2011 Kia Optima Review

The previous generation Kia Optima was a vehicle struggling to keep up with the times, having emerged on the scene as a lackluster model masquerading as a value proposition, when in reality it was just plain cheap. And the market responded with even Kia Motor America VP of Sales Tom Loveless describing the brand’s presence in the hugely important mid-size sedan segment as, “way down near the bottom.”

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Instrument panel overview
1. Driver’s Air Bag* 2. Light control / Turn signals 3. Instrument cluster 4. Wiper/Washer 5. Ignition switch 6. Digital clock 7. Hazard 8. Audio controls* 9. Climate control system 10. S ...

Powerful braking for rapid stopping
The Kia cee'd has a power-assisted all-disc braking system which delivers excellent stopping power that is highly competitive in the C-segment. The large diameter 280 mm ventilated front discs and ...

Maintenance
Maintenance services Maintenance schedule Explanation of scheduled maintenance items Owner maintenance Engine compartment Engine oil and oil filter Engine cooling system Brakes and clutch Park ...