Not-So-Restful Armrest - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: Not-So-Restful Armrest

August 29, 2011

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Some might say there's no place in a car for fake carbon fiber. I'll leave that point for you guys to argue out among yourselves.

But the Kia Optima Turbo's door armrest is definitely NOT the place for a piece of plastic, carbon-fiber-look or otherwise. For me anyway, my left elbow touches down right where the padded leather and non-padded plastic trim come together, at least when I'm holding onto the steering wheel with my left hand.

And that's just plain silly, not to mention uncomfortable.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 11,008 miles.


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