2013 Kia Optima Review Ratings
Average Ratings from 4 reviews
2013 Kia Optima EX Review
Nice car overall
No spare tire, bad Roadside Assistance
Great Car, Bad Roadside Assistance — 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 was not covered by warranty, that I had to buy a new tire. Sure. But somehow I had to get the car to a shop -- as you know, these cars don't have a spare. And the 'fix a flat' kit included wouldn't fix a 1" gash to the sidewall -- BTW, these 'low-wall' tires though sporty and nice, have a larger propensity to side-wall damage. Before calling KIA Roadside Assistance I researched the tire and called a couple of shops close by to make sure they had the size in stock. BUT KRA would ONLY tow to nearest dealership! So that's 10 and 20 miles for the two closest to where I was. Even though Firestone is just behind my building (less than 1 mile away), and DT is a bit further out, they would NOT cover the tow, per their 'policy'. So either the dealership or nothing. To MAKE MATTERS WORSE, I had called BOTH dealerships and they did NOT have any tires in stock! So I would be stranded for 1-2 days while they ordered the tire. A loaner? No way, they said. So my great warranty roadside assistance program ended up being my wife (and baby in tow), a trip to a parts shop to get a tire-plugging kit, and getting my hands dirty. The kit held the air long enough to make to Firestone, where they put on a new tire in 20 minutes. KRA is such a joke. Yes, I get it that if anything else breaks under warranty a KIA dealership would know best. But tires???!! They are NOT even covered under their warranty! They are such commodity. Anyone can sell and put one on. In my scenario if KRA would have worked as it should, I would have had the car towed and fixed within 2 hours, vs 1-2 days + travel time to/from the dealership. What a SHAME! If they insist you need to be towed to their dealership at least they need to ensure they have the tires in stock OR get you a loaner meanwhile.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
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2013 Kia Optima SXL Review
Love everything about my Optima!!! Best VALUE I have ever purchased!!!
Best Overall Value !!! — For the money you can't beat the Kia Optima!! Former Acura TL, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry owner!!!! And the peace of mind with the 100k warranty all manufactures should do this!!! A must buy for anyone in the market for a midsize sedan!
Primary Use: Commuting to work
2013 Kia Optima SX Review
Great family car. Very reliable and safe
So many gadgets.
Good Car All Around. — I think the Kia is a great vehicle with very little to bring it down. it is a great family in car with lots of power. The fuel economy on this car is very good. Over all this is a good vehicle for around town, or even as a commuter car.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
2013 Kia Optima Review
I love love love how my 2013 Optima looks and for the most part how it handles, but I am having some problems with a couple of things so far.
Having steering wheel, lock, and ignition problems.
Gorgeous Car, Great Ride But Having Some Problems. — First it is very tempermental about allowing me to lock the doors with both the door fob and even manually. If I get out of the car and I hear the bell chiming, I know it isn't going to lock, but I've tried everything to find out why it's chiming. I can get in and drive across the parking lot and try it again and it will be fine, so I know it's not anything I am doing. Very aggravating since I'm replacing a vehicle that was stolen, I certainly don't want it to happen again. The next thing that happened is that my husband was backing the car out and put it in part and shut the car off quickly and the car totally locked up. It wouldn't let the key turn, and the steering wheel was locked tight. I had to call roadside assistance and they said to push in on the brake, turn the ignition and yank on the steering wheel to the left real hard at the same time. Well, that did work but again...very disappointing. Now today, I made a quick stop to run in to a convenience store and the key wouldn't turn to let me shut the ignition off. I tried several times and finally gave up. Then I made another stop and it was fine. Scared to take in too far away from home....this is my 3rd Kia and this is the first disappointment.
Primary Use: Family transportation
Reviews From Other Years
It Is A Great Car Overall
i love everything there is about this car! The overall styling is great. The interior features are a plus. I absolutely love the styling of the interior and the all the features are great! This car i... Read More
Well Rounded Daily Driver
The SX is loaded with heated and cooled seats,ac to the glovebox,glass roof and power everthing. No turbo lag. Mileage isn't as advertised but averages mid to high 20's. Factory tires only lasted 2... Read More
Best Car I Ever Had
I have 3 cars in my entire life. I am 19 and so far the KIA Optima is the most reliable vehicle I had not only that but it definitely has a luxury look to it so is also very stylish as well as economi... Read More
Great Daily Driver
I bought this Kia as a replacement for a 2008 Infiniti M, and I have previously owned Cadillac, Chrysler, Buick and Acura. I was blown away by the power, style and comfort in this Kia, especially com... Read More
Kia Optima: Good Value Family Car
Talk about value for the money. This car has been a good and relatively reliable all around family car with plenty of comfortable space for four (sometimes five). Looked at Accord, Fusion and Sonata... Read More
My View Of Kia Cars/corporation Has Gone Way Up After Buying This Car.
Love it! The car is smooth, quiet, & dependable, with good mpg & enough bells and whistles to make it fun to drive. Great buy! Highly recommended! Read More
Lots Of Car For The Value!
The Kia Optima personifies value. The styling for the 2008 was subtle and pleasant (of course the latest body style is far more audacious and bold!) and the car had great gas mileage (somewhere betwee... Read More
Good Lookin' And Economical
This is one of my most favorite cars I have owned in 35 years. It looks classy, runs great, and has been extremely reliable. The interior is roomy and has good head clearance. The seats are comforta... Read More
Buy It. Love It.
Best car ever! I will definitely stick with this make of vehicle. Very happy with their performance. It's a 4-cyl luxury car that has a DOHC engine. It's like driving at least a V6 with a cold air i... Read More
it needed oil changes tire changes and brake fixes. the acceleration is ok brakes are sqeaky handels good. i do not know about gas milege. it was fun earlyer to drive but now not. now the car inside i... Read More