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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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2017 Kia Optima EX

2017 Kia Optima EX - 10,502 mi

Irvine, CA - Listed 11 days ago
  • $3,039 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,795
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Used 2017 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $17,596 - 10,502 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Irvine, CA 92618
Price: $17,596
Mileage: 10,502 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.2 star
Color: Titanium Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L36HG131251
Positives: certified pre-owned car, warranty, inspected
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2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 43,551 mi

Mesquite, TX - Listed 12 days ago
  • $2,084 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 2 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$12,700
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $12,300 - 43,551 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Mesquite, TX 75150
Price: $12,300
Mileage: 43,551 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Sparkling Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L3XGG059942
Positives: clean history, condition
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2018 Kia Optima LX

2018 Kia Optima LX - 7,500 mi

Orlando, FL - Listed 29 days ago
  • $2,256 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$15,895
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Used 2018 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $14,995 - 7,500 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, internet radio, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Orlando, FL 32808
Price: $14,995
Mileage: 7,500 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Color: Sangria
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L38JG224930
Positives: clean history, certified pre-owned car, warranty, inspected
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2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 20,104 mi

Orlando, FL - Listed 54 days ago
  • $2,132 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,378
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,065 - 20,104 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Orlando, FL 32817
Price: $13,065
Mileage: 20,104 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAGT4L36G5072334
Positives: warranty, clean history, inspected, certified pre-owned car
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2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 18,583 mi

Orlando, FL - Listed 47 days ago
  • $2,050 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $13,264 - 18,583 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Orlando, FL 32817
Price: $13,264
Mileage: 18,583 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Color: Horizon Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L35GG083257
Positives: warranty, certified pre-owned car, clean history, inspected
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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 4,620 mi

Saint Louis, MO - Listed 20 days ago
  • $2,087 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,987
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $17,487 - 4,620 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Saint Louis, MO 63123
Price: $17,487
Mileage: 4,620 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.2 star
Color: Ebony Black / Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L37GG079627
Positives: certified pre-owned car, warranty, inspected
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2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Optima LX - 24,555 mi

Irvine, CA - Listed 11 days ago
  • $1,764 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $14,495 - 24,555 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Irvine, CA 92618
Price: $14,495
Mileage: 24,555 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.2 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: KNAGT4L34G5071831
Positives: certified pre-owned car, warranty, inspected
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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 14,045 mi

Glendale, CA - Listed 44 days ago
  • $2,682 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 - $16,991 - 14,045 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Glendale, CA 91204
Price: $16,991
Mileage: 14,045 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.5 star
Color: Titanium Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L36GG045324
Positives: certified pre-owned car, inspected, warranty
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2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo

2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo - 33,862 mi

East Hartford, CT - Listed 80 days ago
  • $3,375 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , low miles , free CARFAX
$18,980
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Used 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo for Sale - $17,980 - 33,862 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: East Hartford, CT 06108
Price: $17,980
Mileage: 33,862 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: 5XXGW4L23GG012816
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2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo

2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo - 37,746 mi

Reno, NV - Listed 39 days ago
  • $2,076 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$14,850
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Used 2016 Kia Optima LX Turbo for Sale - $13,999 - 37,746 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Reno, NV 89511
Price: $13,999
Mileage: 37,746 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Color: Moss Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 32
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGT4L1XGG065304
Positives: certified pre-owned car, clean history, warranty, inspected
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2016 Kia Optima EX

2016 Kia Optima EX - 21,412 mi

Scottsdale, AZ - Listed 83 days ago
  • $2,299 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 4 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$17,029
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Used 2016 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $15,995 - 21,412 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, leather upholstery, alloy wheels
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Price: $15,995
Mileage: 21,412 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Color: Ebony Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGU4L39GG056558
Positives: certified pre-owned car, clean history, one owner, warranty
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2017 Kia Optima SXL Turbo

