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2011 Kia Optima

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$4,518 — $12,226 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
27-29 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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2011 Kia Optima Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
123 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

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(5.0)

I drove one and loved it!!

by ethan_henrichs from Lincoln NE on October 24, 2019

It’s not the quietest car I have ever driven but it’s quieter than a brand new Ford Focus SE. performance is better than I expected. I first drove one when I had my learners permit about a year ago I ... Read full review

(5.0)

Most Comfortable Car I’ve owned

by TaylorDMV from Lawton Oklahoma on August 27, 2019

This car meets all your needs, plenty of leg room I’m the front and back seats. Heated/ Cooled seats in the front. and Heated Seats in the back so all Passengers drive Comfortably. Great on gas and ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2011 Kia Optima currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Kia

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Optima received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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