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2011 Kia Optima

2011 Hyundai Sonata

  2011 Kia Optima 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4-door Sedan I4 Auto Limited Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$19,200
$19,395
Invoice $18,800 $18,593
MPG
City/Highway
22/39 22/39
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Kia simply gets it; basic doesn't have to be boring, and the 2011 Kia Optima shows that mid-size sedan shoppers don't have to settle to design boredom or a lack of features. Read Full Review The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Chiseled, handsome exterior
  • Sporty instrument-panel look
  • Perky, refined driving feel
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity

Dislikes:

  • Short, flat seats
  • Not much headroom
  • Can't get UVO and navigation together

Likes:

  • Zoomy new styling
  • Fuel-conscious in all forms
  • Well-damped ride
  • Big standard features list
  • Huge value for the dollar

Dislikes:

  • Inconsistent steering feel
  • Seats feel rather firm
  • Cabin gets noisy at higher speeds
  • If you have to have a V-6, you’re out of luck
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