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2011 Kia Optima EXReview
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A Keeper And Then Some! —

Being a guy I wish it was the Turbo but it's my wife's car. My wife didn't like driving before but now she even does some mild "road racer" moves and a little straight line "hot rodding" on rare occasion. See Pros Update Just returned from a 2200 mile vacation trip to Chicago and then Niagra Falls, Ontario. Not a single issue with the car. Everything worked properly, as expected, and using an additive got very good mileage both town and hiway (27.9 mpg combined as near as I can figure because Canadian gas is sold by the liter) that's approx. 350/1850 16% town/ 84%hiway. somewhat more favorable than the EPA's 30/70 but it is what it is. Driving in Chicago and Niagra Falls are both a nightmare, wall to wall people. We have about 22000 miles on her now and no rattles or squeaks, everything works as intended. Dealer just replaced the windshield wipers, cabin air filter, rotated the tires (3rd time) and changed the oil using blended synthetic and did his "multipoint check" all for $123 and we are good to go. Update: 23500 miles The ignition interlock switch on the brake pedal started sticking in the open position and the car wouldn't start. No cost to fix it but a nuisance stomping the pedal to free it to start the car. Was told this has been a common problem. Also got a screw in the sidewall on the left front tire that I had patched but it wouldn't hold. New set of Firestone Precision Touring tires yielded an amazing improvement in ride, road noise and control from OEM Nexen's. They aren't cheap but are worth every penny.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros:   Get's wows for looks from both men and women. Is powerful(yet 35 mpg highway, we've done it!) for a 2.4L but so buttery smooth and nearly noise free. It's comfortable even on long trips and has all the stuff a much more expensive car has and more. The  sunroof covers the entire roof! It has all 4 heated and front cooled seats and a heated steering wheel for God's sake!    

update: Reliable! First push of the button starting always without exception, no clunks, vibrations. OEM tires are still hanging in with 50% tread. Still gets looks and comments.

Cons: could be more economical in town gets about 19-20 in cold 21-22 in warm weather on EPA of 24.

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2011 Kia Optima SX TurboReview
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Sweet Ride — love the car fast for a family car and its got all the options a cadi has with out the price and the high cost of repairs cant wait for the performance mods to start coming out deff next on my list to do

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: the stereo and the heated and cooled leather seats are awesome

Cons: no performance mods yet

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2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Review
Hoo says:
Overall smooth ride, stylish, excellent interior and options, great handling/braking, good mileage to be equipped with a turbo.
vs2011 Dodge Charger Police RWD
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2011 Kia Optima Review
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vs2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL
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Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL worse.
"More sporty and space."

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9YCW67

Not sure what other car can be equal with this. The price is great, the features, and quality kia has brought is excellent! Read More

Review By Larry

I needed a 2020 EX Premium Sangria color for a specific reason. I found one in Columbus OH. Flew out and drove 2200 miles back home in less than 3 days. 34 mpg at highway speeds +. DCT worked l... Read More

2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru3YNC2

This is one of the best mid size sedans l have ever owned. Packed with modern technologies which beats any European luxury brand with affordable price. Very roomy and quiet cabin. Read More

Review By Jerseygirl739

I love it so far, the only problem is the tire pressure light is on and was on when it got delivered to me. Read More

2018 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Vhbigspring

The Kia Optima has a very smooth ride and easy to handle. The A/C is very cold. The car is also very comfortable and the back seat has plenty of leg room for all three teenagers. Read More

Review By GuruX9K8M

I’ve been driving it for 5 days. So far I really like it. I have had Toyota Camry’s for years, but the car market made it hard for me to afford one now. The Optima reminds me of the Camry only I like... Read More

2017 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Chuck

Sharp quality sedan at a competative price point in the class. Read More

Review By Adaniellepittman

Not a good value. Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C5BRZ

I like the car I want a turbo one tho Read More

Review By kim

Its a beautiful car and rides so smoothly, I would buy another one in a heartbeat Read More

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