2016 Kia Optima in South Florida

2016 Kia Optima
Introduced in 2011, the Kia Optima helped revolutionize the midsize family sedan and has since improved the look of the car and created various trims to admire. Seating five passengers, this vehicle is a stylish and classy looking front wheel drive and provides multiple features to consider. The Optima is available in five trims and the LX is the Optima’s base trim.

Engine Specs

The 2016 Kia Optima LX is equipped with a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The powerful engine generates up to 178-horsepower, but fuel efficiency is not sacrificed as the car’s average fuel economy is 25 MPG in city driving and up to 37 MPG on the highway. It can hold up to 18.5 gallons of fuel and is sold for the average price of 24,820 dollars.

Other Optima Engine Options

The next trim level up from the LX is the LX 1.6T, which is a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that is coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. With an average fuel economy of 28 MPG city and 39 MPG highway, the LX 1.6T is the most fuel efficient Optima trim.

For those looking for an Optima with a higher horsepower than the basic trim, the Optima SX and SX Limited are both fitted with a 2-liter, 4-cylinder, 245-horsepower engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.


With adjustable front bucket seats, there is plenty of room and comfort for passengers. If extra trunk space is needed for oversized cargo, the 60/40 split folding rear can be placed down providing access to the trunk.

Each of the Optima trims are equipped with a rear-camera display so drivers can feel confident knowing what is behind them when reversing or parallel parking. Additional optional safety features that buyers can add-on to their purchase include rear-parking assist system, blind-spot detection system and rear-cross traffic alerts, however these features, and several more, are included on the Optima SX Limited trim.

Entertainment Features

All Optima trims come standard with excellent entertainment features like the LCD display. Other entertainment features include two USB charger ports, an auxiliary jack and two 12-volt power outlets — so there are plenty of options for a driver and passenger to charge mobile devices. With six-speakers throughout the car and Bluetooth wireless technology hands-free connectivity make for great listening.

2016 Kia Optima Interior

Safety Features

In addition to the rear-camera display and other optional safety features, the Optima comes standard with excellent safety features. There are multiple airbags for added safety including a dual front-side mounted airbags and front and rear head airbags. The full-length side curtain airbags mean the car is surrounded with inflatable protection in case of an accident. The car also includes four-wheel anti-lock braking system, vehicle stability management and hill-start assist control.


The 2016 Kia is longer, leaner and lighter than previous models. Buyers have the option of choosing their new car in seven different colors and the option of two interior colors. The exterior side-mirrors are power adjusting with LED turn signal indicators.

The car’s dusk sensing headlamps help improve road visibility when driving in the fog or rain. The Optima rides on all-season tires and alloy 16” rims and the car is equipped with a tire repair kit in case of a flat. Additionally, the Kia Optima LX also includes a tire pressure monitoring system in the car’s interior, so drivers can easily be informed of tire pressure to prevent flats.

2016 Kia Optima Interior

Price and Warranty

The 2016 Kia Optima LX has a starting MSRP of $21,990, the more fuel-efficient Optima LX 1.6T starts at $23,990, and the Optima’s top-trim starts at $35,890.

Kia offers an industry-leading 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 5-year or 60,000-mile limited basic warranty.There is also five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance.

Where can you get one?

While Hollywood Chrysler Jeep is a certified Chrysler and Jeep dealership, we are also one of South Florida’s trusted used car dealerships. Our used car inventory has a range of vehicles differing in year, price, model and make and we frequently have Kia Optima models on our lot. Come by our Hollywood location to see the new and old cars we currently have available.