2010 Kia Optima

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$17,995-$22,795
$17,640-$21,300
21 CITY / 30 HWY
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Overview

The 2010 Kia Optima receives minor changes after a significant refresh for 2009. Models with a V-6 engine under the hood are distinguished by a blacked-out lower rear bumper for 2010, and the V-6 can be equipped with push-button starting for the first time. Otherwise, there are no changes to the LX, EX and SX trim levels.
  • After a significant refresh for 2009, there are few changes to the 2010 Optima
  • Optimas equipped with a V-6 engine receive a blacked-out lower rear bumper for a sportier look
  • Optima V-6 can be equipped with push-button start, which is standard on the SX trim level
  • Continues in LX, EX and SX trim levels

The 2010 Kia Optima carries over from the previous model year (in which the engine and exterior were both upgraded) with only slight changes. The Optima is a midsize 5-passenger sedan, with front-wheel drive, designed on much the same lines as the Hyundai Sonata. Other competitors include the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Ford Fusion.

The 2010 Kia Optima is available in three trims: LX, EX and SX. The base Optima LX features 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, power accessories, and a sound system that includes satellite radio, a CD/MP3 player, and USB input. The EX trim adds leather upholstery and leather-covered steering wheel, power adjustments on the driver's seat, trip computer, automatic climate control, fog lights, and other features. The SX model adds 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, as well as a sport-tuned suspension, leather/cloth upholstery, and sport pedals. The SX also offers distinctive instrumentation and interior and exterior trims. However, it does not include the EX's automatic climate control. Stand-alone options on the Optima EX and SX include a power sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity, upgraded front seats, a navigation system, and an Infinity sound system.

The 2010 Kia Optima's standard power plant, a 175-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, is linked to a 5-speed manual transmission on the LX and a 5-speed automatic transmission on the EX and SX models. The 4-cylinder engine delivers 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. A 194-horsepower, 2.7-liter V-6 engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission is optional on the EX and SX trims. It delivers 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Kia Optima include anti-lock brakes, stability control, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, and active front head restraints. In government (NHTSA) crash tests, the Optima received five stars (out of five) for front- and side-impact protection.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Kia Optima was $17,995.

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INTERIOR
  • Cloth front bucket seats -inc: driver seat height-adjustable, driver slide/recline, active headrests
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Front center console w/cell phone pass-through, storage
  • Rear center armrest w/cupholder
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote fuel door/hood/trunk release
  • Air conditioning w/air filter
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • Locking glove box w/damper
  • Illuminated front ashtray w/cigar lighter
  • (2) pwr outlets
  • Door map pocket
  • Overhead sunglass holder
  • Visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear assist grips
  • Lighting -inc: front map, dome w/delay out, luggage lamp, door reflector
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Rear coat hook
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Remote keyless entry w/two-turn entry, panic & alarm function
  • Cruise control
  • Leather front bucket seats -inc: slide/recline 8-way pwr driver, driver height-adjustable seat, active headrests
  • Carpeted front/rear floor mats
  • Tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio control
  • Trip computer
  • Auto climate control w/air filter
  • Illuminated locking glove box w/damper
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror -inc: HomeLink garage door opener & compass
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
  • Sport cloth/leather front bucket seats -inc: slide/recline 8-way pwr driver, driver height-adjustable seat, active headrests
  • Alloy pedals
  • Supervision instrument cluster
  • Smart keyless entry w/two-turn entry, panic & alarm function
EXTERIOR
  • 16" steel wheels w/covers
  • P205/60R16 tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • Body-colored bumper
  • Body-colored side moldings
  • Body-colored rear garnish
  • Chrome front grille
  • Clear-lens halogen headlights
  • Dual body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Tinted windshield w/sunband
  • Variable intermittent front windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Tinted windshield w/sunband -inc: solar glass
  • Chrome door handles
  • Blacked-out lower rear bumper
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • P215/50R17 tires
  • Blacked-out front grille
  • Blacked-out halogen headlights
MECHANICAL
  • 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic shifter
  • 2.7L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine
  • Dual outlet exhaust
  • Push button start
  • Sport suspension
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
    • Electronic stability control w/traction control
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
    • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • 3-point front seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height-adjustable anchors
    • 3-point rear seat belts
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Impact-absorbing steering column
    • Impact-absorbing door unlocking
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers w/door-mounted tweeter, auxiliary input jack, USB port
    • Satellite radio
    • In-glass antenna

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