2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test


2011 Kia Optima: Every Basketball Fan's Favorite Car

April 26, 2011

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So remember my friend ice cream shop Matt who was all about our Hyundai Equus' backseat? Well, I figured since he liked that one he'd be interested in our 2011 Kia Optima Turbo so before coming over I asked him if he wanted to see it. "Hell yeah! That's every basketball fan's favorite car," he replied excitedly. Since I'm not a basketball fan I didn't know that the Kia Optima is the "official vehicle of the NBA." Turns out basketball player Blake Griffin won a slam dunk contest by jumping over the parked Kia and slam dunking a ball.

See the video after the jump. It's pretty awesome.

In any case, Matt really liked the Optima Turbo, going on and on about how he loved the looks of it, including its wheels, and he was a fan of the bucket seats in the back. He was only bummed that at $30K it was out of his price range.

And here's the commercial Kia made of the moment:

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Kia Optima in VA is:

$140 per month*
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