Used 2013 Kia Optima

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2013 Kia Optima

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 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
111,360 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$7,492
Est.Loan: $140/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
119,374 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$6,295
Est.Loan: $118/mo
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One Owner%2521 Nicely equipped with Remote Keyless Entry%3F Bluetooth%3F SiriusXM Satellite Radio%3F Power Windows/Door Locks/Mirrors%3F and much more%2521 Don&#39;t miss out on this opportunity to own a great car at a fantastic price%2521%2521%2521Additional InformationAux input jack w/USB port|AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc%3A satellite radio%3F %286%29 speakers w/tweeters|Bluetooth hands-free calling|In-glass antenna|Variable intermittent front windshield wipers w/jet washers|P205/65R16 tires|Body-colored side moldings|16 x 6.5 silver painted alloy wheels|Body-color door handles w/chrome trim|Clear-lens halogen automatic headlights w/black bezel -inc%3A escort lighting%3F projection high-beams|Rear LED high-mounted stop lamp|Front fog lights|Body-colored bumpers|Chrome grille|Bright chrome door molding|Body-color folding heated pwr mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals|Insulated hood w/gas lifters|Black-gloss front side fender garnish w/chrome accents|Solar glass windshield w/sunband|Clean Tex anti-stain fabric treatment|Electronic fuel lid release|Remote keyless entry w/panic & alarm function%3F security indicator|Pwr windows -inc%3A driver one-touch auto down|Front center console -inc%3A armrest%3F storage%3F cupholder|Cooling glove box|Metallic paint door & center console accents|Illuminated trunk w/hinge cover|Dual sunvisors w/illuminated covered vanity mirrors%3F extensions|Rear center armrest w/cupholder|Plastic door sill scuff plates|Air conditioning w/filter|Tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel w/audio controls -inc%3A wheel-mounted Bluetooth controls w/voice activation button%3F ECO switch%3F illuminated ignition|Overhead sunglass holder|Front bucket seats -inc%3A 6-way manual driver seat w/height adjustment%3F driver pwr lumbar%3F active adjustable sliding headrests|Pwr door locks -inc%3A front central locking%3F auto unlock%3F driver two-turn unlock%3F drill-protected lock|Warning features -inc%3A parking brake on%3F key-operated chime%3F driver seatbelt reminder%3F low washer fluid|Double rachel cloth seating surfaces -inc%3A cloth door trim insert|Artificial leather door upper trim|Trip computer -inc%3A distance to empty%3F average speed%3F drive time%3F ambient temp%3F average fuel economy%3F instant fuel economy|Front reading lamps|Door map pockets -inc%3A integrated front/rear in-door bottle holders|Dual front assist handles|%282%29 aux pwr outlets|Front seatback storage pockets|Rear window defroster w/timer|Rear coat hook|Time-delay interior dome lamp -inc%3A auto interior light control|Steering wheel-mounted auto cruise control|60/40 split-folding rear bench seat w/adjustable outboard headrests|Battery saver w/interior lamp auto-cut|Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs -inc%3A aluminum carrier%3F aluminum lower arms|Engine cover|Dual exhaust w/chrome tips -inc%3A semi-active muffler|Tire mobility kit|6-speed automatic transmission w/OD%3F Sportmatic shifter%3F H-Matic -inc%3A auto shift lock system%3F key interlock system|Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes|Electric motor-driven pwr steering|Dual-flow shock absorbers|Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs|Front wheel drive|Towing & lashing hook %2AOnly present on vehicles produced in Hwasung%3F South Korea%2A|2.4L DOHC GDI 16-valve I4 engine -inc%3A variable intake system%3F aluminum block & head|Active ECO system|Front stabilizer bar|Emergency trunk release handle|Rear child safety door locks|Electronic stability control %28ESC%29 w/traction control system %28TCS%29|Tire pressure monitoring system %28TPMS%29|Lower anchors & tethers for children %28LATCH%29|Impact-triggered auto door unlocking|3-point front seat belts -inc%3A pretensioners%3F force limiters%3F height-adjustable anchors%3F emergency locking retractors|Front/rear crumple zones|5-mph bumpers|4-wheel anti-lock brakes %28ABS%29|3-point rear seat belts w/emergency locking retractors|Front/rear side curtain airbags|Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags|Side-impact door beams|Dual advanced front airbags -inc%3A passenger occupancy sensor|Vehicle stability management %28VSM%29|Impact-absorbing steering column|Dual-note horn|Hill start assist control %28HAC%29%2A%2A%2A Disclaimer- Epovo Auto Group is a family-based business operating in Chantilly for over 8 years. 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Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
72,025 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
List$13,886
Est.Loan: $259/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
58,786 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
EX
List$13,481
