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2011 Kia Optima

2011 Kia Optima

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Kia Optima 

Price: $19,690 (LX)
Overall Rating: 8.7
Key Takeaway: 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.
Strongest Attributes: Safety, Features, Green

 

The 2011 Kia Optima is very closely related to the 2011 Hyundai Sonata—and they both earn an excellent 8.7 Overall Rating—but the Optima is the one to make this list because of its somewhat lower base price. With top crash-test ratings from both agencies, it's one of the safest mid-size sedans on the market; it's also one of the best-equipped, with Bluetooth standard even on the base model; and the base Optima's EPA ratings of 24 mpg city, 35 highway are at the head of the class while performance is lively from the 198-hp engine. With a quicker Turbo version of the Optima already out and a high-mileage Hybrid soon to arrive, shoppers willing to spend a little more have some exciting options.


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  1. Prediction: Fords will fly off the shelves once the company stops dragging it's feet and starts rolling out the ecoboost engines in their various iterations. The Ecoboost will do for Ford what the v6 did for Nissan about 10 years ago. It's all about what's under the hood and the combination of fuel efficiency with class leading horsepower will finally put bring Ford back to it's former glory.
     
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  2. Alright where are the Jetta's? you can get a number of different configurations for under $20K. They are a better car and a better buy than most on this list. Watch out for the depreciation of the Suzuki.
     
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