Kia Optima Sedan Turbo

General Description:

The Turbo version of Kia Optima 4-door sedan comes equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission delivers 274 horsepower to the front-wheel. The 2014 model of the vehicle like its entry-level cousin with 2.4L GDI engine includes all internal and external features and European inspired design elements of the refreshed Optima. It’s a great looking car that fills the need of a wide range of owners. The engine of the turbo version is as powerful a performer like a V6 and Kia has managed to give reasonably good fuel efficiency with the car using technologies like dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and Double Over Head Cam (DOHC). It’s a car that gives comfortable ride for an entire family and at the same time it’s efficient on fuel economy. Check our blog post on 2014 Optima Turbo for more details.

 

Trim Levels: Features, Specification and Options:

The 2014 Optima Turbo 4-door sedan is available in two trim levels. You can opt for either SX Turbo or   SX Limited trims. Top of the range Limited trim, however, includes most of standard and optional features to make things simple for a customer who finds choosing from an extensive list of amenities a bit confusing. We have listed for you some standard and optional features included with the trims:

  • Exterior:

A.      Body:

  1. Chrome finish exterior door handles (SX Turbo, Limited)
  2. Sculpted front and rear valence, side sills (SX Turbo, Limited)
  3. Unique black gloss and chrome front grille (SX Turbo, Limited)
  4. Dual chrome exhaust tips (SX Turbo, Limited)
  5. Power folding outside mirrors (Limited: standard, SX Turbo: optional)
  6. Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade (EX: optional)
  7. Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade (Limited: standard, SX Turbo: optional)
  8. Solar control glass (SX Turbo, Limited)
  9. Laminated front door windows (SX Turbo, Limited)
  10. Auto light control (SX Turbo, Limited)
  11. HID, Projector Beam Headlights, with Auto-Leveling (SX Turbo, Limited)
  12. Front fog lights, bulb-type (SX Turbo)
  13. Front Fog Lights, LED (Limited)
  14. Positioning lights, LED (SX Turbo, Limited)
  15. Rear combination lamps, LED (SX Turbo, Limited)
  16. Variable intermittent wind-shield wipers (SX Turbo, Limited)
  17. Heated rear glass with timer (SX Turbo, Limited)
  18. Locking fuel-filler door (SX Turbo, Limited)
  19. Red front and rear brake calipers (Limited)

B.      Wheels: 

  1. 18-in alloy wheels w/ machined finish (SX Turbo)
  2. 18-in alloy wheels – chrome finish (Limited)

C.      Length X Width X Height (in): 190.7 X 72.0 X 57.1
D.      Ground Clearance (in): 5.1
E.       Tires: 

  1. 225/45R18 (SX Turbo, Limited)
  2. Spare tire – temporary spare tire (standard)

F.       Wheelbase (in): 110.0
G.     Track (Front X Rear – in): 62.6 X 62.6

  • Interior:

A.      Amenities:

  1. SiriusXM audio system (SX Turbo, Limited)
  2. 6-speakers (SX Turbo)
  3. Infinity premium audio system with 8 speakers (Limited: standard, SX Turbo: optional)
  4. UVO eServices infotainment system (Limited: standard, SX Turbo: optional)
  5. Voice command navigation system (Limited: standard, SX Turbo: optional)
  6. Blind spot detection system (Limited: standard, SX Turbo: optional)
  7. Bluetooth connectivity (SX Turbo, Limited)
  8. Cruise control w/ steering-wheel controls (SX Turbo, Limited)
  9. USB/auxiliary input jack (SX Turbo, Limited)
  10. Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters (SX Turbo)
  11. Supervision meter cluster (SX Turbo, Limited)
  12. Active eco system (SX Turbo, Limited)
  13. Drive mode select (SX Turbo, Limited)
  14. Tilt and telescopic steering column (SX Turbo, Limited)
  15. Power windows w/ driver & front passenger auto down (SX Turbo, Limited)
  16. Dual-zone automatic temperature control (SX Turbo, Limited)
  17. Auto-dimming mirror (SX Turbo, Limited)
  18. Leather seat trim (SX Turbo)
  19. Nappa leather trim (Limited)
  20. Leather wrapped steering-wheel (SX Turbo, Limited)
  21. 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat (SX Turbo, Limited)

B.      Dimensions:

  1. Head Room (Front/Rear – in): 40.0/37.6
  2. Shoulder Room (Front/Rear – in): 57.3/55.7
  3. Leg Room (Front/Rear – in): 45.5/34.7
  4. Hip Room (Front/Rear – in): 54.7/54.5
  5. Passenger Volume (cu ft): 102.2
  6. Cargo Volume (cu ft): 15.4
  • Engine: 2.0L, GDI, 4-cylinder Turbocharged (6-speed automatic)
  • Horsepower: 274 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 269 lb-ft @ 1,650 – 4,250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway MPG): 20/31
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal): 18.5
  • Color: The 2014 Optima Turbo offers a range of exciting colors to choose from.
  • Base Price:
  1. MSRP $27,500 (SX Turbo)
  2. MSRP $35,300 (SX Limited)

 

Safety:

Some of the standard safety features of Cadenza include the following,

  • Dual front advanced airbags (standard)
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags (standard)
  • Full length side curtain airbags (standard)
  • 3-point seatbelt for all seating positions (standard)
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners (standard)
  • 4-wheel disk brake with ABS (standard)
  • Vehicle stability management (standard)
  • Electronic stability control (standard)
  • Traction control (standard)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (standard)
  • Brake assist system (standard)
  • Hill start assist control (standard)
  • Tire pressure monitoring (standard)
  • Side impact door beams (standard)
  • Front and rear crumple zones (standard)
  • Lower anchors and tethers for children (standard)
  • Rear door child safety locks (standard)
  • Impact absorbing steer column (standard)
  • Internal emergency trunk release (standard)
  • Front and rear head airbags (standard)

Driving Experience:

 

The front-wheel drive car has got a very powerful engine that accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 8.0 seconds and from 80 to 120 km/h in 5.2 seconds, which is reasonably impressive for a mid-size sedan. Driving is comfortable with a spacious cabin and sufficient head, leg and shoulder rooms. The engine is nice and quiet on the road. The grip provided by the 225/45R18 tires is also excellent. The interior amenities are well appointed and accessibility is not fuzzy at all. Steering maneuverability is steady. The turbo engine is powerful enough to give you a sporty ride experience, thanks to the sport suspension. The transmission is also responsive. Overall you get a powerful ride experience with this vehicle.

 

Competitors:  

The 2014 Kia Optima Turbo with its 2.0L GDI 4-cyl turbo engine comes for head to head competition with the likes of Ford Fusion Titanium and Honda Accord Touring, in mid-size sedan segment.

Check in our blog posts for further info on specs, features, dimensions, pictures, sales figures, price quotes, rumors and unknown facts about Kia Optima.

 

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