Used 2011 Kia Optima

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2011 Kia Optima
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$6,445 - $13,100
2011 Kia Optima

Pros

  • Powerful and fuel-efficient engines
  • good ride/handling balance
  • handsome cabin
  • copious features
  • top safety scores
  • impressive value
  • lengthy warranty.

Cons

  • Can be tight on headroom
  • disappointing real-world fuel economy and driving experience for hybrid
  • numb steering.
Kia Optima years

Used 2011 Kia Optima for Sale

Kia Optima 2011 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
72,647 miles
Used 2011
Kia Optima
LX
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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Kia Optima 2011 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
108 miles
Used 2011
Kia Optima
LX
Porsche of Tysons Corner
14.9 mi away
List$6,445
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Kia Optima 2011 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
126,543 miles
Used 2011
Kia Optima
SX
(3)
Fairfax Kia
15.4 mi away
List$9,500
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Kia Optima 2011 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
94,269 miles
Used 2011
Kia Optima
LX
(4)
Woodbridge Auto Sales
30.3 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Dealer Notes
VEHICLE HAS PASSED SAFETY INSPECTION. VEHICLE CHECKED AND SERVICED BY OUR ON SITE MECHANIC WITH A FRESH OIL CHANGE, EXTENDED WARRANTY AND EASY FINANCING AVAILABLE, CAR FAX REPORT AVAILABLE ON ALL VEHICLES! COME AND TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE TODAY!! ***Disclaimer: We reserve the rights to end this listing or any other listings at any time should the vehicle no longer be available for sale, and sales prices are subject to change without notice. Fees and Taxes: all vehicles sold are subject to $795.00 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with cleaning and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyer(s) are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. . ONLINE PRICES REFLECTS REBATES & DISCOUNTS. INTERNET SPECIAL PRICING IS BASED ON ONE TIME PAYMENT OF CASH, CREDIT UNION AND OR BANKS CERTIFIED LOAN CHECKS AND EFT's. ALL VEHICLES FINANCED WILL BE SOLD AT REGULAR RETAIL PRICE. WE FINANCE PEOPLE WITH ALL TYPES OF CREDIT. EVERYONE IS APPROVED. Woodbridge Auto Sales is not responsible for TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, MISPRINTS ON EQUIPMENT, and VOIDED MANUFACTURER WARRANTY. Customers must confirm all the options with the dealership and the remaining warranty with the manufacturer prior of purchasing the vehicle. Ask your Salesperson for additional extended warranty.***
Kia Optima 2011 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
92,157 miles
Used 2011
Kia Optima
EX
(73)
O'Donnell Honda
40.1 mi away
List$9,500
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Kia Optima 2011 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
47,058 miles
Used 2011
Kia Optima
SX
Carvana - Washington DC
46 mi away
List$13,100
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Dealer Notes
Can't get your mind off a 2011KiaOptima with 15.4 cu. ft. of cargo space? With Carvana, you can get this high-quality, Carvana Certified vehicle without having to wrestle with a salesperson! While sedans are the most common vehicle out there, this Optima is more than meets the eye. This Optima is also equipped with a FWD layout. The simplicity of this layout lowers cost and actually improves traction since the heavy engine pushes the driven wheels onto the ground. Let the sun stream in on those beautiful summer days with this Sedan's sunroof. You can cover miles with ease with available cruise control. Safely communicate with friends and family using the Bluetooth hands-free calling. Before making them available to you, we ensure that every Carvana vehicle is accident-free before putting it through an exhaustive reconditioning and detailing process. Take a 360-degree virtual tour - inside and out - of every vehicle in our inventory, as we detail every feature and any major imperfections that appear on the car. This particular car has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection by Sidney and his talented team of ASE Certified mechanics. Worried about buyer's remorse with your online vehicle purchase? Worry no more, as every vehicle purchase comes with a 7-day test-own, allowing you to drive around town and even have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice. If the car doesn't live up to your expectations for any reason within the 7-day period, give us a call and we'll come retrieve the vehicle from you with a refund of your purchase. Have a question about the car you're looking at, or about the purchase process in general? Visit us at Carvana.com to learn more!
Kia Optima 2011 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
86,526 miles
Used 2011
Kia Optima
LX
(8)
Ellas Auto Outlet Inc
62.4 mi away
List$7,996
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Good Deal!
$220 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
WARRANTY++PRICED BELOW KBB VALUE--We are 2016 VIADA QUALITY DEALER RECIPIENT--WE STAND BEHIND OUR PRODUCT AND SERVICES WITH A 6 MONTH6000 MILE WARRANTY ON ALL VEHICLES--THIS OPTIMA HAS ELEGANT DESIGN AND SUPERB PERFORMANCE--MULTIPLE TECH & SAFETY FEATURES--EXTRA CLEAN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE---BLUE exterior and GRAY Leather interior .Features include: -- automatic transmission wOD Sportmatic shifter H-Matic -inc: Auto Shift lock system ECO switch--High performance shock absorbers--4-wheel anti-lock brakes--Hill start assist control (HAC)--Impact-absorbing steering columnImpact-triggered auto door unlocking--power seat--heated seats--CD player--power sunroof--power window--power doorlock--keyless entry--alarm--AC--Heat--ready to go price includes 6 month6000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or 540-582-8151
Kia Optima 2011 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
71,315 miles
Used 2011
Kia Optima
LX
McKee Motors
93.8 mi away
List$8,490
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Kia Optima 2011
98,009 miles
Used 2011
Kia Optima
LX
(3)
Fairfax Kia
15.4 mi away
List$9,764
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

