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Kia Optima 2013 lineup

For 2013, Kia Optima expands its popular line with the all-new Limited trim, which brings luxury and refinement to a whole new level for the already stylish and amenity-laden midsize sedan. Limited, which builds off the top-of-the-line SX with Premium Touring and Technology Packages, includes a number of unique features which further Optima’s appeal and project a sleek, high-end appearance, including unique 18-inch chrome wheels, red brake calipers, LED daytime running lights, available chrome side mirrors and chrome accents on the side sills and rear spoiler, along with black cloth headliner and pillar trim.

Every 2013 Kia Optima, available in LX, EX, SX and the all-new Limited trim, comes well equipped with a generous roster of standard features, with the LX trim offering dual exhaust with chrome tips, solar glass, exterior mirror turn signal indicators, front fog lights, exterior heated mirrors, chrome accented exterior door handles and 16-inch alloy wheels fitted with 205/65R16 tires and a six-speed automatic transmission. The volume-leading EX trim offers larger 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with 215/55R17 tires. Moving to the SX trim, consumers will find stylish 18-inch polished alloy wheels with 225/45R18 tires, unique front and rear lower bumpers and side sills, a rear lip spoiler, aero wiper blades and HID headlights with auto leveling. Elevating to the all-new top-of-the-line Limited trim brings Optima to another level of sporty refinement, adding unique and luxurious 18-inch chrome wheels, daytime running lights, red brake calipers, chrome accented side sills, chromed side mirrors and rear spoiler.

Adding to the refinement of the EX trim, 2013 models add standard wood trim to door inserts and the center console as well as metal bezel trim. Additional standard premium features on every EX model include push button-start ignition with Smart Key, dual-zone automatic air conditioning with rear vents, leather seat trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat. The turbocharged Optima SX adds unique black leather and woven seat trim, black interior trim with carbon fiber door and center console inserts, Supervision meter cluster with LCD display, soft trim with French seams, steering wheel paddle shifters, metal pedals and illuminated door scuff plates. The Limited trim adds supple Nappa leather seat and interior trim, black cloth headliner and pillar trim, wood interior accents throughout and a cloth door weather strip. An electronic parking brake also comes standard to the already well-equipped trim.

The 2013 Kia Optima is available with two fuel-efficient and powerful Theta II powerplants featuring gasoline direct injection (GDI), including a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder or a 2.0-liter GDI turbo engine. A 2.4-liter hybrid powertrain is also available. The 2.4-liter GDI engine produces 200 horsepower while upgrading to the 274-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine (SX models) delivers V6-type power with a four-cylinder’s efficiency. Each engine choice is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission featuring Sportmatic clutchless shifting. In addition to impressive performance, both engines also offer competitive fuel economy. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder posts 24/35 miles per gallon (mpg)9 (city/highway), while the 2.0-liter turbo GDI offers 22/34 mpg8.


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