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2014 Kia Optima

2014 Mazda MAZDA6

  2014 Kia Optima 2014 Mazda Mazda6
MSRP
$21,500
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$20,990
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Invoice $20,579 $20,035
MPG
City/Highway
20/34 25/38
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
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Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome. Read Full Review The 2014 Mazda 6 is a beauty, with refined, perky powertrains and a driving experience that mostly delivers on what the exterior suggests. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Handsome exterior, made even sharper
  • Simple dash layout
  • Improved seats
  • Plush interior (Limited)
  • Good value for the money

Dislikes:

  • Tough getting in and out of back seats
  • A little noisier inside than top rivals

Likes:

  • Curvaceous new exterior
  • Confident, sporty driving feel
  • New active-safety features
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Sweet, refined powertrains

Dislikes:

  • Roofline limits backseat space
  • Infotainment feels dated at launch
  • Lack of stronger V-6 or turbo engines
  • Bluetooth not included in base model
  • No longer made in the U.S.A.
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