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The Kia Optima is a four-door, midsized sedan that is now in its fourth-generation. The Optima is sold globally, sometimes under other model names, and is one of the best-selling vehicles in Kia's lineup. The Optima is most well known for its reliability, fuel economy, and low purchase price.

The first-generation Kia Optima entered the market in 2000 as a rebadged version of the Hyundai Sonata. Sales figures for the first-generation Optima were modest, but steady in the United States.

In 2005, the second-generation Kia Optima was introduced to market. Although still largely based on the Hyundai Sonata, this new Optima was much more differentiated in body styling and was based on Kia's new global platform intended to make the company more competitive. Higher crash-test results and a well-received four-cylinder engine were hallmarks of this second-generation Optima.

The third-generation Optima was introduced in 2010 as a completely redesigned and Kia-unique vehicle. This was a new, sportier-looking, and more upscale Optima compared to previous generations. A new, very modern four-cylinder engine was introduced with the new car and either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic were offered. The Kia Optima Hybrid was introduced in 2011.

The fourth-generation Kia Optima came in 2016 and once again began sharing a platform with the Sonata. Continuing with the previous generation's sportier theme in design and more upscale interior, the new Optima. The Hybrid was continued and a Plug-in Hybrid (Kia Optima PHEV) was introduced in 2016.

Although Kia has one of the best warranties in the industry, at 10 years or 100,000 miles, the Optima does suffer from some consistent problems. Engine failures in 2011 and 2014 model year Optima cars are not uncommon, though they usually happen within the 100,000-mile warranty period. Low-mileage third-generation Optima models are also often found to have steering misalignments after tire rotations. The Optima is otherwise well-respected for durability.

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2015 Kia Optima EX

2015 Kia Optima EX - 26,007 mi

West Springfield, MA - Listed 1 day ago
  • $2,542 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2015 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $13,309 - 26,007 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: West Springfield, MA 01089
Price: $13,309
Mileage: 26,007 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A73FG492498
Positives: warranty, certified pre-owned car, inspected
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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 20,497 mi

Glendale, CA - Listed 5 days ago
  • $3,014 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $15,991 - 20,497 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Glendale, CA 91204
Price: $15,991
Mileage: 20,497 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.5 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L3XGG054107
Positives: warranty, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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2015 Kia Optima SXL Turbo

2015 Kia Optima SXL Turbo - 21,045 mi

Woodbridge, VA - Listed 3 days ago
  • $2,750 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 2 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$18,990
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Used 2015 Kia Optima SXL Turbo for Sale - $18,790 - 21,045 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Woodbridge, VA 22191
Price: $18,790
Mileage: 21,045 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 24
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGR4A63FG412225
Positives: clean history, certified pre-owned car
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2015 Kia Optima EX

2015 Kia Optima EX - 25,488 mi

Inver Grove Heights, MN - Listed 32 days ago
  • $2,540 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 6 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$15,995
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Used 2015 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $14,495 - 25,488 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Price: $14,495
Mileage: 25,488 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Color: Titanium Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A79FG487919
Positives: clean history, certified pre-owned car, one owner, warranty, non-smoker, condition
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2018 Kia Optima EX

2018 Kia Optima EX - 6,095 mi

East Hartford, CT - Listed 22 days ago
  • $2,893 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2018 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $18,480 - 6,095 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, internet radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: East Hartford, CT 06108
Price: $18,480
Mileage: 6,095 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L38JG247752
Positives: clean history
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2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 17,540 mi

Eden, NC - Listed 15 days ago
  • $1,768 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 5 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,600
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $14,000 - 17,540 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Eden, NC 27288
Price: $14,000
Mileage: 17,540 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Color: Moss Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L38GG111374
Positives: inspected, clean history, warranty, certified pre-owned car, one owner
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2015 Kia Optima EX

2015 Kia Optima EX - 21,135 mi

Fishers, IN - Listed 24 days ago
  • $2,075 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 6 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,000
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Used 2015 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $16,500 - 21,135 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Fishers, IN 46038
Price: $16,500
Mileage: 21,135 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Color: Platinum Graphite
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A70FG442156
Positives: warranty, inspected, certified pre-owned car, one owner, negotiable, clean history
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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 15,630 mi

Wake Forest, NC - Listed 28 days ago
  • $2,388 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$16,907
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $16,599 - 15,630 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Wake Forest, NC 27587
Price: $16,599
Mileage: 15,630 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Color: Titanium Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L30GG077458
Positives: warranty, clean history, certified pre-owned car
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2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 7,628 mi

Henderson, NV - Listed 26 days ago
  • $1,903 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $15,988 - 7,628 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Henderson, NV 89014
Price: $15,988
Mileage: 7,628 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Color: Platinum Graphite
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAGT4L35G5112337
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2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 30,020 mi

