Kia Optima Receives "10 Best Interiors" Award from Ward's Automotive

If you drive a car, you know that what's inside a vehicle matters. Sure a sexy exterior is nice; as is performance. But if it doesn't have a comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing interior...What is it good for? Ward's Automotive get's it. After all, drivers aren't riding around on the outside of their cars. They spend most of their time inside. As such, they've tested over 50 vehicles featuring all-new or significantly upgraded interiors.

Among the vehicles that rated strong enough to be included on Ward's "10 Best Interiors" list are three luxury cars, a sports sedan, a minivan, a family sedan, and three economy cars, including the Kia Optima EX.

"Kia showed its funkiness a few years ago with the now-popular Soul small car," says Tom Murphy of "With the new Optima, the automaker demonstrates its serious side and an uncanny ability to connect with the midsize buyers in the U.S. Finely finished with perforated leather seats, the Optima is an impressive package...Another reason to like the Optima interior is its resemblance to the prior generation Audi A6."1

Kia Optima EX Vital Stats

-    Engine: 2.4-liter 200 hp I4
-    Transmission: 6-speed automatic overdrive
-    Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city/ 34 mpg highway
-    Comfort and Convenience Features: AC; power windows, seats, and door locks; leather seats, available sunroof
-    Entertainment Features: Standard CD player, optional navigation system
-    Standard Safety Features: Airbags, ABS, traction control, stability control
-    Seats five
-    MSRP: $22,495

Ward's "10 Best Interiors" awards replace the "Interior of the Year" competition, which dates back over six years ago, when the firm acquired the Auto Interiors Conference. All 2011 winners, including the Kia Optima EX, will be celebrated at an honorary ceremony at this year's Auto Interiors Conference held May 17 at the Henry hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.

To learn more about award-winning 2011 Kia Optima EX, contact Mile High Kia in Butte, MT, we're happy to share the car's complete specs, compare trim levels and models, and arrange for a test drive.

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