2012 Kia OptimaMatthew S. - Richmond Hill, GA02/07/2016
This sx turbo optima is fast and fun to drive. Plenty of room for our 4 person family. The dash and high end interior attracted me to this sedan over others. It handles well with very response steering and a sporty feeling suspension. Not a good car if your looking for a very smooth ride. The low profile wheels look good but do little to smooth out bumps. But this car loves a stretch of smooth highway where you can step on the gas and it's going 90 in no time. Good sedan for the price range and gets good mpg!
2010 Kia OptimaMatthew - Tucson, AZ04/19/2015
Very smooth ride, great gas mileage, for being a 4cylinder car has some decent power.
The seats are a little odd, you fall into the backs of the seat and feel like a cacoon. I put seat covers on the seats to help push me out of the seat a little bit and feels perfects now.
Don't buy without an extended test drive. Pay attention to the steering.
2013 Kia OptimaTerry - South Pittsburg, TN03/23/2015
It is one of many that have a well documented steering problem. It will NOT drive in a straight line - it drifts. It is not a "pull" but the driver must continually make "micro-adjustments" to keep the car in the lane. It is VERY annoying and physically tiring.
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