Category Archives: 2016 Kia Optima

Kia Optima available at Miami Lakes Automall

Kia Optima Highlights: 3 Engine Options, Warranty and Style

Kia Optima available at Miami Lakes Automall

With the 2017 model-year right around the corner, it’s a good time to take a look at some of the 2016 models before they’re replaced. Today we’re putting the spotlight on the Kia  Optima and some of the benefits a driver can still get before showrooms and dealership lots are flooded with 2017 models. Take a look at some of the specs drivers don’t want to miss out on with the 2016 Kia Optima.

Three Engines to Choose From

It’s not uncommon to see a vehicle available with different engines on different trims, and the Kia Optima is no exception. Starting with the base trim, Kia Optima LX, the standard engine is a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine. The same engine also comes standard on the Kia Optima EX series. “DOHC” stands for “Double Overhead Camshaft”, meaning the engine has two camshafts versus one, and will outperform vehicles with a single overhead camshaft due its optimization of performance and fuel efficiency.

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2016 Kia Sedans: Optima, Cadenza, and K900

Kia Sedans: Kia Optima, Cadenza and K900

2016 Kia Sedans: Optima, Cadenza, and K900For an award winning car, drivers know to look towards Kia. For several years in a row, many  Kia models have received Top Safety Picks from the IIHS, and this year Kia ranked highest out of 33 car brands during the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The Kia Optima is one of the more well-known cars by Kia, but we’re going to review two lesser-known sedans to put them in the spotlight.

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Miami Lakes College Cars

Kia Back to School Cars

Miami Lakes College CarsIt’s the middle of August, so schools will be back in session in no time, and unfortunately that means a more hectic commute for a few weeks. Whether you pulled the short straw and have to pack your car with kids for the morning carpool, or if you have a teen going off to college, you need a safe car, so why not Kia?

Kia is awarded with many safety awards every year, including several I.I.H.S. Top Safety Picks, and this year it received the highest rankings in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Oh, and Kia has an industry-leading warranty, so it will be protected by a warranty for many years to come.

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Miami Lakes Auto Kia Family Cars

Kia Family Cars: SUVs and Minivans

Miami Lakes Auto Kia Family CarsLooking for a family car, isn’t easy. There are so many choices, on the road and on the lot, and it can become pretty challenging to reach a decision. That’s why blogs like ours cut through the mess and present some of the best cars available so family-oriented drivers can get the facts about several cars on a single page. Today, we’d like to take a look at some great options for the family from the Kia lineup.

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Get Electric With Two Hybrid Kia Optimas for 2017

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

If you’ve been lucky enough to get behind the wheel of a 2016 Kia Optima, you know just how much this impressive model brings to the table. Excellent performance, efficient design, and modern style all seem to go hand-in-hand when it comes to Kia vehicles – partly, we think, because this Korean automaker has been working tirelessly to break into the American market, and with excellent results. Currently one of the dominant forces in the auto market, Kia has strived to create some of the most exciting, most well-outfitted, and most forward thinking cars available today, and manages to keep them all at an affordable price. That’s why we’re so excited to see Kia turn their attention toward making a hybrid Optima in not just one, but two ways: a traditional Hybrid that relies on regenerative technology, and a hyper-efficient Plug-In Hybrid that prioritizes the electric motor for total reliable electric power.

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Why the 2016 Kia Optima SX is Such a Bargain


optima-1There was once a time when “luxury vehicles” were reserved only for the wealthiest of customers, as the accompanying price tag always exceeded the standard consumer’s budget. Many customers assume that that logic is still applicable today, but many brands (like Kia) are now producing affordable luxury sedans that can compete with any rival vehicle.

Many consumers may assume that Kia’s luxury vehicles don’t hold a candle to their competitors due to the reasonable price tag. However, the brand’s vehicles are just as stylish and luxurious, if not more so! Before you go shopping for a luxury vehicle, see why you should really be pursuing a Kia Optima in Miami

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