From anonymous also-ran to eye-catching class leader, the 2011 Kia Optima is a must-drive family sedan.

vehicle overview

Today on Extreme Makeover: Automotive Edition is a homely Korean midsize sedan best known for, well, nothing at all. Previously, the Optima has been so nondescript in both styling and attitude that you would have thought Kia designed it specifically for rental fleets or maybe even the witness protection program. But thanks to an extreme makeover, the 2011 Kia Optima has emerged from its anonymous cocoon to be a striking butterfly of a family sedan. With sleek styling, substantial power and plenty of value, the latest Optima is an instant standout among its many rivals.

The redesigned Optima is based on the same platform used for the equally made-over Hyundai Sonata. While Kia tuned the suspension and steering to its own sportier specification, the Sonata's engines have carried over into the Optima virtually unchanged. That's just fine by us, as it's an all-star cast. The 200-horsepower four-cylinder achieves an estimated 34 mpg on the highway while the 274-hp turbo-4 incredibly gets the same highway figure. Meanwhile, the 206-hp 2011 Optima Hybrid model gets superior fuel economy, though not quite as excellent as its 35 mpg/40 mpg highway EPA estimates would indicate.

Unless you've read up on the Optima and Sonata relationship, you probably wouldn't suspect the two are related. Each car's design (both exterior and interior) is unique, with the Kia taking a more premium, European look. And when you take a look around the Optima's interior, you'll find yourself thinking you're in a more expensive car.

Despite this extreme makeover, the 2011 Kia Optima has maintained the previous Optima's lengthy warranty and strong value. The Optima packs in a ton of features for a price that undercuts most competitors, while offering things that others do not such as ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. All together, the Optima has been transformed from an anonymous also-ran for bargain hunters and rental fleets into one of the best (and best-looking) midsize family sedans. Ty Pennington would be proud.

2011 Kia Optima configurations

The 2011 Kia Optima is a midsize sedan available in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX Turbo, SX and Hybrid.