2017 Kia Optima SXL Turbo - 35,372 mi

Madison, WI - Listed 33 days ago
  • $2,459 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 7 positives , free CARFAX
$20,997
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Used 2017 Kia Optima SXL Turbo for Sale - $20,497 - 35,372 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Madison, WI 53719
Price: $20,497
Mileage: 35,372 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Color: Horizon Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 25
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGV4L25HG168215
Positives: non-smoker, certified pre-owned car, clean history, routine maintenance, inspected, one owner, warranty
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2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo

2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo - 36,374 mi

Barboursville, WV - Listed 52 days ago
  • $2,500 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 5 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$22,500
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Used 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo for Sale - $18,988 - 36,374 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Barboursville, WV 25504
Price: $18,988
Mileage: 36,374 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Color: Snow White Pearl
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 25
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGW4L25GG027852
Positives: routine maintenance, warranty, clean history, certified pre-owned car, one owner
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2015 Kia Optima LX

2015 Kia Optima LX - 54,780 mi

Burlington, NJ - Listed 88 days ago
  • $1,679 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , certified used , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$12,877
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Kia Optima LX for Sale - $11,384 - 54,780 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Certified Used Cars
Location: Burlington, NJ 08016
Price: $11,384
Mileage: 54,780 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Color: Satin Metal
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drive Type: FWD
VIN: 5XXGM4A75FG469422
Positives: clean history, certified pre-owned car, one owner
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2012 Kia Optima EX

2012 Kia Optima EX - 24,461 mi

Houston, TX - Listed 48 days ago
  • $4,566 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
$13,783
PREVIEW
Used 2012 Kia Optima EX for Sale - $10,981 - 24,461 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, leather upholstery, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Houston, TX 77079
Price: $10,981
Mileage: 24,461 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: 5XXGN4A75CG034926
Positives: clean history
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What is the average price for Used Kia Optima? How many are for sale and priced below market?

  • 10,263 cars for sale found, starting at $700
  • Average price for Used Kia Optima: $15,050
  • 2,605 deals found. Average savings of $1,100
  • Save up to $5,122 below estimated market price

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

Year Price Mileage
2019 $15,797 to $21,020 1,128 to 24,190 miles
2018 $14,376 to $18,232 4,505 to 43,308 miles
2017 $12,651 to $16,975 13,799 to 56,218 miles
2016 $14,022 to $17,752 10,703 to 57,054 miles
2015 $12,422 to $15,911 15,726 to 76,462 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 $18,478 Save $5,372 on 163 deals 593 listings
2018 Kia Optima for Sale $17,022 Save $4,909 on 358 deals 1,594 listings
2017 Kia Optima for Sale $16,812 Save $5,122 on 205 deals 1,046 listings
2016 Kia Optima for Sale $16,699 Save $4,140 on 708 deals 2,837 listings
2015 Kia Optima for Sale $14,413 Save $4,015 on 709 deals 2,788 listings
2014 Kia Optima for Sale $12,665 Save $3,424 on 158 deals 637 listings
2013 Kia Optima for Sale $11,449 Save $3,809 on 280 deals 1,007 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Used Ford Fusion $14,592 Save $7,103 on 4,704 deals 22,448 listings
Used Honda Accord $16,335 Save $7,091 on 5,461 deals 21,872 listings
Used Nissan Altima $14,220 Save $5,657 on 6,476 deals 27,603 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Kia Optima in Houston $15,793 Save $4,566 on 51 deals 194 listings
Kia Optima in Atlanta $14,563 Save $3,826 on 126 deals 305 listings
Kia Optima in Dallas $14,356 Save $3,529 on 92 deals 201 listings
Kia Optima in Chicago $14,850 Save $3,012 on 72 deals 326 listings
Kia Optima in Miami $14,675 Save $3,056 on 71 deals 360 listings
Kia Optima in Los Angeles $15,403 Save $5,372 on 194 deals 465 listings
Kia Optima in Philadelphia $15,464 Save $3,649 on 168 deals 598 listings
Kia Optima in San Antonio $15,517 Save $1,719 on 31 deals 98 listings
Kia Optima in Phoenix $14,284 Save $2,876 on 48 deals 183 listings
Kia Optima in Orlando $14,528 Save $2,678 on 62 deals 277 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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