2011 Kia Optima EX

2011 Kia Optima EX Specs

$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

Overview

"Add $2,000 for the Technology package, which is a better deal."
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Model 2011 Kia Optima EX
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MSRP $23,450
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Invoice price $21,960
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Body style sedan
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In-city gas mileage 24 mpg
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Highway gas mileage 34 mpg
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City driving range 444 miles
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Highway driving range 629 miles
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Engine & Drivetrain

"Slightly better fuel economy."
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Size 146 in³
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Cylinders 4
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Air compressor None
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Fuel Gas
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Drivetrain 6-speed semi-automatic FWD
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Gearing type Traditional
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Paddle shifters Not Available

Power & Handling

"Toss the Kia into a series of turns and the Optima EX certainly feels lighter than the Camry."
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"The Optima feels more alive."
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Max torque 186 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
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Max horsepower 200 HP @ 6,300 RPM
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.1 lb/hp
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.8 ft

Suspension, Wheels & Brakes

"Great combination of power, handling, safety and fuel economy."
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Front suspension Independent
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Rear suspension Independent
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Front brakes Disc
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Rear brakes Disc
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Wheel material Alloy
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wheel width 215 mm
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wheel diameter 17"
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wheel aspect ratio 55
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Stereo & Entertainment

"Audio quality is balanced with a nice neutral sound ."
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"While basic in appearance, performs quite well."
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Number of speakers 6
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Stereo power Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No
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Has subwoofer No
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes
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AM/FM stereo Standard
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CD player Standard
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CD changer Not Available
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satellite radio Not Available
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entertainment system Not Available
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Road Tests

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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds
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1/4 mile 16.9 s s @ 84.2 mph mph
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Braking distance at 60mph 121 ft
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Top speed Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g
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Crash Test Ratings

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Head-on crash rating, driver 5 stars
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Head-on crash rating, passenger 5 stars
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Side crash rating, driver 3 stars
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Side crash rating, rear passenger 5 stars
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Rollover resistance 5 stars
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Safety Features

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Airbags Driver
Head / Curtain
Passenger
Rear Curtain
Side
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antilock brakes Standard
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child door locks Standard
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Stability control system Yes
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Roadside assistance system None
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Features

"Basic genetics."
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cruise control Standard
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front air conditioning Standard
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rear air conditioning Not Available
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keyless entry Standard
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leather Standard
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moon roof Not Available
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navigation system Optional
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roof rack Not Available
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power locks Standard
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power mirrors Standard
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power outlets Standard
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dual power seats Optional
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power seats Standard
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power steering Standard
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power windows Not Available
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Warranty

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Basic 5 years / 60,000 miles
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Drivetrain 5 years / 60,000 miles
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Rust 5 years / 100,000 miles
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Roadside Assistance 5 years / 60,000 miles

Physical Dimensions

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Width 6'0"
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Height 4'9"
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Length 15'10"
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Wheelbase 9'2"
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Curb weight 3,222 lbs
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front seats 60.2 ft3
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back seats 42.1 ft3
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Ground clearance 5.3"