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5Autoblog Podcast #213: With Dave Sullivan of AutoPacific

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76Korean War: Inside Line pits Hyundai Sonata against Kia Optima [w/poll]

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242011 Kia Optima receives service bulletin for accelerator pedals

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24Kia Optima configurator finally up and running

If you've been waiting for the 2011 Kia Optima configurator to come online so you can whittle away a few precious minutes from the work day, wait no more. You can now load up or strip down your very own imaginary four-door however you like. From the looks of things, buyers will be able to weasel their way out the door in a base model with a six-speed manual transmission for the lowly price of just $18,995 without destination. Go crazy with the options, however, and you'll be staring down the bar

472011 Kia Optima officially priced from $18,995

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106First Drive: 2011 Kia Optima

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

592011 Kia Optima configurator goes live with estimated pricing starting at $18,495*

The 2011 Kia Optima doesn't go on sale until sometime this Fall, but the configurator is now live on Kia.com. The new Optima brings Kia design to a whole new level, with a sleek coupe-like profile that should be backed up by some pretty impressive performance when equipped with the new 2.0-liter direct-injected turbo.

34Rendered speculation: Kia Optima Sport Wagon

It's no secret that we're wagon fans, especially the modern, stylish mid-size five-doors available from Subaru, Cadillac and Audi. Unfortunately, aside from the Subarus and VW Jettas there are few affordable examples available in the U.S. market.

93New York 2010: 2011 Kia Optima turns up the heat in the mid-size sedan segment

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432011 Kia Optima introduced with DI, turbo and hybrid

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AddNew York 2010: Kia introduces all-new Optima with DI, turbo and hybrid

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5Autoblog Podcast #170 - The Hooniverse Visits

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109New York 2010 Preview: All-new 2011 Kia Optima

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