2009 Kia Optima

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2009 Kia Optima Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Not Rated
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Car of 2009

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Midsize Car
#3 Kia Optima

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2009 Kia Optima after 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2009 Kia Optima during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Styling of gauges and instruments
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 22


28 - 32


175 - 194


5 speed, Automatic w/OD, Sportmatic shifter, 5 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4, Gas V6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2009 Kia Optima Review

Completely reimagined down to the last detail. The 2009 Kia Optima provides you with the looks excitement and capability you want — plus a few things you haven’t even thought of yet all at an affordable price. Optima boasts more passenger space than most of its competitors plus available interior features designed to fit your personal needs including sumptuous leather seating automatic temperature control and a 360-watt Infinity premium sound system. Two new spirited engines offer an exhilarating ride and outstanding fuel economy — while enhanced suspension provides a precise sporty driving experience. Advanced engineering including six airbags and electronic stability control helped Optima earn the highest possible safety rating - five stars - in the latest frontal and side impact crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. All this plus an unbeatable warranty the 2008 Kia Optima adds up to a truly outstanding mid-size sedan that’s impossible to ignore.

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