KIA OPTIMA GT
The RRP is $2000 more than the Sonata and Kia charges $595 for prestige paint. But the premium brings plenty of extra kit. The GT has unique front and rear bumpers, red brake calipers, heated steering wheel, paddle shifters, alloy sports pedals and a 10-speaker HarmanKardon audio. No deals, though, so the driveaway price nudges $49,000. Seven-year warranty but three years of servicing cost more than twice as much ($1716 for six services to Hyundai’s three).