2013 Kia Optima User Reviews

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    2013 Kia Optima Review
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    5
    Handling Ranked 2013 Nissan Altima better.
    "Optimas suspension is slightly more luxury than sport, a little softer but still holds the road very well."
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Nissan Altima worse.
    "The Optima has a huge truck with easy access and plenty of usable space."
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    5
    Would not recommend. Did not like the way I felt like I could not see. It gave me a bit of a claustrophobic feeling. Driving it was uncomfortable and a bit scary a times.
    Power Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze better.
    "The Cruze feels like it goes faster in a shorter amount of time. this makes merging on the highway far easier."
    Handling Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze better.
    "Handles like a dream."
    Front Seats Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze better.
    "I love the leather and the many options for positioning."
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze better.
    "Trunk is huge!"
    Would Buy Ranked 2013 Chevrolet Cruze better.
    "Overall I feel safer in the Cruze."
    2013 Kia Optima SXL Review
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    Too Much Plastic, Not Good Quality — this car is NOTHING like I had researched on, the one I got is definitely a bad nightmare, handles terrible,, mediocre gas mileage- the steering is a danger , as it drifts left to right,, you have to constantly correct it-something just is NOT right with the steering and I have taken it back to the dealer several times,,, they always said they cant find anything wrong,,, On top of everything else the seating and comfort is horrible,for long drives,,just not a car that I will ever buy again,,,,

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Its okay for an everyday car

    Cons: Does NOT ride or handle good in snow or ice of ANY amount- Steering drifts left to right on its own, feels like bad linkage in the steering column

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    2013 Kia Optima EX Review
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    Hard To Find Such A Great Value Anywhere Else — Overall a great car, has options that European luxury cars don't have at twice the price, drives well, looks good. Feels a small bit underpowered and would like to see better gas mileage if not a more powerful engine. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks great

    Cons: a little under powered in my opinion

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    2013 Kia Optima SXL Review
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    My Luxury Optima Sports Sedan. Best Car Eva — 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 next Purchase. Kia is the Best Value for the money hands down and I've been in the Automobile business for 25 years.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Handles great around corners and breaking is on the spot stop. The power is nice for a 2.0l I-4. I'd like to add a few things to increase the HP like cold air intake and plugs, Higher intensity Fog lamps and

    Cons: I'd like to add a few things to increase the HP like cold air intake and plugs, Higher intensity Fog lamps and

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    2013 Kia Optima EX Review
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    Great Bang For The Buck! — I looked for this car for a long time and finally found the perfect one at the perfect price on cargurus.com! We saw a lot of LX models for the same price as we found the EX model (which was actually cleaner and had more upgrades than several of the LX's). Thank you Cargurus.com!

    Pros: very stylish!

    Cons: none

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    2013 Kia Optima EX Review
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    75

    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

    Pros: Nice car overall

    Cons: No spare tire, bad Roadside Assistance

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    2013 Kia Optima SXL Review
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    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

    Pros: Love everything about my Optima!!!   Best VALUE I have ever purchased!!!

    Cons: none

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    2013 Kia Optima SX Review
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    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

    Pros: Great family car. Very reliable and safe

    Cons: So many gadgets.

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    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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: Having steering wheel, lock, and ignition problems.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Kia Optima Reviews

    Great Bang For The Buck! By The2388

    Great car for personal use or commuting for work! Very roomy interior and trunk for family and "stuff"! Amazing speakers and sound system! Excellent Bluetooth phone operations with phone log memory f... Read More

    2014 Kia Optima Reviews

    Great By betrthnu_215

    So far I love it heads turn when I pull up. The base model comes with a lot of features. It handles like a dream I'm still trying to break him in so far only 397 miles on it. the interior is top notch... Read More

    Very Awsome Vehicle By skwiek

    My wife and I traded in our 2008 Town and Country on this vehicle. My wife loves it. Its sporty looking but great on gas mileage. Acceleration is fantastic. Handling is almost like its on rails. We ha... Read More

    2012 Kia Optima Reviews

    Great Car!!! By migration_Qshaq87

    The car drives better than expected! This was the only four cylinder I felt had enough power! The ride is sporty and confidence inspiring. With the amount of awards it has won and how much it has chan... Read More

    The Car Is Nice By MichalSokolov

    I'm extremely satisfied with that car! It drives very well, looking great and interior is nice! Fuel economy is also very nice and efficient. Maintanence cost is pretty cheap - it's not a BMW or Merc... Read More

    2011 Kia Optima Reviews

    Never Been In The Shop For Any Type Of Repair. Gas Milage Is Great. I Average 28-29 Mpg By KBarber_1234

    Fun car to drive. kick it in manual and it feels like a sports car. traction control work awesome in the snow. I test drove the 2.0 turbo and with this 2.4L high output engine, I didn't feel much diff... Read More

    Fun, Fast, And Reliable By joel0981

    I love everything, speed and handling. Small motor with big bite. Shift able automatic and very nice navigation system with rear view camer. But sad to see it didn't come out in manual. Hopefully one ... Read More

    2009 Kia Optima Reviews

    Kia Optima: Good Value Family Car By fisheral

    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. By MrBigFish1959

    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

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