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KIA how inexpensive thou are
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By george marx
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2013 Kia Optima Sedan SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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The car is the best value I could find. (and it do a lot of research on cars) I bought SLX turbo and its plenty quick for these old bones. Just don't drop the hammer on it, the turbo doesn't like it. (Turbo lag) It came with every option you can think of save for auto slow down when its in cruise control.


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KIA OPTIMA SXL Never buy it
8 of 24 people found this review helpful
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By Abdul rahman
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2013 Kia Optima Sedan SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Please don't buy kia optima sxl engine turbo the car looks great but the engine are so annoying I was driving my optima 80mils a hour coming from work while suddenly the engine make some noise and I don't see any warning signs in dashboard before or even after it stopped and shut down ,break up the engine and that was as easy as 123 so my advice to all of you who buy it don't ever spend your money and time on something not worth it. It's kia optima sxl


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I love my SXL
2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Colton Pack
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2013 Kia Optima Sedan SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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2013 KIA Optima SX after 12000 Miles
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By achero1
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2013 Kia Optima Sedan SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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This is a follow up review on my KIA Optima SX after 12000 miles. I purchased my 2013 Optima SX in July of 2013 new after trading out of an Infiniti M35X. The Optima has been a great car. I still can't get over how great the car looks.
I commute 80 miles a day round trip to work. After 6 months I have 12000 miles on my Optima. The only issue I have had is the gasket around the moon roof which was replaced by the dealer. I have been averaging with the turbo and running high test (my choice,) on the average 25 miles per-gallon. That is apox. 425 miles on a tank of gas.Living in NH and commuting to Mass the Optima is pretty decent in the snow. Great car all around.


Best Features

favorite features are: 4 heated seats, infiniti stereo, 18 inch low profile tires, vented front seats, fit and finish both interior and exterior, UVO system, 2.0 Liter turbo, memory seats, great warranty. KIA has provided great service especially from the dealership (TEAM KIA in Concord NH-Alan and Jonathan are exceptional)


Worst Features

I don't understand why KIA hasn't made the passenger seat height adjustable. Passengers complain the seats sits on the low side. Even on the new cadenza the passenger seat has no adjustments for the height. Rear center seat I would like to have a headrest. Not just KIA but many car companies are no longer putting spare tires in there cars. It's an option.


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Super fun SXL sport sedan connects with road in comfort and style at reasonable price!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By robberoony
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2013 Kia Optima Sedan SX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I love under-rated cars, esp. ones that are transformed when you buy the top of the line model, and SX Limited sure fits this bill!
2l Turbo mill is potent, revs freely, and has a wide power band for it's size.
Easily outperforms my 2011 Fusion V6.
Handling is also great, very connected to the road, low body roll, wonderful automatic downshifts, quick response off-idle, and a blast to manually up or down shift at any time via the paddles.
Comfort is outstanding too, I especially love the cooled seats and soft, high quality leather.
Infinity audio + sub is superb!
The electronics are also carefully thought out and nicely integrated - nav, phone, audio, voice control all intuitive.


Best Features

+Superior value! Gotta be the best sport sedan for the price. Beat 2013 Fusion Ecoboost Titanium & Lacrosse for fun! +Style inside and out! +Full black glass roof looks wicked esp. with white metallic exterior +Tons of thoughtful details in design, fit and finish +Handling and road feel are really great +Potent 2l turbo +Automatic shift points are great under heavy acceleration, but you can beat the auto via the paddle shifters when the need arrises. +Paddle shifters work all the time, no need to switch to manual on the stick. +Great cooled seats front, and four seat heat. +Quiet given suspension and connectedness to road +Folding mirrors a plus +Very cool 18" chrome wheels


Worst Features

-Needs an all wheel drive option, nothing improves handling more for a given chassis than power to all four wheel and some good computer algorithms to control it all. This my Fusion AWD had down pat. -Blind spot monitors would be great option -Very little ambient lighting in cabin, a miss in this day and age. -No puddle lights on mirrors or doors, another miss for the top of the line model -Backup camera is great, but could use obstacle and cross-traffic warning -Crap Hankook tires, good only in warm dry weather, likely will replace with something sticky and versatile like the Continental PureContacts. -No text/email to voice


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