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2016 Kia Optima Information Page

Discover the next generation Optima.

A sleek fusion of bold style, heart-pounding performance, and advanced technology, the all-new 2016 Optima confidently pushes the boundaries of the midsize sedan, with plenty of attitude to spare.

Style reborn.

Optima's updated, emotionally charged exterior is punctuated at every corner with striking, all-new front and rear fascia, completely redesigned down to Kia's signature Tiger nose grille. The fresh interpretation of the iconic Optima simply can't--and won't--be ignored.

Hugs curves. Turns heads.

With curves in all the right places, Optima's exterior is a masterpiece of form and function. Aerodynamically sculpted and precisely calculated, its design details make Optima just as appealing to look at as it is to drive.

Passionately designed. Obsessively crafted.

Watch as our Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, shares some thoughts and insights on his philosophy as well as the evolution of the all-new Optima.

New grille. More thrill.

Bolder than ever before, Optima's signature Tiger nose grill is as pulse-racing as it is eye-catching. Adding to the excitement are sleek new headlights with available bi-xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights, Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) and High Beam Assist. This is a sedan that demands attention, and gets it.

Available bi-functional High-Intensity Discharge Headlights light up the road ahead.




Available Dynamic Bending Light with High Beam Assist illuminates around corners as you move.

Exhilarating, inside and out.

A thrilling Optima driving experience begins before you start the engine. The moment you slide behind the wheel, you discover a quieter, more spacious cabin loaded with the latest available amenities. The perfect environment for pure driving pleasure.

The driver's command center.

The updated driver-side console features a cleaner, horizontal design that streamlines ergonomics and helps create a greater sense of space.

Loaded with comfort.

Open the door and you'll find a spacious, modern interior enhanced with bold accents, soft-touch surfaces and fine, premium stitching, all of which come together to create a sanctuary of quiet comfort and craftsmanship for you and your passengers.

Noise Reduction

Enhanced cabin-sound insulation, improved body stiffness, re-contoured mirrors and sound-absorbing windows join forces to create a quieter ride.

Seat Comfort

Nestle into superior comfort with available heated and ventilated seats featuring available cushion softness scientifically designed with varying firmness levels in key touch points, and supportive seat bolsters.

Seat Adjustment

The new Optima now adds its popular 6-way seat adjustment to the passenger seat as well as available 10-way passenger and 12-way driver power-adjustable seats.

Heated Steering

Available heated steering keeps hands warm on the wheel on cold winter days.

Driven by details.

From finer, premium seats that make driving more comfortable to a spacious cabin full of refined features, Optima offers a higher level of comfort and available amenities than ever before.

Rear Sunshade

The available Rear-Side Sunshades offer an even cooler cabin when you need it and helps protect passengers from sun glare.

Yes Essentials™

Crafted by YES Essentials™, Optima's interior cloth repels stains, odors and static with advanced repel-and-release technology that makes cleanups easy and drying time fast.

Charging Ports

The new Optima , features two available 2.1 USB chargers and an additional available 12v outlet in the rear, along with two 12v ports and one USB port standard in the front.

Trendsetting design. Trailblazing technology.

Cruise confidently with our most advanced driver-aid technologies--including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, and Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Need a brake? We're here to help.

Optima's available Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is designed to detect and monitor vehicles traveling ahead of you. If AEB determines a crash is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes, helping you lessen the damage of a collision, or avoid it altogether.

We've got your back. Front and sides, too.

Conveniently maneuver in and out of tight spaces like a pro. Available Surround View Monitor (SVM) gives you a bird's-eye view around your vehicle.

Keep your distance.

Optima's available Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) is a radar-based technology that helps you adapt to changing conditions on the road and maintain a safe distance from vehicles in front by automatically slowing or accelerating your Optima when needed.

Forward thinking.

Be more aware of obstacles and other unpredictable changes in the road with the available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system, which activates and alerts you when your Optima detects objects immediately ahead that may cause a potential impact, encouraging you to decelerate.

Stay in control and well-connected.

With UVO's advanced voice-recognition technology, you can command your in-dash system hands-free. Plus, with UVO eServices, infotainment is coupled with an enhanced telematics suite enabled by an exclusive free smartphone app. Learn more about the many UVO eServices features at Click here to learn more about Android Auto™ and download the Android Auto™ Guide.

Android Auto™

Plug and play with your Android smartphone to send and receive text, use Google maps, and access an extensive array of apps. Click here to learn more about Android Auto™ and download the Android Auto™ Guide.


Search for points of interest with Local Search powered by Google™ (GLS™). With Google™ Send-to-Car, you can even send Google™ map destinations straight to your vehicle from your mobile device.


Stream the music you love with Pandora™ , and get the latest user reviews on local businesses with Yelp™ , simply by using voice commands or the touch screen.

My Car Zone™

More peace of mind with tools that help you keep tabs on your Optima no matter who is driving it.

Turns fuel into adrenaline.

No matter which trim you choose, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the power and fuel efficiency built into every Optima engine. The LX 1.6T trim includes a new 1.6 liter Turbocharged engine with 7 Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) that revs up the driver in you, while the SX and SX Limited trims offer the re-tuned 2.0 liter Turbo for those seeking a balance of efficient, real-world power with improved fuel economy.

Protection for all, all around.

The new Optima uses more than 50.1% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), a 150% increase over the previous model. A new ring-shaped section, defining the boot opening behind the rear seats below the shelf, substantially increases body rigidity. And hot-stamping of components in 16 core stress areas boosts the body structure for better driving dynamics and a quieter ride.

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