Engine Sound - 2011 Kia Optima SX Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX: Engine Sound

August 17, 2011

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One thing I wish our Optima SX had was a bit more personality in terms of how it sounds when you accelerate. The Optima Turbo is Kia's answer to other V6 family sedans, and usually those V6s have a decent soundtrack at high rpm. The Optima SX, in contrast, sounds no different than your typical ho-hum four-cylinder. There's nothing wrong with this, but it'd still be nice to get a more engaging engine and/or exhaust note when you step up to the SX model.

A brief shakycam video follows after the jump.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor


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