I have owned Dozens of new cars, including,7/ VW's,3/BMW's,3/Audi's,2/Acura's,1/Jag& a M-B. All were special in their own way, But as far as Packaging, performance, style, funtion, and safety rating (NHTSA/IIHS), My 2012 Kia Optima SX, is by far the best car I've ever Owned. it feels as solid as any of them. And on my trip From Texas to Va. I got 33 true MPG, at speeds somewhat above those posted. so a word to the wise car shopper, Don't be fooled by the Badge.
Xenons, Excellent handling,very confortatble seats, panaramic S/R, UVO, and some may not know this, but the Infinity HD stereo is rated at 550 watts, with excellent high and median reproduction... If this was a cheap product as some have said, Kia could not afford to have a 100,000 mi Warrenty on it especially with a TURBO Engine.
Put better handeling tires on this excellent car. Maybe Conti DWS's, Or Bridgstone potenza RE970 A/S's.