Used 2015 Kia Optima

2015 Kia Optima
List price range
$8,370 - $22,320
2015 Kia Optima

Pros

  • Lots of standard and optional features for the money
  • handsome cabin with easy-to-use controls and comfortable front seats
  • top crash scores
  • lengthy warranty.

Cons

  • Tight on rear-seat headroom
  • lower fuel economy than class mpg leaders.
Kia Optima years

Used 2015 Kia Optima for Sale

Kia Optima 2015 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
15,062 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
EX
(10)
AutoNation Honda Dulles
3 mi away
List$17,898
Est.Loan: $326/mo
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Dealer Notes
This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed.*Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Kia Optima 2015 SXL Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
63,407 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
SXL Turbo
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$17,998
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Kia Optima 2015 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
41,972 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
EX
(62)
Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles
3.8 mi away
List$12,389
Est.Loan: $231/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
34,196 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
LX
(4)
AutoNation Toyota Leesburg
5.5 mi away
List$13,858
Est.Loan: $259/mo
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Dealer Notes
CARGO MAT,REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE,Bluetooth Connection,GRAY; CLEAN TEX CLOTH SEAT TRIM,TITANIUM SILVER This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. * CLEAN / ONE OWNER CARFAX * AUTONATION IS A HAGGLE FREE / ONE PRICE DEALERSHIP * WE OFFER OUR BEST PRICE UP FRONT TO ELIMINATE THE STRESS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH PURCHASING AT A DEALERSHIP * WE WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU BUY A CAR * NOT JUST SELL YOU ONE * OFFERED WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADING AUTONATION 125 POINT INSPECTION AND A 90 DAY / 4,000 MILE WARRANTY AND A 5 DAY / NO QUESTIONS ASKED / MONEY BACK GUARANTEE * CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR TEST DRIVE * AN APPOINTMENT WILL GUARANTEE THE BEST USE OF YOUR VALUABLE TIME AND ENSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICE. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Kia Optima 2015 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
45,720 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
LX
United Auto Outlet
8.8 mi away
List$11,475
Est.Loan: $214/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 SXL Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
62,519 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
SXL Turbo
(3)
Sheehy INFINITI of Chantilly
9 mi away
List$16,982
Est.Loan: $309/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
24,875 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
EX
(1)
Priority Nissan Chantilly
9.3 mi away
List$16,495
Est.Loan: $301/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
90,365 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
SX Turbo
(16)
Honda Of Chantilly
9.4 mi away
List$13,246
Est.Loan: $247/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
51,869 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
EX
(3)
Rosenthal Fairfax Honda
15.1 mi away
List$14,391
Est.Loan: $269/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Recent Arrival! **Clean CARFAX One-Owner**17 ALLOY WHEELS, 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES, ABS BRAKES, AIR CONDITIONING, AM/FM RADIO: SIRIUSXM, AUTO-DIMMING REAR-VIEW MIRROR, AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL, BRAKE ASSIST, CD PLAYER, DELAY-OFF HEADLIGHTS, DUAL FRONT IMPACT AIRBAGS, DUAL FRONT SIDE IMPACT AIRBAGS, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, FOUR WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION, FRONT ANTI-ROLL BAR, FRONT BUCKET SEATS, FRONT DUAL ZONE A/C, FRONT FOG LIGHTS, FRONT READING LIGHTS, FULLY AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS, HEATED DOOR MIRRORS, LEATHER SEAT TRIM, LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING, OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY, POWER DOOR MIRRORS, POWER DRIVER SEAT, POWER STEERING, POWER WINDOWS, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY, SECURITY SYSTEM, SPEED CONTROL, SPEED-SENSING STEERING, SPLIT FOLDING REAR SEAT, STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROLS, TACHOMETER, TELESCOPING STEERING WHEEL, TILT STEERING WHEEL, TRACTION CONTROL, TRIP COMPUTER, TURN SIGNAL INDICATOR MIRRORS.* BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! * 7 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY ON EVERY PURCHASE * OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. CALL ONE OF OUR SALES SPECIALISTS AT 1-877-638-7532 TO SCHEDULE YOUR PURCHASE.
Kia Optima 2015 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
30,947 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
EX
Alfa Romeo of Tyson's
15.3 mi away
List$14,991
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
36,004 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
EX
(3)
Fairfax Kia
15.4 mi away
List$15,991
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
21,613 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
LX
(1)
Ourisman Fairfax Toyota
15.6 mi away
List$13,791
Est.Loan: $258/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
35,070 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
EX
(7)
King Volkswagen
16.8 mi away
List$15,477
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
43,882 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
LX
King Mitsubishi
17.8 mi away
List$11,474
Est.Loan: $214/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
This 2015 Kia Optima LX is offered to you for sale by King. If you are looking for a vehicle with great styling, options and incredible fuel economy, look no further than this quality automobile. More information about the 2015 Kia Optima: Compared to other mid-size sedans, the Kia Optima stands out in many ways. Showcasing Kia's more Euro-influenced design direction, the Optima's styling is much more edgy than that of most other mid-size sedans. The Optima's design is functional, too, and quite roomy on the inside. The Optima is also one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedans, offering strong mileage in addition to its sporty performance. The turbocharged engine in the SX-Turbo and Limited trims provides the power and acceleration of a V6 but the gas mileage of a four. Kia continues to offer an excellent 10-year warranty on powertrain components. Strengths of this model include strong value, capacious interior, hybrid powertrain available, excellent warranty, fuel-efficient powertrains, and Crisp, Euro-influenced styling
Kia Optima 2015 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
76,519 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
LX
CarMax
18 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Loaner
Kia Optima 2015 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
22,506 miles
Certified Used 2015
Kia Optima
EX
(18)
Hersons Kia
18.3 mi away
List$18,991
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
13,834 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
SX Turbo
(10)
Don Beyer Volvo Cars of Falls Church
18.6 mi away
List$19,800
Est.Loan: $361/mo
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Kia Optima 2015 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
41,398 miles
Used 2015
Kia Optima
LX
(1)
House Of Kars
19 mi away
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
ONLY A 1 OWNER WITH A CLEAN CARFAX!!! VIRGINIA STATE INSPECTION DONE, READY TO GO!!!! WE FINANCE AND GUARANTEE CREDIT APPROVAL----CALL 703-331-1818 TO SCHEDULE TEST DRIVE -***HABLAMOS ESPANOL***

