The effect is a look that's focused, clean, and athletic yet also laid-back. Love It, Hate To Let It Go — I got this car when I moved to Austin, and have had it now for almost two years. Today, the 2013 Kia Optima is still one of the most handsome vehicles on the road, and in many cases, the rest of the segment is still playing catch-up with this sleek, well-equipped sedan. Exterior The Sorento's creased lines and Acura-like headlights have a clear resemblance up front to the Forte and Optima sedans. There's actually enough width in back for three across, provided your passengers aren't too tall or wide, and there's plenty of legroom as well as just enough headroom for taller adults. Last time might have fixed it, but winter came.
Primary Use: Commuting to work Dependable Brake, City Mpg Not As Advertised. I like the new 2015 model but like the overall look and style of the 2011-2014 models. Based on our experience, members of the latest crop of need to be pretty spectacular if they want to convince family sedan buyers to skip the Hyundai dealership. The problem was found to be with the heating coils in the seat. Key to that is electric power steering that's somehow tuned in a more agreeable way than that of the Sonata; it feels precise yet requires fewer small adjustments on the highway. Around town or on the open road, the Sorento is a fine travel mate.
The 2013 Optima Hybrid is one of the vehicles found to have overstated fuel-economy numbers. The next thing that happened is that my husband was backing the car out and put it in part and shut the car off quickly and the car totally locked up. The style is nice not drab like a lot of the plain jane looking competition. This iteration of the Optima remained a good choice, but was showing its age relative to the newer-designed competition. I don't know how it happened. By comparison, our Limited 2. Our test vehicle was a loaded Sonata 2.
Shortly after the first of the year, Mazda will also join the fray with a totally revamped Mazda 6. I also never got completely familiar with the hard key controls for the stereo and navigation system. One of the best features in the cabin is the blue-tooth and media hookups. It has such a smooth ride. The result, especially on the upper-level models, is a vehicle that looks sophisticated, sleek, and upscale. This is a balanced design, one featuring forms and shapes that complement one another, and character lines that relate to one another.
We managed to extract just 21. To ensure our impartiality, our staff never takes expensive gifts or trips from car companies, and an outside team handles the advertising on our site. But two days ago boom, I hit the curve on a tight spot at work. It also comes with a generous helping of standard equipment for the price. The Optima's interior offers good back seat space--enough for three across--although the roofline can make getting in and out a little harder.
Best Car Eva — 4. The only caution we've noted is that you might need to duck your head around the doorline's cut for the long-sloping roofline. Ride quality is on the firm side, but comfortable enough, and quiet over coarse surfaces. My retired uncle recently passed on the Sonata for this same reason. Braking system works great and has an eco boost that helps get better gas mpg. No matter which engine you pick, the Optima rides and handles well with its independent suspension, giving the Optima a quick, nimble feel.
That said, I also own an '07 Hyundai Veracruz with 110k miles and have had little problem. How Safe Is the Sorento? This Kia has performed well in extreme weather changes from 100+ degrees to -25 degrees I am very pleased at how it handles in 1 foot of snow. Primary Use: Family transportation Overall Great Deal. It has more cargo space than the Sorento, as well as a sliding second row for additional legroom. Speed is effortless with this thrilling engine. And I can fit 3 car seats in back. I don't regret the decision one bit.
Then I made another stop and it was fine. We did not hit anything. . The rear seats are comfortable, too, deeply sculpted with good thigh support and, on Limited models like our test vehicle, both air vents and heated cushions. But somehow I had to get the car to a shop -- as you know, these cars don't have a spare. My wife complained about the low passenger seat and I had to buy her a cushion so she could see out. All Optima models include an Eco mode, which smooths driver responses for better mileage--up to seven percent, according to Kia.