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2014 Kia OptimaReview
Lynn writes:
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only problem is the mileage everything else is great

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2014 Kia OptimaReview
Mikey writes:
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I loved the whole experience first car buyer here and they were very nice.

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2014 Kia Optima SX TurboReview
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Beyond It's Class! —

In our search for a stylish but sporty looking sedan & importantly having safety in mind, we originally looked at the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata. Expanding the search, just to see if there were any others to consider, brought us to include the Kia Optima in an eye opening experience after test driving it for comparison. After great consideration between all 3 models, the Kia Optima SX Turbo won hands down because of having the looks and premium option features that made it a no-brainer to purchase. Being a die-hard Ford owner for years made it a very difficult choice but the warranty especially became a tipping point in the decision making process. Ford needs to wake up because 3yrs/36,000 mi. warranties are stone age in my eyes now. That narrowed the choice between the Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata, both of which had the 5yr/60,000 bumper to bumper and 10yr/100,000 drivetrain warranties. Although the Sonata was very comparable in many ways my daughter (college student) noticed a lot of older drivers in the Sonata. The Optima's were being predominantly driven by a younger crowd. Funny enough, I saw her observations were true and so that became the last nail in the Sonata coffin. The Kia Optima SX amazes one if you're not over-expecting this car to be something that it's not. It's not a sports car, but the 2.0L Turbo model we purchased has excellent get up & go. The handling is just right for a sedan, which is hard to believe. We decided on going the full monty and got both the premium and technology packages.This added greatly to the MSRP, but after doing so, I could see it was well worth it. While sitting inside, you just notice more & more & more conveniences. We cannot speak about reliability because the car is too new, but we're so glad that our month of homework and shopping has brought us to purchasing a vehicle that is leaving the others in our rear view mirror. UPDATE: We've just turned 16,000 miles and the car is better than imagined. We are pleased that we made the right decision in choosing the Optima SX Turbo over any of the other Manufacturers comparable models. We've had no problems except for water entering the tail light which was replaced under warranty during our recent 15K servicing. It was a sealed LED unit so that's why it was replaced completely - a $500+ part no less - crazy what lights go for on newer cars with these LED's. As typical with OEM tires (Hankook - Korean tire of course like the car), they were terrible in the rain and had signs of above normal wear for the low miles we had on them. I bought dedicated Michelin snow tires for the winter and the Optima handled snow with great assurance. In May ('15), I bought a set of Continental PureContact w/ecoplus technology and the car just handles like a whole new vehicle. Tire response around corners is really amazing and they go through rain like it wasn't even there. Will update again!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: This car is called a sedan but it feels like a sport model when your sitting inside and looks sleek like one on the exterior. The engineering and styling is an absolute winning combination.

Cons: None

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2014 Kia Optima LXReview
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Great — So far I love it heads turn when I pull up. The base model comes with a lot of features. It handles like a dream I'm still trying to break him in so far only 397 miles on it. the interior is top notch.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The Styling and handling is top notch

Cons: I don't like the kia emblems

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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2014 Kia Optima SXL TurboReview
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Very Awsome Vehicle — My wife and I traded in our 2008 Town and Country on this vehicle. My wife loves it. Its sporty looking but great on gas mileage. Acceleration is fantastic. Handling is almost like its on rails. We have the 10 yr / 100000 warranty. I would definitely recommend this vehicle to my friends.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: wife LOVES IT

Cons: electronic brake assist takes getting use to.

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2014 Kia Optima EXReview
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It's A Good Car — It's a good car at a reasonable price. It's very functional and I would recommend it. It gets good gas milage and rides smooth. I wish they had more color choices though. We got gray but it shows dirt a lot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good value

Cons: Some features that cost extra, cost too much

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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2014 Kia Optima SX Turbo Review
Lilstar23 says:
drove it did not like the interior or how it handle
vs2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited FWD
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2014 Kia Optima EX Review
Lora says:
Beautiful car IF you can find it with ALL the options. I never got the same gotta have it feeling when looking at Optimas that had cloth seats and no power seats or no panoramic sunroof. Drives smoothly and looks sporty for mid size.
vs2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited Sedan FWD
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Handling Ranked 2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited Sedan FWD better.
"Tighter steering than the Optima and smaller turn radius."
Would Buy Ranked 2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited Sedan FWD worse.
"I would only buy the Optima over the Elantra Limited IF it came loaded. As a loaded fully featured car, its beautiful, almost flawless! But for everyday driving and getting around the Elantra is a much better value."
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2014 Kia Optima Review
MaryPBI_1516 says:
Looks nice, GREAT pick-up. A bit much wiggle-room in the steering wheel & I didnt like the lack of headroom for the driver & low seating in the passenger seat.
vs2013 Toyota Prius Five
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2014 Kia Optima EX Review
RedHead818 says:
Sporty, technology is good, drives, and handles very good. 4 cylinder is surprisingly powerful.
vs2014 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT FWD
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Handling Ranked 2014 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT FWD worse.
"Kia is wider, and lower to ground. Suspension is better. It handles better."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2014 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT FWD worse.
"Kia has a large, deep trunk. You can also put the back seats down, and add more cargo space."
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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By Guru6BW98

Love the Optima,it is a great value,Bmw,Audi,Mercedes,Cadillac ,Altima ,Lexus Read More

Review By GuruFWBRL

My third kia in 18 years. Love the EX Premium Optima. Best price for the features. Rides and drives great. Read More

2019 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By AShawnte

This a perfect Car For someone with a daily commute to work it’s comparable to a2019 Hyundai Sonata. The features it was missing though were the push start and memory seating those were two features... Read More

Review By Enortac

Optima is an awesome car at a great value price. Honda quality but not Honda price. Read More

2018 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By GuruJQYVS

It is missing Fog Lights, Moon roof, Remote starter, and no SiriusXm radio. Read More

Review By Harper_A

Kia is great for commuters. It’s also a spacey vehicle for those who enjoy the leg room. Read More

2016 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By EneneIban1

Car is beautiful and durable. Kia Oprima EX premium package is just fantastic Read More

Review By Mina

Love the style, look, comfort and stability, quite ride inside cabin Read More

2015 Kia Optima Reviews

Review By ZenzKaiser

Nothing compares to the features that come with this model Read More

Review By Annie

Nice looking car. Rides great and has an awesome sunroof. Read More

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