Specs Overview

  • Price (MSRP)
    $ 23,695
    Fuel Type
  • Engine Name
    Engine: 2.4L In-Line 4 with D-CVVT Variable Valve Timing
    Transmission Name
    Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic w/Manual Mode
  • Trim
    LX Sedan
    Standard L/100km
    9.4 City / 6.5 Hwy
  • Horsepower
  • Body Style
    Seating Capacity (Std/Max)

Safety Ratings

  • IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test
    NHTSA Frontal Crash Rating
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    NHTSA Side Impact
  • IIHS Side Impact
    IIHS Rood Strength
  • IIHS Rear Crash Protect/Head Restraint Rating


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2016 Kia Optima News and Reviews

2016 Kia Optima Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

The redesigned 2016 Kia Optima joins the ranks of midsize cars that have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ award. The new Optima benefits from sharing a platform with the Hyundai Sonata, which also earned top marks from the IIHS.To earn the Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle not only has to earn "good" ratings in…
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2016 Kia Optima LX 1.6T First Test Review

The previous-generation Kia Optima helped revolutionize the midsize family sedan when it debuted in 2011. Although it was never a top-seller, it did show buyers that a family sedan could be desirable. It could drive well, look cool, and in general be a car you'd be proud of owning. The last Optima and its Hyundai Sonata stablemate are the cars…
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2016 Kia Optima SXL 2.0T First Test Review

Thanks to five model years of heavy lifting, the stylistically extroverted Kia Optima rests on a cache of persuasive and positive optics. Perhaps you remember the Optima from its Super Bowl commercial, co-starring Adriana Lima, Mtley Cre, and a very large sub sandwich; or as a Pirelli World Challenge race car; or as Blake Griffin's personal stunt/dunk vehicle. All that…
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The 10 Quickest Normal Trim Midsize Sedans Tested by Motor Trend

The powertrains in the base or volume trim levels of midsize sedans are rarely exciting. More often than not, they're some form of four-cylinder with a displacement of up to 2.5 liters or a sub-2.0-liter unit with a small turbo strapped to it for better torque. The base engines found in many family sedans are more than enough for the…
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Kia Optima: 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year Contender

We Like: Its highway manners and quiet, smooth ride.We Don't Like: Its bland new exterior and unsatisfying 2.0-liter inline-four.The 2016 Kia Optima went mainstream during its makeover, shaving away all of the exterior elements that made it a breakout success.Things that might have been overlooked before now earned our scrutiny. The new Optima replaces the old one's strong exterior with…
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