The 2014 Kia Optima Platinum is sophisticated, stylish and sporty.
Style & Drive
The five-seater Kia Optima is available in three different models – the Si ($30,990), the SLi ($35,990), and the Platinum ($40,490). We slid behind the wheel of the top-of-the-line Platinum and enjoyed the ride so much that it was very sad to say goodbye at the end of the week.
The 2014 model is $1,200 more than the previous model, however this price rise is offset by a number of up grades both internal and external, with more high-tech amenities, improved safety features, and a refined, aerodynamic exterior.
The 2.4L GDI petrol engine is powerful and fuel-efficient. Handling is tight which makes the sedan a lot of fun to drive, and new Blind Spot monitors on the Platinum model make safe driving even easier. Front and rear parking sensors and a reverse parking camera render parking a breeze. Design tweaks on the exterior include improvements to the front and rear fascia and grille, and a sweeping boot lid with an aerodynamic lip.