Used Kia Optima San Marcos CA

Exterior view of a white 2015 Kia Optima parked outside an office building

Are you in the market for a reliable, pre-owned mid-size sedan in the San Marcos, CA area? If so, there are several great options available for you to explore. One of the best mid-size sedans commonly found on the pre-owned vehicle market is the Kia Optima. The Kia Optima has been a favorite for customers ever since it was introduced in the 2001 model year. Customers can find a nice selection of pre-owned Kia Optima models at Simple Car in Escondido, CA.

The Kia Optima had a rough start, with the 2001 model performing poorly in the market. However, as the years have gone by, the Kia Optima has become one of the best mid-size sedans on the market, especially within the past 5 to 8 years. Let’s take a look at some of the best aspects of a pre-owned Kia Optima together!



Engine Option

Model Year

Engine Power

Engine Torque

Fuel Economy
(City / Hwy)

2.0L Turbo Engine 2010 - 2015 274 Horsepower 269 Pound-Feet 22 MPG / 34 MPG
2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine 2010 - 2015 200 Horsepower 186 Pound-Feet 24 MPG / 34 MPG
1.6L Turbo Engine 2016 - Present 178 Horsepower 195 Pound-Feet 28 MPG / 39 MPG
2.0L Turbo Engine 2016 - Present 245 Horsepower 260 Pound-Feet 22 MPG / 32 MPG
2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine 2016 - Present 185 Horsepower 178 Pound-Feet 24 MPG / 35 MPG

Get a Pre-Owned Kia Optima at Simple Car

The table above highlights the engine specifications for the 5 engine options most commonly found on pre-owned Kia Optima models on the market today. As you can see, the engine options all vary in power and torque, but they all offer fuel economy that is well above the average mid-size sedan. The turbo engine options are able to offer a nice combination of engine performance and fuel economy. In addition to the excellent engine options, pre-owned Kia Optima models also come equipped with excellent features as well. Some of the features most commonly found on a used Kia Optima include:

  • 60/40 Folding Bench Rear Seat
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Cruise Control with Steering Wheel Controls
  • 16-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Many More!

Many newer Kia Optima models also offer more tech-oriented features as well. If you are interested in exploring a pre-owned Kia Optima model for yourself, then you should contact the staff at Simple Car today! Our team is happy to answer your questions and arrange for a test drive of a used Kia Optima as well. Visit our dealership in Escondido, CA today!


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