2015 Kia Optima Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.15/5 Average
5 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

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.

Pros:
  • Lengthy warranty.
  • Lots of standard and optional features for the money
  • Handsome cabin with easy-to-use controls and comfortable front seats
  • Top crash scores
Cons:
  • Tight on rear-seat headroom
  • Lower fuel economy than class mpg leaders.

User Reviews:

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  • Decent car for the price - 2015 Kia Optima
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    Purchased a new 2015 Optima EX with premium package in January just when we got all the snow in Boston to replace a 2009 Hyundai Sonata that was totaled in an accident. Kind of had to rush the buying process and only looked at a few other cars. Got the car for under $23K delivered before taxes and fees, more than $5K off sticker. Generally happy with the car, good power, handles well, comfortable driver's seat. City mileage worse than advertised. Head clearance could be better. More difficult to access rear seat than other cars. No spare tire. Trunk release button hard to find with gloves. Front passenger seat is way too low, feel like you are sitting in a hole, did not catch in test drive

  • Almost - but not quite - 2015 Kia Optima
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    I bought the 2015 Optima EX, fully loaded. It had every feature my Lexus IS 250 had and was in my new (lower) price range. Unfortunately, just because it has those features doesn't mean they work well, or as they should. My biggest annoyance is that the passenger seat is WAY too low. It does not have an up/down feature (why only 4 way power?) and at 5'6", I can barely see over the dashboard like a 10 year old, and at 42, I am not about to sit on a pillow. This is a real drag.

  • Love my car! - 2015 Kia Optima
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    I've owned this car for about 6 months and couldn't be more please with the performance, design and gas mileage. We recently took a road trip and averaged 41 miles to the gallon. It is extremely comfortable and fun to drive. I traded a 2005 BMX X5 and was worried my Optima might be a disappointment. It was certainly not disappointment. In fact, since my purchase, my daughter as well as my parents have purchase a new Kia.

  • an optimal automobile - 2015 Kia Optima
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    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.

  • So Close... so, so close... - 2015 Kia Optima
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    First, let me say that I bought the 2015 Kia Optima to replace a 2014 Ford Fusion that was an absolute POS. After spending a solid year fighting with FoMoCo about transmission and interior issues, I traded the Fusion at a severe loss because I just couldnt trust the car. For Edmunds to prefer the Fusion over others is mind boggling. The Optima is almost a great car, but it is beyond me how you can screw up something like stereo features on a 2015 car. Ride is good - not great. Interior is roomy and comfy. Performance is much better than the Fusion... But the stereo and steering wheel controls are just goofy - bad layout and bad function.

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