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 Kia Optima has evocative styling and an impressive set of features, but there are several other exceptional midsize sedans available that are also worth a look.

vehicle overview

Shoppers looking for a family sedan have a myriad of options these days, and just about all of these cars hit the mark for being comfortable, economical and safe. Kia's entry into this market is the 2015 Optima, and it stands out from the crowd with striking styling and an appealing mix of features.

At its base trim level, the Optima is competitively priced and relatively well equipped with standard features. On the upper trim levels, the Optima gets fairly luxurious thanks to features like an easy-to-use touchscreen interface and heated and ventilated front seats. Also important to note are Kia's warranty (one of the best in the industry), reliability and top-notch crash test scores.

Problematically, though, the rest of the Optima is less impressive when compared to its rivals. Both available engines come with respectable mileage estimates, but many other midsize sedans can do better these days. And while the Optima's exterior styling is very attractive, there isn't much of a sporty personality to match. It's not like the lack of athletic handling is a deal breaker in a car like this, but know that the Optima is just less fun to drive than you might expect.

With such a dense field of competition, there's no getting around the fact that you're going to have to test-drive several competitors before you decide on a family sedan. The Kia Optima is very good and indeed earned a "B" rating from Edmunds, but class leaders like the 2015 Ford Fusion and Honda Accord might hold greater sway with you. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata (related to the Optima, but redesigned this year), 2015 Mazda 6 and 2015 Nissan Altima are also highly desirable choices. The 2015 Kia Optima has several strengths worth noting, and we certainly wouldn't begrudge you for purchasing one. But it's hard to call it a top pick for 2015.

