2012 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Fun car to drive

2012 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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EX Turbo Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)

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Fun car to drive
By robert202 on


2012 Kia Optima EX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Pros: Fun to drive with great performance
Outstanding appearance inside and out
Love the UVO system, especially the back up camera, large interior and trunk for a small car, Cartersville, GA. Kia dealer was good to work with and treated us well. Good value.

Cons: Seat cushion could use more padding, becomes uncomfortable after 2 hours of driving,
gas mileage overstated my best is 30 MPG but average 27 - could be my foot in the Turbo, road noise on rough roads transmits into the interior excessively.
Bought the car in December 2011 it now has over 9K miles on it.
All in all, I'm happy with the purchase.

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By upacrk1
on 12/31/13 04:44 AM (PST)

I hear ya about the seat cushions! They seemed fine during the 20 minute road test but I think it would be a pain in the ass on a long road trip. And it's really too bad they didn't put a manual up/down adjustment on the front passenger seat which sits way too low!

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