Used 2008 Kia Optima Pricing

Consumer Rating

2008 Highlights

An auxiliary audio jack is added to the 2008 Kia Optima.


  • Excellent crash scores, plenty of standard features at a low price, spacious backseat, generous warranty, surprisingly involving to drive around town.


  • V6 offers little advantage over the more efficient inline-4, styling by the witness protection program, ABS not available on manual-shift LX model.

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Used 2008 Kia Optima for Sale

Kia Optima 2008 124,343 miles
Used 2008Kia OptimaLX
Est.Loan: $62/mo
Kia Optima 2008 73,150 miles
Used 2008Kia OptimaLX
Est.Loan: $135/mo
Kia Optima 2008 EX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5A) Midnight Gray Metallic Gray cloth
Used 2008Kia OptimaEX
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Features & Specs

LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)EX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5A)EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower162 hp @ 5800 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm162 hp @ 5800 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
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Kia Optima


Consumer Rating

Best car I've ever had!
I bought this car new in 2008 and now have 93,000 miles on it. The only maintenance items I have had done were rear brakes at 75,000 miles, front brakes at 90,000 miles and new tires. Oh, forgot about the new battery at 46,000 miles (thought that was too soon). I have had the oil changed at 3800 miles on average and changed transmission fluid once. It won't stop being dependable. Love it!
Awesome Optima LX
I've had my '08 Kia Optima LX for nearly 3 years, I bought it new when gas went to $4/gal back in '08. I got rid of my Hemi Ram and bought the Kia thinking I'd keep it for a little while and trade up later. It now has 107,000 miles on it and has proven itself an EXTREMELY reliable little car. I've done nothing to it except change the oil and filter religiously every 5k miles, had one brake job done at 75k miles, replaced the battery at about 60k miles, put on a set of new tires at 72k miles (I put on Kumho KH16's since that's what it came with), and flush/fill the radiator every 45k miles. I did almost all the maintenance myself. IT'S THE MOST RELIABLE CAR I'VE EVER OWNED and I love it!
Love my car
Love my Kia have had it for two years now with no major issues im at 65000 mil... get 20-28mpg, its fun to drive and handles well. I have only had a few problems that were all covered under worriment, there was an issue with the sway bar Waring out and the power locks going out, also have had to replace the radio and visor on the passenger side. all little fixes so over all a grate car that has done me well and i plane to drive to the ground. The one major disappointment that was not covered is the TPMS sensor going out and kia refusing to fix saying i caused it
Used 2008 Kia Optima Overview

The Used 2008 Kia Optima is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5A). Pre-owned Kia Optima models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine or a 2.7 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 185 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2008 Kia Optima comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2008 Kia Optima comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Kia Optima?

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Kia Optima trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Kia Optima LX is priced between $2,995 and $6,595 with odometer readings between 73150 and 124343 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Kia Optima EX is priced between $6,999 and $6,999 with odometer readings between 0 and 0 miles.

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