The 2013 Kia Optima comes with three standard trim levels. For the average driver looking for a sleek model with much more economical benefits, the 2.4L 4-cylinder trim is the best suit. You have the option of choosing an automatic or manual six speed transmission. If you are aiming for performance with the Kia Optima, you need to consider the V6 buddy, that delivers 275HP under a turbocharged engine. It is a high performance model of the exact same sedan, so you have the sporty sedan look, with a whole lot of rev in the engine. Handling seems to be quite the standard with the 2013 Kia Optima, so there is nothing to complain about there. The Hybrid version of the Optima seems to be better at giving precision handling, but then again, you would have to test drive one to have that first hand feeling.
Interior / Exterior Styling
The interior design of the 2013 Kia Optima connect perfectly with the exterior design. Similar to what you would see in a sporty vehicle, Kia has used large gauges and a large enough dashboard to house the main audio controls. The interior dash of the 2013 Kia Optima gave us the impression of sitting in a high end vehicle such as a BMW, but with much less clutter if you will.
With rising gas prices, many people are worried about spending too much money on gasoline. The 2013 Kia Optima offers amazing gas mileage, such as with the 4-cylinder model, you get 24MPG in city and 35MPG highway. With the turbocharged Optima, mileage drops only minimal amounts to give you 22/34. The 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid offers conscious drivers with 35MPG city and 40MPG highway. Fuel efficiency is becoming a huge factor for many automakers, so expect to see several high efficiency sedan models in 2013.