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.

Comments

  • miltrock73 miltrock73 Posts:

    2013 Kia optima as the SX-L model for $35000 with Destination.

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    Good looks... murdered.

  • jimbojjm jimbojjm Posts:

    Recently purchased a 2013 Optima EX with premium package. Unbelieveable value. Tested Accord, Fusion,Camry and Sonata and it wasn't even close. Satin metal(silver) with black panaramic sunroof and black pinstripes really makes this car stand out. Interior is sooooo nice, but the exterior styling shows hints of a BMW 5 or Audi 6. Huge difference in price though. Got the KIA for less than $24,000. That is two BMWs or Audi 6s with thousands left over. Kia may not have the lable, but it sure has the stuff.

  • jimbojjm jimbojjm Posts:

    This is one of the best bargains on the automotive market today. The LX is great, the EX, especially with the premium option is a super deal and the SX-L turbo is an off the chart bargain. It looks great, handles well, and no competitor can match it feature for feature at anywhere near the low KIA price point. These photos don't really do it justice. You have to see it in person to realize what a beautifully designed vehicle it is. 2013 will be the year that this car really takes off in sales.

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