2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test


2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: The Right Angle

April 29, 2011

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I like it when cars feature center stacks that are angled toward the driver. It makes sense ergonomically, since the tilt of the stack makes its buttons and knobs easier to reach. This design cue also succeeds from an aesthetic standpoint since it gives the cabin a driver-focused look.

You can't see it too clearly in this photo, but the Optima's center stack is positioned so it leans toward the driver in the most helpful way. It's one thing that I really like about the car's cabin. Otherwise, the stack's layout of assorted controls is decent enough, though I wouldn't mind having a radio tuning knob in the mix.

Is the center stack in your car tilted toward the driver?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 5,033 miles

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

$226 per month*
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