Snow White Pearl 2014 Kia Optima LX FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Sportmatic 2.4L I4 DGI DOHC 23/34 City/Highway MPG gray Cloth.Awards:* 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick * 2014 KBB.com Brand Image AwardsReviews:* If you need a roomy family sedan but you refuse to drive a boring car, take a look at the 2014 Kia Optima. Fuel-efficient, powerful and fun to drive, the Optimaâ€™s stunning good looks are mirrored inside its well-appointed cabin. Source: KBB.com* Lots of standard and optional features for the money; handsome-looking cabin with easy-to-use controls and comfortable front seats; top crash scores; lengthy warranty. Source: Edmunds* With world-class engineering, outstanding performance and advanced safety systems, the 2014 Kia Optima gives you good reason to be passionate about driving a midsize sedan. It combines bold exterior styling, performance and a spacious, luxurious cabin. Some key updates for the 2014 model include lightly redesigned front and rear, new seat design and more high-tech features. It also comes with a long list of technologically advanced features for your entertainment, convenience and safety. With the Optima, exhilaration is standard. The key to its exciting performance are the two available engines: the 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection with an EPA rated 24 city/35 hwy mpg or the turbocharged 2.0L GDI I4 engine that delivers 274 horsepower and fuel efficiency of 22 city/34 hwy mpg. The Optima also has a standard 6-speed Sportmatic transmission for an engaging driving experience. The Optima Hybrid features a 2.4L Atkinson cycle 4-cyl. engine giving an amazing 35 city/40 hwy mpg. Spacious and comfortable seating can accommodate five adults and includes a driver's seat with power lumbar and available leather seat trim. Rear seats have a 60/40 split-folding design for added versatility. Optima EX/EX Turbo and SX Premium Packages include front and rear heated seats and heated front seatbacks for cold-weather comfort. The Optima is designed to make every drive a pleasure. The available Premium Touring Package includes features like the innovative UVO infotainment system which lets you use your compatible cell phone to make hands-free calls, receive and respond to text messages, listen to streaming audio, enjoy your personal music, and play your favorite song, artist or genre of music all by giving a single voice command, premium Infinity sound system for exceptional audio entertainment, and a panoramic sunroof. The available Technology Package includes a voice command navigation system, giving you access to detailed highway conditions from SiriusXM Traffic. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
The Optima is refreshed for 2014 with changes to the front and rear fascias. The new styling mildly updates the look of the car without reinventing its look. The interior has received attention as well, with new seats and the availability of several new interior amenities. Kia has also reshuffled their model lineup, with 2014 seeing the return of the SX-Turbo trim and the introduction of a top of the line Limited trim.
The 2014 Kia Optima now comes five different trims, LX, EX, SX, SX-Turbo and Limited. LX and EX models come with a 200-horsepower, 2.4L direct-injection 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The Optima SX-Turbo and the Limited get a more powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine, which makes 274 hp. Like the 2.4L, it is mated to a 6-speed automatic.
The Kia Optima Hybrid comes in LX and EX trims. The hybrid powertrain consists of a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, a lithium polymer battery and electric motor to wring a total of output of 159 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission is the only transmission available for the Hybrid.
No matter the Optima trim, it comes with the same body style and essentially the same interior appointments, within a very contemporary exterior. At nearly 191 inches long, with a wheelbase of about 110 inches, the Optima is at the larger end of mid-size, and its cabin layout feels very spacious. The 5-passenger layout includes 60/40-split rear seatbacks in all models, and there's enough width for three adults to fit across in the back seat. Ride quality is compliant, yet handling is quite responsive for a 4-door sedan, with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link setup in back, with coil springs and front anti-roll bars.
The 2014 Optima is very fuel-efficient, and that holds true no matter which model is chosen. Base 2.4L models get an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city, 35 highway, while SX Turbo and Limited models get 22/34 mpg. An Active Eco system, which helps improve fuel efficiency by promoting better driving habits and smartly managing accessories, is standard on all the models as well.
The Hybrid model improves on this already-impressive fuel economy rating. It is capable of a surprising 40 mpg highway/46 mpg city.
Base-level LX models come with a height-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, power locks, windows and mirrors, heated exterior mirrors, a cooled glovebox and cruise control. The base sound system includes satellite-radio capability, Bluetooth hands-free calling features and steering-wheel audio controls. At the mid-range EX level, the Optima includes upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels, leather trim, wood door trim and metal bezels for the center console, plus leather upholstery, push-button start, a Smart Key system, dual-zone climate control, rear vents, a universal garage-door opener, a 10-way adjustable power driver's seat, additional interior lighting and floor mats. The SX gets sporty suspension, paddle shifters on the steering wheel, a sportier exterior appearance, LED taillights and 18-inch alloy wheels. The SX-Turbo obviously includes the more powerful engine, but also gets HID headlamps. Top of the line Limited models come with nearly every feature available, and also include 19-inch wheels, Napa leather seat-trim and exterior chrome accents.
Major options on the Optima include a convenience Package on the base LX, which includes an auto-dimming rear mirror and an uprated stereo. EX models can be optioned with a Premium Package that brings various upgrades including heated-and-cooled front seats, a power passenger seat, Infinity audio, power-folding mirrors, a rear camera and Kia's more sophisticated UVO connectivity system. Premium package equipped SX models also get a blind spot detection system and a backup warning system in addition to everything else included in the package.
Safety features are well represented too, with seat-mounted side airbags in front, side-curtain bags that cover first and second rows, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and Hill Assist Control for smooth starts when facing uphill.