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2011 Mazda MAZDA6

2011 Kia Optima

  2010 Mazda MAZDA6 4-door Sedan Auto i Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Kia Optima
MSRP
$19,990
$19,200
Invoice $18,481 $18,800
MPG
City/Highway
18/31 22/39
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2011 Mazda Mazda6 is a great pick for practically-minded family-car shoppers who also value driving enjoyment. Read Full Review 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
Likes &
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Likes:

  • Sporty, classy styling
  • Responsive, agile handling
  • Strong acceleration (V-6)
  • Adult-size backseat
  • Cargo space

Dislikes:

  • Steering and suspension a little too soft?
  • No Bluetooth on affordable models
  • Bleached-out electroluminescent gauges

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
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