2014 Kia Optima  -  $22,300


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,300
Base Invoice: $21,379
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn LX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 23 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: 4dr Sdn LX
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic
Engine: Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 GDI

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.


Pros

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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (Est)

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
425.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
629.00 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement
2.4 L/144

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4250

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Passenger Capacity
5

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

Wheelbase
110 in

Length, Overall
190.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.1 in

Height, Overall
57.1 in

Track Width, Front
63 in

Track Width, Rear
63 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3237 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V224000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 30, 2017

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
618160

Summary
Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.

Consequence
Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.

Dates of Manufacture
AUG 11, 2010 to MAY 14, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
SC147

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
9.6%

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 GDI

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Front-Wheel Drive

2.88 Axle Ratio

70-Amp/Hr 760CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

150 Amp Alternator

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

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

Wheels: 16" Alloy

Tires: P205/65R16

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

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

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 w/6 Speakers -inc: SiriusXM satellite radio, USB/auxiliary input jacks and Bluetooth wireless technology w/steering wheel mounted controls

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

Window Grid Antenna

Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat w/power lumbar

4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

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

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

Clean Tex Cloth Seat Trim

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 Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

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 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

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

 
EBONY BLACK
$0

 
METAL BRONZE
$0

 
DARK CHERRY
$0

 
SATIN METAL
$0

 
SNOW WHITE PEARL
$200

 
REMINGTON RED METALLIC
$0

 
TITANIUM SILVER
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BEIGE, CLEAN TEX CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, CLEAN TEX CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LX CONVENIENCE PLUS PACKAGE
$1,500

 
RADIO: UVO ESERVICE
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$55

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$75

 
MUD GUARDS
$95

 
DOOR SILL APPLIQUE
$80

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM PACKAGE
$255

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$115

 
CARGO MAT
$95

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO TRAY
$80

 
AUTO-DIM MIRROR W/COMPASS AND HOMELINK
$350


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