2010 Kia Optima SX

2010 Kia Optima SX

$22k 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

"A large, clear display and intuitive layout."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's controls
"The cabin remains pleasantly quiet and calm."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's noise
"Aggressive good looks."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's external styling

Pros

The Optima SX 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
navigation system Navigation system Help
Optional
power seats Power seats Help
Standard
Ground clearance Good ground clearance for rough terrain Help
6.3"
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
$22,490
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
leather Leather Help
Standard
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Optional
CD changer CD changer Help
Optional
Transmission Has a semi-automatic transmission Help

Cons

The Optima SX 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
moon roof Moon roof 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
power outlets Power outlets Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, but the Optima SX is also available with a 2.7L V6 engine.

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