 and 2015 Nissan Altima are also highly desirable choices. The 2015 Kia Optima has several strengths worth noting, and we certainly wouldn't begrudge you for purchasing one. But it's hard to call it a top pick for 2015.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2015 Kia Optima is a midsize sedan that comes in LX, EX, SX and SXL trim levels.

The LX comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, full power accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning, a power height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. The LX's optional Convenience Plus package adds an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), laminated (i.e., quieter) front door windows, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera and Kia's Uvo telematics system.

With the EX, the upgraded windows, power driver seat and auto-dimming mirror come standard. You also get 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air-conditioning vents and leather upholstery.

Opting for the EX's Premium package further equips the EX with a panoramic sunroof, the rearview camera, power-folding mirrors, an upgraded version of Uvo, a four-way power passenger seat, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, driver memory settings and an eight-speaker Infinity sound system with HD radio. To this you can add the Technology package, which adds rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, an 8-inch touchscreen display and a navigation system.

The Optima's SX trim level is equipped similarly to the EX, but also has 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, LED taillights, upgraded gauges with an integrated display screen and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The SX is also available with the turbocharged engine which comes with xenon headlights, a sport steering wheel and selectable drive modes. For the non-turbo SX, a Premium Technology package bundles the contents of the EX's Premium and Technology packages. For the turbocharged SX, the Premium and Technology packages are again separate.

If you want your Optima fully decked out, there's the top-of-the-line SXL that gets the complete contents of the turbocharged EX's optional packages as standard. You also get unique 18-inch wheels, unique interior and exterior trim, LED foglights, an electronic parking brake and premium leather upholstery.

Powertrains and Performance

Every 2015 Kia Optima is front-wheel drive. The LX, EX and SX come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 192 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque is available on the SX and standard on the SXL. All models come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The EPA estimates fuel economy with the 2.4-liter at 27 mpg combined (23 city/34 highway), while the turbocharged engine is rated at 24 mpg combined (20/31). In general, these numbers are a few mpg below those of other top family sedans. In Edmunds performance testing, a loaded Optima EX went from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which is an average time for the class. An SX with the turbocharged engine went from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is about a second slower than the average for a family sedan with an upgraded four-cylinder or V6 engine.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2015 Kia Optima include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is available, as are rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot monitoring system. The optional upgraded Uvo telematics system (on the EX and above) includes roadside assistance, collision notification and driver restrictions and tracking for secondary drivers.

In Edmunds brake testing, an Optima EX came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, a distance that's a couple of feet shorter than the segment average. The turbocharged SX made this stop in 129 feet, a few feet longer than average but still acceptable for this class.

In government crash tests, the Optima earned the highest possible five stars for overall safety performance, with five stars for total frontal-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Optima a top score of "Good" in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, roof-strength and whiplash protection (head restraints and seats) tests. The Optima earned the second-best "Acceptable" rating in the agency's small-overlap frontal-offset crash test.

Interior Design and Special Features

Inside the 2015 Kia Optima, you'll find a distinctly modern, European-influenced design, as well as good overall interior quality and an abundance of soft-touch materials. Things get even better in the SXL trim level with its luxury car level of standard equipment and premium leather upholstery.

Kia's Uvo (pronounced "yoo-voh") electronics interface system is similar to Ford's Sync system (both are powered by Microsoft). Uvo provides voice control of cell phones and MP3 players as well as other services, such as POIs and turn-by-turn navigation. We've found that Uvo works quite well. The touchscreen interface in navigation-equipped Optimas is also easy to use for navigation purposes and operating the stereo.

The Optima has a fairly spacious cabin, with comfortable seats and a useful amount of legroom front and rear. Headroom in back is a bit tight due to the car's rakish, coupelike roof line, and taller consumers should think twice about getting the optional panoramic sunroof, as it further decreases headroom. The Optima's 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space is about average for its class.

Driving Impressions

The 2015 Kia Optima rides comfortably without isolating you from the environment, although the car's numb steering detracts from the driving experience when the road gets twisty. Overall, though, driving the Optima is certainly pleasant. SX and SXL models come with a sport suspension that provides slightly sportier handling, though some may find the ride quality in these models a little too firm.

The high horsepower ratings on both engines are tempered somewhat by the fact that we've witnessed only average acceleration times. We've also found that the turbocharged engine is particularly sensitive to hot weather, and acceleration is noticeably slower in such conditions. But in everyday driving, the Optima has enough power for safe passing and merging, and the transmission is responsive and shifts smoothly.

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Floor Mats
  • Fog Lamps
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defrost
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Security System
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Drivetrain & Engine

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio

Safety

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seat & Trim

  • Bucket Seats
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Value Added Features

  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • 150 Amp Alternator
  • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • 2.88 Axle Ratio
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • 70-Amp/Hr 760CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Air Filtration
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Analog Display
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Driver Foot Rest

 

  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat w/power lumbar
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Interior Trim -inc: Leatherette Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Laminated Glass
  • Leather/Piano Black Steering Wheel

 

  • Leather/Simulated Wood Gear Shift Knob
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Tires: P215/55R17
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Wheels: 17" Alloy
  • Window Grid Antenna

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