2016 Kia Optima: His Turn-Her Turn™ Car Review

Car experts Lauren Fix, The Car Coach and Paul Brian test drive the all-new 2016 Kia Optima through the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Watch the new His Turn-Her Turn™ car review!


2016 KIA Optima

Built in Westpoint, GA
Gas model but planning on plug-in and hybrids version coming soon.
Clean refined look
Distinct look


Differentiating Details:

Bold new interpretation of “tiger nose” grille
Signature greenhouse accent
LED tail finishes
Stretched dimensions for a more powerful presence

Stronger horizontal plane
Sportier look
Improved material – more luxurious and quality leathers

SXL – hearted and cooled seats, leather door trim.

New redesigned seats, adjustable lumbar, adjustable lumbar


2016 Kia Optima Optional Extras:

Panoramic roof
Heated steering wheel
Electric parking brake
Heated power folding mirrors
Rear passenger sunshade
Rear seat passenger USB port


Improved handling and ride, optimized suspension offers a smoother ride and more specific steering.

Autonomous emergency braking, bi-xenon Lighting, high beam assist, surround view monitor, lane departure warning system, advanced smart cruise control, forward collision warning system, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert.

Audio system by Harmon Kardon, Android and Apple car play, messaging, navigation, voices calls and messaging. Inductive wireless charging plus UVO, with geo fencing not, curfew, and driver alert through the app. 630 watt 10-speaker system


Power train:

New 1.6L Turbo
245 hp/ 195 lb-ft.

2.0L Turbo
245 hp, 260 lb-ft
6-speed automatic transmission

185hp, 178lb.-ft
6-speed automatic transmission

Sport mode is great for hills and high altitudes.



new colors and materials


2016 Kia Optima Pricing:

LX 2.4 $21,840
LX 1.6L T. $23,990
EX 2.4. $24,890
SX 2.0T. $29,690
SXL 2.0T. $35,790



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Payoff is attention to detail!


Watch our other His Turn-Her Turn™ reviews:

2017 Audi Q7
2016 Jaguar XF
2016 Range Rover TD6 & Sport
2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid
2016 Nissan Titan XD
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum
2016 Nissan Altima
2016 Chevy Camaro
2016 Honda Civic
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
2016 BMW 740i & 750i
2016 Mazda CX3
2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Audi A6 & S6
2016 Audi S7
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2016 Fiat 500X
2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid & Plug In
2016 KIA Sorento
2016 Honda HRV
2016 Honda Pilot
2015 MINI Cooper John Cooperworks
2015 Ford Edge Sport


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Car Courtesy of Kia
Destination: Vail, CO
Music: by AudionautiX.com
Disclosure: Free Royalty Music

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