Used 2013 Kia Optima

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2013 Kia Optima
List price range
$5,900 - $16,999

Pros

  • Solid acceleration with any of the engines
  • handsome cabin
  • ample feature content
  • top crash scores
  • conventional gasoline models offer impressive value
  • lengthy warranty.

Cons

  • Tight on rear-seat headroom
  • real-world mpg historically falls short of EPA estimates
  • odd brake response in hybrid model.

Used 2013 Kia Optima for Sale

Kia Optima 2013 LX Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
50,324 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX Hybrid
List$11,989
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 LX Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
54,703 miles
List$11,975
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Less than 55k Miles** CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee. Tired of the same dull drive? Well change up things with this hot Sedan* New Inventory! Dare to compare!!! This gas-saving 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid LX will get you where you need to go** Optional equipment includes: Wheel Locks, Cargo Net... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.
Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
57,639 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
List$14,550
Est.Loan: $272/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
111,352 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$7,607
Est.Loan: $142/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
78,706 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
EX
List$9,972
Est.Loan: $186/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
94,548 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$8,981
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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2013 Kia Optima LX with only 94,000 miles. Ebony Black over Beige Leather Interior. Options Include: Automatic Transmission, Back Up Camera, UVO Touch Screen Command Center, Push Button Start with Smart Key, Heated Front Seats, Power Drivers Seat, Spring Folding Rear Seats, 17-inch Alloy Wheels, Satellite Radio, AUX/USB Audio Inputs, Bluetooth System, and much more. This car is in great shape with a Clean Accident Free CarFAX History Report. The car has been inspected by our Factory Trained Technicians and passed Virginia State Inspection. An Extended Warranty is available for this car. Call Today for an Appointment.*Stop By Today *Test drive this must-see, must-drive, must-own beauty today at Honda of Tysons Corner, 1580 Spring Hill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182.
Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
98,274 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$7,732
Est.Loan: $145/mo
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Thank you for visiting another one of DARCARS Pre-Owned Fairfax's online listings%2521 Please continue for more information on this 2013 Kia Optima LX with 98,274mi. This Kia includes%3A WHEEL LOCKS %28PIO%29 Wheel Locks DARK CHERRY PEARL METALLIC BEIGE, SEAT TRIM %2ANote - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.%2A How to protect your purchase%3F CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee got you covered. Stylish and fuel efficient. It's the perfect vehicle for keeping your fuel costs down and your driving enjoying up. More information about the 2013 Kia Optima%3A Compared to other mid-size sedans, the Kia Optima continues to stand out for several reasons. Showcasing Kia's more Euro-influenced design direction, the Optima has styling that's more exciting than that of other mid-size sedans, especially from the outside. And that design works out to be quite roomy on the inside. It's also one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedans, and it offers quite sporty performance considering its mileage numbers. The turbocharged engine in the SX in particular provides the power and acceleration of a V6 but the gas mileage of a four. The Optima is also a very strong value, with a few more features at each trim level than what's found in most comparable models. Kia's strong 10-year warranty on powertrain components remains another strong selling point. Interesting features of this model are strong acceleration in the SX, fuel-efficient powertrains, interior space, features and value for the money, strong warranty coverage, and Crisp, Euro-influenced styling CALL US NOW AT 703-385-0500, OUR WHOLESALE PRICES GIVE YOU THE BEST DEAL IN THE MARKET . ALL TYPES OF FINANCING AVAILABLE. REPO, BANKRUPTCY .see sales associate for details. Shop Online 24/7 %40DARCARS.COM Prices exclude tax, tags, and %2524499 processing charge. %2ANote - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.%2A %282%29 aux pwr outlets,16' x 6.5' silver painted alloy wheels,2.4L DOHC GDI 16-valve I4 engine -inc%3A variable intake system aluminum block & head,3-point front seat belts -inc%3A pretensioners force limiters height-adjustable anchors emergency locking retractors,3-point rear seat belts w/emergency locking retractors,4-wheel anti-lock brakes %28ABS%29,5-mph bumpers,6-speed automatic transmission w/OD Sportmatic shifter H-Matic -inc%3A auto shift lock system key interlock system,60/40 split-folding rear bench seat w/adjustable outboard headrests,AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc%3A satellite radio %286%29 speakers w/tweeters,Active ECO system,Air conditioning w/filter,Artificial leather door upper trim,Aux input jack w/USB port,BEIGE SEAT TRIM,Battery saver w/interior lamp auto-cut,Black-gloss front side fender garnish w/chrome accents,Bluetooth hands-free calling,Body-color door handles w/chrome trim,Body-color folding heated pwr mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals,Body-colored bumpers,Body-colored side moldings,Bright chrome door molding,Chrome grille,Clean Tex anti-stain fabric treatment,Clear-lens halogen automatic headlights w/black bezel -inc%3A escort lighting projection high-beams,Cooling glove box,DARK CHERRY PEARL METALLIC,Door map pockets -inc%3A integrated front/rear in-door bottle holders,Double rachel cloth seating surfaces -inc%3A cloth door trim insert,Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags,Dual advanced front airbags -inc%3A passenger occupancy sensor,Dual exhaust w/chrome tips -inc%3A semi-active muffler,Dual front assist handles,Dual sunvisors w/illuminated covered vanity mirrors extensions,Dual-flow shock absorbers,Dual-note horn,Electric motor-driven pwr steering,Electronic fuel lid release,Electronic stability control %28ESC%29 w/traction control system %28TCS%29,Emergency trunk release handle,Engine cover,Front bucket seats -inc%3A 6-way manual driver seat w/height adjustment driver pwr lumbar active adjustable sliding headrests,Front