KIA Optima Scrap Value by Year, Weight & Junk Prices

By Junk Car Medics. Last Updated: June 7, 2024

A KIA Optima has a scrap car value between $228.88 and $578.92 in the US based on the vehicle’s weight and local scrap metal prices.

The KIA Optima, also known as the KIA K5, is a mid-size car manufactured by KIA since 2000. Initially marketed under various names globally, it became widely recognized as the Optima in the United States. At Junk Car Medics, the KIA Optima is the 60th most commonly scrapped car. When a KIA Optima reaches the end of its life or is deemed junk, scrapping becomes a practical solution. This process involves dismantling the vehicle to recover valuable parts and metals, such as the engine, transmission, and catalytic converters, along with recyclable metals like aluminum and steel. Cars manufactured before 2010, including many Optima models, typically hold minimal resale value, making scrapping the best option to extract the remaining value.

How Much is a KIA Optima Worth in Scrap in the United States?

In the US, a KIA Optima is worth between $228.88 and $578.92 as scrap. This value depends on two main factors: the current nationwide scrap metal price for Optimas ($145 to $195 per ton) and their weight (1.58 to 3.99 tons). Optimas with salvageable parts will fetch more than just the scrap value.

How Much Do KIA Optima’s Weigh?

The KIA Optima weighs between 3,157 to 7,985 pounds (1.58 to 3.99 tons), depending on the year and trim level based on Junk Car Medics data.

What is The Scrap Value of a KIA Optima by Year of Manufacture?

Find the Scrap Prices of an Optima by Year of Manufacture, with Per Ton Prices Ranging from $145 to $195 below.

VehicleWeight (LBS)Weight (TON)Price of $145 per tonPrice of $195 per ton
2002 Kia Optima31571.58$228.88$307.81
2010 Kia Optima Lx31571.58$228.88$307.81
2010 Kia Optima Ex31971.60$231.76$311.68
2010 Kia Optima Sx31971.60$231.76$311.68
2011 Kia Optima Lx32061.60$232.40$312.54
2011 Kia Optima Lx Automatic32061.60$232.40$312.54
2012 Kia Optima Lx32061.60$232.40$312.54
2012 Kia Optima Lx Automatic32061.60$232.40$312.54
2013 Kia Optima Lx32061.60$232.40$312.54
2013 Kia Optima Ex32061.60$232.40$312.54
2011 Kia Optima Ex32231.61$233.68$314.26
2012 Kia Optima Ex32231.61$233.68$314.26
2014 Kia Optima Lx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)32361.62$234.64$315.55
2014 Kia Optima Ex 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)32721.64$237.20$318.99
2004 Kia Optima Ex V632781.64$237.67$319.63
2005 Kia Optima Lx V632781.64$237.67$319.63
2005 Kia Optima Ex V632781.64$237.67$319.63
2006 Kia Optima Lx V632781.64$237.67$319.63
2007 Kia Optima Ex V632781.64$237.67$319.63
2004 Kia Optima Lx32801.64$237.83$319.85
2005 Kia Optima Lx32801.64$237.83$319.85
2006 Kia Optima Ex V632801.64$237.83$319.85
2006 Kia Optima Lx32801.64$237.83$319.85
2005 Kia Optima Ex33001.65$239.27$321.78
2014 Kia Optima Sx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)33271.66$241.19$324.36
2009 Kia Optima Sx V633491.67$242.79$326.51
2011 Kia Optima Ex Turbo33841.69$245.35$329.95
2011 Kia Optima Sx33841.69$245.35$329.95
2012 Kia Optima Sx33841.69$245.35$329.95
2012 Kia Optima Ex Turbo33841.69$245.35$329.95
2013 Kia Optima Sx33911.70$245.83$330.59
2013 Kia Optima Sxl33911.70$245.83$330.59
2004 Kia Optima Ex34151.71$247.58$332.96
2014 Kia Optima Limited 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)34681.73$251.42$338.12
2014 Kia Optima Sx Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)34681.73$251.42$338.12
2011 Kia Optima Hybrid34901.74$253.02$340.27
2012 Kia Optima Hybrid34901.74$253.02$340.27
2006 Kia Optima44092.20$319.67$429.90
2006 Kia Optima Ex44182.21$320.31$430.76
2015 Kia Optima Lx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)71363.57$517.39$695.79
2016 Kia Optima Lx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)71363.57$517.39$695.79
2017 Kia Optima Lx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)71363.57$517.39$695.79
2018 Kia Optima Lx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)71363.57$517.39$695.79
2019 Kia Optima Lx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)71363.57$517.39$695.79
2020 Kia Optima Lx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)71363.57$517.39$695.79
2021 Kia Optima Lx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)71363.57$517.39$695.79
2022 Kia Optima Lx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)71363.57$517.39$695.79
2015 Kia Optima Ex 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)72143.61$522.98$703.32
2016 Kia Optima Ex 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)72143.61$522.98$703.32
2017 Kia Optima Ex 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)72143.61$522.98$703.32
2018 Kia Optima Ex 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)72143.61$522.98$703.32
2019 Kia Optima Ex 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)72143.61$522.98$703.32
2020 Kia Optima Ex 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)72143.61$522.98$703.32
2021 Kia Optima Ex 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)72143.61$522.98$703.32
2022 Kia Optima Ex 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)72143.61$522.98$703.32
2015 Kia Optima Sx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)73353.67$531.77$715.14
2016 Kia Optima Sx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)73353.67$531.77$715.14
2017 Kia Optima Sx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)73353.67$531.77$715.14
2018 Kia Optima Sx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)73353.67$531.77$715.14
2019 Kia Optima Sx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)73353.67$531.77$715.14
2020 Kia Optima Sx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)73353.67$531.77$715.14
2021 Kia Optima Sx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)73353.67$531.77$715.14
2022 Kia Optima Sx 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl 6A)73353.67$531.77$715.14
2015 Kia Optima Sxl Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2015 Kia Optima Sx Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2016 Kia Optima Sxl Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2016 Kia Optima Sx Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2017 Kia Optima Sxl Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2017 Kia Optima Sx Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2018 Kia Optima Sxl Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2018 Kia Optima Sx Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2019 Kia Optima Sxl Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2019 Kia Optima Sx Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2020 Kia Optima Sxl Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2020 Kia Optima Sx Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2021 Kia Optima Sxl Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2021 Kia Optima Sx Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2022 Kia Optima Sxl Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2022 Kia Optima Sx Turbo 4Dr Sedan (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 6A)76463.82$554.31$745.45
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid Lx Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)77073.85$558.78$751.47
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Lx Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)77073.85$558.78$751.47
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Lx Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)77073.85$558.78$751.47
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Lx Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)77073.85$558.78$751.47
2019 Kia Optima Hybrid Lx Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)77073.85$558.78$751.47
2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Lx Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)77073.85$558.78$751.47
2021 Kia Optima Hybrid Lx Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)77073.85$558.78$751.47
2022 Kia Optima Hybrid Lx Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)77073.85$558.78$751.47
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid Ex Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)79853.99$578.92$778.55
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Ex Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)79853.99$578.92$778.55
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Ex Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)79853.99$578.92$778.55
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Ex Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)79853.99$578.92$778.55
2019 Kia Optima Hybrid Ex Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)79853.99$578.92$778.55
2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Ex Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)79853.99$578.92$778.55
2021 Kia Optima Hybrid Ex Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)79853.99$578.92$778.55
2022 Kia Optima Hybrid Ex Hybrid 4Dr Sedan (2.4L 4Cyl Gas/Electric Hybrid 6A)79853.99$578.92$778.55

