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Kia Optima vs. Kia Optima Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2004 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Optimas, 9.1 months of data per Optima, average 135300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Optimas, 10.3 months of data per Optima, average 110100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Optimas, 8.5 months of data per Optima, average 59200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Kia Optima 31
33.9285714286% 33.9285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Optimas, 7.9 months of data per Optima, average 53900 miles

 

2013 Kia Optima 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Optimas, 9.6 months of data per Optima, average 36700 miles

 

2014 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Optimas, 8.4 months of data per Optima, average 20300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2015 Kia Optima   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Optimas, 8.6 months of data per Optima, average 9200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Kia Optima

Kia Optima Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I researched online and spoke with Optima owners. Kia has come a long way in reliability in the past few years. I was surprised by the level of owner loyalty. People who own Optimas enthusiastically recommend them.
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Good general reliability, which is backed by an excellent warranty
2007 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have had zero problems with the car. Trim and everything is just like new.
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have not had to call roadside service once in three years
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Have had 0 problems until just recently the clutch pressure plate broke! $800 to fix and not under warranty! Not happy about that.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Kia Optima

Kia Optima Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I researched online and spoke with Optima owners. Kia has come a long way in reliability in the past few years. I was surprised by the level of owner loyalty. People who own Optimas enthusiastically recommend them.
2008 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Good general reliability, which is backed by an excellent warranty
2007 4dr Sedan 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have had zero problems with the car. Trim and everything is just like new.
2005 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have not had to call roadside service once in three years
2004 4dr Sedan 138-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Have had 0 problems until just recently the clutch pressure plate broke! $800 to fix and not under warranty! Not happy about that.