• (4.4) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $10,949$19,941
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 37-38
  • Engine: 159-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

Our Take on the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

Our Take

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 ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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


Consumer Reviews


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Jackpot! Smooth, economical & stylish!

by Converted to Kia from Mercedes from California on May 30, 2016

Smart purchase! Very happy so far! It took a little time to get familiar with the handling, but not a big deal. Mileage is averaged at 35-37mpg mostly city driving.

2 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Kia Optima Hybrid EX

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Kia Optima Hybrid EX

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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