Waukesha, WI - Listed 38 days ago
  • $1,691 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 7 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,595
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $12,995 - 30,020 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Waukesha, WI 53186
Price: $12,995
Mileage: 30,020 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L31GG019281
Positives: clean history, warranty, certified pre-owned car, routine maintenance, one owner, inspected, no accidents
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2015 Kia Optima EX

2015 Kia Optima EX - 39,344 mi

Wake Forest, NC - Listed 28 days ago
  • $1,930 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,990
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Used 2015 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $14,788 - 39,344 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Wake Forest, NC 27587
Price: $14,788
Mileage: 39,344 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGN4A77FG367942
Positives: certified pre-owned car, clean history, warranty
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2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo

2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo - 30,111 mi

East Hartford, CT - Listed 25 days ago
  • $2,191 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo for Sale - $18,480 - 30,111 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: East Hartford, CT 06108
Price: $18,480
Mileage: 30,111 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 25
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGW4L20GG017021
Positives: clean history
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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 33,039 mi

Rochester, MN - Listed 16 days ago
  • $1,917 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $15,795 - 33,039 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Rochester, MN 55901
Price: $15,795
Mileage: 33,039 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L31GG062452
Positives: certified pre-owned car
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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 24,231 mi

Fishers, IN - Listed 131 days ago
  • $2,475 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 6 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,831
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $16,000 - 24,231 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Fishers, IN 46038
Price: $16,000
Mileage: 24,231 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L39GG012897
Positives: negotiable, warranty, inspected, one owner, clean history, certified pre-owned car
31
2018 Kia Optima EX

2018 Kia Optima EX - 13,056 mi

Saint Louis, MO - Listed 67 days ago
  • $2,713 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$20,847
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $18,277 - 13,056 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, internet radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Saint Louis, MO 63123
Price: $18,277
Mileage: 13,056 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Color: Horizon Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L34JG207913
Positives: certified pre-owned car, inspected, warranty
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What is the average price for Used Kia Optima? How many are for sale and priced below market?

  • 13,118 cars for sale found, starting at $888
  • Average price for Used Kia Optima: $14,949
  • 3,614 deals found. Average savings of $1,183
  • Save up to $6,370 below estimated market price

What Kia Optima model year and mileage can you get for your budget?

Year Price Mileage
2019 $16,291 to $21,599 1,000 to 19,903 miles
2018 $14,561 to $18,707 2,436 to 40,620 miles
2017 $12,731 to $16,802 14,289 to 53,798 miles
2016 $13,908 to $17,830 10,027 to 56,945 miles
2015 $12,609 to $16,014 15,096 to 73,428 miles

Where does used Kia Optima rank in comparison to competitor vehicles?

(Based on Last 5 Years' Data)
#1 of 9 Full-size Sedans with Best 5-Year Depreciation
#3 of 32 Greenest Full-size Sedans
#3 of 9 Large Sedans Owners Keep for a Decade
#4 of 33 Most Popular Full-size Sedans
#4 of 33 Full-size Sedans with Most Leg Room
#4 of 32 Most Fuel Efficient Full-size Sedans
#8 of 9 Longest Lasting Large Sedans
#9 of 12 Large Sedans to Buy Used Over New

What Is The Average Price Of A Used Kia Optima By Model Year?

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2019 Kia Optima for Sale $19,306 Save $4,389 on 86 deals 359 listings
2018 Kia Optima for Sale $16,949 Save $4,903 on 546 deals 2,266 listings
2017 Kia Optima for Sale $16,595 Save $5,955 on 264 deals 1,209 listings
2016 Kia Optima for Sale $16,868 Save $6,370 on 748 deals 3,151 listings
2015 Kia Optima for Sale $14,527 Save $4,549 on 1,089 deals 3,734 listings
2014 Kia Optima for Sale $12,776 Save $4,042 on 249 deals 857 listings
2013 Kia Optima for Sale $11,656 Save $3,561 on 380 deals 1,266 listings

What Is The Average Price Of Competitor Cars To The Used Kia Optima?

Average Price Deals Listings
Used Ford Fusion $14,491 Save $6,753 on 7,603 deals 26,681 listings
Used Honda Accord $16,246 Save $7,733 on 8,948 deals 29,627 listings
Used Nissan Altima $13,989 Save $5,932 on 9,158 deals 35,430 listings

What Is The Average Price Of Used Kia Optima In The Top 10 Cities?

