9 Years agoNews
|First Test: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid|
|The big fallacy regarding Korean cars goes something like this: Korean vehicles are cheaply priced and built. Kia is a Korean automaker. Therefore, all Kias are attractively priced but questionably constructed. As the company's first dedicated ecocar, the 2011 Optima Hybrid is yet another stab at debunking that fallacy.|
Starting from $27,250 (including a $750 destination and handling fee), the Optima Hybrid is one of the most expensive Kias you can get today. Comfortably equipped from the get-go, our tester arrived with the optional $5000 Hybrid Premium Technology Package, bringing the cost to $32,250 and adding features like a panoramic sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, HID headlights, and an...