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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2013 Kia Optima EX with only 58,000 miles. Metal Bronze Metallic over Beige Leather Interior with Wood Trim. Options Include: Automatic Transmission, Back Up Camera, Navigation UVO Touch Screen Command Center, Premium Package, Push Button Start with Smart Key, Panoramic Moonroof, Heated Steering Wheel and Front/Rear Seats, Cooled/Ventilated Front Seats, Power Drivers Seat, Spring Folding Rear Seats, Infinity Premium Audio System, 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 Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
50,493 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX Hybrid
List$13,499
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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KIA OPTIMA HYBRID EX ** CLEAN CARFAX ** ALLOY WHEELS ** CLOTH SEATS ** AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL ** BACK UP CAMERA ** PUSH BUTTON START ** ECO MODE ** BLUETOOTH ** AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
101 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$7,723
Est.Loan: $144/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
69,403 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$10,791
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
77,291 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
(7)
King Volkswagen
16.8 mi away
List$14,477
Est.Loan: $270/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
57,902 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
List$15,482
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Just arrived! This 2013 KIA OPTIMA in Snow White Pearl with Gray interior comes equipped with Panoramic Roof, Xenon HID automatic headlights w/auto-leveling function, Back-Up Camera, Bluetooth hands-free calling, Navigation System, Heated Cooled Front Seats, Steering wheel-mounted auto cruise control and much more! Lexus has a stellar reputation for great financing with rates on approved credit from as low as 2.9% APR with terms up to 84 months based upon vehicle and lender conditions. All types of credit may be approved and financed with Lexus of Rockville. Also available on most cars up to 10 years old and less than 120k miles are optional vehicle service contracts which can often be included directly with your financing or cash payment. WITH ONLY ONE PREVIOUS OWNER AND NO ACCIDENTS OR DAMAGE REPORTED, THIS VEHICLE IS CARFAX-CERTIFIED and MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED, as well as a 120 - point inspection performed by a Lexus-trained technician. Lexus of Rockville customers should take pride in knowing that Maryland has one of the most comprehensive state inspections in the country. Lexus of Rockville will also arrange to pick up our customers if they are using Metro, Amtrak, or need transportation from the Washington, DC or Baltimore Airports.
Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
83,118 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$9,451
Est.Loan: $177/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 EX Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
104,735 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
EX Hybrid
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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VA inspection passed! Drives excellent..2013 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID Front Wheel Drive with powerful 2.4L DOHC MPI 16-valve I4 hybrid PZEV -inc engine and driven 104735 miles!You can always call or text at (703) 763-4428 for quick answers to your questions..For appointments only: We are available until 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday . We are open on Sundays 11 AM - 4PM. Please call us prior to your visit...Terms of Sale Overview: We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and sales prices are subject to change without notice.Fees and Taxes: All vehicles sold are subject to $495 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Accepted Payment Type: Cash, certified check, bank transfers, EFT or 3rd-party financing.WARRANTY: Please call us about warranty details. Different terms may be applied which is dependent on the millage , year and make of the car. Warranty is applicable when full/advertised price is paid when purchasing the car. FINANCING:If you have a job we can assist with financing (bad or good credit).Interest rates may vary and related to your credit and income.Please note, processing fee, DMV fees and taxes are not included in the price.. Older (more than 10 years old) and certain high maintenance luxury vehicles can not be applied for. Please, contact us prior submitting credit application on any vechicle if you have a question.Millage : Millage on the odometer may be higher than you see on the ads
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 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
106,356 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
EX
List$8,499
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
58,347 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
LX
List$9,750
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
68,321 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
19,522 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
List$16,590
Est.Loan: $302/mo
