2016 Kia Optima Hybrid  -  $26,845

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $26,845
Base Invoice: $25,200
Destination Charge: $850
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 37 | City: 35 | Hwy: 38
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic
Engine: Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 HEV MPI


Strong value ratio; extensive standard feature list; powerful engine lineup; stylish new design; hybrid availability

Model Highlights

Kia has been excellent at building cars that seem more expensive than they are. The Optima has become a surprisingly stylish and appealing entry in the competitive mid-size segment and the 2016 model has been completely redesigned and an improvement on an already very strong offering.

Three engine options are offered for 2016: A 178-horsepower turbocharged 1.6L, a 185-horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder and a 245-horsepower turbocharged 2.0L. The 1.6L engine is mated to a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Other engines are paired with a conventional 6-speed automatic.

The Optima Hybrid will also return for 2016. It will utilize the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and pair with it with a lithium polymer battery and electric motor. It will come in base and EX trims and be equipped similarly to the gasoline-powered Optima.

The 2016 Optima ranges from base LX, LX Turbo, EX, SX Turbo and SXL Turbo trims. The LX and EX come with the 2.4L engine. The LX Turbo comes with the 1.6L engine, and the SX and SXL come with the 2.0L turbo engine.

Base LX models come surprisingly well equipped, including 16" alloy wheels, chrome door handles, fog lamps and remote keyless entry. Of course, all the power accessories buyers expect today are included, as are a complete suite of airbags as well as a 6-speaker stereo with Bluetooth and satellite radio.

The LX Turbo trim gets the 1.6L engine as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a proximity key system. EX models upgrade to leather seat trim, 17" alloys, heated and power-adjustable driver seats, a heated steering wheel and dual-zone climate control.

SX Turbo Optimas get a sport-tuned suspension, 18" machined alloy wheels, HID headlamps, integrated navigation and a smartphone connected infotainment system. The top-of-the-line SXL Turbo model upgrades to premium Napa leather seats, 18" chrome alloys, a 10-speaker Harmon/Kardon audio system with surround sound and Bluetooth. Both seats are power-adjustable with memory, ventilation and adjustable lumbar.

Notable options include blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and a parking assist system. Heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, lane-departure warning, advanced "Smart" cruise control are also available.

LX Optima models start at only $22,000 while top-of-the-line Optimas are priced at just over $36,000. The Optima Hybrid starts at around $26,000.

Model News

The Optima was redesigned for 2016, and Kia has made many changes aimed at improving handling and comfort while reducing noise, which means the Optima is more pleasant to drive than ever. A new 1.6L turbo is the new entry-level powerplant and comes connected to a new-for-2016 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Kia's UVO infotainment system has been revamped and includes several new features aimed at parents of teen drivers.

Value Writeup

The Kia Optima has always presented a strong value argument. A choice of three powerful and efficient powertrains compliment a feature-rich and stylish sedan. With prices starting at just under $22,000 for the base LX and ranging up to nearly $36,000 for the SXL Turbo, the Optima offers something at every price point.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
38 MPG

Cruising Range - City
602.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
35 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
37 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
653.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4

2.4 L/144

Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
199 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 1000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
102.2 ft³

Front Head Room
40 in

Front Leg Room
45.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.3 in

Front Hip Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
37.6 in

Second Leg Room
34.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in

Second Hip Room
54.5 in

110 in

Length, Overall
190.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72 in

Height, Overall
57.1 in

Track Width, Front
63 in

Track Width, Rear
63 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
10.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3496 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Hybrid/Electric Components Years

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Incentive Note
One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Cash Incentive Maximum

Cash Finance Rule

Financing Incentive Min

Financing Incentive Max

Financing Bonus Cash

Expiration Date

Resource Name

Resource Date

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 HEV MPI -inc: CVVT

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic

Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Front-Wheel Drive

3.32 Axle Ratio

54-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

Hybrid Electric Motor

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

17.2 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Lithium Polymer Traction Battery

Wheels: 16" Alloy

Tires: P205/65R16

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Metal-Look Bodyside Insert

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Black Grille w/Chrome Surround

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: 6 speakers, Sirius satellite radio, USB/auxiliary input jacks and Bluetooth connectivity

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls

Window Grid Antenna

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Front Bucket Seats -inc: power driver lumbar support

Bench Front Facing Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seat Trim -inc: Clean Tex technology

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Instrument Panel Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Digital/Analog Display

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru

1 Seatback Storage Pocket

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners















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