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2013 Kia OptimaReview
Ephraim writes:
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It rides awesome and very fast. The color is one of the reasons I bought and the body shape is really cool. Its a really nice car and took care of by previous owners, thanks guys.

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2013 Kia Optima Review
perryjo says:
vs2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Kia Optima winning categories:
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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."
2013 Kia Optima Review
StephenieD says:
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.
vs2013 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Kia Optima winning categories:
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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."
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2013 Kia Optima SXL TurboReview
Ms_Illusion_1974 writes:
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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 EXReview
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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 TurboReview
migration_bradlindsey69 writes:
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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 EXReview
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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 EXReview
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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 TurboReview
kiaman2112 writes:
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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 SXReview
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru6BW98

Love the Optima,it is a great value,Bmw,Audi,Mercedes,Cadillac ,Altima ,Lexus Read More

Review By GuruFWBRL

My third kia in 18 years. Love the EX Premium Optima. Best price for the features. Rides and drives great. Read More

2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By AShawnte

This a perfect Car For someone with a daily commute to work it’s comparable to a2019 Hyundai Sonata. The features it was missing though were the push start and memory seating those were two features... Read More

Review By Enortac

Optima is an awesome car at a great value price. Honda quality but not Honda price. Read More

2018 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By GuruJQYVS

It is missing Fog Lights, Moon roof, Remote starter, and no SiriusXm radio. Read More

Review By Harper_A

Kia is great for commuters. It’s also a spacey vehicle for those who enjoy the leg room. Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By EneneIban1

Car is beautiful and durable. Kia Oprima EX premium package is just fantastic Read More

Review By Mina

Love the style, look, comfort and stability, quite ride inside cabin Read More

2015 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By ZenzKaiser

Nothing compares to the features that come with this model Read More

Review By Annie

Nice looking car. Rides great and has an awesome sunroof. Read More

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