Power Trains and Performance
All the Kia Optima 2016 models are front-wheel drive with a 6-speed automatic transmission that comes standard. Both the EX and LX versions come to you with a 4-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine capable of generating an impressive 185 horsepower and some formidable 178 pound-feet of torque.
The LX 1.6T, on the other hand, has a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged engine to give you 178 hp plus 195 lb-ft torque. Kia has paired the LX 1.6T engine with a 7-speed automated clutch transmission.
Trim Levels and Options
The Kia Optima 2016 model is a 5-passenger midsize sedan. You can pick your choice from several trims. This includes LX (slightly differentiated for the Optima 2.4-liter base and 1.6T engines), SXL, EX, and SX trim levels.
Enhanced Infotainment and Interior Features
The 2016 Optima is the first Kia that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, something that will appeal to both the young and the old. The UVO infotainment system has features that teens will love including curfew alert, speed alert, geofencing, and “driving score.”
Inside, the cabin of the 2016 model has received genuine stitching along the doors and dash to give it a nice touch of class—also reflected in its price point. Want to get a hold of the Kia Optima in El Paso? Visit a nearby dealer and take this evergreen car out for a test drive.