What does SX mean on a Kia Optima?

April 9, 2020. The sxl stands for on kia optima is just extra features.

Is the Kia Optima SX fast?

The SX Turbo certainly is the best-looking Optima. A smooth turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder delivers 245 horsepower and and 260 pound/feet of torque. The engine never seems to work hard when moving the car from 65-80 m.p.h. in quick time, with a 0-60 m.p.h. time of 6.8 seconds.

What is the difference between Optima EX and SX?

The Optima EX is readily equipped with a 1.6L turbo I4 and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while the Optima SX comes with a 2.0L turbo I4. The 2.0L turbo engine also includes a six-speed automatic transmission, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and sport-tuned suspension.

How reliable is a 2011 Kia Optima?

Currently the Kia Optima has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Which is better Kia Optima EX or LX?

Another major difference between Kia Optima LX and EX is the performance. The Kia Optima LX has more horsepower, but the EX is the more fuel-friendly option with extra efficiency-boosting tech under the hood, including the quick-shifting 7-Speed DCT transmission.

Is Kia Optima a reliable car?

RepairPal ranks Kia 3rd overall in reliability, while the Kia Optima ranks 8th out of 24 midsize cars. J.D. Power also rates the Optima high in reliability with a rating of 83 out of 100.

Do Kia cars last?

Do Kia cars last long? Yes, Kias are known for lasting as long as other reliable vehicles like Hondas, Toyotas, and Hyundais. The automaker’s powertrain warranty lasts up to 100,000 miles, but many drivers own their Kias far beyond that milestone.

How many miles will a 2011 Kia Optima last?

Reports indicate that a KIA Optima can last up to 200,000 miles. For many owners, they have crossed the 100,000-mile threshold, without tremendous problems.

What kind of engine does a Kia Optima SX have?

In addition to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the top-of-the-line 2011 Kia Optima SX offers a lightly sport-tuned suspension and more aggressive styling cues.

Is the 2011 Kia Optima a good car?

The 2011 Kia Optima backs up its standout styling with driving dynamics and an equipment list that outclass most of its competitors’. And price is still a strong suit. Kia resale values are improving at a rapid rate, but the 2011 Kia Optima isn’t predicted to prove as resilient as stalwarts like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. What’s New?

What are the trim levels of the Kia Optima?

Honda and Toyota should pay close attention to the Optima’s success, which seems all but inevitable. Trim levels for the car include the LX, uplevel EX and sport-tuned SX, with normally aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinder engines.

When was the last serviced Kia Optima purchased?

Last serviced in Spokane, WA on 07/15/21 • Vehicle serviced • Pre-delivery inspection completed • Air filter replaced • Oil and filter changed • Light bulb (s) replaced. No accident or damage reported to CARFAX. Purchased on 09/15/11 and owned in NJ until 01/30/21.