2016 KIA OPTIMA: The boldly designed 2016 Kia Optima mid-size sedan is offered in five trim levels - LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX, and SXL, with three engine choices. All new for the 2016 model is a 178-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo engine offered on the LX trim. That engine mates to a seven-speed DCT, a first for the Kia brand. Next, the 185-hp 2.4L GDI four-cylinder is available on the LX and EX models, while the SXL and SX are equipped with a 2.0L GDI turbo engine that produces 245-hp. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic shifting, and the SX and SXL trims add paddle shifters. Available on every Optima is a rear-camera display while SX and SXL trims offer an available 360-degree surround view monitor. The latest driver-aid technology includes blind spot detection with lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking assist system, front collision warning system, lane departure warning system and autonomous emergency braking. Also available for the first time on any Kia vehicle are Bi-Xenon HID headlights with dynamic bending lamps. Optima's five-passenger cabin provides the experience of a performance vehicle without sacrificing comfort or roominess. The improvements continue within the cabin. Activating the Optima's push button ignition brings two new displays to life: a 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster and optional high-resolution 8-inch navigation and telematics screen, featuring UVO eServices, an 8-speaker Infinity sound system, HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic. All-new seat designs ensure a comfortable drive in the powerful and spirited sedan, while an optional new blind spot detection system, which includes rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. Depending on the model, 16- 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels are standard. With rear seat up, Optima offers 15.4 -cu.ft. of luggage room. 

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