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2001 Kia Optima
the kia optima is a great car. it is a very reliable car that makes for a good everyday driver. the car has a good suspension set up for a 4 door sedan. the ride is smooth but not overly loose. i have... Read More
The new mid-size luxury offering from Kia is the Optima. The 2001 Kia Optima LX V6 sedan features a more powerful 2.5-liter, 170-hp DOHC V6 engine and is matched only to a 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Other than the powertrain, the 2001 Optima LX V6 offers the same features as the I4 LX. Power windows, locks, and mirrors are all standard, as are intermittent wipers, cruise control, and a cassette player.
Dual front-side airbags are also standard, and in the 2001 Optima LX V6, you can get optional ABS brakes to replace the disc brakes. This is not offered with the LX I4. The only other option offered with the LX V6 is an upgraded stereo with a CD player. Rear seats split-fold 60/40 to increase trunk space. Gas mileage runs at a so-so 20/25, and the Insurance Institute gives the 2001 Optima only acceptable crash ratings. Drivers like the noticeable improvement in pickup with the V6 engine, and always comment on how smooth the ride is. Peeling paint and problems with the power windows are common complaints with the 2001 Optima LX V6.
This overview covers the LX V6 trim only.
Please see our 2001 Kia Optima Overview for more information.
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