2014 KIA Optima Review: For those who have thought that the KIA had no tricks up its sleeve, think again. The plain styling is gone on the 2014 KIA Optima, replaced with a stylish body meant to be admired. The front air dam has been narrowed for a sharper, edgier aesthetic, giving the impression of a car racing forward into the future. The rear has also undergone a sporty, dynamic makeover, with sculpted lines coming together in a strong stance. As well as having new trims to choose from, there’s also new LED lighting and fog lamps. And to finish off the upgraded look, drivers have the option of adding a chrome strip on the side rocker-panel area for a futuristic, high-tech look.
Exploring Its Looks
Drivers will have a hard time deciding what to focus on first, whether it’s the two-panel tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof that offers an unparalleled view to the outside world, or its 18″ machined-finish alloy wheels (SX models.) But one thing that’ll speak to everyone is the 2014 KIA Optima flowing silhouette topped off with LED “Light Bar” tail lights Xenon HID headlights (EX Luxury, SX models.)
Once drivers get inside to explore the ins and outs of the interior, they’ll be greeted with enough tech features to fill an electronics store. There are two new displays (4.3″ TFT LCD instrument cluster, optional 8″ hi-res nav screen), a six-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth technology. Comfort-wise, it’s hard to find a better package than the Optima’s, as driver and passengers alike will enjoy the huge amount of space that’s coupled with heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The 2014 KIA Optima has two engine options, each providing power and efficiency in their own way. Come see this power and efficiency at your Greater Vancouver KIA dealer – KIA West!
2014 KIA Optima Engine & Transmission
|LX/EX/SX: 6-speed Auto 2.4L GDI, V6, 4-cylinder||192||181 lb-ft|
|SX Turbo: 6-speed Auto 2.0L Turbo GDI, V6, 4-cylinder||247||269 lb-ft|
2014 KIA Optima Fuel Economy
|LX/EX/SX||8.9 L/100 km||5.7 L/100 km|
|SX Turbo||10.3 L/100 km||6.4 L/100 km|
Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.
KIA Optima Awards
- 2012 Motoring Best New Family Car
- 2012 Motoring Car of the Year
- 2012 Auto123.com Mid-size Car of the Year
- 2011 AJAC Best Family Car (Under $30,000)
2014 KIA Optima | Safety Features
Each year, demand for better safety features increases and KIA’s responded with their 2014 KIA Optima. Along with common industry-standard features like airbags, anti-lock brakes and Electronic Stability Control, the rigid, reinforced body structure of the Optima has enhanced its safety factor by adding a Traction Control System, Hill-Start Assist Control, Blind Spot Detection System (EX-L, SX models), and a Rearview Camera Park Assist camera.
2014 KIA Optima | Warranty
- Basic: 100,000 km (60 months)
- Powertrain: 100,000 km (60 months)
- Roadside Assistance: 100,000 km (60 months)
- Major Emission Components: 130,000 km (96 months)
Some conditions may apply. See Kia West for full details in the Vancouver area, BC, Canada. Not all warranty details are covered in this 2014 KIA Optima Review. For additional information and Extended Kia Warranty options, please contact Kia West in Coquitlam.
2014 KIA Optima for sale in Greater Vancouver, BC
The 2014 KIA Optima comes with incredible safety features and great design. It also offers a lot of features, such as a panoramic sunroof, HID headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and an optional D-shaped steering wheel.
KIA West is located at 688 Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam, BC. We cover everywhere in the Vancouver area, Lower Mainland, BC. Come test drive the 2014 KIA Optima today at your local Greater Vancouver KIA dealer – KIA West.
Disclaimer: Pricing is subject to change without notice, actual price may vary? installed options may also vary by dealer. Price does not include applicable license fees, insurance, registration, tax, freight/delivery, PDI or administration fees. Warranty may be subject to change without notice, actual warranty may vary. Specification may change without notice. See dealership for final pricing, availability, and complete details.