2012 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Kia Optima 2012 review update

2012 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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

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Kia Optima 2012 review update
By soxfan99 on


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


Wanted to write an updated review on my Kia Optima 2012 EX. As far as the vehicle itself, starting to show wear at 32k miles on the interior and exterior with light use (car is garaged daily). Arm rest is peeling.
Carpet on rear deck is discoloring. "Leather" seats are starting to break down.
Mileage has not changed or improved still averaging around 23mpg C-H driving.
Tires that Kia is equipping the Optima with - horrible.
Have the alignment checked (this is a known problem). This Optima has gone out 2 times.

So in all not a horrible car, but cheaply made - we are glad it's a lease. We will be turning in and not looking back.

We traded this car out and got a few hundred toward a new lease of an Accord EX Coupe. The Kia is just not made to last. Due to the Optima being oversold in our area - we needed to go out of the area to make a deal. No dealer within our area even wanted the car.
Last advice would be to Lear not buy. If leasing plan on the Nexxen tires not lasting.

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  • Parking aids
  • Navigation
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost

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