2012 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Changing My Mind About Kia

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Changing My Mind About Kia
By amandal0514 on


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


I've had my 2012 Kia Optima EX (with Premium Package and Navigation) for a little over a week now. I traded in my 2008 Honda Accord for it because I was looking for something a little more "fun" with more options but needed the same size.

I owned a 2002 Kia Sportage and it lost $10k in value in 1 year so Kia has always left a bad taste in my mouth. Since 2003 I've been with Honda but a new Kia Optima caught my eye not too long ago and I was surprised to see it was rated the #1 sedan under $25k on this site. I started checking into it and really liked what I read about it.

It's only been 500 miles but I love all the features! My daughter and I adore the car!

Best Features

The look of it inside and out! More horsepower AND better gas mileage! Smart key and push button start Leather heated and cooled seats, adjustable lumbar support, heated steering wheel USB and Aux for my iPod Bluetooth so I never have to pick up my phone Sirius XM satellite radio and navigation with a very cool interface Panoramic sunroof that my daughter can enjoy from the backseat

Worst Features

A "maintenance minder system" on all models so I'm not having to check the odometer and my owner's manual to see when something's due. UVO infotainment system included WITH navigation (if you get navigation, you lose UVO. not cool) Remote start
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