Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,660 - $15,289
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
200-274
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,660 - $15,289
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
200-274
Seats
5

Kia Optima Ranked #6 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 3.7 Comfort 3.5 Styling 4.2 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

In the automotive world, attributes most appealing to consumers include looks, performance, fuel economy and a great price. The 2013 Kia Optima sedan possesses all of the above-mentioned...

Owner Reviews

4.39

299 Reviews

56% 32% 9% 2% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The 2013 Kia Optima is a great family car that looks more expensive than it is.

This car is great. I love the size and for a larger car still gets great gas mileage. The seats are comfortable and the interior is spacious. The car rides smoothly although road noise can be louder than other cars I have ridden in. The ac in this car is fantastic and the headlights are bright too. The trunk is a great size and the backseat is large enough for two car seats with enough room to lower the middle armrest with cup holders. This car does sit pretty low to the ground so you have to be careful about speed bumps potholes and railroad tracks. I have had my car awhile now and have had no major issues.

- Chas S

Automatic traction control can save your life in areas that get snow and ice.

So far the thing I dislike the most is road noise inside the car. It's not as bad as some cars but worse than my old vehicle. I bought it used so I'm not sure if it was the previous owners driving or car deficiency but the brakes have already been re done and rotors ground prior to my purchase and now they say they are getting close to needing new brakes. I definitely didn't go thru brakes that fast in my Honda.It's a comfortable ride. The biggest plus's are the fog lights and automatic traction control. The latter saved me form a head on in icy conditions.

- DONNA M

The 2013 Kia optima is a reliable and efficient car.

I drive a 2013 Kia optima. I purchased it used, low mileage, and have had the car for about 5 years. In that time I have had relatively few problems with the car. Now that the car is 6 years old it is starting to show wear and tear and require repairs. However, I feel this is reasonable. Outside of wear and tear, nothing major has broken or required repair. Overall I find it reliable and comfortable. It is not a fancy car, not a lot of bells and whistles, but it meets my needs. The radio screen could be nicer, it certainly is not fancy, but it is fine.

- Lauren S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,394 - $15,289
$11,889 - $13,650

Horsepower

Horsepower
274 hp
200 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC GDI 16
2.4L DOHC GDI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.47 in.
45.47 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.96 in.
39.96 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.65 in.
34.65 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.43 cu. ft.
15.43 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.04 in.
110.04 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.76 ft.
35.76 ft.

Length

Length
190.7 in.
190.7 in.

Width

Width
72.05 in.
72.05 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3385 .lbs
3223 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
274 hp
200 hp

Torque

Torque
269 ft. lbs.
186 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 17 mpg
12 - 18 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 mpg
35 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Assistance

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings