2016 Kia Optima - Miami, FL

Shopping for a mid-size sedan used to be a boring process. You had little to no options, and the decision was based on only one factor: reliability. Now, in 2016, the automotive industry is more competitive than ever. Kia is one of the brands you have to thank for that, as it's transformed from a small Korean auto maker to one of the most popular brands all over the world. 

The option Kia has presented mid-size car buyers with is the 2016 Kia Optima. With refreshed styling and an incredible selection of trims, the Optima is one of the most affordable mid-size sedans on the market and the most luxurious. Its huge list of options used to be reserved for cars that cost twice as much, but are now available to the everyday car buyer.

If you're on the hunt for an affordable car that can be customized to meet your needs and wants, you owe it to yourself to come check out the 2016 Optima in Miami at Miami Lakes Automall

Not Your Average Midsize Sedan


The mid-size sedan has historically focused on practicality. It wasn't meant to be powerful, stylish, luxurious, or have all of the latest technology. Instead, it was meant to be safe and affordable as an option for small families.

Kia has completely that idea out of the window with the 2016 Optima.

You can have practicality, safety, and affordability without sacrificing your desire to have a great looking car with a lot of really cool features. Below, we'll take an inside look at what the new Optima can offer you to help you feel like the luckiest car buyer in Miami.

Forget Sacrificing Power for Efficiency

The 2016 Kia Optima goes above and beyond to give buyers a selection of engines that provide the perfect mix of power and efficiency. The base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, with 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque is perfect for those that want modest power without breaking the bank. Its fuel efficiency is rated at 25 city and 37 highway. 

A small upgrade over the base engine, a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is also available. This offers 178 hp and 195 lb-ft. of torque, providing better response and acceleration while improving fuel efficiency to 28 city and 39 highway.

If you want real power without sacrificing luxury and practicality, the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is the engine for you. With 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, this engine offers comparable power to the Optima's top competitors and beats them on efficiency.

Exterior Style 

When you take your first look at the 2016 Optima, you might think you're looking at a high-priced luxury car. With its impressive styling, the only difference between the Optima and luxury mid-size sedans is the brand logo. That's exactly what Kia wants.

The redesigned Optima is the work of its Design Chief, Peter Schreyer, who previously worked on Audi's luxury vehicles for the Volkswagen Group. It's no wonder Kia's lineup is becoming one of the best looking in the entire industry! 

Interior Comfort and Technology

With power, efficiency, and style checked off your list, you probably want to move on to the interior. This is where you'll be spending a lot of your time during car ownership, so you want to make sure it's got the necessary level of comfort and technology to meet your wants and needs. 

Thanks to front and rear heated leather seats, everyone in your car can enjoy warmth on cold days instead of feeling like they're missing out up front. If you're a lover of high-quality audio, there's no need to upgrade to a third-party audio system with the 10-speaker, 630-watt Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic  premium system.

One of the most amazing features offered on the 2016 Optima is the Surround View Monitor on the SX Limited trim. This system provides a birds-eye view of your Optima while your back-up camera is initialized to help you get through tight or complex parking situations.

Five Unique Trim Levels

2016 Kia Optima Interior

Every car has a base model. Oftentimes, these feature only the absolute basic features that are required to sell a vehicle. Kia took notice of what it's competitors were offering on their base models and decided they could offer more while maintaining its reputation of affordability.

With the $21,840  base LX trim, the 2016 Optima offers a rear back-up camera, drive mode selector, active eco system, rear seat cup and bottle holders, and plenty of additional options that require expensive trim upgrades on competitor models. 

Moving up to the LX 1.6, Kia provides 2016 Optima buyers with a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that offers better acceleration and better overall fuel efficiency. It doesn't offer many additional extra other than a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and push-button start, but the upgrade is just over $2,000 compared to the base LX. So if you want high performance for under $25,000, you can't miss this trim.

Starting at just $24,890, the Optima EX is easily the most feature-packed mid-size sedan priced under $25,000. Offering standard features such as dual climate control, heated leather seats, Integrated Memory System for the driver's seat, woodgrain accents, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the EX also opens up a host of optional extras that make it one of the absolute best values in its class.

If you know that you want top-of-the-line power and luxury without upgrading to a high-priced luxury car, the $29,690 Optima SX trim is the one for you. With a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, it offers 245 hp and 260 lb-ft. of torque; a 32% power increase compared to the base engine.

There are a large number of standard upgrades, such as the sport steering wheel, manual paddle shifters, sport leather seats, metallic interior accents, and allow pedals, but the options are truly impressive. You an upgrade to ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, merlot-colored leather seats, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and much more! 

Finally, Kia offers the best of the best with its SX Limited. This model includes everything standard from the SX trim, but it also includes every single available option. This leaves nothing left to be desired. And at only $35,790, it's priced about the same as many base model luxury sedans. Add in all of the included options and you're saving yourself tens of thousands of dollars overall!

Find Your New Optima at Miami Lakes Automall 

If you're ready to take the next step and test drive a 2016 Optima, there's no better place to do so in Miami than Miami Lakes Automall. Offering new cars from seven different brands, you can do cross-shopping or comparisons right here at our 1500-car lot. Not only will you find our dealership convenient, you'll find that our prices are the most competitive in the Miami area and we've got a great, diverse selection of each model.

Our experienced staff is ready to help you navigate your way through the entire process while helping you feel in control. We want you to feel welcome, ask questions, and make an informed decision that you will make you smile for years to come.


Contact us online for more information, give us a call at (305) 455-3540 to schedule a test drive!


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