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2011 Kia Optima LX

4dr Sedan

2011 Kia Optima EX

4dr Sedan

2011 Kia Optima SX

4dr Sedan

2015 Hyundai Sonata SE

4dr Sedan

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 $26,200 $21,150
Destination Charge $750 $750 $750 $810
Invoice Price $18,800 $21,210 $24,480 $20,295
Total List Price $19,950 $23,450 $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) 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
Fuel Economy City 24 mpg 24 mpg 22 mpg N/A
Fuel Economy Highway 35 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 -
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Good -
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good -
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good -
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable -
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good -
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good -
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good -
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good -
Overview 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Audio Overview AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Air conditioning, front manual dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic manual
Auxiliary visors N/A N/A N/A dual
Cargo tie downs N/A N/A N/A Standard
Compass Available Standard Standard Available
Cruise control Available Standard Standard Standard
Gear shift knob trim urethane leatherette leatherette urethane
12V DC power outlet 2 2 2 3
1-Touch Window Up N/A driver and passenger driver and passenger driver
1-Touch Window Down driver driver and passenger driver and passenger driver
Programmable garage door opener Available Standard Standard Available
Instrumentation analog analog digital/analog digital/analog
Driver information center N/A N/A N/A Standard
Service interval warning N/A N/A Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front front & rear front & rear front
Rearview mirror day-night auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night day-night
Steering wheel material urethane leatherette leatherette urethane
Tire inflator N/A N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 8-way power 8-way power 2-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 4-way 6-way
Front head restraints adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable
Rear head restraints 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth leather cloth/leather premium cloth
Entertainment 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard N/A
Safety and Security 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Airbags, knee protection N/A N/A N/A driver
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front front and rear
Headlights halogen halogen high intensity low beam halogen
Exterior light control N/A fully automatic fully automatic auto off
Delay off headlamps N/A Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer N/A Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights N/A N/A N/A Standard
LED brakelights N/A N/A Standard N/A
Door curb lights N/A N/A N/A 2
Keyless access system N/A Standard Standard N/A
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard N/A
Warranty 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/100,000 60/100,000 60/100,000 84/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/unlimited
Exterior 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Antenna window grid window grid window grid integrated roof
Grille trim black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround metal-look
Fog/driving lights N/A front front front
Heated side mirrors N/A Standard Standard Standard
Spoiler N/A N/A lip lip
Tires P205/65HR16.0 BSW AS P215/55VR17.0 BSW AS P225/45VR18.0 BSW AS P205/65HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels 16" steel 17" silver aluminum 18" machined aluminum 16" silver aluminum
Mechanical 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Engine 2.4L I-4 2.4L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.4L I-4
Turbocharger N/A N/A intercooled turbo N/A
Suspension tuning regular regular sport regular
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link multi-link independent multi-link
Tiptronic automatic Available Standard Standard Standard
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.25 2.89 2.89 2.89
Specifications 2011 Kia Optima LX 2011 Kia Optima EX 2011 Kia Optima SX 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Exterior length 190.7 " 190.7 " 190.7 " 191.1 "
Exterior body width 72.1 " 72.1 " 72.1 " 73.4 "
Exterior height 57.3 " 57.3 " 57.3 " 58.1 "
Engine 2.4L I-4 2.4L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.4L I-4
Horsepower 200 @ 6,300 rpm 200 @ 6,300 rpm 274 @ 6,000 rpm 185 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 186 @ 4,250 rpm 186 @ 4,250 rpm 269 @ 1,750 rpm 178 @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel economy - city 24 mpg 24 mpg 22 mpg N/A
Fuel economy - highway 35 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg N/A
Bore-and-Stroke 3.46 / 3.82 " 3.46 / 3.82 " 3.39 / 3.39 " 3.46 / 3.82 "
Curb weight 3,206 lbs. 3,385 lbs. 3,385 lbs. 3,252 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A N/A N/A 4,497 lbs.
Wheelbase 110.0 " 110.0 " 110.0 " 110.4 "
Front track 63.0 " 62.8 " 62.6 " 63.5 "
Rear track 63.0 " 62.8 " 62.6 " 63.8 "
Drag coefficient .29 .29 .29 .27
Rear legroom 34.7 " 34.7 " 34.7 " 35.6 "
Front headroom 40.0 " 40.0 " 40.0 " 40.4 "
Rear headroom 37.6 " 37.6 " 37.6 " 38.0 "
Front hiproom 54.7 " 54.7 " 54.7 " 55.3 "
Rear hiproom 54.5 " 54.5 " 54.5 " 56.1 "
Front shoulder room 57.2 " 57.2 " 57.2 " 57.9 "
Rear shoulder room 55.7 " 55.7 " 55.7 " 56.5 "
Luggage volume 15.4 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 15.4 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 102 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft. 106 cu.ft.