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2002 Kia Optima
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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|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|