The 2011 Kia Optima is another visually stunning product from the designers at Kia. It’s been totally redesigned for 2011, and is easily one of the most recognizable, well-proportioned, and daring cars on the road today.
Kia was kind enough to send us a fully loaded Optima SX Turbo, which sported nearly every option offered, as well as the top-shelf 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that pumps out 274 hp and 269 lb.-ft of torque while achieving a stunning 34mpg on the highway.
It impressed us with great reflexes, surprising power, and a high level of standard equipment including heated rear seats and a cooled glove box. Watch host Emme Hall’s thorough and lively review of this overachieving sedan and share your thoughts!
–Road Test Editor
Host: Emme Hall
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Vehicle: 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo
Base Price: $25,995
Price as tested: $30,840
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Horsepower: 274 @ 6,000rpm
Torque: 269 lb.-ft @ 1750rpm
0-60 MPH: 6.5 sec.
Warranty: 5 years, 60,000 miles (vehicle), 10 years/100,000 miles (powertrain)
Fuel Economy: 22 city / 34 highway MPG
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