CNET Car Tech: 2011 Kia Optima EX

Meet the Sonata's hipper sibling.

Kia used to be a cheaper Hyundai. Not cool. But starting with the Soul they began to fully recast their brand, and Optima is their most important step yet in that direction. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.

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Brian Cooley joined CNET in 1995 and always comes at technology from the real consumer's point of view. He brings his high energy, often skeptical style to all avenues of CNET coverage, with an emphasis on car tech. You'll also find him frequently on television, radio and the TV screens at Costco!


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