Standard equipment on the LX (when fitted with the manual transmission) includes 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, full power accessories, a height-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar adjustment, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a stereo with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. Opting for an LX with the automatic transmission gets you alloy wheels, cruise control and the availability of the Convenience package, which consists of an eight-way power driver seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The EX comes standard with the Convenience package as well as 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, foglights, keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents and leather upholstery. The EX Turbo gets a more powerful engine, bigger brakes and a different grille design. The SX is also turbocharged but has a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, LED taillights, a rear lip spoiler, unique bumper designs, steering-wheel paddle shifters and an upgraded trip computer.

The Optima Hybrid is equipped similarly to the EX, though it has unique 16-inch wheels and cloth upholstery. The Hybrid is the only 2011 Optima that comes with Kia's new Uvo electronics interface system.

The Technology package (offered for all trims except the manual-equipped LX) adds a rearview camera, a navigation system, an eight-speaker Infinity sound system and, on the LX, dual-zone climate control and rear air vents. The Premium package for the EX and SX adds a panoramic sunroof, a four-way power passenger seat, driver seat memory, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats. On the EX and EX Turbo, this package also includes a heated steering wheel. The Hybrid's Premium Technology package effectively combines those two packages and also includes 17-inch wheels, xenon headlights, leather seating and the auto-dimming review mirror.

2011 Highlights

The Kia Optima is a completely redesigned model for 2011.

Performance & mpg

The 2011 Kia Optima LX and EX are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 200 hp and 186 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is standard on the LX Manual, while a six-speed automatic is standard on all other Optimas. In California-emissions states, the Optima has a Super Ultra Low Emissions rating (versus Ultra-Low elsewhere) resulting in a lower power output of 192 hp and 181 lb-ft.

In performance testing, a loaded Optima EX in SULEV form went from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds -- the ULEV Optima will be a bit quicker, but either way, the car is on par with other vehicles in the class. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined with the automatic. The manual gets you 24/35/28.

The EX Turbo and SX get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. We tested a Sonata SX and clocked a quick 0-60-mph time of 6.5 seconds. The Optima Turbo's EPA-estimated fuel economy is 22/34/26 -- outstanding for a car with this much power.

The 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine generating 166 hp and 154 pound-feet of torque paired with an electric motor making 40 hp. Combined, the two power units are good for 206 peak hp and 193 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic is again standard.

In Edmunds performance testing, the Optima Hybrid accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which is reasonably quick for a hybrid. The EPA estimates the Optima Hybrid fuel economy at 35 mpg city/40 mpg highway and 38 combined. However, in extensive real-world testing, we've found the Hybrid often struggles to match those numbers.

Safety

The 2011 Kia Optima comes standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, side airbags, side curtain airbags and hill start assist. A rearview camera is optional.

In government crash tests, the Optima earned a top five-star rating for overall safety performance, with five stars awarded for both frontal and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has similarly awarded its top "Good" rating to the Optima for its performance in frontal-offset and side-impact tests. In Edmunds brake testing, an Optima EX came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet -- a good performance.

Driving

The 2011 Kia Optima has a composed ride that's comfortable without being isolating. The same can't be said of the steering -- it's pretty numb -- but at least it has firmer, more responsive weighting than its more comfort-tuned Sonata cousin. Overall handling for the Optima is hardly memorable, but it's certainly pleasant and better than average for the segment.

Both of the regular four-cylinder engines are impressive. They produce best-in-class power and are paired with responsive and smooth-shifting transmissions. The truly impressive fuel economy is an ample slab of icing on the cake.

Less impressive is the Optima Hybrid. Its electric motor makes accelerating from a dead stop a smooth affair, and at highway cruising speeds the electric motor can aid quick bursts of acceleration that makes the engine almost feel turbocharged. However, in low-speed driving or quickly changing traffic conditions, the Hybrid shudders and lurches while deciding which gear it wants. It is similarly unpredictable under braking.

Interior

The Kia Optima's cabin has a vaguely Audi look to it, which isn't surprising since its designer used to work for the German luxury carmaker. While its quality isn't up to the standards of Audi, the abundance of soft-touch materials, precise switchgear and pleasingly grained plastics make this one of the nicest interiors in its class. Cover up the Kia badge and your passengers are likely to think you're driving a European car.

