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2016 Kia Optima What's new for 2016? 
2016 Kia Optima

The 2016 Kia Optima is all-new this year, with a stiffer structure, retuned suspension, bigger interior and trunk, improved engines with better drivability and fuel economy, and a host of new technology features. The modestly different styling doesn't capture the extent of the changes underneath.

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2015 Kia Optima What's new for 2015? 
2015 Kia Optima

The cruise-control buttons are moved to the right side steering wheel spoke and acoustic laminated windshield glass is now standard on all but the LX trim, which offers it as an option. The UVO2 telematics system is upgraded to include parenting features: speed alerts, curfew reminders and Geo Fencing.

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2014 Kia Optima What's new for 2014? 
2014 Kia Optima

For 2014, Kia has revised the Optima’s styling, accentuating its dramatic front and rear end. Interior upgrades include the addition of 4.3-inch TFT LCD cluster display screen, new seat designs and an available Blind Spot Detection System (BSD) with rear cross traffic alert. A new Driver Mode Select option adjusts shift points and steering weight.

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2013 Kia Optima What's new for 2013? 
2013 Kia Optima

For 2013, Kia has added a Limited model to the SX trim than includes Nappa leather seating, LED daytime running lights, red brake calipers and 18-inch chrome wheels. The manual transmission on the LX trim has been dropped, as has the turbo version of the EX.

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2012 Kia Optima What's new for 2012? 
2012 Kia Optima

The 2012 Kia Optima sedan receives a number of improvements and feature upgrades. Foglights and heated side mirrors are added to the standard-equipment list, while the LX trim receives automatic headlights. The Premium package, available on the EX, EX Turbo and SX, gains an 8-speaker Infinity audio system, Kia's UVO voice-activated infotainment system, and power-folding mirrors. HD Radio and power-folding mirrors are added to the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid's Premium and Technology package.

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2011 Kia Optima What's new for 2011? 
2011 Kia Optima

The 2011 Kia Optima is as all-new as it gets, offering sharper interior and exterior styling, new engine options (including a turbocharged variant) and new tech-savvy features

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2010 Kia Optima What's new for 2010? 
2010 Kia Optima

Changes for 2010 are limited to a new blacked-out lower rear bumper on V6 models and the addition of push-button start to all SX trims.

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2009 Kia Optima What's new for 2009? 
2009 Kia Optima

The Kia Optima receives a major freshening, with a new front end, revised rear end and an upgraded interior. The 2009 model gains over two additional inches in length, as well as a new, more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Other news includes the addition of a new trim, the SX, and an available onboard navigation unit.

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2008 Kia Optima What's new for 2008? 
2008 Kia Optima

No major changes for 2008.

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2007 Kia Optima What's new for 2007? 
2007 Kia Optima

No major changes for 2007.

About Kia Optima

The 2016 Kia Optima looks a lot like last year's model, but there is a lot that's new under this midsize-sedan's shapely styling: a ton of new technology and features, an upgraded interior, and a new turbocharged engine with better low-end power delivery. Then there's the new steering on the SX and SX-L models, which when coupled to better suspension, makes the 2016 Optima surprisingly fun to drive. The 2016 Kia Optima makes a formidable case for itself against the likes of class leaders like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, plus similarly fierce new competitors like the all-new Chevy Malibu. Factor in competitive prices and excellent fuel economy, and it's a compelling midsize-family sedan.

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Consumer Reviews

Value, value, value

By on Thursday, April 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quiet, good ride, good and easy to use technology."

Cons: "nothing that jumps out at me."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"As we searched the landscape for a mid-sized sedan, we tested the Sonata,Fusion, Camry and Accord and found the 2016 Kia LX to be the best "bang for the buck" product. Kia has tweaked the suspension to give the Optima a ride similar to the type you would experience in the premium priced sedans. It is very quiet and handles well. We opted for the "convenience package" which includes blind spot sensors, back-up assist and a twelve-way drivers side seat with memory. Having owned a Camry and several Accords this car surprised us. Very well-built and solid all the way around. The 2.4 liter four has plenty of zip and with three driving modes included it's a fun drive. Rated at 39 mpg on the highway and with less than 1000 miles on it I got 38 mpg on a recent all highway drive. The seats are comfortable and the cockpit is spacious. Several people have commented that it seems like a full-sized car on the inside."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

LOVE THE NEW STYLE

By on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"LOVE my new optima! i would recommend this car for anyone and the warranty is second to none!"

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