2016 Kia Optima Changes, Engine

If you are looking for more than function when it comes to moving around with your family, the 2016 Kia Optima is the perfect choice for you. The car offers a lot of new features and it is safe to say that the Kia Optima has matured graceful without a single shred of gray. Here is why.

2016 Kia Optima front

2016 Kia Optima Engine

Under the hood, potential buyers will have the ability to choose from three different engine each of which is quite capable. The first is the 2.4 liter natural aspirated 4-cylinder engine that will be capable of 185 horses and 178 pound of torque. The second is a 2.0 liter turbo charged four cylinder engine with 247 horses and 260 pounds of torque per foot and lastly, there is the 1.6 liter turbo charged 4 cylinder that also puts out some quite impressive numbers with 178 horsepower and 195 pounds of torque per foot. They are great options that should have every potential Kia Optima owner scratching their head in confusion. The first two options will be mated to a six speed automatic transmission while the 1.6 liter will feature a seven speed dual clutch transmission. With regards to fuel consumption, despite the impressive figures in performance, the car will largely remain economical posting about 24 miles per gallon in the city and about 35 miles per gallon on the highway which is pretty neat.

2016 Kia Optima rear

2016 Kia Optima Exterior and Interior

A walk around the chassis reveals a wider, longer and stiffer build. 2016 Kia Optima the wheels bearings are more robust and a sun roof at the top. The front grille and headlights give the car the sporty and aggressive look.

One of the most noticeable features of the interior has to be the genuinely stitched dash and doors. The car also features more comfortable seats that have a firm frame and denser foam. Other features include geo-fencing, speed alert, curfew alert, and a 630 watt infinity system that comes with an astounding 14 speakers to allow you and your family to indulge in a sing a long on your way to the destination. Most of the changes and additions to the 2016 Kia Optima have been concentrated on equipping the base versions with more technology. They will not include the UVO connectivity and babysitting features, geo-fencing, speed alert, driving score and for the first time, the Kia will also include the Apple and Android auto carplay for better smartphone integration. The higher levels will have changes like Nappa leather available.

2016 Kia Optima interior

2016 Kia Optima Price and Release Date

Once the car hits the show rooms in the fourth quarter of the 2015, it is expected that it should set buyers back about $22,000 or slightly less. However, these are not official figures from the company but just estimations as the company is yet to release their own prices.

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