Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014)
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Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014) review: 33 facts and highlights

1. Has a rear-view camera

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014)
62% have it

2. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
319Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm

3. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
8.1l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 1.87l/100 km

4. Has smart key as standard

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014)
48% have it

5. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
7.2l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.28l/100 km

6. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
199hp
Opel VXR8 GTS (2014): 585hp

7. Has regenerative braking

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.
Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014)
15% have it

8. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
306l
Tesla Model S 70 (2016): 894l

9. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014)
80% have it

10. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
1.02m
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.08m

11. height

1.45m
Audi S4 Premium Plus (2014): 1.41m

12. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017): 2

13. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014)
91% have it

14. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
7.6l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.06l/100 km

15. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.79m
Rolls-Royce Phantom (2014): 3.57m

16. Is a hybrid car

Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.
Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014)
8% have it

17. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
65l
Toyota Mirai (2017): 122.4l

18. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
10.9m
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 10m

19. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
955mm
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.05m

20. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014)
90% have it

21. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
6
Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC Sedan (2014): 11

22. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
Rolls-Royce Ghost II (2014): 48

23. width

1.83m
Nissan Versa Sedan S (2015): 1.69m

24. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
Kia Optima Hybrid EX (2014)
47% have it

25. weight

1.64t
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 1.85kg

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