2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: Better Pedals Than I Thought
November 21, 2011
The whole "sport pedals" thing is a bit overblown. Sure, shiny metal pedals look cool and all, but do they really add anything to the driving experience? For the most part I would say no, and I still don't think any different after driving the Optima.
I do, however, find the rubber studded pedals in our Kia better than your average footrests. Unlike most pedals that are hard and flat, these actually have something to grab onto.
We had rain here all day yesterday and it was a noticeable convenience. I could get in the car with soaked shoes and use both the brake and the gas without my foot constantly slipping off the pedals. A big deal? Hardly, but it's a nice touch nonetheless. Not sporty, just useful.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com