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Kia Optima 2006 sedan
Trim Shown: Sedan
The Optima is redesigned for 2006 and ranks among the better family sedans. It is pleasant and a good value, with a roomy back seat. Both the 2.4- and 2.7-liter EX models we tested had a comfortable ride, but suspension noise is pronounced. Handling is not particularly agile, but the Optima is very secure. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder returned 23 mpg overall, while the more powerful 2.7-liter V6 got 21 mpg overall. Our tested models had the smooth, five-speed automatic. The interior is fitted with high-quality materials, but the driver's seat lacks lumbar support.

See Reliability page for the latest 2006 Kia Optima recalls.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

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Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (138 hp)
  • 2.7-liter V6 (170 hp)