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2011 Kia Optima - Consumer Reviews

2011 Kia Optima

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3rd update
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By donnie71281
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2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I've now had my EX-Turbo for 13 months.
Just hit 8,000 miles.
I still love the car as much as I did the day I got it.
Not had a single problem with the car.
I have no complaints with the fuel economy at all.
Yes, the Nexen tires are noisy, but once those are changed the car is extremely quiet. Makes our Accord sound like a wind tunnel.

I would buy this car all over again.
No regrets.


Best Features

Everything.


Worst Features

Better stock tires would be a good thing.


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Nothing but problems
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By kjanney
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2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I was so excited when I puchased my Kia Optima last June. However, that quickly changed. Two weeks after purchase, the turbo blew out while we were on vaction. It took forever to be fixed because parts on a new car were not readily avaiable. Once we got it back, the Turbo blew out AGAIN in less than a month.
Not to mention that the alignment has been out since I bought the car. The Turbo hasn't blown out since the 2nd failure, but the alignment continues to be out, even after multiple attempts to fix it. I'm tired of fighting the steering wheel to stay on the road.
The car looks slick, and has cool features, but I can't keep this one.
Looking for another car.


Best Features

Heated/cooled seats, panoramic sunroof


Worst Features

Fix the alignment issues, and make sure that new cars are thoroughly tested so that major failures do not occur when the car is in the consumer's hands.


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7 months / 14,000 miles
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By we_will_see
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2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Have had my Optima EX turbo/loaded for 7 mo. now and have driven over 14,000 miles.
Still like this care very much, I live in NE Ohio and it drives great in the snow.
Had to drive through a snow storm in Indiana on my way home from Chicago and it handled great on the highway.
Love the heated seats and steering wheel, great on those cold mornings.
Defrost works fast & well, as does the rear defrost/mirror heaters.
Handling & performance are excellent, very sure footed.
Transmission is great also.
Love the nav/blue tooth/voice activation etc.
Every thing is really easy to use.
My only complaint would be the stiff seat but heard they fixed in 2012 models.
Overall great car!


Best Features

Performance, heated seats, heated steering wheel, navigation/blue tooth/voice, handling, driving in the snow, quiet.


Worst Features

More padding in seats (heard they have done this in 2012 model), gas mileage is good but not as good as they claim. My gas mileage was better when I first bought it. This may because it's winter and typically get lower gas mileage in the cold weather.


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3rd updatre
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By donnie71281
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2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I've not got 4,000 miles on my EX-Turbo.
I still love this care as much as the day i bought it.


Not a single issue with the car. The turbo engine is fantastic.
Fit and finish is great and this car is the favorite of all the cars i've ever owned.

The only thing i would change is having just 1.
(which may change)


Best Features

absolutely everything


Worst Features

I think passengers would like a lumbar support option. I know i love mine.


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unbelievably good value
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By ssekdad
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2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I bought this car in early July and drove from Chicago to Colorado and back in August so I already have almost 5000 miles on this car.
I love almost everything about this car so my complaints are really nit picky.
The city gas mileage isn't great (15-20) but we got almost 33 mpg on the trip to Colorado where we averaged over 70 mph.
In Eco mode the transmission seems to downshift abruptly when you are decelerate.
The routing on the GPS and the POI library isn't great so I am continuing to use my TomTom GPS unit.
Other than that I am thrilled with the car.
The workmanship is top notch, it's extremely roomy and comfortable, the panoramic sunroof makes it feel even more spacious.


Best Features

Panoramic sunroof comprehensive cabin technology Responsive turbo engine Great looks Big trunk


Worst Features

Better GPS (not that important) Improve driveability of hybrid drivetrain; I would have preferred to get that instead of the standard turbo 4, but there were too many kinks that need to be worked out.


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