2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

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$25,995

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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Sharp styling
  • Richly appointed cabin
  • Roomy trunk
  • Gas mileage
  • Smooth automatic transmission

The bad:

  • 2014 updates left gas mileage unchanged
  • Backseat headroom
  • Front seats need more cushioning
  • Some options unavailable together

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat mid-size hybrid sedan
  • Four-cylinder engine plus electric motor
  • Automatic transmission
  • Available EX luxury trim

2014 Kia Optima Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Korean automaker Kia has taken the wraps off of its updated 2014 Optima Hybrid at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, revealing a barely restyled sedan whose changes are limited to slightly different front and rear bumpers.

Kia says that the updates work to improve the car’s aerodynamic efficiency and fuel economy, but the 2014 Optima Hybrid is mechanically unchanged from the 2013 model. The 2014 Optima Hybrid features identical fuel economy of 36/40/38 mpg city/highway/combined for the LX model and 35/39/37 mpg for the uplevel EX trim.

New 16- and 17-inch wheels are included for the LX and EX, respectively, and they’re complemented by new badges. The interior is largely untouched. It still offers a standard 4.3-inch touch-screen or optional 8-inch navigation touch-screen, optional White Leather Package, UVO multimedia system and more.
Kia did not specify when the new 2014 Optima Hybrid will be on sale.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Amazingly Stylish

I was looking for the SX Turbo but ran across the 14 Hybrid and after test driving the LX the Hybrid became the one. Handling is great and you wouldn’t know the car was on if you never looked at the dashboard. Great car!!

4.0

I am pleased with this vehicle

so far so good, the car has been very pleasurable to own. It drives smooth and rides good it is great on gas. most of my friends really like this car some have called it sexy some have said they would live in my car.

5.0

Love this car!

Two complaints the brake pedal squeeks when you press it and the Eco mode is too restrictive at times. Otherwise this car is amazing! I love getting 36mpg when I have a lead foot and 50 when I'm being conservative! The power from this 4 cylinder is astonishing! I am completely surprised I do not have more speeding tickets! Handling is amazing and becomes more sporty when you take it out of eco. Fun to drive, has more power than expected and is a hybrid, couldn't ask for a better combination!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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