Detailed Review: 2014 Kia Optima SX Turbo on Everyman Driver

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I.love.to.speed. says:

Do they offer it in a manual?

cano malo says:

you forgot to signal at 5:15 when you made that turn and also you have a rip on your sleeve by your wrist on the left arm

Erich Schmidt says:

These cars depreciate too fast. Buy off a 3 year lease

Tech Defender says:

Dave why didn’t kia send the sxL turbo?

Team706 says:

My kia didn’t come with a spare tire

Microphunktv says:

looks like Kia and Hyundai both are having great progression lately… 

laithmeister says:

nice review

Pun Jab I says:

Does this also have econo mode & spirts mode? Isn’t the steering heavier in sports mode?

TheTallMan35 says:

Steering a bit light and throttle response could be better especially off the line? You must have been in economy mode, or perhaps they don’t offer different driver modes in the trim level you were testing.

KatiushaVN4 says:

Steering wheel is light and grab a little bit?!?!?

Chimeng Yang says:

Did you even find that go pro from the 4runner video?

TheJackEbrown says:

I love my 2011 kia optima sx turbo. It was a bit uncomfortable at first til I broke the seats in and the ride is a bit harsh but it handles great in the curves. Its fast as heck too. I just raced a 5.0 litre mustang on a curvy road the other day and totally out handled him. Very nimble car. Great passenger room. I’m a big guy and smaller cars usually drive me crazy. I’m a bit claustrophobic thus the reason I had to have the panaramic roof. Honestly….I bought it for the amazing sound system. It totally makes my tunes rock. I love the USB input. All my music is on a 32gb usb memory stick I purchased for about $25. NO need to spend $300+ on an ipod.. My only complaint about the stereo is you have to hit ‘random’ everytime you restart the car. That is so annoying and then it plays the same few songs everytime until it actually goes into a real random pattern. Now that summer is coming I’m loving the cooled seats. Like sitting on a block of ice. The only problem I’ve had is the engine was replaced after a spark plug exploded and like a dummy I kept trying to restart it thus scoring the cylinder wall with the fragments. Kia of course replaced the engine under warranty. Gas mileage could be better but I love to floor it too much!LOL my previous car was a mercury sable..so you know i’m loving this car!LOL Is Spicy Red and very sexy!! 

Scray1 says:

Why are golf clubs always used as a standard for trunk space?

ssonera88 says:

Very good review. I actually just got home from a test driving an Optima SX Turbo. I loved it. Very nice car. Kia is really stepping it up. I can’t wait to get one.

James Lepair says:

Great video Dave. Unfortunately we don’t get the KIA Optima SX Turbo here in the Seychelles. So I went for the KIA Optima 2 Litre with the Sports package. Looks exactly like your tester vehicle from the outside. I’m very impressed with the quality and finish of this vehicle and you would never feel that it is a KIA, this car oozes quality like a premium brand. I never thought that one day I will own a KIA, never in a million years, but i’m glad I do. Cheers Dave

Fappolice says:

How shit that exhaust sounds bad.

Lauren Turner says:

how is the ride when you have it in Sportmatic?

LilPhat Vue says:

i expected a red optima

David Beck says:

Nice review Dave.  I have a 2013 SX turbo.  Thought I might post a few of the “small” things that are a very common problem for these cars.  First is the gas door.  A lot of people have had trouble with the gas door not opening when the button is pushed.  It seems the spring on the door comes from the factory with a light setting.  If you reach in there with your thumb and bend it a little, it creates more tension and, walla, the gas door opens every time.  BTW, the dealer did that to my gas door, that’s how I know.  Also, I’m a taller guy (6’1″) and I had my driver’s seat power all the way to the bottom for head room.  I noticed the seat shifting a little when cornering.  A little research lead me to find that when it’s bottomed out, the track system is relaxed and allows a slight bit of movement.  By barely raising the seat, the track system engages and the shifting stops.  All in all I like this car.  I drove a 2007 BMW 328xi for a long years prior to trading it for this car.  Once I got the little things figured out, the car is very pleasant to drive and the driver’s “cockpit” is very nice.  Plus, for the price point, you can’t beat all the features, plus the warrenty.  After 10k miles, I’ll be keeping it for a long time.  Keep up the good reviews!!

Christopher LaPointe says:

Just saw your review……very good and professional.  I own a 2011 Optima EXT (turbo) with all the options mentioned except the GPS screen.  I’m surprised you did not show the panoramic moon roof in action opening/closing.   It is beautiful!  This is the best car I’ve owned (have owned 2 Hyundai Sonatas before this Kia).  One thing is the 2011 keyless entry key fob has the sensor when near the car that turns on the interior light when near and allows you to open the car from the hand nub……love this option!  Anywho……just wanted to add my two cents.  Wish they would offer a convertible.

pontiacGXPfan says:

This car is gorgeous

SeanDawg says:

How do you get a job like this? Ha very cool.

Han Lin says:

Im curious what car do you drive Dave?

Nic Garcia says:

I love KIA

GiantTurkS says:

The ride is super rough i can’t believe it! But looks better then any BMW with 4 doors so grab 1 asap!
Dave review mainstream trims for a change… no1 options their car to 70% mark up so its usually irrelevant. We need more base model videos online and they don’t exist.

Robert Naylor says:

Does anyone know where the Event Data Recorder is located in a 2014 Kia Optima SX

Anthony Tony says:

In 2013 the keyless entry system is available

Andy Adam says:

I am confused, can you help me? I am trying to buy a car but I am so confused. What do you think is better. The ford fusion, kia optima, accord, Malibu, or sonata. I am looking forward to your respond. To be honest, I like the fusion and the Malibu! Any ideas?

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