2013 Kia Optima


Pros:  Fuel efficient engines; tasteful styling; simple instrument layout; fair price; long warranty.

Cons: Uncomfortable front seats; short on headroom for taller occupants; numb steering; rough ride.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Kia Optima is available in four trim levels- LX, EX, SX and SXL. The LX and EX are equipped with a 200 horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. If you want more go, the SX and SXL both feature a 274 horsepower 4-cylinder engine. Both engine choices are mated to a 6-speed Sportmatic® transmission which allows the driver to choose between a traditional automatic-mode and a manual shifting mode.

Standard features on the base LX includes 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior accents, fog lamps and heated mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators. Interior features includes full-power accessories, a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, a 60/40 split folding rear seatback, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, Bluetooth® and a 6-speaker audio system with satellite radio, USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack.

The LX Convenience Package will add an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® and a compass, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and a UVO Power by Microsoft® infotainment system.

The EX adds 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seating surfaces, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, wood interior accent trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a leatherette-wrapped center console, a cooling glove box and Smart Key with push button start.

An EX Premium Package is available that will add a panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, power folding mirrors and an Infinity® sound system with the UVO infotainment system and HD radio.

Stepping up to the SX will get you 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, auto-leveling HID headlights, LED taillights, sport-cloth/leather seating surfaces, alloy pedals and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The SX also adds a sculpted front and rear valence, side sills and a rear-lip spoiler for a sportier look. The available SX Premium Touring Package is similar to the EX Premium Package but adds 18-inch luxury wheels.

The top-of-the-line Limited, also known as the SXL, tacks on 18-inch chrome wheels, red front and rear brake calipers, additional exterior chrome accents, LED daytime running lights, premium leather upholstery, a navigation system and a rearview camera.

An available Technology Package can be added to any trim. This package includes features like navigation with real-time traffic, a touchscreen interface, a rearview camera and HD radio. On the LX, this package will also add an 8-speaker Infinity® sound system and dual zone automatic climate control.

To learn more about the Kia Optima and everything that it has to offer, visit your Kia dealer today to speak with an experienced professional and schedule a test drive.


Standard safety features includes six airbags, 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Warranty Information
Kia has a lot of confidence in both the quality and endurance of its new vehicles, and it shows. They stand behind their new vehicles with an industry -leading warranty to help bring owners peace of mind. Every new Kia comes with an impressive 10-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile Limited Basic Warranty, a 5-year/100,000-mile Limited Anti-Perforation Warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile 24-hour Roadside Assistance service.


Trims MSRP
2013 Optima LX $21,200
2013 Optima EX $23,500
2013 Optima SX $26,800
2013 Optima Limited (SXL) $34,500
Similar Vehicles  MSRP
2013 Honda Accord $21,680
2013 Toyota Camry $22,055
2013 Ford Fusion $21,700

 Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings





Fuel Economy (city/highway)


2.4-liter I4


6-speed Sportmatic®



2.0-liter turbocharged I4


6-speed Sportmatic®


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