Kia Optima 2011: Interior and Full Review

By Peter Chubb - Sep 25, 2010

Kia has worked hard in recent years, and it seems as if all that hard work is paying of with some nicely designed cars. However, the Kia Optima has been showing its age of late, so it is now time for a new version. The 2011 Kia Optima has not only seen an upgrade to its exterior, but the interior has also had a refresh.

Colum Wood from AutoGuide has spent some time with the new sedan and has offered his own review of the car – and what a review it is. We thought that we would pick up on a couple of key points on why Wood believes that this is one family sedan that you should buy.

Go back 5 years and a Kia would not turn many heads, but now heads are turning, as consumers can often mistake these for well designed Honda or Toyota vehicles. Let us point something out here; the interior of the car is like the TARDIS from Doctor Who, as you will pay more attention to the inside than the outside.

Colum Wood picks up on the fact that Kia has designed the interior for the driver, which means that most things will be practical. The brightly lit instrument cluster is what impressed Wood the most with its “Simple yet elegant” design.

We are not certain how much Kia will sell the Kia Optima for, but Wood believes that prices should start from $20,000. Visit AutoGuide to read a full review.

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