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About the 2016 Kia Optima

Vehicle Summary

Want a stylish midsize sedan that packs plenty of convenience and tech features? Then the 2016 Kia Optima could be the one for you. Underneath the Optima’s energetic exterior is a comfortable cabin with generous space for five adults and plenty of soft-touch materials. The base LX trim features stain-resistant cloth seats to protect against life’s little messes, with leather seats available on the EX trim and above. Radar-based cruise control, bi-xenon HID headlights, a 360-degree camera system and an advanced infotainment system with eight-inch touch screen display (and compatibility with most smartphones) are just some of the features that are available. With its sporty handling, equally sporty looks and impressive level of fit and finish, the 2016 Kia Optima makes a great choice for a practical commuter.

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Q: What does “FE” mean on the 2016 Kia Optima?

A: The “FE” is a sub-trim of the 2016 Kia Optima that’s focused on fuel efficiency.

Q: How much fuel does the 2016 Kia Optima hold?

A: The 2016 Kia Optima has an official fuel capacity of 18.5 gallons.

Q: Which 2016 Kia Optima trim features the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission?

A: You’ll find the seven-speed DCT exclusively on the LX 1.6T trim.

Q: How fuel efficient is the 2016 Kia Optima LX?

A: When equipped with the 1.6L turbocharged inline-four, the 2016 Kia Optima LX gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined.1

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

Generation Overview

The 2016 Kia Optima represents the first year of the midsize sedan’s fourth generation, offering a sizeable number of improvements over the previous generation. With a longer wheelbase and a wider body, the 2016 Optima gains more interior space and a more composed ride. The 2016 Kia Optima’s trim roster includes the base LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX and top-of-the-line SX Limited.

You won’t lack for features by choosing the base LX trim, which includes cruise control, Bluetooth® connectivity, a six-speaker audio system with USB and auxiliary inputs, and the UVO eServices Infotainment System. The LX 1.6T adds features like push button start, while the EX adds dual-zone climate control and a host of other comfort features. Choosing the SX gives you bi-xenon HID headlights with high beam assist, 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler, while the SX Limited adds Nappa leather-trimmed seats.

Although you won’t find any V6 engines, the 2016 Kia Optima’s solid lineup of four-cylinder engines more than make up for the absence. The 2.4L inline-four, standard on the LX and EX trims, offers 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. Next up is the LX 1.6T’s turbocharged 1.6L inline-four, which makes up for its seven hp deficit against the 2.4L mill with a 17 hp bump in torque. Last but not least is the 2.0L turbocharged inline-four, a mainstay in the SX and SX Limited and rated at 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine uses a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, whereas the others rely on a six-speed automatic transmission.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2016 Kia Optima. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2016 Kia Optima

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Very nice car to own and drive

All the cool safety features is a plus for this car. To drive the car is a lot of fun and smooth. The price is wonderful for all the options I got.


  • Fuel Economy: It gets 30 mpg in the city
  • Ride and Handling: Very smooth, and you can really feel the road no matter what the condion the road is.
  • Technology and Entertainment: The back-up and forward cameras, mulit function sunroof, ac/and heat for the seats, ect.

- Mark Furr, 2016 Kia Optima

Everything I was search for... Literally

I’d recommend his car because of how sleek it is, the Comfortability on the inside, and the technology that provided inside. This care offers different driving modes based on what type of trip your taking. The inside is very comfy cozy and I love that!! Lastly, I love catching a glimpse of my car while driving. I feel like it looks like it’ll never go out of style!


  • Interior Space: I’m a very tall person so to know that I can fit on my car comfortably and so can my passengers make me very happy
  • Ride and Handling: It’s very smooth and very sleek and very light.
  • Visibility: The windshield is very large alarmist like a huge movie screen


  • Seat Comfort:

- Nijell Holmes, 2016 Kia Optima

Wonderful car at a fantastic price !!

I love this car, it’s got all the features I was looking for and I’ve always been interested in kias and I’m glad I found this one !


  • Fuel Economy: Great on Gas !
  • Dashboard: Love the touchscreen screen !
  • Ride and Handling: Rides so smooth

- Courtney Mullins, 2016 Kia Optima

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