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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.
For 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.
Every year, the Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power and Associates sends out thousands of surveys to vehicle owners and lessees of the current model year vehicles across 33 brands. This year, Kia received the lowest number of problems making it the highest ranked brand on the 2016 Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power.
The Initial Quality Study has been around for 30 years, and only once before 2016 has a non-luxury brand been ranked the highest. The study is designed to evaluate a vehicle’s quality 90 days after ownership, and along with Kia, 21 out of the 33 brands had shown a 6% improvement of quality in comparison to their previous year.