2012 Kia Optima Summary

The Kia Optima lineup includes three models each with distinctive characters. The base Optima EX, the model most buyers will choose, is well suited to family duties, with decent acceleration, a good ride, and generous creature comforts. The fast and silky Turbo is an impressive underdog against European sports sedans. The new Hybrid needs work, with its rough transmission and uninspired fuel mileage. correspondent Sam Moses contributed to this report from the Pacific Northwest. Ted West contributed to this report.

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