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2011 Kia Optima Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Great Car Very Poor Mileage
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By ischreiber
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2011 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Review

I bought this car because I thought it was beautiful and still do.
I t comes with great features for the money and is very distinctive.
The one big problem I have is the mileage.
I get about 17-19 in the city and about 26 on the highway.
The estimate they advertise is 24 City 35 Highway.
What is particularly disturbing is the response/lack of response from either the dealer or KIA customer service.
The dealer did a fuel economy test on the car and came up with combined city/hwy of 22.5 mpg a far cry from the advertised mpg.
I am totally frustrated with KIA.
I previously owned an accord EXL and will probably go back to them next time I buy.











Best Features

backup camera


Worst Features

Live up to Mileage expectations


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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 Sedan EX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

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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Real Pleasure to Drive
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By jillyfish
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2011 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Former Lincoln owner, this car is fun and comfortable! Fantastic value.


Best Features

Good lines from every angle.


Worst Features

A little difficult to see behind you when backing out because the rear window is high. The radio needs help, too tinny.


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engine light--Vapor leak!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jm1522
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2011 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Review

We bought a brand fresh out of the factory 2011 Optima, which had to be returned to the dealership after 500miles for the engine light.
The service department said that the car had a faulty gas cap and make sure that we DO NOT top off at the gas pump.
200miles after the engine light was reset it came back on again.
This car has been into the dealership 5times for the engine light, each time the service dept says it is a vapor leak!!
If a car has been returned 5times for the same issue, apparently there is a real problem and just turning off the engine light DOES NOT fix the problem.


Best Features

The gas mileage greatly suffers when the Engine light is on. After having to take it to another KIA dealership they found that the engine light code showed that the PURGE VALVE SENSOR failed in the car.


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Love my KIA Optima!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sabz
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2011 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Review

It is a great looking car.
I get tons of compliments!!! People are always stopping me in parking lots and telling me how nice of a car it is.
I love to drive it.
However, the other day it would not start.
Turns out it had a problem with the brake switch.
KIA had it fixed and back to me the same day.
Also about 3 months of owning the car, I noticed that the radio screen was scrambled.
KIA replaced it under warranty. I would still recommend it!


Best Features

I love the panoramic sun roof. The seats are incredibly comfortable. I love the heated steering wheel. As well as the heated and cooled front seats, and the kids love the heated rear seats seats! Wisconsin mornings are very cold!! I think it is a beautiful car. Mine is white with gray leather interior.


Worst Features

On the highway, the road noise is quite loud. We talked to the KIA dealership, and they said it was probably the Nexen tires.


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