The well-rounded Kia Optima is a sensible and competitively priced sedan. It may not be an exciting drive, but it's roomy, rides well, handles securely and has a refined four-cylinder powertrain returning a commendable 25 mpg overall. Fit and finish are decent and the rear seat is very accommodating.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The handling is every bit as good as mu Mercedes SLK which has a highly tuned suspension and is literally engineered for it. This was a great value for the money. We have owned it for 7 years now and never regretted the purchase."

SCOTT T., OR (2009 Kia Optima)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"This is my wife's primary vehicle but I find the climate control to be only fair and the ride is a bit rougher than I care for. Road noise is a bit louder as well."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Kia Optima)

"Seats are very comfortable. Love the heated seats. Also very pleased with climate control."

Anonymous, NC (2009 Kia Optima)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

No Data Available

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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