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Optima in Houston $15,461 Save $3,890 on 53 deals 212 listings
Kia Optima in Atlanta $15,143 Save $4,130 on 146 deals 441 listings
Kia Optima in Dallas $14,505 Save $3,747 on 105 deals 269 listings
Kia Optima in Chicago $15,452 Save $3,331 on 91 deals 384 listings
Kia Optima in Miami $14,456 Save $3,182 on 120 deals 421 listings
Kia Optima in Los Angeles $14,734 Save $4,549 on 250 deals 636 listings
Kia Optima in Philadelphia $15,270 Save $4,903 on 191 deals 661 listings
Kia Optima in San Antonio $15,120 Save $1,600 on 28 deals 86 listings
Kia Optima in Phoenix $14,399 Save $3,569 on 83 deals 273 listings
Kia Optima in Orlando $14,557 Save $2,677 on 80 deals 295 listings

Kia Optima Test Drive Reviews

2015 Kia Optima

The Kia Optima family sedan has been a runaway hit for this Korean automaker and it's easy to see why. No, it's not because it offers a wide range of powertrains to appeal to any driver from the eco-friendly hybrid to the base 2.4 liter 192 horsepower 4-cylinder standard in EX and LX trims or even the riotously powerful 2.0 liter tubocharged 4-cylinder tested here which puts out a class leading 274 horsepower/269 lb. feet of torque. No, what the Optima managed to do since the day it first went on sale was bring true style and elegance to the family sedan class.

Sadly, it's still true to this day that most sedans geared at the family sedan buyer are at best conservatively handsome and at worst bigger stylistic disasters than that polka dot number your Aunt Florence wore to the last family reunion. We won't name names, of course but we still can't help but think that from the front the latest Nissan Altima looks like a misshapen pig. Whoops, sorry, we named a name there. On the other end of the spectrum the Volkswagen Passat is a very handsome large sedan but it is very conservative in its styling which most automakers feel their buyers in this segment want.

But the Kia Optima proved that theory wrong with its bold tail lamp design, sporty looking razor blade grille and handsome headlamp shape all the way to its sloping greenhouse which when equipped with the panoramic sunroof looks amazingly cool when it is opened. Thank ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer for imbuing this Audi with a look that made Kia's start to look expensive and feel that way too.

The interior in our top of the line SXL Turbo model was loaded to the gills with every available gadget, gizmo and optional extra and its quilted Nappa leather seats reminded more than one person of the seats in a Bentley. Yes, we just said that. So what's the catch? It must drive like a porpoise riding big surf, right? Oddly, no, this SXL turbo turned out to be a sedan that in fact did like to "party all the time," to paraphrase the hit song by Rick James from the 1980's popularized by none other than Eddie Murphy. But how did we get the Optima in the mood to want to party all the time? Well there's a secret we will tell you all about in the Driving Impressions section. Read on to find out more.

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2014 Kia Optima

The Kia Optima family sedan has been a runaway hit for this Korean automaker and it's easy to see why. No, it's not because it offers a wide range of powertrains to appeal to any driver from the eco-friendly hybrid to the base 2.4 liter 192 horsepower 4-cylinder standard in EX and LX trims or even the riotously powerful 2.0 liter tubocharged 4-cylinder tested here which puts out a class leading 274 horsepower/269 lb. feet of torque. No, what the Optima managed to do since the day it first went on sale was bring true style and elegance to the family sedan class.

Sadly, it's still true to this day that most sedans geared at the family sedan buyer are at best conservatively handsome and at worst bigger stylistic disasters than that polka dot number your Aunt Florence wore to the last family reunion. We won't name names, of course but we still can't help but think that from the front the latest Nissan Altima looks like a misshapen pig. Whoops, sorry, we named a name there. On the other end of the spectrum, the Volkswagen Passat is a very handsome large sedan but it is very conservative in its styling which most automakers feel their buyers in this segment want.

But the Kia Optima proved that theory wrong with its bold tail lamp design, sporty looking razor blade grille and handsome headlamp shape all the way to its sloping greenhouse which when equipped with the panoramic sunroof looks amazingly cool when it is opened. Thank ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer for imbuing this Audi with a look that made Kia's start to look expensive and feel that way too.

The interior in our top of the line SXL Turbo model was loaded to the gills with every available gadget, gizmo and optional extra and its quilted Nappa leather seats reminded more than one person of the seats in a Bentley. Yes, we just said that. So what's the catch? It must drive like a porpoise riding big surf, right? Oddly, no, this SXL turbo turned out to be a sedan that in fact did like to "party all the time," to paraphrase the hit song by Rick James from the 1980's popularized by none other than Eddie Murphy. But how did we get the Optima in the mood to want to party all the time? Well there's a secret we will tell you all about in the Driving Impressions section. Read on to find out more.

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2013 Kia Optima

The 2013 Kia Optima is a teenager in the automotive world, only in its third generation of production. As far as midsize sedans, this one walks the middle of the road for some and hits the mark for others. It is a model of safety and reliability while mixing in a good deal of economy. For the 2013 Optima, Kia has discontinued the EX Turbo trim but has instead gone a bit classier and added a top-level Limited trim.

A hybrid model is once again offered for this year, and there is a choice of two available four-cylinder engines. Some of the less-than-desirable features are a lack of headroom and a somewhat cramped cabin, but the 2013 Kia Optima remains a stylish economical option in the midsize sedan category. It remains a gold standard in the safety category, which makes it nice choice for first-time drivers.
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