2016 Kia Optima - Miami, FL

Many products often go "stale" over time, as customers quickly grow tired of the same old thing. These consumers aren't patient enough to wait for an eventual change, so they're more willing to jump ship to another brand.

This sentiment can certainly apply to the automotive industry. Specific nameplates or models get "stale" over time, as customers are often sucked in by the newest technology or capabilities. Luckily, there are some brands out there that recognize the risk of neglecting to add updates to their new yearly models, and they're not willing to sit back and watch as their vehicle "goes bad."

Kia can certainly be included in that exclusive list of progressive brands, and they've proven their commitment to keeping things fresh with the 2016 Kia Optima. The mid-size car retains many of the familiar features and capabilities from previous models, but engineers were also willing to add in several new amenities.

The result is a smashing success, as the mid-size car provides a number of attributes that aren't often found in your midsize car: style, innovation, and safety features. With the Optima establishing itself as one of the best vehicles in the class, it'd probably be in your best interest to explore the various features and capabilities of Kia's beloved car.

2016 Kia Optima

25/37 MPG

Est. City/Highway Fuel Economy

1.6-Liter

Turbocharged Engine

4

Available Heated Seats

2016 Kia Optima Style
2016 Kia Optima Style

Style

The 2016 Optima is a new take on the beloved midsize sedan. Engineers retained many of the exterior features that we've grown to love and admire (like the distinguishable nose grille), but they were also willing to add several new features and styling cues to help revamp the popular mid-size car. Regardless of the design choices or the new exterior features, one thing is definitely certain: the Optima is one of the most stylish cars in the segment.

Handsome Exterior Design

The new Optima has been specifically sculpted for style and performance. Several of these style cues, like the curvy body, weren't solely included for curb appeal. They were actually chosen for their aerodynamic functions, which help improve the vehicle's operations. Of course, several of these styling choices were in fact chosen for aesthetics, like the "swept-back" design up front.

Useful Exterior Features

Engineers also added several exterior features to the new Optima to help the car stand out. The new front and rear fascia add additional style to the vehicle, while the familiar Tiger nose grille assures that the nameplate is still recognizable.

Meanwhile, the exterior lights serve dual purposes. The available bi-xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlights (with Dynamic Bending Light and High Beam Assist) will instantly alert other drivers of your presence. They'll also provide optimal lighting on those dark, stormy nights, preventing the driver from accidently colliding with a dark object.

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2016 Kia Optima Technology
2016 Kia Optima Technology

Innovations

If you've previously owned a mid-size car, you're probably not expecting insane power or performance. If that's the case, you should probably anticipate something different from the 2016 Optima. The car offers three incredible engine options, with each motor pumping out solid power specs. Plus, the units are fuel efficient, and despite their capabilities, the driver's ability to handle the car isn't compromised.

The Optima's innovations aren't limited to the engine options. The interior provides a number of amenities that will improve any driver's experience. The UVO system is the highlight of these offerings, as the touchscreen allows owners to access a variety of useful applications.

Under the Hood

The 2016 Optima is equipped with a trio of engine options, with each offering some incredible power specs. The 2.4-liter engine is the "weakest" of the bunch, but we don't mean to undersell the unit. The engine can still pump out 185 horsepower and 178 pounds-feet of torque, numbers that aren't usually expected from a sedan. The unit is also equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission.

The 1.6-liter Turbocharged engine is the most fuel-efficient of the bunch, delivering a 32 mile per gallon combined fuel efficiency. The unit also packs quite the punch with 178 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque. Finally, the hulking 2.0-liter Turbocharged engine delivers 245 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque.

Inside the Cabin

Kia's UVO voice-recognition technology will allow you to access a number of essential applications without taking your hands off the wheel. The Google Local Search technologies will provide the driver with various points of interest, while the standard smartphone apps (like Yelp) will allow you to quickly find a bite to eat. If you own an Android, the phone will seamlessly sync with your Optima, allowing you to access Google Maps and your phone's basic capabilities (like calling or texting).

The My Car Zone technology may be the most appreciated feature of them all. The system allows owners to monitor their vehicle even when they aren't behind the wheel. You'll be able to see previous destinations, as well as vehicle diagnostics.

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2016 Kia Optima Safety
2016 Kia Optima Safety

Safety

Drivers are going to want to feel safe and secure as they've traveling in their new vehicle, and the 2016 Optima will certainly deliver. The vehicle was designed with safety in mind, as the high-strength cage will help protect occupants in the case of an accident. Meanwhile, the driver-aid technologies should assure that you'll never find yourself in an accident in the first place.

Dependable Design

Engineers revamped the base of their 2016 Optima to provide occupants with optimal protection. The car is composed of more than 50.1-percent Advanced High Strength Steel, which is an 150-percent increase over previous models. The inclusion of this metal will keep passengers safe, as the body will be more adept to absorb the impact of a collision.

Engineers revamped the base of their 2016 Optima to provide occupants with optimal protection. The car is composed of more than 50.1-percent Advanced High Strength Steel, which is an 150-percent increase over previous models. The inclusion of this metal will keep passengers safe, as the body will be more adept to absorb the impact of a collision.

Driver-Aid Technologies

All drivers need a bit of assistance, and the Optima will certainly provide all the help you could possibly need. Thanks to the variety of safety features, a driver will lower the chance they're in a large collision or a small fender-bender. Technologies like the Autonomous Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning are of particular importance, as the system will manipulate the brakes (if necessary) to prevent the driver from colliding with an object.Meanwhile, the Advanced Smart Cruise Control should ease any anxiety you may have of letting your car take control, as the technology will adapt its speed to accommodate other vehicles. The Blind-Spot Detection system (with Rear Cross Traffic Alert) will alert the driver of any unseen cars or objects. Even the available Surround View Monitor will be embraced, as the camera will allow the driver to see all of the happenings behind their new Optima.

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Get Your Optima At Miami Lakes Kia

No other vehicle can provide all that the Optima offers, and no other dealership can provide all that Miami Lakes Automall has to offer. The dealership's wide variety of vehicle options makes them your one-stop option, regardless of the Kia model you're targeting. Plus, you can expect fair and transparent pricing, eliminating any of the frustrations that may accompany purchasing a new car.

The 2016 Kia Optima and Miami Lakes Automall are truly a match made in heaven for car buyers... so what are you waiting for?