2013 KIA Optima Owners Manual Pdf

2013 KIA Optima Owners Manual Pdf

2013 KIA Optima


2013 KIA Optima Owners Manual Pdf

Kia has released a brand transformation , faster than almost all other brands have done so ; and Optima are very important in that regard . Completely redesigned in 2011 , Optima go from bland and shapeless to one of the best-looking sedans in the mid-size class . It comes with a sophisticated new drivetrains and excellent handling , and Kia went suddenly from the outfield to in the heat of competition . Today, the 2013 Kia Optima is one of the best-looking vehicle on the road , and in many cases , the rest of the segment is still playing catch - up with this sleek sedan , well equipped .

There are three different flavors of performance for Optima - all inclusive four-cylinder engine under the hood - and each serve different types of drivers . Basic car has a 2.4 - liter four-cylinder with direct injection , 200 horsepower and just a touch mediocre sound and vibration when it cuts out . A six-speed manual is offered ; we have tested the six -speed automatic , which is a team of experts with four . On top of the complexity curve is a Hybrid , which the team on the basis of four- cylinder with an electric motor and a battery which , in our opinion , could use more work on smoothing and integrating the juddering that sometimes comes at a moderate pace , when the hybrid drivetrain drops gas power to operates on electric charge alone . With all powertrains , gas mileage highway hits minimum of 33 mpg in turbos , with four - cylinder hit of 35 mpg and hybrids reach 39 mpg rated . We have been having trouble hitting the high water mark hybrids , but the base Optima offers repeatable , real-world gas mileage that tops in its class , and the same with some economy cars .

No matter which engine you choose , the Optima rides and handles well with independent suspension , giving the Optima a quick , nimble feel . The key to it is the electric power steering that somehow tuned in a way that is more fun than the Sonata ; it feels right but it requires a little minor adjustment on the highway . Ride quality is on the firm side , but comfortable enough , and calm on the surface rough .

In the lineup, in fact, a regular feature strength. 2013 Optima is a strong value, with standard power features, cruise control, a USB port and satellite radio. Even mid-level EX trims get things like dual-zone climate control and a smart-key system, with the option of leather trim, a panoramic sunroof and Infinity audio. Infotainment is the only drawback of Optima features list. UVO, Kia's flavors of Microsoft's software is written also sold as Ford SYNC, voice command has fewer than Ford's system, but the problem is that if you want this system, you can not get the navigation system. And if you get nav, you instead get the same simple Bluetooth system which bases Optimas have. UVO will be replaced on 2014 models through smartphone-based system; it is one of the reasons you may want to look forward to the new Optima from this one.