How is the Scrap Price of a KIA Optima Calculated?

Let’s say the Optima weighs 3,157 pounds (1.58 tons). Assume the current scrap metal price for cars is $185 per ton.  Scrap Value =(1.58 Tons × $185) +Value of Salvageable Parts. Making the starting point of the scrap Optima $292.30.

What Are The Values of KIA Optima Scrap Car Parts?

The value of scrap car parts from a KIA Optima varies widely based on four main factors: the age of the part, condition, usability, and demand. Estimated values for used auto cores from an Optima are listed below.

  • Used Engine: ($50 – $2,500)
  • Used Transmission:($50 – $1,000)
  • Catalytic Converter: ($50 – $1,000)

What is the Price of a Scrap Catalytic Converter From a KIA Optima?

The price of a scrap catalytic converter from a KIA Optima depends on three main factors: the quantity of precious metals (platinum, palladium, and rhodium) it contains, the market prices of these metals, and the model year of the Optima. Values can range from $50 to $1,000. To get an accurate price, contact your local metal recycling facility.

How Do I Get The Best Scrap Value For My KIA Optima?

To get the best scrap value for your KIA Optima, you need to check with several salvage yards and junk car buyers for accurate prices in your area. Junk Car Medics offers the best scrap car value for your Optima nationwide.

Is The Scrap Value of a KIA Optima Less if It Is Damaged?

A KIA Optima’s scrap value does not vary with damage as long as the vehicle is complete. The weight of a damaged Optima is identical to a non-damaged one, hence the scrap value remains constant.

Is The Scrap Value of a KIA Optima Less if it Is Non-Running?

A KIA Optima’s scrap value does not decrease if the vehicle is non-functional. Provided the Optima has all its parts, its weight is identical to that of a running one, so the scrap value remains constant.

How Much Can I Junk My KIA Optima For?

When you junk your KIA Optima it will be valued based on its scrap value and any resale value it has. You can sell a junk Optima for between $100 and $4,235, on average with Junk Car Medics.

When you sell a KIA Optima you often get more than the scrap value. The scrap value is the starting point for how much you can sell an Optima for. Vehicles manufactured after 2010 are often valued for more than just scrap value.

Junk Car Medics buys junk Optima’s for cash across the USA. Get your instant offer to sell your junk Optima now.