At the 2013 New York Auto Show, Kia unveiled the 2014 Optima, a refreshed version of its popular mid-size sedan that features updated front and rear fascias. Available in LX, EX, SX and SX-Limited trims, the Kia Optima will arrive in Kia retails showrooms in the third quarter of this year. As we said, Kia updated the front and rear ends with a new tabbed grille, striking front LED positioning and fog lights, a new rear diffuser and a sweeping trunk lid.
Moreover, the 2014 Optima comes with newly designed LED rear lamps. Inside, the 2014 Optima offers two new displays: a 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster and optional high-resolution 8-inch navigation and telematics screen, featuring UVO eServices, an 8-speaker Infinity sound system, HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic.
The seats were also updated in order to ensure a comfortable drive in the powerful and spirited sedan, while an optional new Blind Spot Detection (BSD) system, which includes rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors, improve convenience and peace of mind. Every 2014 Optima promises to offer a generous roster of standard features. As a result, the Optima LX offers dual exhaust with chrome tips, solar glass, exterior mirror turn signal indicators, front fog lights, exterior heated mirrors, chrome accented exterior door handles and new 16-inch alloy wheels fitted with 205/65R16 tires and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Optima EX comes with larger 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with 215/55R17 tires, leather seats, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and illuminated front cup holders. SX Trim offers new 18-inch polished alloy wheels with 225/45R18 tires, unique front and rear lower bumpers and side sills, aero wiper blades. The SX-T includes HID headlights with auto leveling.
The top-of-the-line Limited trim brings Optima to another level of sporty refinement, adding unique 18-inch chrome wheels, new LED fog lights, red brake calipers, an electronic parking brake, chrome accented side sills, and premium Nappa leather seats. Under the hood, there is a choice of two engines: a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder or a 2.0-liter GDI turbo engine. Moreover, a .4-liter hybrid powertrain is also available.