• 11-FEB-2011

2011 Kia Optima Named One of "Top 10 Cars to Look Forward to in 2011" by carsdirect.com

The all-new 2011 Kia Optima has been collecting notable awards and accolades since arriving at Kia retailers in December, including being named one of the "Top 10 Cars To Look Forward To in 2011" by CarsDirect.com. In addition to the CarsDirect.com designation, the new Optima recently has been hailed as "Best New Model" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance, "Best of 2011" by Cars.com and a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Kia Motors' latest vehicle in a growing stable of new and recently introduced vehicles seamlessly blends dynamic styling and high-end technology and safety features with class-leading horsepower and fuel efficiency.CarsDirect.com editors stated the Optima is poised to overthrow the mainstays of the midsize class, and it has just what it takes to succeed. The editors also noted that Optima achieves an excellent balance of sporty handling and compliant ride quality.