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This Sheehy Select CERTIFIED and VERY WELL EQUIPPED 2013 Kia Optima SX Sedan with the HEATED LEATHER SEATING and PREMIUM PACKAGE is nicely equipped with the 18-in. Alloy Polished Finish Wheels, 6 Premium Speakers, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Delay-off headlights, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Front Bucket Seats, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, High-Intensity Discharge Headlights, Nappa Leather Seat Trim, Panic alarm, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power windows, Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Capacity w/Satellite Audio, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Speed control, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers, NON SMOKER, Vehicle Detailed, Recent Oil Change, 3-Month SirriusXM Satelite Radio Service Included. 3-Day 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE*. Multi Point Quality Inspection on every Pre-Owned vehicle, FREE CARFAX REPORT with Purchase or FREE Appraisals. We sell in quantity and offer the LOWEST PRICES on the best hand picked vehicles in Northern Virginia, only the BEST pass our rigorous Inspection process so you can buy with confidence. All Toyota of Stafford Pre-Owned Vehicles are MARKET BASED PRICED, which means we use real-time Internet price comparisons to ensure you get the BEST PRICE the FIRST TIME, in most all cases we offer you MORE CAR with MORE EQUIPMENT at a BETTER DEAL. Call our Pre-Owned Managers Mickey Ortiz or Serkan Hur to scheduled a hassle free test drive. We are located at 95 Garrisonville Rd, just 30 SECONDS Off I-95 Exit 143-B in Stafford Virginia. We offer FREE 15 Minute APPRAISALS. We accept all TRADE-INS no matter the mileage or condition. ** More Pictures Available at SheehyToyotaStafford.com.
Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
82,004 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
(7)
Kia of Bowie
41.7 mi away
List$11,987
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Kia Optima 2013 SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
76,136 miles
Used 2013
Kia Optima
SX
List$13,700
Est.Loan: $256/mo
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Got your eye on a 2013Kia Optima that seats 5 and gets 34 MPG? With Carvana, you can get this high-quality, Carvana Certified vehicle without ever stepping foot inside a dealership! While sedans are the most common vehicle out there, this Optima is more than meets the eye. As an added bonus, this Optima has a 7 out of 10 EPA Greenhouse Score! This score is reserved for only the cleanest of vehicles and not only implies great fuel economy but also some of the lowest carbon dioxide emissions among all vehicles. Enjoy the comfortable (and easy to clean) leather seats. You can also avoid any issues with a lead foot by engaging the cruise control on this Optima. Safely communicate with friends and family using the Bluetooth hands-free calling. Before making them available to you, we ensure that every Carvana vehicle is accident-free before putting it through an exhaustive reconditioning and detailing process. Take a 360-degree virtual tour - inside and out - of every vehicle in our inventory, as we detail every feature and any major imperfections that appear on the car. This particular car has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection by Sidney and his talented team of ASE Certified mechanics. Worried about buyer's remorse with your online vehicle purchase? Worry no more, as every vehicle purchase comes with a 7-day test-own, allowing you to drive around town and even have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice. If the car doesn't live up to your expectations for any reason within the 7-day period, give us a call and we'll come retrieve the vehicle from you with a refund of your purchase. Have a question about the car you're looking at, or about the purchase process in general? Visit us at Carvana.com to learn more!

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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.

2013 Highlights

The top-of-the-line Limited trim level debuts for 2013. The EX Turbo trim has been discontinued. The Kia Optima Hybrid is now offered in two trim levels, and both feature a revised hybrid drivetrain that lifts the car's EPA numbers in trade for a slightly lower horsepower rating.

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,08/13/2015
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,08/17/2014
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,08/09/2012
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?
autonut134,04/13/2013
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: Optima Sedan, Optima Hybrid. 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).

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Price comparisons for Used 2013 Kia Optima trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Kia Optima SX is priced between $11,987 and$18,598 with odometer readings between 84 and82004 miles.
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  • The Used 2013 Kia Optima EX is priced between $8,499 and$15,998 with odometer readings between 58201 and106356 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Kia Optima EX Hybrid is priced between $8,995 and$12,995 with odometer readings between 81132 and104735 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Kia Optima LX Hybrid is priced between $13,499 and$13,499 with odometer readings between 50493 and50493 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2013 Kia Optima?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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