2011 Kia Optima LX

2011 Kia Optima

$19-27k car, designed & built in Korea 22-36 city / 34-40 hwy 407-688 mile range, gas or hybrid engine
200 to 274 hp 122 to 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

Meet the Family

We're showing the LX, the most popular version of the Optima. The lineup also includes:


The Optima LX vs other Recent cars

Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
35 mpg
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
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
Cupholders Many cupholders Help
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 Fantastic range on the highway Help
648 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


The Optima LX vs other Recent cars

0-60 mph Sluggish 0-60 time Help
9.2 seconds
Air compressor Naturally-aspirated engine Help
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
front-wheel drive
cruise control Cruise control Help
Not Available
leather Leather Help
Not Available
navigation system Navigation system 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
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available
1/4 mile Pokey 1/4 mile time Help
16.9 s s @ 84.2 mph mph
Driver side crash test Less safe for the driver in side collisions Help
3 stars
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 windows Power windows Help
Not Available
Has rear spoiler Doesn't have a rear spoiler Help
Has subwoofer Lacks a subwoofer Help
Transmission Has a manual transmission Help

Other Trims

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


front photo of the 2011 Kia Optima LXangle photo of the 2011 Kia Optima LX

Discussion What do you think about the 2011 Kia Optima LX?

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Acolyte357 (5:57 PM, February 02, 2012)
need to update the features on this car. 
Panoramic Sunroof, XM Sat. Radio, Media console, Power window, Infinity 8 speaker sound system, Rear camera display...are just a few features you missed.