Kia Optima

2017 Kia Optima

Rating Summary

The 2017 Kia Optima is currently rated #3 out of 10 overall in its category, beaten by the 2017 Mazda Mazda6 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 Drivetrain and Fuel Tank Capacity win versus competitors, but its Motor Trend Overall Rating 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. Based on a comparison of the attributes, people 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. From comparing their attributes, our survey 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. 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 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. Based on a comparison of the attributes, people 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

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Overall Rating

Best Attribute
Drivetrain

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Motor Trend Overall Rating

Rating Feature Value Analysis
MSRP$22,200.00Good with 3 stars based on 7 ratings
MPG28 city / 34 highwayBad with 2 stars based on 8 ratings
DrivetrainFWDGood with 5 stars based on 2 ratings
Horsepower178 to 245 hpBad with 2 stars based on 8 ratings
Fuel Tank Capacity18.5 galGood with 4 stars based on 9 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 InteriorAverage with 2.5 stars based on 2 ratings