Used 2005 Kia Optima

$4,950 - $4,950
2005 Kia Optima

2005 Highlights

For 2005, the Optima wears clear turn signal lenses up front, the sunroof on the EX gains a one-touch opening feature and the optional leather seats get new stitching.


  • Low price, pleasant highway ride, refined V6, lots of storage space, excellent warranty.


  • Noisy four-cylinder engine, tepid handling, some cheap interior bits, tight rear legroom, ABS isn't available on four-cylinder models.

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Used 2005 Kia Optima for Sale

Kia Optima 2005 100,618 miles
Used 2005Kia OptimaLX
Est.Loan: $101/mo
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Kia Optima 2005 170,087 miles
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Kia Optima 2005 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A) Black 167,075 miles
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Features & Specs

EX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)LX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Transmission4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual
Horsepower170 hp @ 6000 rpm170 hp @ 6000 rpm138 hp @ 5500 rpm138 hp @ 5500 rpm138 hp @ 5500 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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I bought it used from Enterprise Cars in Jan 2007, it had 40K miles on it then. Had it for almost exactly 5 years. In that span of time, nothing really ever went wrong with it. It drove great. I did all the required maintenance on it. Timing belt was done at 75K. After about 4 years, gas mileage started to decline. Took it in for fuel system cleaning and a few other things. Suddenly, with no warning, there was an engine malfunction. It wasn't even overheating or making noise, but it was permanently damaged. I said goodbye to it was it was taken away to the junkyard, got 600 bucks for it. I was told by others that altho Kia is kinda cheaply made, that they'll run forever. What a lie.
Excellent car!
Bought it in 2012, second hand, for $3000. Can't complain. A little low on MPG though... Very luxurious, but after 50k miles starts to have lots of issues.
piece of &%$#......
ive been getting work done on this car since the first year we had it! problems: 2 batteries, timing belt, condenser, lights, 3 thermostats, motor mounts, valve cover gasket leaks, oem car stereo, air bag, tension pully, and rear seatbelt. bought it in 2005, and getting rid of asap!!! got into it with the dealer about the warranty, and it only has 89,000 miles and had more ##@# done to it than my 91 corolla by 80%!!!!
Used 2005 Kia Optima Overview

The Used 2005 Kia Optima is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include EX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), LX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Kia Optima?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Kia Optima trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Kia Optima LX is priced between $4,950 and $4,950 with odometer readings between 100618 and 100618 miles.

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