2013 Kia Optima Review

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2013 Kia Optima Overview

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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    My Car Won't Start. I'm Not Sure If It's The Starter Or Alternator.

    I have a 2013 Kia Optima with a push start. For the past week or two, when I go to start my car, it clicks a couple times but will not start. My battery is only 3 months old. I took it to o'reilly...

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    I was driving and the car was perfectly fine than i went to get on the gas and it lagged really bad. The car just completely shut off after so I replaced the battery.. (autozone said it wast toast)...

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    My Kia Pust To Start

    My push to start is stalling a bit to start the car idk what it could be starter battery egnition s

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    Does Kia's Factory Warranty Cove The Car After The Vehihicle Has Been Sold ...

    737 views with 5 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Car Want Crank Without Jump Off

    I had a recall on my engine when I received my car back after I drove it and crunk it up it want start without a jump off took my car back they ranned tests and say everything came back good. Well ...

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)