2007 Kia Optima  -  $16,995

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,995
Base Invoice: $16,075
Destination Charge: $640
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn I4 Manual LX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 24 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: 4dr Sdn I4 Manual LX
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine


Ride and handling; fuel economy; standard safety features.

Model Highlights

The 2007 Kia Optima's base engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with CVVT variable valve timing, making 161 horsepower. The optional 2.7L V6 also incorporates variable valve timing and produces 185 horsepower. The base LX model with the four-cylinder engine is available with a five-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic transmission, while the EX four-cylinder model and both the LX and EX V6 is only available with the automatic.

The new five-speed automatic with either engine gets a Sportmatic system that allows manual shifting for sporty driving.

The four-cylinder with the manual transmission gets 24 mpg city, 24 highway, while the V6 gets better fuel economy than the V6 engines available in the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, Kia says, at 22 city, 30 highway.

The Optima boasts responsive handling reflexes thanks to an independent multi-link rear suspension and anti-roll bars used front and rear.

The Optima offers more standard safety features than are typical in its class. Front seat-mounted side air bags and full-length curtain air bags are standard on all Optimas. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on the Optima, but anti-lock braking, brake assist, and electronic stability control are optional in the Electronic Stability Package, available on EX and V6 models. Other standard safety features include front active headrests to help reduce whiplash injuries.

The 360-watt Infinity sound system offered on EX models includes a six-disc CD changer and MP3 compatibility, and also brings eight channels and nine speakers, including a rear subwoofer.

LX models include air conditioning, heated outside mirrors, an eight-way adjustable driver's seat, a CD sound system with six speakers, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and power windows and locks.

Automatic transmission-equipped LX models add cruise control, keyless entry with alarm, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The LX V6 adds alloy wheels.

EX models step up to alloy wheels, along with automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat, fog lamps, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a trip computer, the upgraded Infinity sound system, and various other trim and appearance enhancements.

An LX Appearance Package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a blacked-grille and trim, fog lights, a supplemental gauge cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, aluminum interior trim, and silver-accent door handles. The EX Appearance Package adds most of the above, plus black leather seat trim.

Model News

Kia's mid-size Optima was completely new this past year, as a 2006.5 model, and there are no significant changes for the 2007 model year. The new Optima brought more power and better fuel economy, improved ride and handling characteristics, and increased standard safety equipment, at a price that's several thousand dollars less than most of the mid-size competition.

Value Writeup

The Optima is the only car in its class with standard full-length side curtain air bags, active headrests, and a tire pressure monitoring system, according to Kia, and the brand also has "America's leading warranty," which brings five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance and bumper-to-bumper coverage and ten years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage. The Optima also has a roomier interior than most of its competitors, with its interior volume greater than that of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, or Nissan Altima.

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
393.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
557.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4


SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

EPA Classification

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
104.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
43.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Front Hip Room
54.5 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
37.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Second Hip Room
54.7 in

107.1 in

Length, Overall
186.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.1 in

Height, Overall
58.3 in

Track Width, Front
61.5 in

Track Width, Rear
61.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.3 in

Trunk Volume
14.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3142 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.5 ft

Brake Type

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.4 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent McPherson strut front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P205/60R16 all-season tires

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes

Chrome front grille

Clear-lens halogen headlights

Dual body-color pwr heated mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Cloth front bucket seats-inc: 8-way driver manual adjustments

Front adjustable active headrests

60/40 split-folding rear seat-inc: center armrest, adjustable headrests

Center console w/cell phone pass-thru

Tilt steering column

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto down

Pwr door locks w/two-turn entry system

Air conditioning

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers w/door-mounted tweeters

In-glass antenna

City 24/Hwy 34 (2.4L engine/5-speed manual trans)

Dual advanced front airbags

Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors

3-point rear seat belts

Rear child safety door locks

Lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH)

Impact-absorbing steering column

Impact-absorbing door unlocking

Side-impact door beams





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