2016KiaOptima

There are some questions that aren't easily answered. Is it possible to only eat one Pringle potato chip? Who decided the band Creed was a good idea? And why the heck isn't the Kia Optima more popular? That last one that floated through our heads as we tested the refreshed 2016 Optima. Kia sold…


2016 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (LX)
4dr Sedan (LX)
MSRP:
$21,990
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
24 City / 35 HWY
2016 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (LX Turbo)
4dr Sedan (LX Turbo)
MSRP:
$23,990
Engine:
1.6L I-4
MPG:
28 City / 39 HWY
2016 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (EX)
4dr Sedan (EX)
MSRP:
$24,990
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
24 City / 35 HWY
2016 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (SX Turbo)
4dr Sedan (SX Turbo)
MSRP:
$29,790
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 32 HWY
2016 Kia Optima - 4dr Sedan (SXL Turbo)
4dr Sedan (SXL Turbo)
MSRP:
$35,890
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 32 HWY
The Kia Optima is now available as a plug-in hybrid

The regular Hybrid model gets a refresh, as well.

Kia blows in to the Chicago Auto Show with two versions of the new Optima, one hybrid and one plug-in hybrid, offering varying degrees of electrification.
KIA: Walken Closet

Kia quite literally had no other option than to secure Christopher Walken to star in this commercial. It's entitled Walken Closet, and the misspelling is clearly intentional.
Kia's Super Bowl ad parks the Optima in a Walken closet

Christopher Walken brings his unique voice to Kia's Super Bowl commercial for the Optima, and the weird ad compares the sedan to a pair of socks.

For Sale

2015 Kia Optima
$18,991 / 17,851 miles / CA
2013 Kia Optima
$14,499 / 15,415 miles / CA
2015 Kia Optima
$16,988 / 17,022 miles / CA
Kia's Super Bowl ad parks the Optima in a Walken closet

Christopher Walken brings his unique voice to Kia's Super Bowl commercial for the Optima, and the weird ad compares the sedan to a pair of socks.
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2016 Kia Optima SX Limited Quick Spin
The 2016 Kia Optima has clean styling and a comfortable, quiet ride. It should be a far bigger standout in its crowded segment.
2016 Kia Optima 2.0T Quick Spin [w/video]
Based on a short preview, the fourth-generation Optima could be a real contender in the cutthroat family sedan market.
Hyundai and Kia recalling 1.6M more models for faulty brake switch

In what is likely the largest recall campaign for Hyundai and Kia, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of more than 1.6 million models due to a faulty brake switch. This is in addition to almost 700,000 Hyundai and Kia models recalled for the same problem back in 2009.
Kia recalls 145K Rondo, Optima models over airbag issues

Kia has announced that it is recalling 145,000 vehicles to address faulty airbags. A total of 95,569 Optima sedans built between 2006 and 2008 and 50,186 Rondo MPVs built between 2007 and 2008 are included in the recall.
Report: Kia recalling 70,000 Optima sedans over rollaway fears

According to The Detroit News, Kia is recalling 70,115 examples of its 2006-2008 Optima sedans over a weak shift cable that could break and cause the car to roll unexpectedly when parked. Kia first noticed the problem in 2007 and changed manufacturing processes to try and cure the issue. They also notified technicians to look for flaws in customers' Optimas and address the issue if there was a problem.