2011 Kia Optima Configurator Up and Running
As we usually do, we spent some time playing with the configurator to give you a better idea of what the Optima is all about. Kia will offer the model in six trim levels, LX, EX and SX (three for each engine, 2.4l and 2.7l V6 respectively).
The cheapest model, the LX 2.4l taken as it exits the factory, is priced at $17,995, while the most expensive, the SX with the V6 engine and no options added, costs $22,795.
The options list for the model is quite extensive and we'll let each of you configure the car as you see fit. Depending on the version chosen, Kia offers the Premium Package, comprising power sunroof, 4-way adjustable passenger seat and 17 inch alloy wheels.
For the EX and SX trims, the manufacturer offers a power panoramic sunroof, leather seat trim, memory driver’s seat, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.
Safety systems and features of the vehicle include six airbags, front active headrests, side-impact door beams, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, TPMS, ABS, ESC, TCS, BAS and HAC.
Both engines of the model are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, with only the LX I4 version to receive a single six-speed manual transmission.