Kia Optima SX Turbo
- Price: $27,500
- Gas mileage: 20 mpg city/31 mpg highway
Kia has earned its reputation for packing a lot of value into its cars, and the Optima SX Turbo adds weight to the argument. You get a lot of bang for your buck. But the SX Turbo offers much more than just value. It's an impressive performer off the line and in the curves.
Go comes from a 274-horsepower, 2-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. A six-speed, driver-shiftable automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles ushers engine production to the front wheels. A sport-tuned suspension boosts confidence levels in the turns.
Dual-zone climate control, leather seating, metal pedals, cooling glove box, Bluetooth connectivity and a six-speaker audio system with iPod interface and satellite radio capability are all standard.