With sportier performance than many rivals, good fuel economy, top safety scores and upscale available features, auto critics agree that the 2013 Kia Optima is a good value in its class.
Auto critics like the 2013 Optima’s cabin for being roomy, high-tech and stylish. They particularly like the available comfort and tech features that rival those found in upscale midsize cars. Standard features include Bluetooth, satellite radio, USB and auxiliary jacks and a cooling glove box. The Optima can be equipped with navigation, a rearview camera, an Infinity surround-sound audio system, HD Radio, Kia’s Uvo infotainment system, push-button start and dual-zone automatic climate control. The tech features receive high marks for being easy to use and many reviewers think the seats are comfortable. However, the sloping roofline limits headroom in the back seat and one test driver dislikes the small trunk opening.