2011 Kia Optima EX First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2011 Kia Optima - Road Test Specs

2011 Kia Optima Sedan

(2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2011 Kia Optima EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$22,100


ConfigurationTransverse front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,359/144
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)200 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)186 @ 4,250
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission type6-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.21; II = 2.64; III = 1.80; IV = 1.39; V = 1.00; VI = 0.77; R = 3.39
Final-drive ratio (x:1)2.86


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.5
Tire make and modelNexen Classe Premiere CP 671
Tire typeAll-season, touring
Tire sizeP215/55/R17 93V
Wheel size17-by-16.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front11.8-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs, single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.2-inch one-piece solid cast-iron discs, single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)8.2 (IL estimate)

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)24 city/35 highway

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 with six speakers
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard via propietary iPod cable, USB jack, aux jack, Bluetooth audio
Satellite radioStandard Sirius with 3-month free trial
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional DVD 7.0-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition, doors, trunk (EX and SX)
Parking aidsOptional back-up camera (with navigation)

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,223
Length (in.)190.7
Width (in.)72.1
Height (in.)57.3
Wheelbase (in.)110.0
Track, front (in.)62.8
Track, rear (in.)62.8
Turning circle (ft.)35.8
Legroom, front (in.)45.5
Legroom, rear (in.)34.7
Headroom, front (in.)40.0
Headroom, rear (in.)37.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.7
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)15.4
Ground clearance (in.)5.3


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available

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