The instrument panel is clean, including four handsome horizontal climate vents. Features on the Hybrid include 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, active front head restraints, keyless entry with pushbutton start, cruise control, enhanced LCD. Showcasing Kia's more Euro-influenced design direction, the Optima has styling that's more exciting than that of other mid-size sedans. Changes to the 2014 Kia Optima are subtle, yet sophisticated. Rear diffusers, as well as the sweeping decklid, are also updated. We also noticed the right side B-pillar creates a blind spot over the driver's shoulder.
Pushing harder, there is good front-wheel grip, and when we hit a long curve at high speed, the multi-link rear end hooked up nicely. No deals currently available for this location. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting https://www.parsintl.com/publication/autoblog/.
We didn't test it because it was freezing outside. Optional safety equipment includes blind-spot alert, cross-traffic alert and a backup warning system. The EX Luxury + Navi adds a navigation system in place of the UVO multimedia system. The usual ride responses experienced in vigorous driving, such as body roll, dive and squat, are well controlled, thanks to the car's rigid chassis. The second generation Kia Optima gets a exterior and interior refresh for the 2014 model year. cooled front seats, heated rear seats, power passenger seat, xenon headlamps, LED taillights, mood lamp, illuminated door scuff panels, Infinity premium stereo, enhanced instrument cluster. Exterior styling changes include new front and rear fascias and on the inside there's new seating, and features available. In other words, throttle tip-in at slow speeds is linear and without surges; many cars nowadays jump off the line with overly sensitive throttles. A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of a crash. NADAguides.com is becoming part of JDPower.com. The turbocharged Optima SX and SXL are impressive underdogs against European sports sedans. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Silky smooth, the turbocharged engine propels the Optima SX from 0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds, on the quicker side of average for the class. You must be logged in to post a comment We get it. We would have liked to hear this mock buzz, but we couldn't get the Hybrid to run on electric only. As the engine most Optima buyers will choose, it is well suited to family duties both in daily traffic and at highway and commute speeds.
A Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) plays an engine sound during electric-only operation up to 12 miles per hour, to help notify people outside the vehicle that it is approaching.
If fuel leakage is detected, the fuel pipe will be replaced with a new one.
Safety Risk: Issue: Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, vehicle stability management (VSM), electronic stability control (ESC), traction control system (TCS), brake assist system (BA), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). A standout in the crowded midsize sedan segment, the 2014 Kia Optima touts a surprisingly sophisticated design, a smooth, quiet ride and able driving dynamics. EX Premium Package ($3,150) adds four-way power passenger seat, driver's seat memory, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, an upgraded Infinity audio system with HD radio, UVO telematics and rearview camera, a panoramic roof with gloss black B-pillar and power-folding exterior mirrors. Scraping can be annoying if your driveway or a nearby intersection you use is severe enough to cause the nose to drag. Cargo space is vast in the Optima EX and SX (15.4 cubic feet), but not so vast with the Hybrid (9.9 cubic feet) because of battery placement. However, the center-rear passenger must ride the camel's hump, and the rear legroom is on the low side of average, at 34.7 inches. Subscribe for the latest car reviews, listings, products and more right in your inbox. When closing it, the sunscreen panel closes automatically. Overall, the gasoline-powered Optima, with its sleek design and plethora of features, makes it one of the stronger choices in its class. I also agree to the, Used Vehicle Review: Kia Optima, 2011-2014, Car Tech: Features for the Parking Challenged. Optima SX Turbo Limited models use a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four with 274 hp and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. Leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a fire. heated and cooled leather seats, heated rear seats, leatherette dash trim, panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, xenon headlamps, premium audio system, iPod cable, interior mood. The interior has received attention as well, with new seats and the availability of several new interior amenities. 1986-2022. It is a full hybrid and is capable of running on electricity alone.
The front bumper is slightly redesigned, with a new mesh insert inside Kia's signature tabbed grille opening. Beyond that, this car goes its own, way as far as exterior and interior design, with Kia pursuing a more youthful and aggressive, The conventional Optima comes with a choice of two four-cylinder engines, both with gasoline, direct injection: a 2.4-litre or turbocharged 2.0-litre. By clicking 'Subscribe', I agree to receive communications from AutoTrader. The new styling mildly updates the look of the car without reinventing its look. Instruments use a clear font. 2022 AutoWeb, Inc., all rights reserved. Note: Vehicles repaired under Service Campaign SC023 already have this software update. The five-passenger seating is excellent, with a full range of adjustability available in the driver's seat. A six-speed manual is used in the LX, while, all other models use a six-speed automatic transmission. Navigation is fairly easy to set, and you can operate it while the car is moving, though we recommend your co-driver perform this duty. McGrath Family of Dealerships, McGrath Fleet and Commercial wins CBJ Best of the Corridor 2022. Optima SX Limited Turbo ($36,300) comes only with the turbocharged engine and includes everything found on the SX plus premium nappa leather upholstery, an upgraded Infinity surround-sound audio system with HD radio, navigation, panoramic sunroof, rearview camera with UVO telematics, blind spot warning, back-up warning, rear cross-traffic alert, LED front fog lights, red brake calipers, rear spoiler and additional unique exterior and interior trim. The Optima keeps its dual chrome exhausts, one on each side, although these are purely cosmetic and not functional.
