Sonoma Raceway - 2013 Kia Optima SX 2.0T
ARK DT-S Catback
CX Racing FMIC
CX Racing CAI with K&N Air Filter
Greddy Type-S BOV - Vent to Atmosphere
Continental ExtremeContact DW 225/45/18
28 psi front air pressure - Hot Read
1lb Lighter Wheels (x4)
2 gallon 100 Octane mixed with 2 gallon 91 Octane
2014 Kia Optima SXL Turbo Review
Michelle from Capitol Kia takes you through every angle of the all new 2014
Kia Optima SXL turbo.
2014 Kia Optima SXL turbo Review -
Capitol Kia, San Jose CA
Here is our review on the all new 2014 Kia Optima SXL turbo. The Kia Optima takes on 2014 with a variety
of changes. On the outside, you'll find updated front and rear styling
lights. Inside, Kia has improved the front seats for greater comfort and
luxury. This trim comes with vented and heated seats, and a heated steering
wheel. There are also some new features, including keyless ignition/entry,
a blind-spot monitoring system, rear parking sensors and new display
screens.The engine is a 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder, 6-speed Automatic
transmission, outputting a torque of 269 @ 1650 rpm, a horsepower of 274 hp @ 6000
rpm, all while still getting an impressive 20/31 mpg.
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Mustang GT vs Optima SX Turbo
1st run was real close. Then we decided to do a couple rolls. The 1st roll
I put the car into Manual Mode and it felt as if the car cut back on power
when I hit it. I'm really not sure what happened. We tried it again so I
just put the transmission in "D" and hoped for the best. Of course I was
going just a hair too fast and it wouldn't kick into 1st when I went WOT.
:lol: I can't win with this car. Oh well.
2012 Optima SX Vs 2012 Sonata Limited
2012 Optima SX Stock Tune
CPe MP/CB Exhaust
Injen Short Ram
PVC/IC Oil Catch Can
Stock Hankook Optima H431 Tires
Neon SRT BOV Plate
14.695 @ 97.26mph
2012 Sonata Limited SFR Tuned
14.618 @ 98.92
1988 Trans Am GTA vs 2012 Optima SX Turbo
I went out and tested just how lame my torque management is on this new
Kia. I have two really big problems. One is the delayed throttle response.
Even if I mash the gas on the 2nd honk it won't even be WOT yet by the 3rd
honk. Just rolls an inch or two in the meantime. So this makes your
consistency fly out the window.
Of course your natural reaction is to just stall the bitch up totally
eliminating the delayed throttle. WRONG. If the ECU senses any form of
engine stalling (brake Boosting) it
will cut Boost and turn your car
into a complete turd. We're talking over a full second difference.
Anyway here are my struggles while racing a 36,000 mile GTA with bumped
timing. Probably a mid-14 second car. As you can see it's extremely hard to
find that sweet spot.
2014 Kia Optima Turbo Test Drive Video Review
For a few years now, Kia has steadily been improving its line-up all the
way from the entry level compact car all the way to the top-of-the-line
Cadenza. The Optima is Kia's mid-sized sedan entry set to take on cars like
the Ford Taurus, Chrysler 200, Honda Accord, and Toyota Camry. The 2014 Kia
Optima has 2 engine choices, tons of options, and some seriously great
styling. The Optima has 5 different trim levels ranging in price from
$21,500 to $36,300.
Find Out More on the 2014 Kia Optima
On the outside the Optima has some subtle styling compared to its sister
car the Hyundai Sonata. But make no mistake; in a segment where every car
looks like another, Kia does a nice job of separating the Optima from the
rest of the pack. The headlights look great as does the strong shoulder
line. The blacked-out room looks good on almost every paint color and out
back the Optima has neat taillights that blend the meeting of angles.
You have 2 options when it comes to engines. The base is a 2.4 liter
4-cylinder engine making 192 HP and 181 lb-ft of torque. The more exciting
engine which is on this car tested here is a 2.0 liter turbocharged GDi engine that makes 274 HP and 269
lb-ft. of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic with fuel economy
numbers checking in at 20 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.
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Stock 2012 Kia Optima SX Turbo Dyno Run
For fun I decided to put my stock Optima on a MustangDyno to see how well it
performed. Here are the results:
Run #1: 230whp/297wtq @ 17.5PSI
Run #2: 233whp/309wtq @ 17.7PSI
Run #3: 230whp/304wtq @ 18.1PSI
Remember, this is at the wheels, not the crank. Pretty confused about the
Torque numbers being so high, but I guess I won't complain.
2014 Kia Optima Turbo Review
One more thing I forgot to mention in the video...
The UVO infotainment system ties in with your cell phone. You must have a
recent Android or IPhone to get the most of the system. I have a weak
model Samsung Galaxy and the Bluetooth streaming audio does not work and it
never seems to sync properly. This works fine on my friend's IPhone
I think you will start to see more car manufacturers piggyback off
cellphones to keep their own costs down. I also believe that 'hacking
cars' will become popular in the next couple of years... for better or
2014 Kia Optima SXL
Available at Prestige Auto Corp
3525 Hwy 93 South
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Jalopy Showdown Drags 2012 - Wheelie Contest!
Best idea for this show yet. Wheelie contest for anyone brave enough to
have at it!
Filmed at Beaver Springs Dragway, Central PA.