2015 Kia Optima configurations

The 2015 Kia Optima is a midsize sedan that comes in LX, EX, SX and SXL trim levels.

The LX comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated mirrors, full power accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning, a power height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. The LX's optional Convenience Plus package adds an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), laminated (i.e., quieter) front door windows, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera and Kia's Uvo telematics system.

With the EX, the upgraded windows, power driver seat and auto-dimming mirror come standard. You also get 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air-conditioning vents and leather upholstery.

Opting for the EX's Premium package further equips the EX with a panoramic sunroof, the rearview camera, power-folding mirrors, an upgraded version of Uvo, a four-way power passenger seat, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, driver memory settings and an eight-speaker Infinity sound system with HD radio. To this you can add the Technology package, which adds rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, an 8-inch touchscreen display and a navigation system.

The Optima's SX trim level is equipped similarly to the EX, but also has 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, LED taillights, upgraded gauges with an integrated display screen and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The SX is also available with the turbocharged engine which comes with xenon headlights, a sport steering wheel and selectable drive modes. For the non-turbo SX, a Premium Technology package bundles the contents of the EX's Premium and Technology packages. For the turbocharged SX, the Premium and Technology packages are again separate.

If you want your Optima fully decked out, there's the top-of-the-line SXL that gets the complete contents of the turbocharged EX's optional packages as standard. You also get unique 18-inch wheels, unique interior and exterior trim, LED foglights, an electronic parking brake and premium leather upholstery.

2015 Highlights

For 2015, the Kia Optima gets some updates to its optional Uvo telematics system and a few minor changes to trim levels. The SX Limited trim level is now called the SXL.

Performance & mpg

Every 2015 Kia Optima is front-wheel drive. The LX, EX and SX come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 192 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque is available on the SX and standard on the SXL. All models come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The EPA estimates fuel economy with the 2.4-liter at 27 mpg combined (23 city/34 highway), while the turbocharged engine is rated at 24 mpg combined (20/31). In general, these numbers are a few mpg below those of other top family sedans. In Edmunds performance testing, a loaded Optima EX went from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which is an average time for the class. An SX with the turbocharged engine went from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is about a second slower than the average for a family sedan with an upgraded four-cylinder or V6 engine.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2015 Kia Optima include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is available, as are rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot monitoring system. The optional upgraded Uvo telematics system (on the EX and above) includes roadside assistance, collision notification and driver restrictions and tracking for secondary drivers.

In Edmunds brake testing, an Optima EX came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, a distance that's a couple of feet shorter than the segment average. The turbocharged SX made this stop in 129 feet, a few feet longer than average but still acceptable for this class.

In government crash tests, the Optima earned the highest possible five stars for overall safety performance, with five stars for total frontal-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Optima a top score of "Good" in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, roof-strength and whiplash protection (head restraints and seats) tests. The Optima earned the second-best "Acceptable" rating in the agency's small-overlap frontal-offset crash test.

Driving

The 2015 Kia Optima rides comfortably without isolating you from the environment, although the car's numb steering detracts from the driving experience when the road gets twisty. Overall, though, driving the Optima is certainly pleasant. SX and SXL models come with a sport suspension that provides slightly sportier handling, though some may find the ride quality in these models a little too firm.

The high horsepower ratings on both engines are tempered somewhat by the fact that we've witnessed only average acceleration times. We've also found that the turbocharged engine is particularly sensitive to hot weather, and acceleration is noticeably slower in such conditions. But in everyday driving, the Optima has enough power for safe passing and merging, and the transmission is responsive and shifts smoothly.

Interior

Inside the 2015 Kia Optima, you'll find a distinctly modern, European-influenced design, as well as good overall interior quality and an abundance of soft-touch materials. Things get even better in the SXL trim level with its luxury car level of standard equipment and premium leather upholstery.

Kia's Uvo (pronounced "yoo-voh") electronics interface system is similar to Ford's Sync system (both are powered by Microsoft). Uvo provides voice control of cell phones and MP3 players as well as other services, such as POIs and turn-by-turn navigation. We've found that Uvo works quite well. The touchscreen interface in navigation-equipped Optimas is also easy to use for navigation purposes and operating the stereo.

