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What’s Great About the 2014 Kia Optima?

There are several things people look for in a new car, and even a used car. Mostly, it needs to be safe and reliable while having a good warranty and high performance ratings. Kia consistently makes great cars that rank off the charts on everything from their handling to their appearance. It’s good to keep this type of reputation in mind when shopping for a new car.

Drivers and new owners of this car ranked it high in comfort, style, performance and reliability. The Optima was also ranked very high in safety and named as a quality family car. The 2014 Kia Optima was the first year that the exterior was changed just a little bit. The biggest change is in the front end which has new LED fog lamps and lighting as well as a revised tail. The overall exterior still looks the same and keeps its nice wheel design.

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The 2014 Optima has a lot of great standard features including: four doors, power mirrors, air conditioning, and a tilt steering wheel. Some of the features that make it a stand out choice are a larger touch-screen, new improved seats, two gas engines plus hybrid, and a refreshing style.

This model also has a roomy trunk and integration for iPod if you need it. The Optima has been called more exotic and offers choices like the blind spot monitoring software and a push-button starter. It kept everything we’ve loved from the previous models and added extra features for slight improvements.


A great car needs a great warranty and the 2014 Optima doesn’t disappoint. It comes with a five year 60,000-mile vehicle warranty and a 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. This protects you in the event your Kia needs attention and allows you to get it right back on the road.

Some Things to Note

The Kia Optima has no option for all-wheel-drive and no option for a V6 engine. It ranges from twenty-two thousand three hundred to thirty-seven one hundred in price. The LX and EX models have a 4-cylinder engine that is 2.4 liters and has a technology that allows direct gasoline injections. It offers twenty-four miles to the gallon on city roads.

How Does the 2014 Optima Compare To Other Models?

The 2014 Kia Optima offers five different trim levels from the inexpensive LX and EX to the more high-end SX Turbo. This year’s model is definitely an upgrade from the 2013 Optima model and it looks like people are starting to trust Kia more and more.

Comparable cars include the Honda Accord and Chevrolet Malibu. The Optima has a better engine than the Chevy and is more stylish than the Accord. You can see it is a very reliable car and a great choice for the price. Whether you are looking for a family car or just one for your trip to work and back, the 2014 Optima is a great choice all around.