The all-new 2011 Kia Optima midsize sedan is a completely new and stunning design highlighted by a dynamic and streamlined profile that conveys elegance and athletic confidence from every angle.
Optima’s groundbreaking spirit continues under the hood and inside the cabin with the introduction of three new powertrains — including Kia’s first-ever hybrid in the U.S. — that deliver class-leading power and fuel economy.
The 2011 Optima projects a high-performance yet elegant image with its unique silhouette and sleek stance. The striking face of Optima features Kia’s signature bold tabbed grille that is surrounded by projector headlamps. Longer, wider and lower than before, Optima’s coupe-like profile is enhanced by a sweeping chrome arc, a distinctive design motif that visually lowers the car further and enhances its proportions.
The instrument panel is contoured toward the driver to suggest a cockpit feel with precise gauges and controls for an overall sport performance experience without sacrificing comfort or roominess. Paddle shifters behind the steering wheel convey that Optima is built for people who are passionate about cars.
Impressive technology features come standard including an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio system with Sirius Satellite Radio capabilities. Also standard on all trims are auxiliary and USB audio input jacks for connecting with MP3 players and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
The 2011 Optima is available in three all-new and fuel-efficient powerplants: a 200-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder, a 274-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine or a 2.4-liter hybrid.
Base model estimated mpg: 24/35
Estimated starting price: $18,995
Compiled by Motor Matters

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