Kia enthusiasts looking for a little bit of added luxury will probably want to take a look at the 2013 Optima SX Limited (SXL) which is now landing in dealerships across the United States.
At an MSRP of under $35,000, the Optima SXL delivers a lot for the sticker price, including a number of exclusive design and feature upgrades that are sure to please.
Exterior upgrades include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, and red brake calipers. The interior boasts wood grain accents, an electronic parking brake, and sumptuous Nappa leather seating trim.
First details on the Kia Optima SX Limited (click here)!
The 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited model has a lot to live up to, especially when you consider that the Optima had been at the forefront of the sales success achieved by Kia in recent years.
The Kia Optima also bucks industry trends by retaining excellent residual value, with model years 12 and 13 improving significantly over the 2011 release.
A particular high point in that area is the Optima SX trim model which received a rating of 57% of original MSRP which is actually a 10 point improvement over the previous year.
The SXL trim is based on the turbocharged SX, regarded by Edmunds as the most wanted vehicle in the mid-sized sedan category. After destination and handling fees, the MSRP comes in at $35,275 and is available in Ebony Black, Snow White Pearl and Titanium Metallic.
Under the hood the Optima SXL sports a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo GDI engine that delivers class-leading 274 horsepower and achieves 22 mpg city and34 mpg highway.
Besides the cool upgrades mentioned earlier, the SLX also comes with a first-aid kit and cloth door weather stripping.
The one thing that the SLX trim has in common with the other versions of the Optima is the aggressive stance and style elements that design officer Peter Schreyer introduced to the entire Optima brand.
Customers have come to expect a whole host of standard features with the Optima, but the SLX trim takes that to another level, with technology, performance, and convenience very much at the forefront of the new features.
Those include new bumper designs in front and rear, sport-tuned suspension, HID headlamps, metal pedals, 8-way adjustable power driver’s seat with memory, heated seats in the front and rear, navigation system with a back-up camera, as well as a SiriusXM Traffic addition that is backed by some of the best audio and speaker equipment on the market.
What you get with the 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited is a luxury mid-size sedan that is completely loaded, yet still maintains the Kia credo of affordability.
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