2013 Kia Optima Turbo Road Test and Review
2013 Kia Optima Turbo Review: What Is It
For this review of the excellent Kia Optima midsize family sedan, we’re going to focus our attention on the turbocharged Optima SX and SXL models, which reside at the top of the model lineup and which behave in decidedly different fashion from the Optima LX and EX and the Optima Hybrid variants.
Equipped with a 274-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, the Optima SX and SXL include a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels wrapped in 225/45 all-season performance tires, and paddle shifters in their bid for sport sedan legitimacy. They’re also loaded with equipment and include one of the best warranty programs in the business, yet as we shall learn in the next section, these Optima Turbo models are competitively priced.