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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    Kia Optima Questions

    tattoodaisy
    5

    How To Remove Center Console Of Backseat

    Ok I am having a bug problem. There are tons of tiny black ants that have taken over my car and I have found the source of them coming from somewhere in the center console of the backseat. It folds ...

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    snalls
    0

    2013 Kia Optima Hybrid

    I am hear snapping noises while moving. It seem to be in the drivers side area. these could be crackling or snapping noises.

    7 views with no answers yet
    Bombshellbel
    0

    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...

    2,209 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
    Terry Adamec
    0

    2013 Kia Optima Sedan

    I have had 2 tests 1st one .. Code p0087 Second test ..large vacume leak..fuel system fault..ignition system fault..engine mechanical fault error p2187

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    Justin Garcia
    0

    Kia Optima 2013

    Is my key a transponder?

    14 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)