2011 Kia Optima SX

2011 Kia Optima SX

$26k car, designed & built in Korea 22 city / 34 hwy 407-629 mile range, gas engine
274 hp 122 cu. in. 4-cylinder turbo 5 stars stability control, 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

Sibling Rivalry

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Pros

The Optima SX vs other Recent cars

Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
34 mpg
City driving range Good range in the city Help
407 miles
Front passenger crash test Safer for the front passenger in head-on collisions Help
5 stars
Power-to-weight ratio Sporty performance Help
12.4 lb/hp
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
paddle shifters Paddle shifters Help
Standard
power seats Power seats Help
Standard
Has rear spoiler Has rear spoiler Help
Air compressor Turbocharged engine improves performance Help
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
navigation system Navigation system Help
Optional
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Optional
Cupholders Many cupholders Help
8
Transmission Has a semi-automatic transmission Help

Cons

The Optima SX vs other Recent cars

Driver side crash test Less safe for the driver in side collisions Help
3 stars
Lateral acceleration Mediocre cornering ability Help
0.78 g
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
Has subwoofer Lacks a subwoofer Help
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
front-wheel drive
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available
power windows Power windows Help
Not Available
Has speed sensitive volume Lacks speed-sensitive volume Help
Number of speakers Few speakers Help
6

Appearance

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