Kia Optima

2017 Kia Optima

Rating Summary

The 2017 Kia Optima is currently rated #2 out of 10 overall in its category, beaten by the 2017 Honda Accord for Midsize Cars.

It's a good car overall compared to others in the same category and beats more than half of its competition along the way.

Its Driver/Passenger Interior and Drivetrain win versus competitors, but its MPG loses against the competition.

Competitors

Which is better: Kia Optima or Honda Accord?

The Optima costs $255.00 less than the Accord. After a comparison of the two based on their attributes, our voters rated it is losing in a head to head match up.

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Which is better: Kia Optima or Toyota Camry?

The Optima costs $870.00 less than the Camry. From comparing their attributes, our survey rated it is winning in a head to head match up.

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Which is better: Kia Optima or Chevrolet Malibu?

The Optima costs $520.00 more than the Malibu. Based on a comparison of the attributes, people rated it is losing in a head to head match up.

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Which is better: Kia Optima or Hyundai Sonata?

The Optima costs $600.00 more than the Sonata. Based on a comparison of the attributes, people rated it is losing in a head to head match up.

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Which is better: Kia Optima or Ford Fusion?

The Optima costs $410.00 less than the Fusion. You have a chance to be the first to compare the two against each other.

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Which is better: Kia Optima or Mazda Mazda6?

The Optima costs $255.00 more than the Mazda6. After a comparison of the two based on their attributes, our voters rated it is winning in a head to head match up.

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Which is better: Kia Optima or Nissan Altima?

The Optima costs $300.00 less than the Altima. You have a chance to be the first to compare the two against each other.

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Which is better: Kia Optima or Subaru Legacy?

The Optima costs $205.00 more than the Legacy. You have a chance to be the first to compare the two against each other.

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Which is better: Kia Optima or Volkswagen Passat?

The Optima costs $240.00 less than the Passat. You have a chance to be the first to compare the two against each other.

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2017 Kia Optima Details

Is This Car Good?
Overall Rating

Best Attribute
Driver/Passenger Interior

Worst Attribute
MPG

Rating Feature Value Analysis
MSRP$22,200.00Good with 3 stars based on 7 ratings
MPG28 city / 34 highwayBad with 1.5 stars based on 7 ratings
DrivetrainFWDGood with 5 stars based on 2 ratings
Horsepower178 to 245 hpAverage with 2.5 stars based on 7 ratings
Fuel Tank Capacity18.5 galGood with 4.5 stars based on 8 ratings
Seating Capacity5. Rear seat headroom for taller adults snugAverage with 2.5 stars based on 8 ratings
Car and Driver Overall Rating4/5Bad with 2 stars based on 3 ratings
Motor Trend Overall Rating2/5Bad with 2 stars based on 3 ratings
Driver/Passenger InteriorDriver/Passenger InteriorGood with 5 stars based on 1 ratings