center console -inc%3A armrest storage cupholder,Front fog lights,Front reading lamps,Front seatback storage pockets,Front stabilizer bar,Front wheel drive,Front/rear crumple zones,Front/rear side curtain airbags,Hill start assist control %28HAC%29,Illuminated trunk w/hinge cover,Impact-absorbing steering column,Impact-triggered auto door unlocking,In-glass antenna,Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs,Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs -inc%3A aluminum carrier aluminum lower arms,Insulated hood w/gas lifters,Lower anchors & tethers for children %28LATCH%29,Metallic paint door & center console accents,Overhead sunglass holder,P205/65R16 tires,Plastic door sill scuff plates,Pwr door locks -inc%3A front central locking auto unlock driver two-turn unlock drill-protected lock,Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes,Pwr windows -inc%3A driver one-touch auto down,Rear LED high-mounted stop lamp,Rear center armrest w/cupholder,Rear child safety door locks,Rear coat hook,Rear window defroster w/timer,Remote keyless entry w/panic & alarm function security indicator,Side-impact door beams,Solar glass windshield w/sunband,Steering wheel-mounted auto cruise control,Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel w/audio controls -inc%3A wheel-mounted Bluetooth controls w/voice activation button ECO switch illuminated ignition,Time-delay interior dome lamp -inc%3A auto interior light control,Tire mobility kit,Tire pressure monitoring system %28TPMS%29,Towing & lashing hook %2AOnly present on vehicles produced in Hwasung South Korea%2A,Trip computer -inc%3A distance to empty average speed drive time ambient temp average fuel economy instant fuel economy,Variable intermittent front windshield wipers w/jet washers,Vehicle stability management %28VSM%29,WHEEL LOCKS %28PIO%29,Warning features -inc%3A parking brake on key-operated chime driver seatbelt reminder low washer fluid
Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
69,403 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$9,991
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
83,118 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$9,699
Est.Loan: $181/mo
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One Owner! Four brand new tires! Nicely equipped with Remote Keyless Entry, Bluetooth, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Power Windows/Door Locks/Mirrors, and much more! Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a great car at a fantastic price!!!
Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
64,827 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$9,981
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Very Nice 1 Owner MD Inspected 2013 Kia Optima LX Sedan Complete With Alloy Wheels, Automatic Transmission, AC, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Power Windows and Locks, ABS Brakes, Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Mirrors, Upgraded Stereo System and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Warranty Standard!!!Why pay Carmax or Franchise Dealer Pricing when you can buy directly from the distributor! Member car has a 30 year history of selling preowned vehicles to dealers wholesale, and is now selling directly to the public!Welcome to MemberCar of Rockville! We are a family owned and operated dealership catering to the DMV area and beyond for over 30 years. We offer tremendous value by pricing our vehicles below market value and offering a truly stress-free purchasing environment. We are very transparent in our purchase process, offering the easiest terms available with every vehicle in stock. Having our own extensive Wholesale/Purchase Division allows us to purchase mostly Local, One-Owner, Low Mileage, exceptional vehicles directly from the best sources, (Private Owners) instead of auctions. MemberCar has built our reputation upon successful, long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the areas preeminent providers of carefully selected, Maryland Safety Inspected, low mileage, local vehicles. We offer competitive Finance and Extended Warranty options, and we do accept all trade-ins. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business, and we thank YOU for your time and consideration.If you just can't seem to find the time to come to us, we are also more than happy to bring a vehicle to your home or place of business!!!Don't take our word for it, check out what our customers are saying.http://www.cars.com/dealers/193733/membercar/reviews/
Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
85,915 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
Auto Connection
19 mi away
List$8,904
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
36,175 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
EX
List$13,750
Est.Loan: $257/mo
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Front Bucket Seats,Leather Seat Trim,Radio%3A AM/FM/CD/MP3 Capacity w/Satellite Audio,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,6 Speakers,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Center Armrest,Tachometer,ABS brakes,Alloy wheels,Automatic temperature control,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Garage door transmitter%3A HomeLink,Heated door mirrors,Illuminated entry,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Wheel size%3A 17%2522,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM
Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
18,405 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
List$15,966
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
41,034 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$10,489
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
80,563 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
Audi Arlington
24.4 mi away
List$11,387
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 LX Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
170,643 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX Hybrid
List$5,900
Est.Loan: $110/mo
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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid LX CARFAX One-Owner. 40/36 Highway/City MPGWHOLESALE AS IS.
Kia Optima 2013 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
95,901 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
EX
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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2013 Kia Optima EX with an available Extended Warranty
Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
105,989 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
List$11,450
Est.Loan: $214/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2013 Kia Optima is one of our top picks for a midsize sedan. With evocative styling, strong engine choices and a long list of features, it's easy to see why.

