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2008 Kia Optima

2008 Dodge Avenger

  2008 Kia Optima 4-door Sedan I4 Auto LX Front Exterior View 2008 Dodge Avenger SE
MSRP
$16,755
$18,345
Invoice $15,810 $17,036
MPG
City/Highway
20/31 15/30
Rating
6.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Kia Optima doesn't perform as well as other mid-size sedans, but its roomy package and generous features make it a strong practical choice. Read Full Review The 2008 Dodge Avenger’s styling is refreshingly different in a same-as field of sedans, but otherwise it’s behind the curve. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Roomy interior
  • Spacious trunk
  • Easy maneuverability

Dislikes:

  • Conservative, anonymous styling
  • Dull interior materials
  • Anti-lock brakes not available on the base model
  • No satellite radio or Bluetooth interface

Likes:

  • Uniquely American exterior stands out
  • Roomy back seat, with space for adults
  • Fuel economy with four-cylinder

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish and noisy with four-cylinder
  • Road noise an issue on coarse surfaces
  • Interior materials feel chintzy
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