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2016 Kia Optima

At a Glance

Pricing $22,500 - $30,500
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A6, SM7
Fuel Economy 22-28 (city), 31-37 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 61
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What Changed:

Optima adds a new intermediate S trim level. The top end SXL model is discontinued and replaced by a Limited package on the SX.

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 EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Optima LX 2 2.4l I4 (185-bhp) A6 FWD 24/34/28 55 $22,500
Optima LX 2 1.6l I4 T (178-bhp) SM7 FWD 28/37/32 59 $24,300
Optima S 2 2.4l I4 (185-bhp) A6 FWD 24/34/28 58 $23,500
Optima EX 3 2.4l I4 (185-bhp) A6 FWD 24/34/28 58 $25,600
Optima SX 3 2.0l I4 T (245-bhp) A6 FWD 22/31/26 61 $30,500

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