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2013 Kia Optima SX Limited Review

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This past week I got the opportunity to review my third Kia which was the 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited and so far it’s my favorite vehicle review.

Last weekend was me and Melinda’s 12th wedding anniversary and we got a chance to get a kid-free weekend away with a nice trip to the beach in OCean City, NJ and we got to travel in style in the 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited.  This car to me is what I call luxury as it had all the bells and whistles like leather seats, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats,  panoramic sunroof and so many more options.

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For all the car enthusiasts out there like myself below is the full list of features:

2013 Kia Optima SX Limited


  • 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged I-4
  • Horsepower: 274hp @ 6000rpm
  • Torque: 269lb-ft@ 4500rpm


  • 6-speed automatic

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  • Front-wheel


  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • 225/45VR-18 HankookOptimo H431 tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):

  • 22/34/26mpg


  • 3385lb


  • Doors/Passengers: 4/5
  • Cargo: 15.4cu ft
  • Legroom (front/rear): 45.5/34.7 in
  • Headroom (front/rear): 40.0/37.6 in
  • Towing: N/A

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  • 18-inch chromed aluminum wheels
  • Red brake calipers
  • Lower door chrome accents
  • Nappa leather seat and interior trim
  • Black cloth headliner
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Chrome-accented rear spoiler
  • First aid kit
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • SiriusXM satellite radio w/3-month trial subscription
  • USB port
  • Auxiliary audio jack
  • Bluetooth
  • Keyless ignition
  • Cruise control
  • HID headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Fog lights

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  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Infinity audio system
  • Rearview camera
  • Power front passenger’s seat
  • Driver’s seat memory function
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated outboard rear seats
  • Navigation w/real-time traffic

The 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited was super fun to drive.  The pickup was incredible and that was because of the turbocharged engine.  Melinda and I would go out for drives just to get the Kia on the road and that is saying a lot because I hate driving most of the time, LOL.  I really liked the size of the Optima from front to back.  The leg room was great which I look for due to me being 6’3.  The truck was another thing I was impressed with.  We loaded it with a trip to the grocery store as well as BJ’s Wholesale and had plenty of room in the trunk.

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Some of my favorite features of the Kia Optima SX Limited were the rear view camera, cooled leather seats, navigation system and satellite radio. When it comes to cars I am very hard to please but I will say that this car had so many features that it was feature overload for me.  Like I mentioned to me this car yells luxury  but if you want to find out for yourself head to your local Kia dealer and see for yourself.

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  1. Karina says:

    I’m not too much into cars, I drive an Altima and I love it, but I am shopping around for a new car. This Kia looks very nice, I often think of KIAs being small and not too fancy! I will look into going out to check one of these out! Thanks for the post!

  2. I’m always keeping my ears open about cars because dh doesn’t like our Saturn Astra even though it’s paid off. I like hearing that you thought the Kia had plenty of leg room. Always important for my tall dh.

  3. What a sweet ride! Looks like you treated your lady right! 🙂

  4. Aida Ingram says:

    This actually looks pretty cool! That sunroof sounds amazing…

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