With 274 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, it boasts first-rate performance, stability and agility. Click on the icon for your Adblocker in your browser. Kia Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails. The turbocharged engine in the SX-Turbo and Limited trims provides the power and acceleration of a V6 but the gas mileage of a four. Nothing new with hybrids. NewCarTestDrive.com correspondents Laura Burstein, Sam Moses and Ted West contributed to this report. Some content provided by and under copyright by Autodata, Inc. dba Chrome Data. You can see energy flow back and forth between the wheels, battery, and engine.
Optima SX ($25,250) adds a sport-tuned suspension plus 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, metal pedals, unique exterior and interior trim, LED positioning lights and rear tail lamps and 18-inch alloy wheels. The Hybrid Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels, navigation system, heated steering wheel. Kia bolsters the Optima's value by continuing to offer a 10-year warranty on powertrain components. The Premium Package is also required. A registered trademark of the National Automobile Dealers Association, under license to J.D.
power windows, power locks with keyless entry, heated seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The racy wraparound headlamps, and low wide stance, imply athleticism. Updated for 2014, the Kia Optima is a mid-size sedan equipped with FWD and seating for five. We collect personal information on consumers who engage with us, and we may share certain personal information with affiliates, service providers and third parties. *Disclaimer: This calculation is based on the information you entered and is for illustrative purposes only. There are also changes to Optima's trim line-up. To learn more about our collection and use of personal information, and your right to opt-out of certain ways we share your personal information, please see our, 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic, 18" tires with machined finish alloy wheels, 18" tires with chrome finish alloy wheels, Outside heated mirrors with turn-signal indicators, Infinity surround-sound audio with eight speakers, Steering-wheel-mounted audio control buttons, Supervision meter cluster with 4.3" TFT LCD display, Blind spot detection system with rear cross traffic, Dual-zone automatic temperature control with ionized air filtration, Power windows with driver's one-touch auto up and down, Power windows with driver's/passenger's one touch auto up and down, Power door locks with remote keyless entry, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, Illuminate Chrome accent front cupholders, 6-way power adjustable drivers seat with power lumbar, Leather-wrapped steering wheel/gearshift knob, Height-adjustable front seat-belt anchors, High-line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).
At the more common task of accelerating away from an intersection, the Optima EX excels, smoothly and predictably gaining speed with no drama. (Note that fuel economy has been adjusted from the 2013 EPA estimates of 25/35 mpg City/Highway.). The leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel is thick, feels good in the hands. The Optima is available with a standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque or an optional 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that yields 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Every Kia Optima is front-wheel drive and is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The sides of the car are admirably clean, with three horizontal character lines giving them form and flow. An available hybrid model adds the appeal of fuel economy and eco-credibility. So far, we've found that when they say cool air, they mean exactly that, as in not hot. Optima uses front-wheel drive and a four-wheel independent suspension that is athletic and responsive. Power. Optima SX models and above get a new, 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster that looks sharp and modern. It's the best-selling Kia in the U.S. For 2014, Optima gets a refresh, including redesigned front and rear ends and a new wheel design. Competitors to the Kia Optima include well-known midsize sedans such as the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata (the Optima's sister vehicle) and the Toyota Camry. SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, front air conditioning, dual zone automatic, 1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio. The Optima SX Turbo is a sweet performance star with a classy ride, with a generous 274 hp and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. The standard 6-speed automatic transmission is smooth. More upscale features make it onto higher-end Optima models. Compared to other mid-size sedans, the Kia Optima stands out for several reasons. I can unsubscribe at anytime. When the engine was replaced under warranty or under Kia's Product Improvement Campaign SC023, the high pressure fuel pipe may not have been properly installed on the fuel pump outlet. Inside, the updated interior includes a redesigned instrument cluster with larger TFT display, a redesigned steering wheel, and additional standard and optional features.