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2013 Kia Optima

2013 Nissan Altima

  2013 Kia Optima Hybrid 4-door Sedan 2.4L Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5SL
MSRP
$21,350
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$21,760
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Invoice $20,400 $20,356
MPG
City/Highway
22/35 22/38
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
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Bottom Line The 2013 Kia Optima adds generous dashes of style and sophistication to what's otherwise a sensible, frugal, and spacious mid-size sedan. Read Full Review Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT. Read Full Review
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  • Handsome exterior
  • Sporty, simply instrument layout
  • Great gas mileage
  • Decent handling
  • Good value for the money

Dislikes:

  • Short, flat front seats
  • Entry/exit to the back seats
  • No UVO if you want navigation

Likes:

  • Styling's evolved in an Infiniti direction
  • Infotainment systems are better
  • More safety technology than ever
  • Gas mileage hits a 38-mpg high
  • Very quiet, controlled ride

Dislikes:

  • Cockpit is styled conservatively
  • Only CVT transmissions
  • Two-door's a carryover model
  • Softer, plusher handling than before
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