2002 Kia Optima Review

2002 Kia Optima Review


  • Competitive price, solid build quality, loaded with standard features, pleasant highway ride, super warranty.


  • Unproven newcomer in a cutthroat market, some low-grade interior materials, ABS isn't available for four-cylinder models.

What's new

Now in its second year, Kia's midsize sedan gets an upgraded V6 engine. Four-cylinder LX models trade their 14-inch wheels for standard 15s, while SE models get auto on/off headlights and two keyless remotes. The optional Leather Package for the SE now includes a four-way power passenger seat.


Optima Sedan