2010 Kia Optima LX

2010 Kia Optima LX

$19k car, designed & built in Korea 22 city / 32 hwy 360-524 mile range, gas engine
175 hp 146 cu. in. 4-cylinder 5 stars ABS, child door locks

What are people saying about the Optima

"Audio quality is balanced with a nice neutral sound ."
reviews.cnet.com | talking about the vehicle's stereo
"Great combination of power, handling, safety and fuel economy."
reviews.cnet.com | talking about the vehicle's ride quality
"Toss the Kia into a series of turns and the Optima EX certainly feels lighter than the Camry."
reviews.cnet.com | talking about the vehicle's handling

Pros

The Optima LX vs other Recent cars

Braking distance at 60mph Good braking distance from 60mph Help
121 ft
Front driver crash test Safer for the driver in head-on collisions Help
5 stars
Highway driving range Good range on the highway Help
525 miles
Rear passenger crash test Safer for passengers in the rear in side collisions Help
5 stars
basic warranty miles Fantastically long basic warranty Help
60,000 mile
front seats Spacious front seats Help
57.5 ft3
folding rear seats Folding rear seats Help
Standard
Transmission Has a semi-automatic transmission Help
Driver side crash test Safer for the driver in side collisions Help
5 stars
Front passenger crash test Safer for the front passenger in head-on collisions Help
5 stars
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
$19,890
back seats Spacious back seats Help
46.8 ft3
basic warranty years Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty Help
5 year
child door locks Child door locks Help
Standard
Ground clearance Good ground clearance for rough terrain Help
6.3"

Cons

The Optima LX vs other Recent cars

Air compressor Naturally-aspirated engine Help
Horsepower Somewhat underpowered Help
175 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Rollover resistance Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change Help
4 stars
leather Leather Help
Not Available
navigation system Navigation system Help
Not Available
power outlets Power outlets Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
front-wheel drive
Lateral acceleration Mediocre cornering ability Help
0.76 g
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
power seats Power seats Help
Not Available
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes with a semi-automatic transmission, but the Optima LX is also available with a manual transmission.

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