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2014 Kia Optima Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Looks aren't everything
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By D Ballard
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2014 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I purchased a new Kia Optima in 2014. It was a good looking car, but by the time I had 30k miles I started having problems: rattling Windows that after 3 visits to the dealership was never resolved; hit a bump in the road, no audio or display until I learned to pull the fuse and re-insert it to force a reboot; I had to replace the tires twice and purchase a new battery before 40k miles and the last straw was when I learned I needed new brakes at 45k, at which time I traded it in for a new Toyota. Save yourself the frustration - bypass this brand. I've had many cars in my lifetime and only Mazda was as bad as Kia.


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By danny
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2014 Kia Optima Sedan EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Great so far


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Our 2014 Optima LX
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Donald C. McHenry
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2014 Kia Optima Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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We have owned our 2014 Optima LX for over a year now. over all, we are happy with the car. Plenty of power, good cornering, nice ride, very sharp design.
The front passenger seat is very low. I had to buy a cushion for my wife. The back seats are a bit low also. The steering could be a bit firmer. We have the car in for service now with a coolant leak. This is our first Kia so we will see about the reliability. It is fun to drive so I hope it is a keeper.


Best Features

The Optima does have a sport sedan feel to it and it handles better than many of the midsize sedans that we test drove. The looks of the car attracted us also. The interior materials are quite good also. Our mpg has been good with about 25 in town and 35 on trips.


Worst Features

Higher back seats and front passenger seat Firmer power steering.


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Optima SXL 1yr review
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Sergey Petrovich
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2014 Kia Optima Sedan SXL Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Bought the loaded Optima SXL a year ago for 32k after rebates. The car so far has been a pleasure to own - spacious trunk, soft ride, comfy seats, quiet interior. However, there are some downsides. First of all, the mileage on the turbo is terrible. I drive mostly in the city, and I get 15mpg on average in normal mode. Tried putting it in Eco, but the car becomes completely unresponsive and dangerous. Second, the moonroof takes a lot of space: I'm 5'10 and I repeatedly hit my head on the roof when going over bumps. Finally, Pandora integration is terrible compared to Mazda and Accord. Overall, it's a decent car for the money, but I wish I've gotten Optima Hybrid or new Sonata Eco instead.


Best Features

The car is packed with enough features to rival luxury brands - ventilated seats, cross traffic alert, HID lights, etc. Soft ride, quiet interior, spacious trunk.


Worst Features

Eco mode is rubbish - the car feels slow and completely unresponsive. UVO system has terrible Pandora integration compared to Mazda and Accord. Mileage leaves much to be desired. Moonroof takes too much space.


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Best car around for the price
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By b1g_stew
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2014 Kia Optima Sedan SX Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Working in the car business I see a lot of different cars and my SX Turbo Optima is the best car I have ever seen or owned hands down! I got the Corsa Blue that stands out. I can't tell you how many times I have been stopped and asked what kind of car I drive! The turbo is so fast I'm suprised I haven't gotten any tickets yet! For the money you turely can't beat it!


Best Features

Everything! From all the options (Heated & Cooled seats, Panoramic Roof, Heated back seats, push button start, back-up camera, the ease of voice commands/bluetooth, and the infinity speakers) to the styling inside and out


Worst Features

The only issues are really minor things. I had to change the foglights to LEDs because they didn't match the Xenon headlights, wish they came standard with remote start. The steering is a little lethargic and the tires only last 25K miles.


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