2013 Kia Optima Information
The 2013 Kia Optima is a midsize sedan offered in both a conventional gasoline and hybrid format. Trim levels include the LX, EX, and SX trims with the Optima Hybrid being offered in LX and EX trims.
The 2013 Optima is a front-wheel drive vehicle offered with three powertrain options. The base-level engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 200 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the LX trim and a six-speed automatic is optional for that trim and standard on the EX trim level. The SX trim level comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that outputs 274 horsepower. Finally, the Optima Hybrid is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor that produce 199 horsepower combined.
The EPA-estimated fuel economy for the base Optima is 28 mpg combined, with 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The SX trim is EPA rated at 26 mpg combined, with 22 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. The Optima Hybrid is rated at 38 mpg combined (36/40 mpg city/highway) in the LX trim and at 37 mpg combined (35/39 mpg city/highway) in the EX trim.
The 2013 Kia Optima seats five adults and includes 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space. The Hybrid model loses about three cubic feet to battery storage. The base Optima comes standard with keyless entry, Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite radio and a USB port.
Notable options include keyless ignition, automatic climate control, the UVO infotainment system with voice activation, a panoramic sunroof and a rearview camera. The Hybrid model comes standard with automatic climate control and a rearview camera.