2013 Kia Optima Review

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EX
Avg. Price: $16,723
EX Plus
EX Turbo
LX
Avg. Price: $14,245
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SX
Avg. Price: $20,563
SXL
Avg. Price: $20,953

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4.35 stars

Based on 9 reviews

Great Car, Bad Roadside Assistance by TexanJC
 — I love the car, which has 300 miles on it. But two days ago boom, I hit the curve on a tight spot at work. As soon as I stepped out I heard the air blasting out. So I knew it was my fault, that it... Read More
Inexpensive Car With Luxury Appointments by robh693
 — I bought the Optima new in July 13. It came loaded with every imaginable option from courtesy lights that light up at night when you approach to keyless entry and starting...all for under $26k. The ... Read More
My Luxury Optima Sports Sedan. Best Car Eva by bradlindsey69
 — 4.8 out of 9. Course the 2015 KIA Optima SXL turbo's have fixed all the changes I'd make and I wish they would supercharge the Cadenza and I'd upgrade to that because the Limited Cadenza will be my ne... Read More

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2013 Kia Optima

Following a complete redesign in 2011, expect only minimal changes to the 2013 Kia Optima. A refresh of this midsize sedan is not likely to occur until 2014 at the earliest. Minor tweaks to the front air dam, rear bumper and the interior are likely, however.

The trim lineup for the front-wheel-drive 2013 Kia Optima is expected to remain the same: LX, EX, EX Turbo, and SX. The EX Turbo and SX trims are expected to be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that reaches a class-leading 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The LX and EX trims will come standard with a 2.4-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that tops out at 200 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. The LX trim will be able to be equipped with either a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive or a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and Sportmatic shifter, while all remaining trims will come equipped with the automatic transmission.

Other than some changes to available option packages, Kia seems pointed in the direction of keeping the Optima the same for 2013, while competitors in the affordable midsize sedan class, such as the Hyundai Sonata, Suzuki Kizashi and Volkswagen Passat, among others, appear headed for planned revisions.

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Kia Optima Questions

rusty1221
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When Should The Power Steering Fluid Be Exchanged?

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Coky92
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2013 Kia Optima Sxl

I have a 2013 Kia Optima. I just got the fuel pump replaced. Or so I was told. it only had 1/4 of gas on it when the fuel pump got replaced. I drove it about 67miles until I filed up the tank. Afte...

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Amy McClure
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2013 Kia Optima

I was driving down the road car died no lights in dash were on? Car wouldn't start at all wouldn't do anything couldn't even put in neutral. Got a jump or tried it at least let me put in neutral s...

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Stefanie Smith
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My 2013 Kiv Optima

Yesterday when i push the button to start it it would turn over but wouldn't start and today it does the same thing and im trying to get oppions on what it could be

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Can I Get An Email To Write A Review (i Purchased A Car Using Cargurus And ...

I purchased a Kia Optima 3-4 weeks ago from Tampa Bay Car Store (or EZ Car Credit ,com) and never received a follow-up email.

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