CNET Car Tech: 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo

The turbo model is the Optima's ideal power train.

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The Kia Optima comes in three power trains, including a hybrid. But a V6 is not one of them, unlike its rivals Accord, Camry, and Fusion. What gives? Kia thinks a turbo 4 can do the job better. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.

You can also read CNET's full review of the 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo here .

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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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