Combining a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with a 47-horsepower electric traction motor, the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid is billed as a mid-sized sedan for the eco-friendly driver. The 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid collectively generates 199 horsepower. The lower-cost 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid LX model comes standard with power folding side mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, rear air conditioning, and a stereo system with satellite radio. For luxury tailoring, the EX trim version of the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid EX adds HID headlights, Infinity surround-sound eight-speaker audio system, heated steering wheel, and heated front seats. The 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid is standard equipped with a long list of safety features such as front, side and side-curtain airbags, Hill-start Assist Control as well as Vehicle Stability Management. Average city and highway fuel efficiency for the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid LX is rated at 38 miles per gallon while the Optima Hybrid EX is estimated to provide a higher 37 miles per gallon consumption largely due to increased weight. A six-speed automatic transaxle is found on both the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid LX and Optima Hybrid EX model. For 2014, the appearance of the Kia Optima Hybrid has been slightly altered through the addition of new front and rear fascia panels presenting improved aerodynamic efficiency.