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Kia Optima Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Kia Optima Reviews

The Kia Optima is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn SX, 4dr Sdn LX, 4dr Sdn LX, 4dr Sdn SXL Turbo, 4dr Sdn SX Turbo, 4dr Sdn EX and 4dr Sdn EX. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (274 hp), 2.4-liter 4 (200 hp) and 2.4-liter 4 hybrid (199 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 24 mpg city to 34 mpg highway. The Optima LX 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Mazda6, Honda Accord , Chevrolet Malibu and Toyota Camry.

Last Model Reviewed: 2011

Reviewed Kia Optimas from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2011 Kia Optima SX 4-cyl
  • 2009 Kia Optima LX 4-cyl
  • 2007 Kia Optima EX V6
  • 2004 Kia Optima EX V6

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