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Changes on the New 2016 Kia Optima

Purchasing a new car is exciting and nerve wracking. You want to learn everything you can about the car you are looking at. You’ll want to do some research and figure out the performance and safety ratings to determine the value of the car for the given price. 

You’ve officially sold yourself on purchasing a stylish Kia Optima. The question is – how do you decide what year you should purchase? Is there something that makes the 2016 model better than the 2015 Kia Optima, for example? In order to really help you decide, lets take a closer look at what all it has to offer and what makes it different from the other Optimas on the market

2016 Optima2016 Kia Optima – What’s Different?

The 2016 Kia Optima has great style and all the new bells and whistles you need in a car. There’s a lower roofline that has a bit of an arch, a skinnier front tiger nose grill, and bumpers that have a more sculpted look.

The inside has a bit of a cleaner design with some more simplified controls. It’s larger everywhere addressing some former complaints of leg room and head room.

The 2016 model has a new engine and promises to be eco-friendlier than previous versions. A 2.4 liter 4 cylinder stays but the power goes down from 192 horsepower to 185 hp. If you have been concerned about the environment, the 2016 is definitely the better model for you. This vehicle will offer you to be much eco-friendlier than some of the previous models on the market.

Added Features

There are significant technological improvements in the 2016 model including a better rearview camera, automatic high beams, and an adaptive cruise control. Some added bonuses are the option of blind spot monitoring, an eight-inch touchscreen and a rear cross-traffic alert system. As always the Kia Optima handles well in the snow and rain around curvy roads or a straight highway.

The Warranty

The warranty allows you to drive your Optima without worrying about repairs or vehicle failure. You get a five year sixty thousand mile basic and roadside warranty. You will also get a ten year one hundred-thousand-mile drivetrain warranty and a five year one hundred thousand rust warranty. Keep in mind, whether or not you have access to the warranty does depend on whether you purchase a new or used vehicle.

2016 Optima Final Verdict

Like its predecessors, the 2016 Kia Optima was highly rated and awarded in safety making it a great car for any driver. It’s no wonder as the list of safety features just goes on and on. These include: stability control, child seat anchors, front head airbags, rear head airbags, rear door safety locks, turn signal mirrors, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, and much more.

The front seats have an adjustable feature so you can make them to your specifications and enjoy the seat of bucket front seats. They are made of cloth and the driver’s seat has a manually adjustable lumbar support. The rear seats have a folding center armrest. You’ll find the interior has power windows, front and rear cup holders, electric power steering, cruise control, and external temperature display.

This year’s model has all the great features the 2015 and 2014 models had, as well as new technology and style options that make it that much better. If you’re looking for a reliable car that is safe and has a great warranty, then you’ll love the new Optima. Not to mention it looks like a luxury vehicle with a price of $24,000 – $26,000, you simply can’t go wrong!