In addition to a turbocharged 2. The Optima contrasts with a sporty, European-tinged look with a lower roofline, stretched headlamps, and a nifty upkick in its rear quarters. The 2012 Kia Optima sedan receives a number of improvements and feature upgrades. The Kia Optima stands out among typical humdrum midsized sedans with a well-tailored coupe-like silhouette. Base cars have a 2. It is a very road noisy auto.
Our ensures the information you provide is safe. The Optima's steering is a little hefty and responds quickly, doing a better job than the similar Sonata at controlling a little bit of wandering that comes with some kinds of road surfaces and its fuel-economy-aiding tires. Feature for feature, the 2012 Kia Optima sedan offers more for the money than competitors like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and. The Optima has secure, if uninspiring handling and the engine and transmission are unobtrusive. There is a duality about the 2012 Kia Optima sedan, speaking to both luxury and performance all while masking its true nature to serve duty as a humble family sedan. The Kia version has fewer voice commands in its vocabulary--and it's also deleted when the navigation system is ordered. Equally as smooth and quiet as the 2.
Beyond its sinister good looks and impressive price point, the 2012 Kia Optima family sedan delivers good figures in the area of resale, fuel economy and safety. The 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid is one of a set of vehicles found to have overstated fuel-economy numbers. Vehicle Details With a clear nod to Saab dash design, the Kia engineers have created an instrument panel that is quite frankly a refreshing change from the ubiquitous hooded gauge cluster and center-stacked audio- and ventilation-control layout. Here, you can find the latest reviews, and coupon codes in the top right corner of this website for Kia Navigation Map Updates for your vehicle. I had to pay to replace it and I paid for a refurbished one. This iteration of the Optima remained a good choice, but was showing its age relative to the newer-designed competition.
In the long run, your route efficiency will save you fuel as well. With the 2012 Kia Optima sedan, Kia has left no stone unturned and no competitor a safe place to hide. Fuel-economy fans will likely flock to the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid sedan that earns an estimated 35 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. In back, there's enough width in back for three across, provided your passengers aren't too tall or wide, and there's plenty of legroom as well as just enough headroom for taller adults although getting in might require ducking you head around the doorline's curvature. Owners can register with Kia to receive reimbursement for the gas consumed above and beyond expected levels; more details are found at.
Of course, there is a turbocharged 2. As for resale value, we expect the new redesigned Optima to hold its value better than the , and Chevy Malibu, but not on par with segment standouts like Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. A few weeks later, I hit a guard gate for which I had to have my windshield etc replaced. We've had difficulty hitting the hybrid's high-water marks, but the basic Optima offers repeatable, real-world gas mileage that's tops in its class, and equal to some economy cars. The Optima's steering is responsive, but a little hefty and not as nicely weighted and communicative as that in the Fusion, Mazda6, or Altima; on the other hand it's much better than the similar Sonata at controlling a little bit of wandering that comes with some kinds of road surfaces and its fuel-economy-aiding tires. The Optima Hybrid uses the 2.
Needed to be replaced by the dealer. But look past these initial draws and the Optima proves quite ordinary. This gasoline direct-injection engine is smooth, powerful and able to cruise 35 highway miles on a single gallon of gasoline 24 miles in city driving. If you do opt for the nav system packaged with the upgraded audio system , you get a the same Bluetooth system that base Optimas have—by Parrot instead. Our only cautionary note is that materials and interior themes tend toward the drab side. A map update also includes new restaurants, hotels, banks and many other important points of interest that are constantly changing. Covering all the bases, Kia builds a wide range of Optimas including a base model, a luxury model, a high-performance turbo model and even a hybrid.
Looking a bit like something from the sci-fi movie Tron, the 2012 Kia Optima is a bold and original piece of work from the ground up. The 2012 Kia Optima sedan proves no matter what your past reputation in the market, if you build a superior product filled with features consumers want and wrap it in skin so sexy it smokes every other family sedan on the market, people will buy your car. While the Optima is structurally similar to the Hyundai Sonata, the Kia has a number of different details--which, apparently, make a difference here, as the Sonata only manages a four-star frontal score while the Optima achieves five stars. Both safety features and accident-avoidance features receive as much, if not more emphasis in the 2012 Kia Optima than in other mid-size sedan models. Dealer kept car for 3 weeks ordering and changing parts. The engines work well in concert with the independent suspension, giving the Optima a quick, nimble feel. All the more impressive is that the Optima's cabin stays quiet inside.
The Sirius xm road reports give constant wrong information about traffic conditions. Dealer kept at it until resolved. But look past these initial draws and the Optima proves quite ordinary. The engines work well in concert with the independent suspension, giving the Optima a quick, nimble feel. Whether it was passing slow-moving traffic or climbing steep grades, the 2012 Kia Optima's 4-cylinder engine never failed to impress us. Keeping your navigation system current is critical for maximum performance, safety and fuel economy.
With all powertrains, highway gas mileage hits a minimum of 33 mpg in turbos, with four-cylinders hitting a stellar 35 mpg and hybrids reaching to a rated 39 mpg. Service center couldn't figure the source and suggested replacement of the door! The dealership replaced them under warranty. So stay up-to-date with the latest map and get the best value out of your navigation system. On-center feeling was lost, and it became more difficult to maintain a straight line on the highway. As well my rotors were pitted after 15,000 kms. I took it in and they did not fix it.