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Kia Optima

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Base MSRP price range:
$21,690 - $35,500
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Ratings Category: Midsized cars
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Kia Optima Overview

Kia's version of the previous generation Hyundai Sonata is a good car but falls a bit short of its cousin in ride comfort, braking, and fuel economy. It handles well, but the ride is borderline stiff and road noise is noticeable. The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder performs well. Top-level trims get a turbo four-cylinder that's economical and powerful, yet it trails competitors' V6 engines in terms of refinement. A hybrid is also available, but we weren't impressed in our tests of the similar Sonata Hybrid. The front seats are comfortable, but the rear seat is low. The styling detracts from rear visibility and access. Reliability has been average.

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