2016 Kia Optima Model Overview


2016 Kia Optima Atlanta, GA


The 2016 Kia Optima is not like your run-of-the-mill mid-size sedans. Kia’s signature sedan houses a series of safety technologies not found on other models. With systems like Advanced Smart Cruise Control and a Surround View Mirror, the Kia Optima optimizes on keeping drivers safe.

The 2016 Kia Optima comes offered in five trim options:

2016 Kia Optima LX
$21,990 MSRP*

2016 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
$23,990 MSRP*

2016 Kia Optima EX
$24,990 MSRP*

2016 Kia Optima SX
$29,790 MSRP*

2016 Kia Optima SX Limited
$35,890 MSRP*


2016 Kia Optima Performance

There are many engine choices with the 2016 Kia Optima, depending on which trim you prefer.  The 2016 Kia Optima LX and EX come with a standard 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine.  The LX trim can reach 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque and achieve 25/37/30 MPG City/Highway/Combined** while the EX trim generates the same 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, but can achieve a fuel economy of 24/35/28 MPG City/Highway/Combined**.  The Optima LX 1.6T comes with a poweful, yet efficient, 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine with Turbocharger engine.  This efficient engine generates 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque while achieving an impressive fuel efficiency of 28/39/32 MPG City/Highway/Combined**.  The SX and SX Limited Optimas come complete with a 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine with Turbocharger engine.  Both the SX and the SX Limited trims can reach 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and both achieve 22/32/26 MPG City/Highway/Combined**.  Depending on what type of car you prefer, there is bound to be an option perfect for what you’re looking for in the 2016 Kia Optima!


2016 Kia Optima


2016 Kia Optima Exterior Features

The 2016 Optima has amazing standard exterior features including: Solar control glass, Tire mobility kit, Auto light control, 16-inch alloy wheels, Power adjusting outside mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, Chrome exhaust tip, Projector beam headlights, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Folding outside mirrors, and a Locking fuel-filler door.

If you want more convenient exterior features, take a look at the other trim levels where you can find more exterior features including: Premium Michelin tires, Power folding & heated outside mirrors, Sound-absorbing front door windows, Smart Welcome, Door handle pocket lights, Smart Trunk, Positioning LED lights, Dual projector beam headlights, LED rear combination lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, Machined finish, Rear spoiler, Bi-Xenon HID headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, Front & rear sport bumpers, Space-saver SpareTire, Sport style LED rear combination lamps, Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) with auto-leveling, Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, and/or High Beam Assist (HBA).


Kia Optima


2016 Optima Interior Features

The 2016 Kia Optima has a premium interior to keep you comfortable and connected!  The 2016 Kia Optima comes standard with plenty of convenient interior features including: Cloth seats with YES Essentials® Fabric Treatment (delayed availability), 6-way passenger seat adjustment, Air conditioning, 8-way driver’s seat adjustment with two-way lumbar support, Folding rear center armrest with cup holders, Power windows with driver one-touch auto-down, 60/40 split folding rear seat with center armrest & adjustable rear headrests, Day/night interior rear-view mirror, Steering-wheel-mounted audio, Rear-camera display, Two front console 12-volt power outlets, 3.5-inch thin film transistor (TFT), Six speakers, USB/auxiliary jack, Active Eco System, LCD meter display with trip computer, Hands-free phone and cruise control buttons, Drive Mode Select, Remote Keyless Entry with trunk opener, BLUETOOTH® wireless technology hands-free connectivity, AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM® audio system, and Cruise control with steering wheel controls.

Find standard available features on the higher trims including: Power windows with driver and front passenger one-touch auto-up/down, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, Push-Button Start with Smart Key and Immobilizer, Leather seating, Heated steering wheel, Woodgrain interior accents, Heated front seats, Dual-zone automatic temperature control, 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support, Driver’s seat Integrated Memory System (IMS), USB 2.1 charger ports (2), Rear 12-volt power outlet, Alloy pedals, UVO eServices with Premium Navigation, Sport steering-wheel, 4.3-inch thin film transistor (TFT), Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, Color LCD display with trip computer, Voice-Command Navigation System with SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™, LED interior lighting, Quilted Nappa leather seating, Ventilated front seats, Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold, Heated rear seats, Leatherette instrument panel and door trim with silver stitching, Premium black tricot headliner and pillar trim, 10-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with 2-way lumbar support, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Surround View Monitor (SVM), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Blind-Spot Detection System (BSD), Harman/Kardon® QuantumLogic™ Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi™ (630 Watts and 10 Speakers), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Rear Parking Assist System (RPAS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and/or Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC).

It’s easy to get everything you want in your new 2016 Kia Optima!


Kia Optima Interior


2016 Kia Optima Safety Features

The 2016 Kia Optima has become the first-ever vehicle in Kia’s lineup to receive the title of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety when equipped with the available front crash prevention system. The Optima earned this rating by earning top marks in all five of the crash test categories devised by the IIHS.

When designing and building the 2016 Optima, Kia sought to boost the safety of the vehicle by integrating new active safety technology. The project was a success; with a number of design changes made to strengthen the exterior of the Optima such as a stiffer and longer chassis, other new features include standard rear-view cameras, as well as available safety systems such as Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and many more. The SX and SXL trims even come with 360 surround-view cameras.

Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors America’s vice president of product planning, commented on the Optima’s win, “The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety sets some of the highest standards of crashworthiness, and the Top Safety Pick Plus designation is a significant achievement for the Kia brand and for our best-selling vehicle.”

These improvements allowed the 2016 Kia Optima to achieve ratings of “good” in every single crashworthiness test: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints. Additionally, the inclusion of a front crash prevention system allowed the Optima to receive a “superior” rating in that category.


No mid-size sedan offers more safety options than the 2016 Kia Optima. Make the safe bet of picking the Kia Optima today.  Be sure to stop into Carriage Kia and experience something new in a 2016 Kia Optima! With our large inventory, our team here at Carriage Kia loves helping our customers find the perfect new car or used car for them! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive!



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* The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees optional equipment and gas guzzler tax. 
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