Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2013 Kia Optima




Are you in the market for a great mid size car? The 2013 Kia Optima may be the right one for you and your needs. 

The 2013 Kia Optima averages 28mpg so it's a very fuel efficient option if that's important to you. It gets 24 in the city and 35 on the highway. This is very accurate.
My husband drove the car to Cedar Point and back and the car was averaging 33mpg.

I received the 2013 Kia Optima EX for my test drive. It has some really great features like dual temperature control w/rear vents, sirius satellite radio, bluetooth technology, push button start with a smart key and so much more. 
I have really come to love the smart key's. You get in your car and push a button to start the car, as long as the key is within a certain distance of the car, it will start. This means you can leave it in your pocket or purse and not have to worry about leaving them, finding them or dealing with all the stress. 

The large trunk was definitely one of the best features. My husband drives a mid size car and his trunk is not nearly this big.

Also has a cargo net
And if that wasn't enough, the rear seats fold down ALMOST flat, so you can store a lot in this car.

I do love that it shows a human body so you truly know where the air flow is aimed at.
 Center console is plenty large for all your things.
 There is a lot of leg room in the front as well. 
Down to Cedar Point my husband's 6'6" friend rode with him and he fit in the car with ease, no issues at all. It's a 3 hour drive each way and he had no complaints about the car at all.
 The dashboard is very sleek and a very modern design.
 Steering wheel mounted controls make adjusting everything easy, without taking your concentration off the road.
 The back was also pretty spacious. There's a decent amount of leg room back there. And I love the look of the cream leather seats with the black.
 Rear vents.

The Kia Optima is a really safe car. It offers Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Dual Front Mounted Side Airbags, Full Length Side Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist System and so so much more.

I would recommend the Kia Optima to anybody who needs a commute car, or a very small family (3-4). I had no issues fitting 2 car seats in this car, but 3 would be almost impossible. It's a wonderful car with great gas mileage though. 

The Kia Optima starts at a base price of $21,500. The EX that I received with a few extras came to $24,524. Very reasonably priced.

*Disclaimer, I received a Kia Optima for a 1 week test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle. 


46 comments:


Sandra VanHoey said...

I like it! Love that it has lots of leg room and the safety features with this. Love the color as well


leiyah said...

nice suv! perfect for family with small kids.


Carla Shiver said...

I like this SUV.There is so much storage space for shopping!


Sara Goodhind said...

Looks like a great car, and it's affordable.


Angie said...

I love a Kia. My sister in law used to own one and it was a wonderful care. Very easy on gas too which in this day and time is a big plus!


Shelton Rogerson said...

Looks great. Wish I could get a gig test driving cars-no envy here!


Douglas Houston said...

I recently had a Kia for a rental car and was very impressed with the quality and ride of the car.


Laura Ann said...

Wow what a really nice car and really nice features! You did an awesome review!


charychild said...

Cute car! Looks really comfortable to drive.


Michele P. said...

nice ride!~I like the roomy space, dashboard and cargo net, what a cool feature.


amanda whitley said...

I love the Fuel economy on this car! i think the big trunk would be a strong selling point for me since i have two kids strollers at all times and need room for groceries.


Stephen Alexander said...

I like kia!


Shayna Brookman said...

Nice Car :) It looks perfect for a new family !!

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kathy pease said...

I love Kia vehicles..We own a soul anbd love it. They are so roomy and comfortable to ride :)


Wanda Clark said...

This would make a great affordable car for a young family starting out.


Sarah Marshall said...

Wow it looks nice inside! My mom drives a Kia and she gets so many complements on it! They are really designed to look like higher priced options but the prices for the Kia are more reasonable for most parents' budgets.


mary gardner said...

My son has a Kia Optima and loves it! They have twins still in car seats and have plenty of room. It is a very comfortable car and good on gas as well.


amanda whitley said...

the leg room in the back seat is a huge selling point for me. I have 3 kids to fit back there.


Misha Estrada said...

This seems like a great car, especially for the price.


Katie said...

Very sharp looking car! I absolutely love how the instrument panel is set up.


Tammy Woodall said...

Kia has become a great car company. Kia makes some of the best cars & SUVs on the market for a great price with high-star ratings for safety. This car is fantastic. I like all it offers at an affordable price.


Leslie Brown said...

Kia has come a long way since the inception of the brand. I think their reputation has improved drastically and their warranty definitely helps. I like the sportier models myself.


Rose Paden said...

I really like this SUV, lots of room! Kia is really starting to improve with their vehicles, especially with the warranty!


brich2222 said...

Very nice looking car and you get a lot of bang for the buck with it. Kias have come a long way over the years. Nice cars!


Buddy Garrett said...

The car sounds great. I love midsize cars. It looks roomy.


Kristen said...

I don't think I've ever been in a Kia. I like the big back for hauling stuff.


Julia Cosgrove said...

I like the Kia but I really need a 3rd row.


Alexia Abby said...

I have a Kia Amanti and honestly, it the best car I've EVER had. It's a 2005 and I still get comments about how sleek and nice it looks. I like the Optima from what I've seen and read and I know from personal experience that Kia is a great company. And if it's anything like my Amanti, it's a first class car without the expensive price tag!


1955nurse said...

Looks like a nice family ar - love that you can get 2 car seats in the back seat, & that there are vents to get more air to the back seat!!!


Mama Lee said...

Looks like a nice car... my family is BIG on Kias!


nickieisis3 said...

Wow love that car, looks roomy


1955nurse said...

Looks like a great car! My Daughter will be looking for a new vehicle soon, I will certainly tell her to ck these out! Great review, thanks!


Maryann D. said...

Definitely a lovely and classy car. It is well made and I would certainly enjoying getting one.
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Jennifer Robbins said...

This looks like a really nice car! I love the leather interior, ample foot space, and cargo netting! Thank you for the review! :)


Colleen Maurina said...

This looks like a great family car! I really like that it has such a large trunk.


Julie G. said...

I love the trunk space. We definitely need that with two kids and traveling to Iowa a lot to visit family!


Wise Mama said...

Nice car!! My family really likes their Kias!!


Marti Tabora said...

That is actually a pretty nice looking car. I definitely like all the space in the back.


Devon F said...

Love how stylish this car looks!


CatOLuck said...

It's a nice-looking car, with all the amenities.


Carl L Smith, Jr said...

It's a good looking car, i give you that. And it's probably pretty dependable. I just don't have enough experience with Kia to have enough confidence to actually buy one. But if I was in the market for a car, (i'm looking to buy a truck or SUV), i would check it out more and consider it because it is good looking and i haven't heard anything really terrible about them.


DH Jax said...

Enjoyed your review. I love how big the trunk is on this car and that the rear seats fold down as well for more storage. My primary vehicle is an suv due to our car not having the necessary storage space when I'm shopping but I have to say, this on rivals my suv, love it. Also the color works well for this car. I'd love to test one out myself! Thanks for the great review!


JJ Caraway said...

The Kia Optima gets the right gas mileage for me on average. Very nice looking car as well as roomy.I love the smart key as I have a time with my keys at times. Really great review.


amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

great car great reveiw thanks for sharing


KateF said...

Thanks for the review! I'm in the market for a slightly used car and this model is at the top of my list!


tisonly143 said...

what a great looking vehicle and I love all the leg room it has to offer and those extra like the cargo net.. Great review