2010 Kia Optima

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2010 Kia Optima

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Available in 5 styles:  2010 Kia Optima 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$7,748–$14,764
Estimated MPG

20–22 city / 28–32 hwy

Summary

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Vehicle Overview
Kia's midsize sedan, built from the same design as the Hyundai Sonata, is a lower-priced, lesser-equipped alternative to its Korean cousin and mainstays such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. A four-cylinder engine is standard, while a V-6 is optional.

New for 2010
Push-button start with a smart key is now standard on the sporty SX, V-6 models have a new blacked-out lower rear bumpers and an overhead interior light is standard on all trim levels.

Exterior
Optima received a new face last year that seems derivative of a lot of cars — the headlights look like a Camry's, while the interplay between the grille and lights recalls a similar pattern on the Accord.
  • Sixteen-inch steel wheels come standard
  • Optional 16-inch alloy wheels or 17-inchers
  • Optional sport-tuned suspension, darker headlights, and turn signals integrated into the side mirrors


Interior
Optima's gauges are framed inside three binnacles instead of a one-piece display. The stereo has an auxiliary jack for MP3 players, and a navigation system is optional.
  • Standard cloth seats
  • Optional leather seats
  • Optional push-button start
  • Custom leather seats and trim for SX models


Under the Hood
Both the Optima's engines were upgraded last year. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder makes 175 horsepower (13 more than previously), and the 2.7-liter V-6 makes 194 hp (a gain of nine).
  • Standard five-speed manual transmission
  • Optional five-speed automatic transmission


Safety
Safety features include:
  • Active head restraints
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard traction control


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