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Kia Optima Receives 10 Best Interiors Award from Ward's Automotive

If you drive a car, you know that what's inside a vehicle matters. Sure a sexy exterior is nice; as is performance. But if it doesn't have a comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing interior...What is it good for? Ward's Automotive get's it. After all, drivers aren't riding around on the outside of their cars. They spend most of their time inside. As such, they've tested over 50 vehicles featuring all-new or significantly upgraded interiors.

Among the vehicles that rated strong enough to be included on Ward's "10 Best Interiors" list are three…

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2011 Kia Optima Turbo

Many have praised the redesigned Kia Optima for its style and performance. But what if you desire more? That's where the Optima Turbo comes in. With sleeker looks and bigger horsepower, Optima Turbo will get you off the dealership lot quicker than most other models. But Kia says don't call it a sports sedan.

Optima Turbo includes a 2.0-liter inline-4 that uses gas direct injection (GDI) along with twin-scroll turbocharger system. What's all this add up to? Well, about 274 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque - almost 50% more power than the 2.4-liter base inline-4…
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Kia Optima Hybrid To Debut in LA

The new 2011 Kia Optima is getting ready to launch later this year. But even bigger news is coming from the Korean auto maker - Optima is going hybrid.

The 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, with sales slated to begin in early 2011.

The Optima Hybrid should achieve around 37 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. Power will likely come from a 2.4L four-cylinder engine, producing 209 horsepower and 195 ft-lbs of torque, with electric speeds of up to 62 mph.

2011's Kia Optima EX (the gasoline version…
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