2011 Kia Optima Honored As "Best Of 2011" by Cars.Com

Posted on 12. Jan, 2011 by in Kia Canada


All-New Eye-Catching Midsize Sedan Wins Top Award From Popular Online Automotive Resource

  • Optima is latest outcome of Kia Motors’ design-led mutation
  • Cars.com praises a all-new 2011 Optima’s design, reward amenities and for surpassing expectations

DETROIT, Jan 12, 2011 – Kia Motors America’s (KMA) all-new stylish and performance-oriented midsize sedan, a 2011 Optima, continues to amass accolades, and a latest feat is winning Cars.com’s second annual “Best of 2011” award. Optima was comparison for a pointy styling inside and out as good as a accessible oppulance features, including exhilarated and cooled front seats, exhilarated back seats and a breathtaking sunroof.

“The 2011 Optima continues to benefit approval for a distinguished character and prolonged list of accessible oppulance features, and we entirely pattern it to be a pushing force for a code as we continue a assertive design-led transformation,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, KMA. “The ‘Best of 2011’ endowment from Cars.com is serve justification that people are holding notice of Kia’s design-led mutation and a overwhelming design, refreshing opening and extensive value a all-new Optima adds to a sparkling automobile lineup.”

Before selecting a “Best of 2011” awards, editors during Cars.com tested a some-more than 70 mint or redesigned cars expelled for indication year 2011. Editors picked their tip 6 before selecting a “Best of 2011.” The all-new 2011 Optima kick out a BMW 5 Series, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Volt, Honda Odyssey and Nissan Leaf to acquire this site’s second annual award.

About a 2011 Kia Optima

The all-new 2011 Optima, that stars as a Official Vehicle of a NBA, advances Kia Motors’ design-led mutation with totally new and overwhelming pattern characteristics, highlighted by a energetic and streamlined form that conveys magnificence and jaunty certainty from each angle. The all-new Optima’s 3 new powertrains including a brand’s first-ever turbo and hybrid engines (available after this year) in a U.S. broach a category heading multiple of power1 and fuel economy2 while a sedan’s atmospheric cabin is given with a latest record facilities and oppulance amenities. Available in 3 trims, LX, EX and SX3, a 2011 Optima facilities a starting MSRP of $18,9954.

A “Top Safety Pick” by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a 2011 Optima has warranted countless awards and accolades including a Consumer Guide Automotive “Best Buy” nomination and Edmunds’ InsideLine.com “Editors’ Most WantedSM” Award. The 2011 Optima also had a top boost in automobile shopper care following a Los Angeles Auto Show according to Edmunds.com.


The 2011 Optima is versed with a high turn of customary reserve features, as is a rest of a Kia line-up. This includes 6 airbags (dual modernized front and front-seat mounted side as good as full-length side curtain), front active headrests, side-impact doorway beams, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners, three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Four-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a Traction Control System (TCS), a Brake Assist System (BAS) and Hill Assist Control (HAC) also are standard.

The 2011 Optima is lonesome by KMA’s guaranty program5, that offers rare consumer protection. Included in this module are a 10-year/100,000-mile singular powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile singular simple guaranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise also is partial of a automobile coverage.

2011 Kia Motors America Product Line

Kia’s indication year 2011 automobile line includes a Sorento CUV, Sportage compress CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio sub-compact sedan, Rio5 sub-compact hatchback and Sedona minivan.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 730 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2010, KMA accessible a best-ever U.S. sales and 16th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve facilities and new technologies.

Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

1 HP explain formed on comparison of 2010 and accessible 2011 midsize sedans with customary 4-cylinder engine as of Dec 2010. Maximum horsepower for Optima 2.4L GDI engine is 200 hp @ 6,300 rpm; limit horsepower for Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) 2.4L GDI engine — a usually non-turbo engine accessible in CA, CT, ME, MD, MA, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT and WA — is 192 hp @ 6,300 rpm.
2 MPG explain for LX primer transmission. EPA guess for 2011 Kia Optima LX 2.4L GDI engine w/MT are 24 mpg/city and 35 mpg/hwy. Claim formed on comparison as of Dec 2010 of 2010 and accessible 2011 EPA city/hwy mpg estimates for midsize sedans with I4, nonhybrid engines. Actual mileage might vary.
3 SX indication will be accessible after this year.
4 Starting cost is manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP) for lowest trim level. MSRPs bar $695 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.
5 See tradesman or go to kia.com for guaranty details.

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