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Kia Optima 2011 configuration info online

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regfootball    252

Go to kia.com and there you will find a link that will take you to a configurator site for the new Optima (I believe all the new Sportage info is available too).

In any case, this may forecast the options and packaging for the Optima when it launches soon.

For me, a base Optima, 6MT, already has bluetooth, USB, and stab control, looks like a hair under 19k. 24/35 mpg and 200hp like the Sonata.

19 grand for that (20,500 with automatic) makes a Cruze look price challenged.....

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regfootball    252

looks like the turbo might be available too. 25k for a 274hp Optima turbo.........

leather included......

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Drew Dowdell    5,169

Go to kia.com and there you will find a link that will take you to a configurator site for the new Optima (I believe all the new Sportage info is available too).

In any case, this may forecast the options and packaging for the Optima when it launches soon.

For me, a base Optima, 6MT, already has bluetooth, USB, and stab control, looks like a hair under 19k. 24/35 mpg and 200hp like the Sonata.

19 grand for that (20,500 with automatic) makes a Cruze look price challenged.....

You're looking at like $17,8k for those interior features in a Cruze.... so I'm not seeing the challenge.

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regfootball    252

If there's one thing it needs is wheel options, I hate the wheel design it comes with...not a big deal though.

i agree. i don't like them.

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regfootball    252

You're looking at like $17,8k for those interior features in a Cruze.... so I'm not seeing the challenge.

base cruze with $h! engine and only 3 years of BTB is 17. an LT with anyting resembling actual motivation adds what, 2 grand? And USB and bluetooth are never standard on GM stuff, they like to lump it into expensive packages. A base equinox would be a nice buy at 23k if it had those required featured standard. Like on an 18 and change 2011 kia sportage.

Kia also discounts pretty much away at launch because they are out for market share. Optima may see no discounts for like a month, but that's it. Too much competition and Kia is not willing to pretend to be holding out for that extra little bit of profit.

i never noticed before, but do the sonata and optima have the exact same taillamps?

Cruze LT non ECo with automatic is not going to best the Optimas EPA ratings by much......

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