Two Benefits of the Cooled Seat - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: Two Benefits of the Cooled Seat

July 11, 2011

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The seats in our long-term 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo are not only heated, but feature 2-level cooling too. That's remarkable in a car that costs $31K loaded. Those heated/cooled seats are part of the $2150 Premium package which include pano sunroof, power front passenger seat, driver seat memory, and heated outboard rear seats(!!).

That package is well-worth it, as both the bottom cushions and the seat backs are cooled, preventing what my buddy calls "Swamp Back."

They're also good for the complement to the seat heater prank, the cooled seat trick. Of course, you must do this during the dead of winter, as I did once to my Michigan co-worker.

He thought he had a bladder accident.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 8,650 miles


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