vehicle overview

Family sedans should not look this good. This would be the conventional wisdom, anyway. But the 2013 Kia Optima does not follow conventional wisdom. Its styling and interior design are not only sleek, sophisticated and timelessly handsome for a family sedan, but also impressive for any car, period. Driving an Optima down a crowded street draws double-takes from bystanders and then inevitable squinting as they attempt to identify the badge on its tail. A look of confusion usually follows as the answer turns out to be "Kia."

Behind the pretty face is a well-rounded midsize sedan with a long list of positive attributes. It starts under the hood with a choice of four-cylinder engines (one is turbocharged) that produce exceptional power and fuel efficiency. There's even the Kia Optima Hybrid model, and the automaker has made changes to the hybrid drivetrain for 2013 to improve its smoothness and efficiency in traffic. The 2013 Optima Hybrid LX earns 36 mpg city/40 mpg highway and 38 mpg combined EPA ratings, up from last year's 34 city/39 highway/36 combined. Alongside that, the overall horsepower rating on the hybrid has declined slightly (206 versus 199 previously), though the effect on acceleration is negligible.

As with any Kia model, the Optima sedan gives you plenty of features for your money. Even the base LX model, for instance, comes standard with items such as alloy wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth and an iPod/USB audio interface. The Optima can also be had with sophisticated features like ventilated front seats and a panoramic sunroof -- items unavailable on most competitors. A long warranty is another dollars-and-sense attribute.

Of course, the Optima isn't perfect. Headroom might be an issue for some passengers, especially those seated in back, and the cabin in general is less spacious than the confines in the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat. Also be mindful that your mileage is likely to vary from Kia's lofty EPA estimates. Overall, though, the 2013 Kia Optima is a great family sedan choice that boasts equal parts style and sensibility. The mechanically related 2013 Hyundai Sonata pulls off a similar trick, and we suspect the eye-catching new 2013 Ford Fusion is likely to as well. However, if you're looking to go beyond conventional wisdom -- as well as the conventional family sedan -- the 2013 Kia Optima is a great place to start.

trim levels & features

The 2013 Kia Optima is a midsize sedan. For the conventional gasoline-powered Optima, there are LX, EX and SX trim levels. The Kia Optima Hybrid comes in LX and EX trims only.

The gasoline-powered LX comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. The LX Convenience package adds an eight-way power driver seat, driver lumbar adjustment and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, while the Technology package adds dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker Infinity audio system, HD radio, navigation with real-time traffic updates and a rearview camera.

The Optima Hybrid LX is equipped similarly to the regular LX, but comes standard with automatic climate control, keyless ignition/entry and a rearview camera. The Convenience package items are also optional for the hybrid LX. The upgraded sound system and nav system are not available, but you can get Kia's Uvo voice-activated phone and media player interface as an option.

The gas-powered Optima EX trim includes all the Convenience package items and adds 17-inch wheels, keyless ignition/entry, automatic climate control, rear air vents, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, upgraded dash trim and floor mats. The Technology package remains optional on the EX.

The Optima Hybrid EX has all the Tech package items as standard (except for the nav system) along with auto-leveling xenon HID headlights. You can get navigation as an option on the EX hybrid, but it deletes the Uvo interface. Uvo is part of the optional Premium package for the regular EX model, but again, can't be had in combination with navigation. The Premium package also includes a panoramic sunroof, power-folding mirrors, the rearview camera and HD radio, a four-way power passenger seat, driver memory functions, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.

