2016 Kia Optima Review and Price

2016 Kia Optima will have its premiere at the New York Auto Show. It is a midsize sedan which will appear better than ever.

Exterior design

2016 Kia Optima will represent the fourth generation of this model. With the new design and improvements, we believe that it will be one of the most popular cars in its class. As far as the exterior design is concerned, this new model won’t show significant changes. However, South Korean automaker has upgraded some parts of the vehicle in order to look even more appealing to the potential buyers. We can expect some changes on both front and rear end. The front end will now look more aggressive with the tiger nose grille. The headlamps will be thing and narrow and most likely equipped with LED day running lights. The tail lights will also use LED. The rear windows will be more angled. On the rear end we will notice dual exhaust pipes and redesigned bumper.

2016 Kia Optima front

Interior design

Speaking of the interior, 2016 Kia Optima will keep up with the tradition to have a convenient and modern cabin. It is a four door vehicle which can accommodate up to five passengers. The seats are upholstered in leather and very comfortable. An 8-inch touch screen will be placed in the center of the dashboard. As for the equipment, we can expect navigation system, air conditioning, Bluetooth, USB, audio system etc. As for the safety features, many will be included such as blind spot detection, stability and cruise control, airbags and many others.

2016 Kia Optima cabin

2016 Kia Optima engine and horsepower

2016 Kia Optima will be powered with few engines. The one is a 1.6 T-GDi engine with the output of around 17-180 horsepower. The other is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection. It is able to produce 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The last option is a 2.4-liter direct injection engine which can make 192 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch transmission. It will appear with front-wheel drive train.

2016 Kia Optima rear

Release date and price

2016 Kia Optima will be presented to the world at the New York Auto Show in April, like we have mentioned earlier. As for the price, it is expected to be around $21,500.

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