2013 Kia Optima Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

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126 Customer Reviews
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What customers liked
Fuel Economy, Ride and Handling, Styling
What they didn't
Cabin Noise, Seat Comfort, Technology and Entertainment

Optimum Optima

I was skeptical of purchasing a vehicle that was not "American Made". I have never owned anything but a Chevrolet!! My boyfriend even made the remark..."You are really going out of your comfort zone with this purchase!". I LOVE THIS CAR!! I have owned the Chevy Cruz and the full size Chevy Venture and everything in between (including a full size extended cab pickup truck). This mid-size sedan gives me everything I need and want. The room is terrific...even for my 6'4" boyfriend, the comfort is unbelievable and the power with the 4cyl turbo is phenomenal. I am getting 30+ mpg on daily trips. I couldn't ask for better! I am extremely pleased with my purchase. I am druelling over the 2014 Optima. I would definately recommed this vehicle. Great Job KIA!! Keep up the good work!!

Would recommend to a friend

Great drive at a great price

Drives well, very quiet, good gas mileage, good performance.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cabin Noise

Very Quiet

Fuel Economy

Good gas mileage and good performance

Ride and Handling

Very good drive

Wonderful car at a great price

Gets mileage same as my Forte. Lots of space and comfort.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cargo Space

Lots inside as well as trunk

Fuel Economy

Similar mileage to my Forte

Ride and Handling

Good acceleration, smooth transmisssion shifts

Cons

Seat Comfort

Gives me a sore butt

Visibility

Need to do a double shoulder check when changing lanes. I have been almost clipped a number of times.

Safety

Good brakes but see visibility comment

2013 Kia gdi

Great combined gas mileage (30.7) city and hwy. Great ride, great power in the 2.4 gdi engine. Beautiful car.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Value
Fuel Economy
Ride and Handling

Cons

Technology and Entertainment

stock stereo is terrible.

Get a little of the Kia Optima in your life!!

It is a great car if you have a small family, stylish, and great on gas. It also has great trunk space, and has really great features.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cargo Space

It is very accommodating for myself and my children.

Fuel Economy

I do a lot of traveling every day, so I knew that I had to get a car that was fuel efficient. With this I fill my tank up once a week; spending approximately $120.00 every two weeks.

Styling

I absolutely love how the car is styled!!

Cons

Weather Versatility

It may be a little difficult to navigate during severe snow storms.

Can't go wrong with Kia Optima

I would recommend this primarily because of the value. The price is in line with cars that have fewer standard features. The styling, appearance and built-in features are more in line with high-end, upscale luxury cars. It has a solid ride, excellent steering and feels very stable on the road.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Safety

Top safety ratings. I feel very secure in this car.

Ride and Handling

It glides effortlessly through traffic. Steering is sure and tight.

Value

Great styling and many accessories that are only available on "high-end" cars like Lexus and BMW. Price was very affordable and has an excellent warranty.

Cons

Fuel Economy

Not bad. I'm averaging around 24 mpg. Wish it were as good as rated - 30 mpg.

Interior Space

Plenty of room in front, but back seat is a little short on head room.

Technology and Entertainment

Standard music system doesn't deliver the audio quality I like.

Excellent really sharp car

This has been the most impressive car I have ever owned for the price and warranty. I traded in a 2011 Mercedes E350 4matic luxury option for this car and I have not been sorry.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Technology and Entertainment

The sx limited is a fuel efecient fully loaded car

Fuel Economy

great milage

Styling

car looks and drives great

Don't buy without an extended test drive. Pay attention to the steering.

It is one of many that have a well documented steering problem. It will NOT drive in a straight line - it drifts. It is not a "pull" but the driver must continually make "micro-adjustments" to keep the car in the lane. It is VERY annoying and physically tiring.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Styling

Very nicely appointed vehicle.

Cons

Ride and Handling

Steering problem is a big detractor.

Awesome Car!!

this car is sleek, sporty, great on gas. Comparable to name brand luxury vehicles Kia has all the same features at fraction of the cost of those other vehicles. I love every feature on this car. The turbo engine is awesome I would love to take it to the track!

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Seat Comfort

I love EVERYTHING about thus car!!

Fuel Economy
Ride and Handling

Don't overlook this exceptional vehicle

This car has it all! I looked at a large variety of other cars in the same price range, and no other car could match what this one had to offer. The car is stylish, powerful while still being fuel efficient, embodies all of the technology and options any one person could ever need, and has an interior package that competes with many of the top luxury cars on the market today

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Technology and Entertainment

To find anything negative to say about this car's laundry list of options woulb be nitpicking with a fine tooth comb.

Cons

Ride and Handling

Many people enjoy a certain effortless style of driving and handling. This car has a responsive, proactive form of handling. Some may argue that the ride is a bit stiff, but it is actually a much more intimate form of driving.

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