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    Optima edges Accord in CR test, Altima still favorite; Explorer lambasted *UPDATED
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    The mid-size sedan battle rages on year after year. Perennial kings are dethroned while new challengers emerge boasting fresh styling and a bountiful list of standard features. Consumer Reports launched its June issue today, inside which the institute's testers have pitted four-cylinder versions ...

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    Kia adding Optima production line to Georgia plant
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    The Kia Optima has been a resounding success from the minute the midsize sedan's redesigned 2011 model hit dealer showrooms. Optima sales have nearly doubled since its November introduction, which has helped the automaker claim a 36 percent sales increase on the year. The Korean automaker seems ...

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    2011 Kia Optima receives five-star NHTSA crash rating
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    2011 Kia Optima – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Kia Optima set the mark as the first Korean-built car to be officially five-star certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The all-new Optima recieved five-star ratings in the frontal, side-impact and ...

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    Kia making commercial out of Blake Griffin's weak sauce dunk [w/video]
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    Blake Griffin posterizes the 2011 Kia Optima – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The NBA All-Star Weekend has come and gone. As usual, the big story from basketball's all-star break comes from the dunk contest. Depending on who you talk to, it was either a showcase of creative new ...

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    Chicago 2011: Kia Optima Turbo SX Kinetic Race Car
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    Kia Optima Turbo SX Kinetic Race Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Is Kia considering following the lead set by Toyota in crafting an entry into NASCAR? No – at least not that we know of. But the Korean automaker is proving it has an interest in racing nonetheless, as you ...

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    Video: Epic Kia Optima Super Bowl ad stars Poseidon, aliens
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    2011 Kia Optima 'One Epic Ride' Super Bowl ad – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We know the 2011 Kia Optima is an excellent sedan, but apparently it's so desirable that anyone and everything across time and space are clamoring to get it. In the Korean automaker's new Super ...

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    Kia travels through space and time, returns to the Super Bowl
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    2011 Kia Optima is an object of desire across time and space – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Kia had a strong 2010 and the Korean automaker hopes that momentum is continued right through 2011. No doubt, the all-new 2011 Kia Optima is one vehicle that will be a cornerstone for the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #213: With Dave Sullivan of AutoPacific
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    Episode #213 of the Autoblog Podcast is our first show in a while with a guest. Dave Sullivan, auto analyst for AutoPacific, joins us as we discuss the supposedly impending arrival of the Toyobaru coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, ...

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    Kia Optima wins Cars.com 'Best of 2011' award
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    We're big fans of the swoopy new 2011 Kia Optima – in fact, some of us here at Autoblog even prefer the Kia sedan to its Hyundai Sonata cousin. Apparently we aren't the only ones who think highly of this fiercely competitive ...

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    Korean War: Inside Line pits Hyundai Sonata against Kia Optima [w/poll]
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    2011 Kia Optima and 2011 Hyundai Sonata – Click above to enlarge
    The Koreans are coming! Actually, strike that... they're already here. As a matter of fact, both the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and its corporate kissing cousin, the 2011 Kia Optima, rank very highly on our own midsize sedan pecking ...

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    2011 Kia Optima receives service bulletin for accelerator pedals
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    That was quick. Kia has issued a service bulletin asking its dealers to check the operation of the accelerator pedal on all-new 2011 Optima models that are just now arriving at dealerships across the country. According to Consumer ...

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    Kia Optima configurator finally up and running
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    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 ...

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    2011 Kia Optima officially priced from $18,995
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    The 2011 Kia Optima appears to be a quantum leap improvement over the 2010 model, with improved aesthetics, powertrains and technology. But do all those improvements come at a cost? According to Kia, the 2011 Optima will start at ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Kia Optima
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    You've Come a Long Way, Baby

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    We admit it – we're genetically preprogrammed to be shallow creatures. Despite our moms' best efforts, recognizing inner beauty is all well and good, but it's physical beauty that first puts both ...

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    2011 Kia Optima configurator goes live with estimated pricing starting at $18,495*
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    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 ...

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    Rendered speculation: Kia Optima Sport Wagon
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    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. With any luck the good folks at Kia will see this ...

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    New York 2010: 2011 Kia Optima turns up the heat in the mid-size sedan segment
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    Thanks to designer Peter Schreyer, Kia has been cranking out some really impressive-looking vehicles recently. In fact, the Soul hatchback was a contender for the World Design of the Year award. And while we've seen hot new designs ...

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    2011 Kia Optima introduced with DI, turbo and hybrid
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    At the New York Auto Show today, Kia officially introduced its new 2011 Optima mid-size sedan and, as we expected, it shares much with the recently launched Hyundai Sonata. In spite of the same wheelbase and almost identical ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #170 - The Hooniverse Visits
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    Jeff Glucker and Tim Odell of Hooniverse.com join Chris, Sam and Dan for Episode #170 of the Autoblog Podcast. The first stop is the Autoblog Garage, and the Hoons have their own garage, awesomely occupied by much better hardware ...

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    New York 2010 Preview: All-new 2011 Kia Optima
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    The next stage of Kia's transformation from design also-ran to serious contender will kick off at the New York Auto Show in few weeks. After launching the Forte sedan and Koup, the new Sorento and, most recently, the Sportage, Kia's ...

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