The Optima has a fairly spacious cabin, with comfortable seats and a useful amount of legroom front and rear. Headroom in back is a bit tight due to the car's rakish, coupelike roof line, and taller consumers should think twice about getting the optional panoramic sunroof, as it further decreases headroom. The Optima's 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space is about average for its class.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2015 Kia Optima.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

an optimal automobile
arubin,01/05/2015
Traded in my 2012 optima ex turbo, for a 2015 kia optima sx turbo.The 2012 was a very reliable and fun to drive car.The 2015 is quieter, rides smoother,handles a little better, better stereo, and nicer dash board.Sportier and great steering wheel.All and all Kia made a very good car even better, and the value is amazing.
More than I expected from a new mid-sized sedan
Tyler,03/02/2016
I leased this car after my 2002 Ford Taurus was finally put to rest. I grew up riding in that car as a kid, it was my first car, and I broke 200k miles in it; bear that in mind as you read this review. When I test drove this car, my first impressions were that the steering was loose, the interior was excellent, and it was far and away the best looking midsize sedan in its class alongside the Ford Fusion. I liked it, and it was the cheapest lease deal I found, believe it or not. With taxes/fees etc. I paid $1000 down and $177 a month for a two year lease. Performance-wise, this car met my expectations. The 2.4L puts down 192 HP and 181 ft-lbs of torque. It accelerates as hard as I'd ever want or need it to, and I never have problems passing people. The brakes, as in any proper new car, are fantastic. Thankfully this car has a true automatic transmission instead of a CVT (which I can't stand) and it even has the option to go into a pseudo-manual mode. The tranny searches for gears very rarely. The steering, like I said before, is really loose. I got used to it, it really isn't that big of a deal. Test drive one and you'll see what I mean. The steering is probably the biggest point about this car to be debated. The seats are excellent. They hold you in when you throw the car through a corner and they keep you comfortable on long road trips. The rear seats are good too. There is a good amount of leg room for its class. It rides as smooth as you'd expect it to for a mid-sized sedan. The headlights are FANTASTIC. It has HIDs for the standard lights, and halogens for the high beams. What's nice about this car is it has fog lights as a standard feature. Unfortunately, they really don't do a whole lot. I can barely notice the difference with them on, even in fog/rain/darkness, but it doesn't matter anyway because the normal lights work so well by themselves. I think Kia just put them there as a way to "one-up" other car companies. They make it look better. The rear visibility is not that good, for some reason. Blind spots and forward visibility is great, but rear visibility seems limited. You can still see fine, but the field of view is smaller than what I'm used to. There is no standard rear view camera. A lot of other new cars have this as a standard feature, which is something to keep in mind. The bluetooth feature is nice because I've never used it before on my phone. It is all very intuitive once you set it up at the dealership. The stereo is...not that good. It works fine and enjoy listening to it, but it definitely isn't the best. Changing the bass/treble/middle etc. doesn't help much. This is probably the worst feature of the car, and thankfully that isn't saying a whole lot. It came with 3 months of free satellite radio, which I didn't really care about. I listen to my radio stations, iPod, and CDs. All are very easy to use in this car. The climate controls are great. Everything is set up intuitively and it warms up/cools down the cabin quickly when I want it to. The interior materials themselves actually surprised me. There is quite a bit of soft and hard touch materials in this interior, and it was designed really well. It is a really pleasing place to be. My grandpa wouldn't shut up about it when I took him for a ride, he thought he was riding in a Cadillac. It's designed really well but at the same time you know you aren't in a high end luxury vehicle either. To be fair, there isn't a whole lot of cheap plastic - they instead opted for a lot of leathery-like materials and it really looks good. The tires are just a standard all-season, Nexen (Korean tire). Nothing to write home about, but it isn't anything less than I'd expect. This car does as well as I'd expect it would in the dirty, snowy, icy winters Buffalo is famous for. I don't underestimate the importance of the quality of tire you put on your vehicle, and I have to say I'm pleased with how these tires (and the car in general) have gotten me through the winter. They aren't outstanding, but they get the job done. I get 29 mpg in this car and I drive it pretty hard. I'd say I have a 70% highway 30% city mix, and I drive fast on the highway (65-75 mph). When I actually do the speed limit, I get 33 mpg in this car with 87 octane. I'm pleased with that, considering how spirited of a driver I am. To sum up, I'd say the strengths of this car are how incredibly good looking it is, and how attractive and intuitive the interior is compared to the other cars in its class. Its weakness is its sound system. I'm an enthusiast and would rather be driving a Subaru WRX or Focus RS, but for now this is what I can afford that is new. This car was everything I expected/wanted out of it. I got this car because I needed something that wouldn't break down, (a new car) something that isn't terrible in the snow, (Front Wheel Drive) and was the cheapest lease deal I could find.
