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7 Reasons the 2016 Kia Optima Tops the Mid-size Sedan Class

The mid-size car segment is full of vehicles that look alike, act alike and are exceedingly dull. Then there’s the Kia Optima – the shot of expresso in the mid-size car brew. The Optima stands out from the pack in almost every way; from its seductive looks to its abundance of standard features, making the 2016 Optima truly notable.

  1. An Award Winning Lineage
    Kia has been earning more awards than all other major manufacturers. When you choose the Optima, you know you’re choosing the best, as ranked by the most well-known industry groups. Some of the most recent awards Kia has earned include J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, Kelly Blue Book Best Value Brand and Top Safety Ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.2015 Top Awards:
    The 2015 Optima placed second in its category for this year’s J.D Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, which is based on real driver feedback. The 2015 Optima also took home a 5 Star Crash Safety Rating and recognition as an Edmunds Top 10 Least Expensive Midsize Sedan for 2015, Consumer’s Digest Best Buy and a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

    The 2015 Optima Hybrid also raked in the awards, receiving a 5 Star Crash Safety Rating, a 2015 IIHS Safety Pick, being named to Edmunds Top 10 Least Expensive Hybrid for 2015 list and joining the Optima family in the 2015 Initial Quality Award by JD Power.

    With the all new 2016 Kia Optima on the lot, the awards are sure to keep rolling in!

  2. Top of the Line Upgrades and Features
    Most manufactures consider basics like power windows and power locks notable features. Maybe that was true when those features first hit the market, but to Kia, they’re now considered standard. The Optima is chock full features that are cutting edge, for this century and beyond. This includes UVO (Kia’s voice commanded infotainment system), standard rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert, and a forward collision warning with auto-braking. Also new for 2016 is the introduction of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration.
  3. A Commitment to Safety
    Kia is all about safety and that’s evident in the Optima’s standard and optional safety features. The new Optima uses more than 50% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), a 150% increase over the previous model. Other safety features include dual front advanced air bags, dual front seat mounted airbags, side curtain airbags, driver’s knee airbag, anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, hill assist control and more.
  4. Cost
    You’d think all this automotive goodness would come at an exorbitant cost – but you’d be wrong. Advanced research and design has allowed the Optima to remain one of the most affordable vehicles in the mid-sized car segment. Pricing for the Optima starts at just $21,840. This is less than the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry or Nissan Altima.
  5. Quality and User Satisfaction
    Kia vehicles are continuously receiving praise and attention for the highest scores in quality studies. In addition, Kia is always a leader in customer satisfaction surveys – just check out our placement on this year’s JD Power Initial Quality Study (spoiler alert: The only car manufacturer to rate higher than Kia was Porsche)! We’re so confident, we back up our reputation with a 10-year/100,000 mile warranty.
  6. Appearance and Design
    Don’t blend in with the sedan crowd, stand out in an Optima. The 2016 Optima is all new inside and out! The exterior features European-inspired design with contemporary surfaces and modern architecture. Inside you’ll find a comfortable and innovative cabin. There are soft-touch materials throughout, fine stitching and tasteful metallic accents. Underneath, the chassis provides unparalleled steering response and high-speed stability and handling. Pop the hood and you’ll find one of three engines options: the 185 horsepower 2.4-liter GDI, 247 horsepower 2.0-liter GDI turbo or the all-new 178 horsepower 1.6-liter GDI turbo. Each engine provides an excellent balance of performance and fuel economy.
  7. A High End Interior
    For 2016, the Optima offers a completely redesigned interior that is both larger and more comfortable than the outgoing model. Kia studied the design of its larger sedans to outfit the Optima with a cabin more luxurious than any car in its class. High quality stitching and tasteful metallic accents make the Optima a place you’ll want to spend time and be proud to show off.

Need further convincing? Don’t just take our word for it – come down to i25 Kia and take the Optima for a 24 hour test drive. We promise it won’t be like anything else you’ve ever driven.

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On December 15, 2015

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