The current Kia Optima sedan has been a runaway success for the brand, changing hearts and minds from Oregon to Orlando with its sleek styling, spacious and well-made interior, and, of course, killer warranty since the model first appeared in 2010.
Select the base LX, the leather-lined EX, or the sporty SX trim levels, and the Optima comes with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 192-horsepower. A hybrid powertrain is available, too. This powertrain generates 199 combined horsepower and is rated to return between 35 and 40 mpg.
In city, suburban, and freeway environments, the Optima delivers refined ride quality and handling. Capable and still comfy when driven hard on twisting mountain roads, the Optima SX Turbo doesn’t need a stiff or jarring ride to get the job done. This latest version of the Optima reflects greater on-center feel and more natural off-center response than ever.
Inside, the 2014 Optima has redesigned seats, and there’s a new larger 4.3-inch color display screen nestled between the gauges in the instrument panel. Newly available features include blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, and an eight-inch navigation and infotainment screen. The SX Turbo also gets an available drive-mode selector that allows the driver to change the powertrain response and steering weight.
The different drive modes – Normal, Eco, and Sport – are accessed via a button under the right-hand spoke on the steering wheel. They work as expected, with Eco mode softening things up and short-shifting for economy, Sport mode firming the steering and holding the engine revs higher for maximum performance, and Normal mode striking a reasonable balance between the two extremes.
Come find out why it is one of the bestselling vehicles today at Primeaux KIA 4747 S. Yale Ave Tulsa, OK or give us a call at 918-622-3160 today!