2002 Kia Optima

Up to 21 MPG city / 28 MPG hwy
$14,899 - $18,849

The 2002 Optima is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in 4 trims, ranging from the LX to the SE V6. The 2002 Optima's closest competitors include the Chevrolet Cavalier, the Mitsubishi Galant, and the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan.

Upon introduction, the LX is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 149-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The SE V6 is equipped with a standard 2.7-liter, V6, 178-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

The 2002 Optima is a carryover from 2001.
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4 Available Trims
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  • 149

    HP

    21city

    28hwy

    $

    14,899

    MSRP

  • 149

    HP

    21city

    28hwy

    $

    16,549

    MSRP

  • 178

    HP

    18city

    24hwy

    $

    17,449

    MSRP

  • 178

    HP

    18city

    24hwy

    $

    18,849

    MSRP

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Reviews and Ratings
Overall Rating
Pros Cons
I have a heavy foot, & the kia optima is at its best driving fast Rear visibility. head room. no height adjustment on passenger seat.
Styling - both interior & exterior Gas mileage is not even close to what i had hoped for
Good mpg for a 274 hp engine Engine power - 4 cylinders; a little sluggish
Overall comfort for all occupants No spare tire! cost me $450 to get donut spare
Warranty, miles per gallon Visibility should be improved to combat blind spot
Interior/ exterior styling & trunk space Excessive road noise, especially water/slush!
Overall look-classy & sporty I shouldn't have to buy a special kia adapter to play my ipod
Interior comfort & technology; love the back up camera. Passenger seat's to low - needs pump like driver's seat
The seat moving back to let you out of car easier Not the fastest turbo / some lag
In comparison to the price , the performance & power are beyond expectations. I would like if it were all wheel drive