The SX adds a turbocharged engine, 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, unique exterior and interior styling elements, the HID headlights, steering-wheel-mounted transmission paddle shifters, upgraded gauges and cloth/leather upholstery. As on the EX, you have your choice of the Technology and Premium packages, which allow you to add the Uvo interface or navigation, but not both. There's also the SX Limited package, which bundles 18-inch chrome wheels, red-painted brake calipers, additional chrome trim, LED running lamps, SXL exterior badging, the nav system, an electronic parking brake, a first aid kit and upgraded leather upholstery.

performance & mpg

Every 2013 Kia Optima is front-wheel drive. The LX and EX come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. In California-emissions states, this engine has a Super Ultra Low Emissions rating (versus Ultra-Low elsewhere), and it has a lower power output of 192 hp and 181 lb-ft. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the LX, and a six-speed automatic is optional. The automatic comes standard on the EX.

In Edmunds performance testing, a loaded Optima EX in SULEV form went from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which is average for the class. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined regardless of transmission.

The SX is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. In Edmunds testing, the SX went from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which is an average time for a family sedan of similar power. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 22/34/26, which is theoretically superb, but we struggled to meet those numbers in the course of a year-long test of the Optima SX.

The Optima Hybrid is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with an electric motor and a six-speed automatic transmission. Combined power output is rated at 199 hp. During testing, a 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid EX accelerated to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds, about the same as the Fusion Hybrid but quite a bit slower than the last Camry Hybrid we tested. The Optima Hybrid LX model earns 36 mpg city/40 mpg highway and 38 mpg combined EPA ratings, while the heavier EX model rates only 35 city/39 highway/37 combined.

safety

Standard safety features on the 2013 Kia Optima include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, side airbags, side curtain airbags and hill start assist. A rearview camera is optional on regular gasoline Optimas and standard on the Optima Hybrid.

In Edmunds brake testing, an Optima EX came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, which is average for the class. The SX made this stop in 125 feet, still acceptable for this class. A 2013 Optima Hybrid needed 129 feet -- better than the Fusion Hybrid but not as good as the hybrid Camry.

In government crash tests, the Optima earned a top five-star rating for overall safety performance, with five stars awarded for both overall frontal and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Optima a top score of Good in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. The IIHS gave the Kia an Acceptable rating (second highest) in its new small-overlap frontal-offset crash test.

driving

The 2013 Kia Optima rides comfortably without isolating you from the environment, although the car's numb steering with its artificially high effort is less praiseworthy. The overall driving experience is certainly pleasant and better than average for the segment. The SX is sportier, though some may find its ride too firm.

Both of the regular four-cylinder engines are impressive. They produce best-in-class power and are paired with responsive and smooth-shifting transmissions. We've found both versions enjoyable for commuting to and from the office.

Most drivers will find the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid's performance more than adequate as well. You'll scarcely notice the transitions between gas and electric power in traffic, and there's ample power for passing maneuvers. However, you won't find it any easier to hit the Optima Hybrid's EPA fuel economy numbers than in other Kia Optimas.

The biggest thing you'll have to get used to in the Optima Hybrid is the odd braking response: Due to the blending of the car's conventional brakes with the hybrid regenerative braking system, there's a small but noticeable delay between pressing the brake pedal and actually getting the desired braking force. That said, this is a peculiarity of driving the hybrid more than anything else, as our testing has shown that the car has plenty of braking power for repeated, hard stops.

interior

First impressions of the 2013 Kia Optima's interior are usually favorable. Whereas most other family sedans in this segment fall somewhere between sedate and bland, the Optima has a distinct European flair. That should come as no surprise when you consider that Kia's chief designer used to work for Audi. While the Kia's interior isn't as sumptuous as an Audi's, there's an abundance of soft-touch materials, and any hard plastics are at least well textured.

Kia's Uvo (pronounced "yoo-voh") electronics interface system is now available on all but the conventional gasoline LX model. Similar to Ford's Sync system (both are powered by Microsoft), Uvo provides voice control of cell phones and MP3 players as well as other services such as turn-by-turn navigation. In our testing of Uvo, we've found that it works quite well, although we prefer the setup in the 2014 Sorento, which allows you to combine Uvo with a navigation system. That said, the touchscreen interface in navigation-equipped Optimas is easy to use for both navigation purposes and operating the stereo.

