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2011 Kia Optima LX

4dr Sedan

2011 Kia Optima EX

4dr Sedan

2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo

4dr Sedan

2011 Kia Optima SX

4dr Sedan

2015 Hyundai Sonata SE

4dr Sedan

2011 Kia Optima
(2011 Kia Optima 4dr Sedan shown)
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2011 Kia Optima
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2011 Kia Optima
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2011 Kia Optima
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2015 Hyundai Sonata
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MSRP $19,200 $22,700 $24,700 $26,200 $21,150
Destination Charge $750 $750 $750 $750 $810
Invoice Price $18,800 $21,210 $23,080 $24,480 $20,295
Total List Price $19,950 $23,450 $25,450 $26,950 $21,960
Available Engines 192-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas) 200-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas) 200-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas) 192-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas) 274-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 274-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas) 185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed manual w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 24 mpg 24 mpg 22 mpg 22 mpg N/A
Fuel Economy Highway 35 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg N/A
NHTSA Crash Test Data          
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
Side - Pole, Side - Pole -
Side, Rear Seat -
Overall, Overall -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) -
Front, Overall Front -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) -
Front, Driver's -
Side, Front Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier -
Front, Passenger's -
Side, Overall Side -
IIHS Crash Test Data          
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good Good -
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Good Good -
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good Good -
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good Good -
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable -
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good Good -
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good Good -
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good Good -
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good Good -
Overview 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Interior 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Air filter Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Cargo net Available Available Available Available Available
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass Available Standard Standard Standard Available
Cruise control Available Standard Standard Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full full full full
Floor mats Available:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power power power power
Rear windows power power power power power
Programmable garage door opener Available Standard Standard Standard Available
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release power power power power power
Remote trunk release power power power power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Seats 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Lumbar support driver driver driver driver driver
Front armrests center center center center center
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Speakers 6 6 6 6 6
1st row LCD screen Available:
1
Available:
1
Available:
1
Available:
1
Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front front front front
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 120/100,000 120/100,000 120/100,000 120/100,000 120/100,000
Exterior 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel Available:
compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mechanical 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front suspension type strut strut strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil coil coil
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Available Standard Standard Standard Standard
Specifications 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Turning radius 17.9 ' 17.9 ' 17.9 ' 17.9 ' 17.9 '
Front legroom 45.5 " 45.5 " 45.5 " 45.5 " 45.5 "
Fuel tank 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal.