Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,566 - $21,339
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
178-245
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,566 - $21,339
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
178-245
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.5 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Don't let the familiar face fool you. The 2016 Kia Optima is all-new, offering midsize-sedan shoppers better interior room, more features and some seriously upgraded driving dynamics. Ki...

Owner Reviews

4.55

260 Reviews

64% 28% 8% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2016 Kia optima an efficient dream.

I enjoy the Kia optima. The base model comes with a back up camera standard which is incredibly helpful. Also the seats are made of cloth that is water resistant which is great for spills or kids in the car. Also the 40 mpg I get on the highway makes commenting every day a breeze. The only cons I have had is an issue with the backup camera short circuiting on occasion as well as the seatbelt sensor being off so that the alarm would go off constantly. My Kia has been very reliable and with the sport mode built in it makes for a little get up and go.

- Alex D

2016 Kia Optima college student review.

My car was given to me as an 18th birthday present/graduation present, and I could not have gotten a better car. The gas mileage is amazing, it drives incredibly smooth, and Kia offers amazing benefits such as roadside assistance and affordable oil changes and other maintenance. The comfort of the car is beyond wonderful. It is a nice car for me being an emerging adulthood- it is suitable for traveling back and forth from college (I live 3 hours away from home now), I will be starting a family soon and this car will be the perfect family car.

- Madeline H

Title: love my Kia. Plenty of legroom and trunk space.

I really love my car. It gets me from point A to point B. Very reliable. I have not had any problems with my car since I got it and I have had it for 2 years now. There is plenty of legroom in it. I have 2 sons that are 6 feet tall and they have plenty of legroom in back seats. There is a lot of trunk space also which I love for those trips out of state. I have traveled from san diego California to portland oregon 4 times now since having my car and still have had no problems with my car. I love my car.

- Cassie P

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,566 - $16,601
$17,298 - $19,405

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
185 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.5 in.
45.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.9 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Not Available

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
215

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
110.4 in.

Length

Length
191.1 in.
191.1 in.

Width

Width
73.2 in.
73.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3219 .lbs
3362 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
185 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
178 ft. lbs.

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 18 mpg
12 - 18 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
35 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings