2011 Kia Lease Rates – May 2011

Kia residuals, as expected, aren’t very high. However, cash incentives and reasonable money factors make them a decent lease. I personally prefer the Sonata over the Optima due to its more refined cabin. But the exterior styling of the Optima speaks volumes as to how much Kia has progress in the past few years. The lease cash ends 7/5, so if you are looking for a Kia Optima, now isn’t a bad time to start shopping.

Here is a sample calculation based on TrueCar’s Southern California sale price and do not include local taxes. Please note that your dealer calculations may vary due to local fees/taxes.

2011 Kia Optima EX
MSRP – $23,190
Sale Price – $20,425 ($1500 lease cash applied)
Monthly – $266+ tax
RWG Rating – 87.7

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2011 Kia Optima EX ($1,500 cash incentive)
36-month | 15k miles | residual 50% | .00065 base money factor

2011 Kia Sorento AWD LX I4 ($1,500 cash incentive)
36-month | 15k miles | residual 50% | .00094 base money factor

4 thoughts on “2011 Kia Lease Rates – May 2011

  1. Most car magazines/reviews prefer the Optimas cabin. Has a more upscale look than the cartoonish looking Sonata. Also the plastic looks and feels more soft.

    Any numbers on the Sportage? TIA

  2. I think the advantage of the Optima’s cabin is the fact that it is more “driver-centric”, with the console tilted towards the driver so that the buttons are easily view and operated. However, I find the placement of those said buttons to be a bit awkward and almost look like an after-thought. The shifter also looks cheap compared to that of the Sonata. I’ve been in both and I have carefully inspected the quality of the materials. They are very similar. The Sonata does have a couple of panels that feel cheap, but for the most part, it’s the same soft-plastic as that of the Optima.

    No numbers on the Sportage at the moment. It will get posted if I come across them.

    • True. but the Optima doesn’t lease as well as the Sonata, so you would have to pay a bit of a premium to get those goodies.

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