2006 Kia Optima

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What's New

The all-new 2006 Kia Optima features more horsepower and torque from both of the available engines with the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder producing 161 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.7-liter V6 delivers 185 horsepower and 182 lb-ft ...
The all-new 2006 Kia Optima features more horsepower and torque from both of the available engines with the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder producing 161 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.7-liter V6 delivers 185 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed Sportmatic automatic transmission is standard on most Optimas with an improved five-speed manual transmission standard on the LX 4-cylinder version. Standard equipment includes six airbags, active front head restraints and a tire-pressure-monitoring system. The Appearance Package includes 17-inch wheels with Michelin tires, a blacked-out front grille and blacked-out headlights, and aluminum interior trim. On the EX, the Appearance Package adds black interior trim accents and black leather seats.
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Quick Facts
  • Engine: 161 - 185 horsepower
  • Seating: 5 passengers
  • Driving Range: 361 - 558 miles
  • Drive: Front-Wheel Drive
  • Cargo Capacity: 14.8 cu. ft.
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2006 Kia Optima
There are two engine choices. the 2.7-liter, 170 horsepower, V6, or the base 2.4-liter, 138-horsepower…

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  • Styling9.4
  • Performance9.2
  • Interior8.9
  • Quality9.3
  • Recommendation9.5
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance9.0
  • Interior10
  • Quality9.0
  • Recommendation9.0
Best choice for the money by Rob in the Mtns on 04/25/2010. Trim: 2006 Kia Optima EX, Owned 4 years.
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Pros: Fully eqiipped with all amenities (except a compass?)
Cons: Residual value - America has yet to discover the real value of Kia products
Overall review: After 80k miles my Optima EX still looks and acts like new. With free oil changes for life from my dealer, the cost of ownership is extremely low. I just put a new set of Coopers on it and the new car feel is still there. The engine/transmission combination is better than most competitors and I would LOVE to get my hands on one of the new 6-speeds! I have gotten 26MPG from day one and constantly field questions from coworkers like "This is a Kia?"
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