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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
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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
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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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2013 Kia OptimaReview
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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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2013 Kia Optima SXReview
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Inexpensive Car With Luxury Appointments — I bought the Optima new in July 13. It came loaded with every imaginable option from courtesy lights that light up at night when you approach to keyless entry and starting...all for under $26k. The turbo allows for effortless acceleration and averages 24 in town and 31 on the highway at 80 mph. Interior touches are sporty and luxurious and handling is spirited. The only down side is the view to the rear which is wanting due to the styling, the rear camera does help.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Acceleration, Fuel economy, trunk space, seat comfort.

Cons: Limited view to the rear

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2013 Kia Optima SXL Turbo Review
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2013 Kia Optima LX Review
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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9YCW67

Not sure what other car can be equal with this. The price is great, the features, and quality kia has brought is excellent! Read More

Review By Larry

I needed a 2020 EX Premium Sangria color for a specific reason. I found one in Columbus OH. Flew out and drove 2200 miles back home in less than 3 days. 34 mpg at highway speeds +. DCT worked l... Read More

2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C8TS7

The second Optima we have purchased and third Kia. They have been great! Read More

Review By Guru3YNC2

This is one of the best mid size sedans l have ever owned. Packed with modern technologies which beats any European luxury brand with affordable price. Very roomy and quiet cabin. Read More

2018 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Deanna

I purchased an Optima LX which is the base line Optima. I’m very pleased with the price and value in this car. Comparison models are the Altima, Accord and Camry. Read More

Review By Vhbigspring

The Kia Optima has a very smooth ride and easy to handle. The A/C is very cold. The car is also very comfortable and the back seat has plenty of leg room for all three teenagers. Read More

2017 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9LMXFV

Absolutely love the car. Comparable to the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry of like years, but on average about $10,000 less for virtually the same car. Very quiet, very fast, user-friendly and luxur... Read More

Review By Jimmy

The ride quality is wonderful! Gas mileage is A+, the interior is spacious and ergonomically put together! You could literally drive anywhere in this car, well I wouldn’t take it muddin! Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru9C5BRZ

I like the car I want a turbo one tho Read More

Review By kim

Its a beautiful car and rides so smoothly, I would buy another one in a heartbeat Read More

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