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 has a push button ignition. Here lately I've been having to push the button twice to start it and to turn it off. What causes this?

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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 have a 2013 KIA Optima and I continually get a smell of gas odor coming through the vents. One day the odor was so strong it felt like I was sitting at a gas station.

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