Kia Optima 2011: Interior and Full Review

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.

Written by Peter Chubb

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  • godwint

    so you think that the Kia Optima is going to be $500 higher priced than it's upscale twin, the 2010+ Hyundia Sonata?

    Are you aware that Hyundai to Kia is like Lexus to Toyota, or Infiniti to Nissan?

    Please do some research next time or your articles will amount to lies.

    • Ikea

      Hey, your comment that Hyundai to Kia is like Lexus to Toyota is not quite true…
      These two are just different brand names. Their value and performance are pretty much the same… at least so far here in Korea.

      • GOD

        They are pretty much the same here in North America too.

        godwint, you are the person that should do some research before criticizing others, especially when you are the one who is incorrect.

    • lol

      this guy is soooooooo not true.
      I am 21 year-old girl and I know basically nothing about cars
      but I know Hyundai to Kia is NOT like Lexus to Toyota or Infinity to Nissan!
      where did you get that crap info? lol
      Hyundai and Kia are pretty much the same company.


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