2013 Kia Optima SX Limited

Patrick M Hoey

2013 Kia Optima SX Limited

MSRP (with destination): $30,925
PRICE AS TESTED:$35,275

ENGINE:
2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged I-4
Horsepower: 274hp @ 6000rpm
Torque: 269lb-ft@ 4500rpm

TRANSMISSION:
6-speed automatic

DRIVE:
Front-wheel

WHEELS AND TIRES:
18-inch aluminum wheels
225/45VR-18 HankookOptimo H431 tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
22/34/26mpg

CURB WEIGHT:
3385lb

CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 4/5
Cargo: 15.4cu ft
Legroom (front/rear): 45.5/34.7 in
Headroom (front/rear): 40.0/37.6 in
Towing: N/A

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR:
Titanium Silver/Black

STANDARD FEATURES:
LED DRLs
18-inch chromed aluminum wheels
Red brake calipers
Lower door chrome accents
Nappa leather seat and interior trim
Black cloth headliner
Electronic parking brake
Chrome-accented rear spoiler
First aid kit
Automatic dual-zone climate control
SiriusXM satellite radio w/3-month trial subscription
USB port
Auxiliary audio jack
Bluetooth
Keyless ignition
Cruise control
HID headlights
LED taillights
Fog lights

OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
SX Premium Touring package- $2950
Panoramic sunroof
Power-folding exterior mirrors
Infinity audio system
UVO system
Rearview camera
Power front passenger's seat
Driver's seat memory function
Heated and ventilated front seats
Heated outboard rear seats
EX/SX Technology package- $1400
Navigation w/real-time traffic (replaces UVO)

KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
None

COMPARE TO:
Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry

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Celthammer
I like the relatively "athletic" handling of my wife's 2010 Fusion.  The chassis response and damping are a perfect sport/luxury combo, and the seats are unparalleled in comfort.  My only gripe is slow-to-respond transmission.  That, and it could use a stiffer rear sway bar to reduce understeer.  How close does the Optima come to the Fusion's attributes?

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