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2012 Kia Optima new bargain buy

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If you're looking for information about the new 2012 Kia Optima, our Optima review is certainly a good place to start. For a luxury sedan with all of the features, options, specifications, and safety standards that you want in a luxury sedan, we call the 2012 Kia Optima a bargain buy. New for 2012, the Kia Optima comes in two models -Optima LX and Optima SE. For information about either of these models, or to see some of the latest 2012 Kia Optima accessories, read on!

Optima performance begins with the car's powerful engine, something Kia experts seem to mention in every Optima review. Every Optima comes standard with a 2.4-liter, DOHC I-4 inline 4-cylinder iron-block and aluminum head engine that delivers 138 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and produces 147 pounds-per-foot of torque at 3,000 rpm. The car also is available with a DOHC V6 engine and Sportmatic transmission. And for the smoothest of rides, the Optima features:

  • 4-wheel disc brakes

  • Double-wishbone front suspension

  • Fully independent multi-link rear suspension.

When you consider all you get with the 2012 Kia Optima, it's hard to believe the car is so affordable. The Kia Optima is loaded with features, too. On the outside, some of these amenities include bright alloy wheels, tinted glass, Michelin tires, clear-lens halogen headlamps, and fog lamps. Our Optima review lists a number of interior features, too:

  • Auto dimming rearview mirror

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Auto climate control

  • Keyless remote entry

  • Available leather seat trim

  • Premium CD sound system with Infinity speakers including door-mounted tweeters

  • 100 cubic feet of interior space

In addition to these features, there are dozens of Optima accessories, including rear spoilers, performance tires, and more. For a full list of these Optima accessories, please check back here soon. All this versatility and style makes the new Kia Optima a bargain buy in anybody's book.

For a list of all of the latest Optima safety features, stay right here. To protect you from whatever happens on the road, the Kia Optima comes available with ABS, front and rear crumple zones and side-impact door beams, to name a few. Other safety precautions include energy-absorbing steering columns, child seat anchoring systems, and dual front airbags. For additional 2012 Kia Optima info, or to find out about leasing an Optima from a Kia dealer near you, please consider us your best resource, and check back with our Optima review frequently.


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