2010 Kia Optima Values

Select a 2010 Kia Optima trim level

2010 model year changes

Not much is new for the Optima in 2010. The exterior sees a minor facelift, and keyless entry and ignition is now standard on the SX.


Competitive comparison

Good handling; roomy interior with lots of trunk space; great fuel economy


Special features for 2010

With a starting price well below $20,000, the 4-cylinder engine's 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway is like icing on the value cake. The V6 engine costs a bit more and has a bit more in the way of performance, but for the money, the 4-cylinder delivers on all fronts. Not to mention that 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.




A carryover from 2009, the 2010 Kia Optima is a five-passenger mid-size sedan available in three trim levels: the LX, EX, and SX. The base trim is powered by a 2.4L 175 hp four-cylinder engine, while the EX and SX trims are both fitted with the four-cylinder or an optional 190 hp 2.7L V6 engine. The four-cylinder can be linked to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic while the V6 is only available with an automatic transmission. The Optima is rated at 32 mpg on the highway.