very pleased after 3 years
Jeff R,10/11/2015
I bought a Kia Optima LX after previously owning bmw 528, and nissan maxima. I wanted to save money and not spend so much on a car. I was attracted to the warranty and the commercials, but was leery of a Korean, bargain basement brand. I must say, I have been impressed with everything. The power (0-60 in under 9 seconds on regular unleaded), the air conditioning is fantastic and the stereo is surprisingly good. It includes sirius/xm and ipod/iphone ports. I really do not miss driving the bmw or the maxima, very happy KIA customer so far. 3 years later I still love my car. No repair issues at all. 2 years in: Still very happy no repair issues, just get oil changes every 6 months. Great car!
2015 Optima Engine Failure!!!
Yvette714,09/12/2016
I bought my 2015 Kia Optima in October 2014 brand new from the Pomona dealership. My car currently has about 47,500 miles on it, less than 2 yrs old, and has had knocking noise when accelerating, white smoke out of tailpipe, and check engine light came on right before it started violently shaking. I then had to have it towed to a Kia dealership. I have kept up with routine oil changes/maintenance. After googling this issue, I found that there were MULTIPLE complaints with newer KIAs regarding the same issues. I am hoping, unlike MANY of the complaints & class action lawsuit I read online, that my engine will be covered under warranty. This engine needs to be RECALLED (like the Hyundai Sonata engine)! I also spoke with my neighbor who has a Kia Optima with the same issues (Hers is making a loud knocking noise). I also have received comments from numerous friends on Facebook who complain of the same issue as well. The dealership says its Oil Sludge. I took care of my car like I should have & am stuck now in a hardship both financially & physically. Super stressful!!! Especially when I have previously owned/leased 5 other cars before this with absolutely NO mechanical problems…My previous car was a Toyota Camry with over 100k miles on it and ran perfectly when I sold it to buy a new Kia. I maintained it the same way I have maintained my Kia and the other cars I’ve had (Lexus, Nissan, Honda). This is the first time I’ve ever had a major issue with a car I’ve owned… And it was bought brand new (unlike some of my other previous cars)! In speaking with a few different mechanics and friends who know a lot about cars, this seems to be a KIA engine issue, and they know of no cars that get oil sludge being this new and even cars who have gone without oil changes for 15k+ miles. DON'T BUY A KIA!!!!!!!!!!!
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
192 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
192 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
23 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
192 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
20 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
274 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat3 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.6%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2015 Kia Optima Overview

The Used 2015 Kia Optima is offered in the following submodels: Optima Sedan. Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and SXL Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2015 Kia Optima?

Save up to $300 on one of 147 Used 2015 Kia Optima for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,370 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2015 Kia Optima trim styles:

  • The Used 2015 Kia Optima LX is priced between $8,370 and$16,995 with odometer readings between 12652 and113746 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Kia Optima EX is priced between $12,000 and$19,988 with odometer readings between 10259 and73994 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Kia Optima SX Turbo is priced between $13,246 and$20,587 with odometer readings between 13834 and90365 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Kia Optima SXL Turbo is priced between $16,982 and$22,320 with odometer readings between 27202 and66989 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Kia Optima SX is priced between $8,995 and$16,437 with odometer readings between 79350 and160586 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2015 Kia Optima?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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