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Review: 2011 Kia Optima EX

The New Benchmark, For Now Nobody remembers the 2010 Kia Optima, but just like that, the 2011 model may be the mainstream sedan to beat. While some consumers – the uninformed and brand-bigoted – might remain skeptical, the 2011 Kia Optima is the new benchmark. How could the Optima go from warmed-over also-ran to the segment's latest front-runner? Continue reading Review: 2011 Kia Optima EX... ... Read More

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