The Optima has a fairly spacious cabin, with comfortable seats and a useful amount of legroom front and rear. Headroom (particularly in back) is a bit tight due to the car's rakish, coupelike roof line. Taller folks should definitely think twice about the optional panoramic sunroof, as it further decreases headroom. The Optima's 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space is about average for its class, but the Optima Hybrid's trunk offers considerably less space due to intrusion from the hybrid battery pack.

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KIA Voids the Warrnaty where ever possible
Liz Walsh, 8/13/2015
Bought a brand new 2013 KIA and the engine failed with just 43k miles Trust me KIA goes out of their way to not honor the warranty Plus their service departments are so understaffed that it took weeks just for them to decide not to honor their warranty they wanted 7k for a new engine and said it would take 5 weeks to fix What a complete joke We called every KIA dealer in the DFW area and the one we took it too in Lewisville was the only one who said they could look at it in a week. And this was before they knew it was an engine problem. Why should a customer have to wait that long just to find out what's wrong with the car? What is the average customer supposed to do when they don't have enough staff to fix their vehicles? Took the car to a local person who will fix the car for 3.2k and have it done in a week. I will never buy a KIA again research carefully their engines fail often and they will find someway to void the warranty. Also they charged $118.00 just to tell us they wouldn't fix the car They have a "goodwill" program that the mechanic said had never once been accepted by KIA
WAY impressed with this car!
c1carroll, 8/17/2014
Went shopping for a used Optima the minute I realized it was 'car time'. Found a used 2013 with 44K on it, and almost dismissed it out of hand for high miles, until I drove it, then ...WOW! Like it just rolled off factory floor. Loaded EX with ALL the bells and whistles. Have had it for 7 months and another 6K, and I cant find the slightest flaw. Getting about 24 MPG around town, and up to 38MPG on hwy, so I do NOT understand the MPG complaints I've read here. Car drives like it's on rails, and very quiet. My wife has the 2011 Sonata Limited so we're always comparing cars, and she'll admit, the Optima is the better of the 2. For the price, you can't beat it 4 years old now, and still drives like new. 72,000 miles and you cant feel ANY of them. Car is as new. Still getting great mileage and loving all the features. I'll drive this for at least another 6 years (I try to do 10 years on all my cars) without any worries. Other than tires and oil changes, no expense yet! 5 years of ownership now, and still loving this car. Not a day of trouble, and over 78K on it now. Still tight, quiet, and getting me up to 34 MPG on trips. Would 'highly' recommend this vehicle to any potential buyer. I'm sold on Kia.
Great car, but you have to buy a spare tire.
alanbala, 8/9/2012
We have over 1400 miles on our 2013 Kia Optima EX, and we are very impressed with the car. Beware! The car comes without a spare tire, and we had to spend about $210 for a kit and the dealer installed the space saver tire, wheel, jack and lug wrench kit. We still got a good deal, because the car comes with many features at a price point that beats the competition, and the dealer gave us a fair discount plus a "competitive incentive" available from Kia. Acceleration and gas mileage have improved greatly since passing 1000 miles on the odometer. A/C unit is powerful and cools fast. Car is comfortable, roomy, rides and handles well. Upscale look inside and out.
And the winner is?
autonut134, 4/13/2013
That's it I'm done. I finally bought a car after a solid month of research and test drives. I looked at and considered ford fusion, Nissan Altima, vw jetta and passat, Mazda 6, Honda accord, Hyundai sonata, Acura tl and ixl, and maybe I forgot some.the Optima provided the most bells and whistles, and I'm a sucker for those things, for and unbelievable price. But price alone didn't do it. This car drives and looks great and has an awesome warranty. The interior looks refined and the exterior is youthful and aggressive in a sea of boring cars. The other car that came close was the fusion but it was much more $. I hope the quality is there in the long run but right now I'm very happy with it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
22 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
274 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
35 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
199 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat3 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.6%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2013 Kia Optima
Used 2013 Kia Optima Overview

The Used 2013 Kia Optima is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), EX Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), and LX Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2013 Kia Optima?

Save up to $300 on one of 58 Used 2013 Kia Optima for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,900 as of08/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2013 Kia Optima trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Kia Optima LX is priced between $7,607 and$16,999 with odometer readings between 56 and111352 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Kia Optima SX is priced between $6,998 and$16,577 with odometer readings between 18405 and162000 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Kia Optima EX is priced between $9,390 and$14,998 with odometer readings between 34467 and108674 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Kia Optima LX Hybrid is priced between $5,900 and$11,989 with odometer readings between 50324 and170643 miles.

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