2016 Kia Optima  -  $22,990


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,990
Base Invoice: $22,246
Destination Charge: $850
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn LX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 24 | Hwy: 35
Body Style: 4dr Sdn LX
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic
Engine: Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 GDI

Pros

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
6.3

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG

Cruising Range - City
444.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
647.50 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement
2.4 L/144

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
104.8 ft³

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
45.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in

Front Hip Room
56 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in

Second Hip Room
56 in

Wheelbase
110.4 in

Length, Overall
191.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in

Height, Overall
57.7 in

Track Width, Front
63.5 in

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3219 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V231000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 20, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
17

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 10, 2015, to February 12, 2016. In these vehicles, a chemical enhancer required for the for the second stage deployment of the driver's frontal air bag was not loaded, resulting in the second stage not deploying in necessitating crashes.

Consequence
If the second stage air bag does not deploy it increases the risk of injury or death.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC131.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 09, 2015 to FEB 11, 2016

Manufacturer Recall No.
SC131

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V705000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 02, 2016

Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Potential Number of Units Affected
12214

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 13, 2015, to April 23, 2016 and equipped with a 2.4l engine. The right front axle driveshaft may crack and fail.

Consequence
If the driveshaft cracks and separates from the vehicle, it will not be able to move forward. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied upon exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario can increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle driveshaft, free of charge. The recall began on November 21, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC139.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 12, 2015 to APR 22, 2016

Manufacturer Recall No.
SC139

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
9.8%

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 GDI

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic -inc: drive mode select system (normal, sport, eco)

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode

Front-Wheel Drive

2.88 Axle Ratio

80-Amp/Hr 800CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

150 Amp Alternator

4497# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

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

Wheels: 16" Alloy

Tires: P205/65R16

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power 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

Perimeter/Approach Lights

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 -inc: satellite radio, USB/auxiliary input jacks, 6 speakers, and Bluetooth wireless technology w/steering wheel mounted controls

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Voice Activation and Internal Memory

Window Grid Antenna

2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver & passenger seat w/driver power lumbar

6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

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

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seat Trim w/Yes Essentials

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 Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

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

Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

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

Driver Knee Airbag

Rear Child Safety Locks

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

Back-Up Camera

 
SPARKLING SILVER
$0

 
SILKY SILVER
$0

 
AURORA BLACK
$0

 
SNOW WHITE PEARL
$395

 
EBONY BLACK
$0

 
TITANIUM GRAY
$0

 
SANGRIA
$0

 
MOSS GRAY
$0

 
HORIZON BLUE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM W/YES ESSENTIALS
$0

 
BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM W/YES ESSENTIALS
$0

 
LX CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$1,850

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$55

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$75

 
MUD GUARDS
$100

 
DOOR SILL APPLIQUE
$110

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM PACKAGE
$250

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$130

 
CARGO MAT
$95

 
CARGO HOOK
$30

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO TRAY
$80

 
REMOTE START (KEY START)
$425

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR W/HOMELINK & COMPASS
$350

 
AUTO-DIM MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$350


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