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Kia Optima; Stylish & fuel efficient
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The 2013 Optima SX is a sporty midsize sedan built like no other of its kind. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

The Kia Optima is considered a midsize sedan built to be unlike any other of its kind.

So what does that say about the premium touring package SX model?

This midsize happens to be a stylish car that features 18-inch tires sports designed alloy wheels (red brake calipers), 2.0-liter turbo gas direct injection four-cylinder engine, and a high-end Infinity sound system, to name a few.

The 2013 model is on display in the Kia Country showroom, 1515 N. Main St. Manteca. This one came in a snow white pearl exterior with white leather-trimmed seats.

The Optima has six-speed Sportsmatic transmission, electric power steering, dual-zone automatic temperature control, remote keyless entry, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob.

The steering wheel is also equipped with paddle shifters not to mention auto-dimmed mirrors, metal pedals, and door sill plates.

The car has a variety of safety features, including dual front advanced airbags; front seat mounted side airbags; full-length side curtain airbags; three-point seatbelts for all seating positions; lower anchors and tethers for children; anti-lock brakes; electronic stability control; and hill assist control.

The other added features on the SX model are the panoramic sunroof; power folding outside mirrors; rear camera display; driver’s side memory; heated and cooled front seats; LED daylight running lights; and chrome accent spoiler.

As for fuel efficiency, the Optima SX is capable of getting 34 miles per gallon highway and 22 mpg city.

For more information, call Kia Country at 209-239-6203 or log on to