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2016 Kia Optima

At a Glance

Pricing $21,840 - $35,790
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A6, SM7
Fuel Economy 22-28 (city), 32-39 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 63

Official Word:

Five years ago Kia Motors America (KMA) debuted the re-designed Optima at the New York International Auto Show and introduced a game-changing midsize sedan that catalyzed the brand's design-led transformation. History was repeated when the all-new 2016 Optima, a symbol of the Kia brand's maturation through continuous refinement and obsessive attention to detail, made its debut here today. An instant hit with consumers looking for a fresh alternative to an otherwise staid segment, the Optima has...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Optima LX 2.4l I4 (185-bhp) A6 FWD 24/35/29 52 $21,840
Optima LX 1.6l I4 T (178-bhp) SM7 FWD 28/39/33 56 $23,990
Optima EX 2.4l I4 (185-bhp) A6 FWD 24/35/29 56 $24,890
Optima SX 2.0l I4 T (245-bhp) A6 FWD 22/32/26 63 $29,690
Optima SXL 2.0l I4 T (245-bhp) A6 FWD 22/32/26 62 $35,790