The Optima line of midsize sedans is frequently touted as the line that catapulted the Korean manufacturer Kia from having a reputation as a cheap import to being one of the strongest genuine car brands in the United States. Despite the well-deserved reputation of the Optima line, and despite the 2015 version being as close to perfect as far as midsize sedans are concerned, the 2016 Optima has been redesigned to add even more features and benefits for owners to enjoy.
While in an El Paso, Texas dealership, you should ensure that you take the time to review the 2016 Kia Optima LX Sedan. Out of all the others in its lineup, this model provides significant improvements in terms of powertrain development, interior furnishings, and exterior design.
The LX model’s improvements become apparent immediately when you see the markedly roomy interior, thanks in part to the panoramic sunroof and a bigger front legroom for both driver and passengers. The dashboard redesign emphasizes the horizontal, which has the effect of making the cabin feel wider.
Performance and Fuel Economy
Under the hood, it is best to remember that the Optima is not part of a line of luxury sports cars, so don’t expect high-end performance. However, for a car in its class, the LX’s 2.4L engine along with the 6-speed automatic transmission gives you a lot of bang for your buck, especially with a fuel economy that can reach 30 mpg in combined city and highway driving.