2014 Kia Optima Continues Upscale March

2013 New York Auto Show


  • 2014 Kia Optima Picture

    2014 Kia Optima Picture

    The 2014 Kia Optima debuted at the 2013 New York Auto Show. | March 27, 2013

2013 New York Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The revised 2014 Kia Optima, which includes the top-of-the-line SX-L model, debuted at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
  • The 2014 Kia Optima SX-L adds 18-inch chrome wheels, new LED foglights, red brake calipers, an electronic parking brake, chrome-accented side sills and premium Napa leather seats.
  • Pricing will be announced closer to the 2014 Optima's on-sale date in the third quarter.

NEW YORK — The revised 2014 Kia Optima, which includes the top-of-the-line SX-L model, debuted at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

The 2014 Kia Optima SX-L adds 18-inch chrome wheels, new LED foglights, red brake calipers, an electronic parking brake, chrome-accented side sills and premium Napa leather seats.

Pricing will be announced closer to the 2014 Optima's on-sale date in the third quarter. The 2013 Kia Optima starts at $22,125, including a $775 destination charge. The 2013 Kia Optima SX starts at $27,575, including shipping.

The 2014 Optima gets revised front and rear fascias and updated rear diffusers, along with new LED rear taillights.

The cabin features new seat designs and displays. Blind spot detection is a new optional feature.

The 2014 Optima has carryover engines, including a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engine and a turbocharged 2.0-liter GDI four-cylinder engine. New for the 2014 Optima and exclusive to the SX model is Drive Mode Select, which adjusts transmission shift points and steering weight.

The 2014 Optima competes with the 2013 Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry.

Edmunds says: We'll have to wait and see how Kia prices the 2014 Optima.

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