2013 Kia Optima Review

2013 Kia Optima 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired26 kilometres
Most recent distance1200 kilometres
Previous carLincoln MKZ


Best car for the value, bar none


Nothing; the car is great.

If I have a complaint; the tires are not the best and the road noise is a tad loud.

The other complaint is the AM sound is tinny, but I listen to FM or CDs, which are both fine.

Passenger seat is low and cannot be raised.

General Comments:

The car has great jump for 4 cylinder.

The interior is spacious and comfortable.

Outside mirrors on the top of the line models can be folded.

GPS, screen and Bluetooth all work well, and are all harmonized on a touch screen.

Also the dashboard controls make it even more safe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2013

18th Jun 2013, 20:51

Road noise can definitely be caused by poor quality tires.

17th Sep 2013, 09:47

That's completely true! And it has been tested... Don't know why buying a low trim model will always get you noisy tires...

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review