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|Long Term Update 1: 2011 Kia Optima SX|
|When we first tested the new Kia Optima SX at our 2011 COTY competition last year we were a little surprised with the results, as were Kia. See, our tester was almost a full second slower than its sibling the Hyundai Sonata Turbo (6.5 seconds compared to 7.4 seconds to 60 mph) and in testing terms, that's a life time. We were all left scratching our heads as to why basically the same cars were so different in their performance.|
Flash forward to March when we took delivery of our new Kia Optima SX long term vehicle. Taking a nice long road trip shortly after arrival meant our Optima was fully broken in before we ran our standard battery of tests all vehicles get when becoming part of our long...