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2011 Kia Optima

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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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The best dollar value
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By coloradoan1
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2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I bought my Optima two weeks ago.
So far an excellent decision.
The engine is impressive and in the city gives 25+ MPG.
What is fun is the technology package: this car is equipped with
features that you only find in a top notch brand.
It is probably true that it is a little more noisy than a BMW or a Mercedes...
But it is half the price!.
I think this is a great option.
Must see before buying a new car


Best Features

Tech package. And the extended (double) sun roof!!


Worst Features

Change the tires. With better tires (Michelin for example) the road noise is reduced


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Very Happy with my 2011 Kia Optima
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By devildawg1
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2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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We have had our Optima for 5 months and are pleased with it.
The MPG is excellent. We took a trip from Illinois through Pennsylvania and then down to Myrtle Beach and back to IL.
We averaged just over 35 MPG for highway driving.
This is corrected as the computer reads a little higher than we actually receive. We typically were driving 65 - 75 MPH. I am 6'4" tall and I fit very comfortably driving.
I can even stretch my legs straight out if I need to stretch them.
The trunk is large.
I play golf so one of my expectations is that I can get 4 sets of golf clubs in the trunk.
With this vehicle it is not a problem.


Best Features

Love the push button start and ease of changing the steering wheel position. My wife has arthritis and those features make it much more convenient for her. The large trunk is also a great feature.


Worst Features

My one concern is that road noise can be excessive, depending the the road we are on. I have heard it could be the tires. Hopefully, that is the issue. The noise is not unbearable but I would like to have less noise.


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good value, but not refined....
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jerryjerry
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2011 Kia Optima LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Did the online shopping at Edmunds before I bought this for my son.
I've been driving it the last 5 months as well.
The power train is not smooth.
Shifting is awkward after a few months.
Very loud in hwy, wish we had longer test drive on hwy before we bought it.
I think they were very aggressive when they stated their gas mileage.
I'm getting 3 miles below in Georgia driving.
And my son stated it pull to the left as others have experienced.


Best Features

Styling.


Worst Features

Clearly more refinement. Maybe 2nd year would be better.


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