2011 Kia Optima LX

2011 Kia Optima LX

$21k car, designed & built in Korea 24 city / 34 hwy 444-629 mile range, gas engine
200 hp 146 cu. in. 4-cylinder 5 stars stability control, 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

Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
34 mpg
Front driver crash test Safer for the driver in head-on collisions Help
5 stars
Highway driving range Fantastic range on the highway Help
629 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 Very spacious front seats Help
60.2 ft3
folding rear seats Folding rear seats Help
Standard
Cupholders Many cupholders Help
8
City driving range Fantastic range in the city Help
444 miles
Front passenger crash test Safer for the front passenger in head-on collisions Help
5 stars
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
$21,450
Rollover resistance Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change Help
5 stars
basic warranty years Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty Help
5 year
child door locks Child door locks Help
Standard
navigation system Navigation system Help
Optional
Transmission Has a semi-automatic transmission Help

Cons

The Optima LX vs other Recent cars

1/4 mile Pokey 1/4 mile time Help
16.8 s s @ 87.0 mph mph
Braking distance at 60mph Lengthy braking distance from 60mph Help
143 ft
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
front-wheel drive
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
power seats Power seats Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
Has speed sensitive volume Lacks speed-sensitive volume Help
Number of speakers Few speakers Help
6
Air compressor Naturally-aspirated engine Help
Driver side crash test Less safe for the driver in side collisions Help
3 stars
Lateral acceleration Mediocre cornering ability Help
0.76 g
leather Leather Help
Not Available
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
power windows Power windows Help
Not Available
Has rear spoiler Doesn't have a rear spoiler Help
Has subwoofer Lacks a subwoofer Help
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes with a semi-automatic transmission and optional navigation system, but the Optima LX is also available with a manual transmission and navigation system but without navigation system.

Appearance

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