2012 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Good car for the money!

2012 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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Good car for the money!
By sabz on


2012 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Originally had the 2011 Optima, but after having the same problem 6times with the brake pedal getting stuck, and not being able to start the car, the dealer bought it back from us, and we traded up to the 2012. We've had the car since about this time last year. Really impressed with the difference. Seats are significantly more comfortable, and interior quality is also improved. Performance is adequate, and so is interior and trunk space. However, we aren't able to get the MPG's that are predicted to get, about an average of 26. Overall, we're really happy with the car, and hope to get many miles out it.

Best Features

The heated front and rear seats, as well as the steering wheel are nice on cold Wisconsin mornings. The panoramic sunroof is also a nice feature. The rear outward visibility isn't the best, but having the rear-view back up camera makes up for it. The ride is surprisingly comfortable on the highway, and the Bluetooth phone connectivity is flawless.

Worst Features

Very short list. One thing is the road noise. Quieter tires, or better interior sound insulation would help make the car more refined and enjoyable on the highway. Other than the rear outward visibility, can't think of anything else wrong with the car. Really impressed for the car we got for the money.
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