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2011 Kia Optima nabs another honor

The midsize sedan is among the Top 10 Cars to Look Forward to this year.

By Caitlin AdamsPublished: February 17, 2011 09:15 AM

Irvine-based Kia Motors America continues to garner praise for its 2011 Optima model. The auto has earned a spot on CarsDirect.com's list of the Top 10 Cars to Look Forward to this year.

Editors for the Los Angeles-based online vehicle-buying service singled out the Optima as being well-equipped and a “stand-out” among other sedans, and stated that it was poised to overthrow the mainstays in the midsize vehicle class.

"Optima's latest recognition as one of the ‘Top 10 Cars to Look Forward to in 2011' by CarsDirect.com is a tribute to its stunning design, fun-to-drive performance and tremendous value," said Michael Sprague, vice president for marketing and communications at Kia Motors America.

Among other recognitions, the model also has garnered attention as a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a Best New Model by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and was named on Cars.com’s Best of 2011 list.

"The all-new Optima adds world-class style and emotion to our award-winning vehicle line," said Sprague.

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