2014 Kia Optima Hybrid  -  $26,795

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $26,795
Base Invoice: $25,150
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn LX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 38 | City: 36 | Hwy: 40
Body Style: 4dr Sdn LX
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic
Engine: Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 HEV MPI

Model News

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.


Crisp, Euro-influenced styling; fuel-efficient powertrains; capacious interior; strong value; hybrid powertrain available; excellent warranty

Model Highlights

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.

Value Writeup

Compared to other mid-size sedans, the Kia Optima stands out for several reasons. Showcasing Kia's more Euro-influenced design direction, the Optima has styling that's more exciting than that of other mid-size sedans. That design means it's quite roomy on the inside. The Optima is also one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedans, and it offers quite sporty performance considering its mileage numbers. 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. The Optima is also a very strong value, with a few more features at each trim level than what's found in most comparable models. An available hybrid model adds the appeal of fuel economy and eco-credibility. Kia bolsters the Optima's value by continuing to offer a 10-year warranty on powertrain components.

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
40 MPG

Cruising Range - City
619.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
36 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
38 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
688.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4

2.4 L/144

Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
199 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 1000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
102.2 ft³

Front Head Room
40 in

Front Leg Room
45.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.3 in

Front Hip Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
37.6 in

Second Leg Room
34.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in

Second Hip Room
54.5 in

110 in

Length, Overall
190.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72 in

Height, Overall
57.1 in

Track Width, Front
63 in

Track Width, Rear
63 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3496 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Hybrid/Electric Components Years

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 HEV MPI -inc: CVVT

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic

Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Front-Wheel Drive

3.32 Axle Ratio

54-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

Hybrid Electric Motor

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

17.2 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Lithium Polymer Traction Battery

Wheels: 16" x 6.5J Alloy

Tires: P205/65R16

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Metal-Look Bodyside Insert

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Black Grille w/Chrome Surround

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: SiriusXM, USB/auxiliary input jacks and Bluetooth wireless technology

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls

6 Speakers

Window Grid Antenna

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual driver seat w/power lumbar support and 4-way manual passenger seat

Bench Front Facing Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

5 Person Seating Capacity

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seat Trim -inc: Clean Tex technology

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Instrument Panel Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Digital/Analog Display

Includes Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru

1 Seatback Storage Pocket

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
















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