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Kia Optima Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2014)

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2014 Kia Optima Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan
Wheelbase 110.0 in
Length 190.7 in
Width 72.1 in
Height 57.9 in
Curb Weight 3237 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.3 in
Hip Room, Row 1 54.7 in
Legroom, Row 1 45.5 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 55.7 in
Hip Room, Row 2 54.5 in
Legroom, Row 2 34.7 in
Total Legroom 80.2 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 15.4 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2014 Kia Optima

2014 Kia Optima Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
The Optima's rear seat is comfortably shaped, and includes plenty of room for passengers to stretch out their legs. Heads are a different matter. Though I'm only 5-9, if I still had much hair it would have been brushing the headliner. The Fusion provides a little more rear headroom, but less knee room. Buyers seeking a rear seat suitable for large adults won't be happy with this aspect of either car. see full Kia Optima review
 

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2014 Kia Optima 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim LX Hybrid LX EX Hybrid EX SX SX Turbo SX Limited Turbo
Standard Engine 2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
192 hp@6300
181 lb-ft@4250
2.4L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
159 hp@5500
154 lb-ft@4500
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
192 hp@6300
181 lb-ft@4250
2.4L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
159 hp@5500
154 lb-ft@4500
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
192 hp@6300
181 lb-ft@4250
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
274 hp@6000
269 lb-ft@1650
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
274 hp@6000
269 lb-ft@1650
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/65HR16 tires205/55VR16 tires215/55HR17 tires215/55VR17 tires225/45VR18 tires225/45VR18 tires225/45VR18 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2014 Kia Optima

2014 Kia Optima Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2013 The Kia Optima SXL's 274-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is among the strongest in the segment. Despite the use of boost, the power flows smoothly and linearly, without the surges and lags that often plague turbocharged engines at part throttle. Go full throttle to the redline, and the engine also sounds about as refined as fours get. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly and (unlike that in the Ford) usually finds the gear you want when you want it. If you want to call the shifts yourself, paddles are provided next to the steering wheel, but they feel cheap. With so much power on hand, front-wheel-drive is the limiting factor. When acceleration, a car's weight transfers rearward, limiting the traction of the front tires. Switch the Optima's traction control system off, and wheelspin happens all too easily. Even with traction control on, you've got to be careful with the pedal while exiting corners. All-wheel-drive, optional in the Ford Fusion, would help. Even without all-wheel-drive, and so without the ability to exploit the full potential of the engine at low speeds, the Optima SXL is very quick. You might miss the lustier sound of a V6, but you won't miss the performance. The Ford Fusion's engine is as strong through the midrange, but peaks at 240 horsepower, and must motivate a heavier car. It's probably just a few tenths slower to 60 mph, but because the Fusion is smoother and quieter the difference feels larger. see full Kia Optima review
 

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2014 Kia Optima Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The SX Limited has the 274 HP turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is more than sufficiently powerful. In comparing to the 2010 Acura TL I had, (3.5L V6 at 280HP), there's a hint of turbo lag with the Kia, but it's still quicker to 60MPH. When it hits its peak, the pull is almost alarmingly strong. I generally leave the car in ECO mode (which improves city fuel economy), but when I stomp on the gas, the car definitely puts a grin on my face. I've heard the non-turbocharged engine is a bit weak, however. see full Kia Optima review
 

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2014 Kia Optima MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan LX 21,500 20,579 800
4dr Sedan Hybrid LX 25,995 24,350 800
4dr Sedan EX 23,950 22,429 800
4dr Sedan Hybrid EX 31,995 29,670 800
4dr Sedan SX 25,500 23,877 800
4dr Sedan SX Turbo 27,500 25,763 800
4dr Sedan SX Limited Turbo 35,300 32,963 800

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