Unique to the Hybrid is a special gauge cluster that displays, among other things, hybrid power flow and overall driving style efficiency. Also special to the Hybrid is Kia's new Uvo electronics interface system -- the regular Optima doesn't get it until 2012. Utilizing the same technology as Ford's Sync system, Uvo provides voice control of cell phones and MP3 players as well as other services such as turn-by-turn navigation. In our limited testing of Uvo, we found it to work quite well.

The Optima has a fairly spacious cabin with comfortable seats and a solid amount of legroom front and rear. Headroom (particularly in back) is a bit tight due to the car's rakish, coupelike roof line. Taller folks should definitely think twice about the optional panoramic sunroof, as it significantly decreases headroom further. The Optima has 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is about average for its class. Because of its battery pack, the Hybrid drops to 9.9 cubic feet.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great car for anyone with realistic expectations
titan415,11/02/2011
I'm always interested to see how people react to things. Some people drive this car and see it for what it is: a great value and a really good car. And then there are those to say that it's not a good car because they have driven, owned, or dreampt of better. You'll see plenty of those reviews here and other places. The reality is that this car is great for the money, offers a huge range of features, has a warranty that should allay any fears about the uknown, and, finally, it looks hot. It's not a perfect car, true. The wide c-pillar creates a blind spot, the engine isn't V6 smooth, and it's true that the seats aren't the best. But nits aside, this is a seriously good car.
Test drive review
canreda6,01/07/2011
I have been test driving the 2011 Sonata and Optima. Optima looks like an Infiniti or Audi and offers features the Sonata doesn't like hill start assist and dual exhaust on all trims. I am leaning towards the Optima and I really want to buy a manual trans, but Kia decided, in a truly bizarre move, to not allow you to get cruise control with the manual trans. Otherwise the car is excellent. Very good acceleration and you can't hear the valve train noise like you can on the Sonata which is nice. Also seems like the suspension is more upscale than the Sonata. No options allowed or a turbo with a manual trans?? Change the packaging and they would steal sales from BMW/Audi and others...
7,000 mile update
ggunderson2,06/03/2011
Just finished a Highway trip of 350 miles each way thru hilly country. Average MPG of 37.8!!! Seats remained comfortable, ride was quiet. I have owned a new car every other year for at least 20 years and have NEVER gotten as many compliments for any other car. The other day a gas station attendent ran out to ask questions. Not a single rattle or any maintenance to-date. You really should look at this car as it cannot be touched at this price!
My SX experience
72roadrunner,05/22/2011
I love this car. Handles great and has excellent power whether using ECO mode or regular mode. I am getting 30mpg overall combined city and hwy with about 50/50 of each. This car has the interior room of a much bigger car. I have extra long legs and I still fit in this car great, and there is room for someone to sit behind me with my seat all the way back the way I need it. This isn't true for many cars. The truck is also bigger than other large cars I have driven/owned. I love that people can't figure out what kind of car this is at first glance. That will probably change as more show up on the road, but for now I feel I am driving an exclusive luxury automobile, that runs on regular!
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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
22 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
274 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
274 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat3 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.6%

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Used 2011 Kia Optima Overview

The Used 2011 Kia Optima is offered in the following submodels: Optima Sedan, Optima Hybrid. Available styles include EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), EX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), and LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M).

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Save up to $261 on one of 9 Used 2011 Kia Optima for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,445 as of12/11/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Kia Optima trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Kia Optima LX is priced between $6,445 and$10,998 with odometer readings between 108 and98009 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Kia Optima SX is priced between $9,500 and$13,100 with odometer readings between 47058 and126543 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Kia Optima EX is priced between $9,500 and$9,500 with odometer readings between 92157 and92157 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2011 Kia Optima?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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