2004 Kia Optima Review

2004 Kia Optima Review


  • Excellent warranty, pleasant highway ride, lots of features for the price.


  • Noisy four-cylinder engine, some cheap interior bits, ABS isn't available on four-cylinder models.

What's new

The Kia Optima receives only minor revisions for the 2004 model year. The grille has been revised, 16-inch wheels are now standard on V6 models and the alloy wheels on the EX (last year's SE) have been redesigned. Finally, an in-glass antenna replaces the old power mast style unit from last year, but only on the EX and the LX with the optional cassette/CD audio system.


Optima Sedan