2011 Kia Optima EX

2011 Kia Optima EX

$23-25k car, designed & built in Korea 22-24 city / 34 hwy 407-629 mile range, gas 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

Sibling Rivalry

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Pros

The Optima EX vs other Recent cars

Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
34 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
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
navigation system Navigation system Help
Optional
power seats Power seats Help
Standard
Transmission Has a semi-automatic transmission 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
629 miles
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
leather Leather Help
Standard
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Optional
Cupholders Many cupholders Help
8

Cons

The Optima EX 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
entertainment system Entertainment system 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
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
moon roof Moon roof 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

Other Trims

This model comes with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, but the Optima EX is also available with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine.

Appearance

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