By DD on
2010 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Here at the end of 2010, the 2010 model optima is a great deal. The options you can get for your money on an ex or sx blow the Toyota/Honda competition away. The only close competitor price wise was the Malibu, which was also discounted. The optima has the Malibu beat in most regards in my opinion. Gas mileage is good, I'm getting 24-25 mpg in the city around la and I'm not an easy driver. On the highway, if I try I can push around 35 mpg. The 4 cylinder has plenty of power, more than most of its competition. Interior is great. Exterior looks really sharp, better than Hyundai's and I like over the Camry and Accord.
Power and heated front seats; Nav system; Subwoofer included on the infinity stereo system; 100,000 mile warranty.
The 2011 is all new so this is a moot point. Hopefully the new GPS has more up to date POIs and a way to update it.