Kia Optima Overview

Monday October 17th, 2011 at 12:1010 PM
Posted by: Derek

2011 Kia Optima

The Optima is Kia’s midsize sedan that is redesigned for 2011 with much more expressive styling that continues Kia’s trend of dramatic styling changes for new models. The 2011 Optima features a new design language for Kia with a very streamlined profile that is both athletic and elegant. Longer, wider and lower than the previous model, the new Optima offers an available new turbocharged engine and an Optima Hybrid model will follow in 2011.

Powered by a 200-horsepower 2.4-liter GDI engine, the Optima is rated at 24/35 mpg city/hwy when equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and 24/34 with the electronically-controlled 6-speed automatic. A 274-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine powers the EX Turbo and SX trim levels and is rated at 22/34 mpg with the 6-speed Sportmatic Automatic.

MSRP:

Standard Motor:

$19,200

2.4-liter, I4, 200-horsepower engine that achieves 24-mpg in the city and 35-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard.

Average Consumer Rating: 0 stars

Expert Rating: 4.0 stars

 

KIA OPTIMA EXPERT REVIEWS
2011-kia-optima-hybrid-250x125 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Review – Arriving fashionably late to the hybrid party
By David Colman

“We recently had the chance to take the Optima Hybrid for a brief test drive around the streets of South San Francisco. On the outside, the car shares the same eye-catching exterior as the gas-powered Optima, save for a few hybrid badges and what look to be unique alloy wheels.”

kia optima hybrid drivetrain eco monitor 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid First Impressions Review
By Alex Kramer

“We recently had the chance to take the Optima Hybrid for a brief test drive around the streets of South San Francisco. On the outside, the car shares the same eye-catching exterior as the gas-powered Optima, save for a few hybrid badges and what look to be unique alloy wheels.”

2011 Kia Optima 2011 Kia Optima Review – Not your average mid-size sedan
By Ming Tan

“Having owned both Hondas and Toyotas in the past, I know what an average sedan feels like. I want to feel something different. Not often do thoughts of mid-sized sedans evoke passion and verve, but why shouldn’t they?”

2011 Kia Optima video review Video Review: 2011 Kia Optima
By Driving Sports TV

“Hyundai and Kia are getting better and better with each new model release and the latest from Kia is a prime example why they are gaining market share at a fantastic rate. “

KIA OPTIMA PHOTO GALLERIES
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