$13,773 - $15,742
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LX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,773 - $15,742
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 35 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • Engine: 2.4L DOHC I4 GDI
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Sportmatic -inc: drive mode select system (normal, sport, eco)
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 2.88 Axle Ratio
  • 80-Amp/Hr 800CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 150 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 16" Alloy
  • Tires: P205/65R16
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Chrome Rear Window Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights

Entertainment Features

  • Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 -inc: satellite radio, USB/auxiliary input jacks, 6 speakers, and Bluetooth wireless technology w/steering wheel mounted controls
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Voice Activation
  • Window Grid Antenna
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Interior Features

  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver & passenger seat w/driver power lumbar
  • Driver Seat
  • 6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Cloth Seat Trim w/Yes Essentials
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2016 Kia Optima Owner Reviews

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drives nice, great on gas, plenty of room, and everything still works

2016 Kia Optima LX

Good on gas get about 25 miles to the gallon on local driving. Kia knows how to utilizes every inch of space. The car has plenty of room. When someone is sitting in the back the front passenger doesn't have to move the seat up. It's got plenty of legroom. The air conditioner works great living in Florida it's a must. The back up camera is great never had any problems with it not working. The interior is in great condition with no signs of falling apart. The car rides nice and is quiet. The truck has a lot of space you could fit at least 4 suitcases in their and still having room. With living in Florida the paint is not fading or clear coat peeling. The car has a sport mode which gives the car more peep when pulling into traffic. The stereo system is great. I Have not had any problems whatsoever with this car. Everything is working great. I would definitely buy another Kia

- Sheila P

Gets you where you need to go using minimal gas, with convenience and comfort.

2016 Kia Optima LX

My optima is spacious, beautiful, reliable, and fully loaded. It gets great gas mileage, and is updated with technology to make traveling more convenient. The trunk is spacious and the vehicle itself is roomy even though it is considered a smaller vehicle. I have a beautiful panoramic sunroof, which is great for a breezy, sunny day. It is comfortable and the seats have many controls and options, including warming and cooling seats. I have very little issues with the vehicle, the biggest problem is the battery which is common for Arizona, and needs to be replaced every two years on average, give or take. I have had to replace the windshield wipers once over the nearly four years I have had the vehicle.

- Rachael C

The Kia Optima is the hidden gem of affordable sedans

2016 Kia Optima LX

The Kia Optima is one of the best affordable sedans in the market. The LX drives very smooth with an Eco and Sport mode. The back up camera and driver assist options are very useful. It beeps and points in the direction of where a car or person is coming from. The interior is very spacious and the leather seats are comfortable. The front seats also come with a cooling and heating option. The steering wheel can also be heated. My favorite part is the sound system, which sounds great. Another plus is the panoramic moonroof. I just love this car and I'm so glad I bought it!

- Marie D

Kia Optima has several issues

2016 Kia Optima LX

Drives nice but my electronics turn off at random times. My heater also somehow managed to stop working. The car is somewhat reliable, you never know when your car is going to break down or have some kind of issue. Once, my car would not unlock using the key fob so I had to get in using the key. Once I got in, I popped the hood and the car alarm went off. I have no idea why these issues keep happening.

- Charlotte N

My Kia optima fe owner satisfaction review.

2016 Kia Optima LX

My Kia optima fe is very comfortable with driver assist technology and features that allow custom fuel efficiency. Also memory seats and a very large trunk, there are no blind visual driving spots and the lane assist technology helps notify the driver when a approaching vehicle is near. Bluetooth allows the occupants to make hands free calls and 3 phones with contact information can be stored.

- Howard A

Kia Optima drives and handles well. Great acceleration,especially in sport mode.

2016 Kia Optima LX

I bought my 2016 Kia Optima, whom I affectionately refer to as, 'Kia,' used in the spring of 2018. I've driven her to CA from NV multiple times and drive about 60-75 miles daily during the week. She hasn't given me any problems. I get oil changes using synthetic oil as indicated and just changed out her tires. My only complaint is she doesn't drive well in ECO mode. She's a beast in sport mode

- Sarah G

Kia optima, my choice now and for the future!

2016 Kia Optima LX

I love this car it rides so smooth and it is so quiet, you can barely hear the motor running. It is sound proof when you are going down the road. I the headlights are good and make it easy to drive in the dark. The car gets pretty good gas mileage on the highway. The inside is very roomy and the back seat has lots of legroom, it doesn't feel cramped at all. Can seat 5 people.

- Tracy H

2016 Kia Optima LX Review

2016 Kia Optima LX

The 2016 Kia Optima LX is a great car. It is a very spacious car. The car runs very smoothly when it is maintained. The car has a nice clean looking exterior which will attract a lot of buyers. It is a very safe car, while still maintaining a sporty look to it. I love just about every aspect of this vehicle and would recommend it to anyone looking for a car.

- Shawn J

Kia optima outstanding vehicle.

2016 Kia Optima LX

Have had no problems with this vehicle. Extremely comfortable except on very long trips then the seats become a little hard. This vehicle has all of the things you need in an automobile: power seats, windows, locks, cooled front seats, heated front seats and steering wheel, sliding roof, climate control, side blind spot detection, solar glass and much more.

- Scott B

Silver Kia Optima 2016 LX

2016 Kia Optima LX

The car is silver with tinted windows, to help block out the heat. There is a rear view camera to adjust with backing up. The car fits 4 to 5 people depending upon size. The car is good on gas and can shift gears- ecosport, and even turn into a stick shift geared car. The interior is dark seating, the radio us touch screen and the screen lights up.

- Sierra T

The most comfortable economy car there is!

2016 Kia Optima LX

My 2016 Kia is a dream drive. It's roomy vehicle with all the amenities I could want. It has a sunroof which I love to open in the spring and fall and feel the air throughout the car. I have a nice entertainment system that brings me the music I love to hear. It is comfortable and roomy Inside and looks quiet smart from the outside. I love my car.

- Linda K

Overall More than expected

2016 Kia Optima LX

Kia Optima 2016 lx, is very reliable haven't had and problems since I got it off the lot. For it being the base model it is quite comfortable and spacious, had it for 3 years now and it still drives smoothly, has the driving modes eco if your trying to conserve gas, sport mode if your in a hurry. Overall I'm pretty satisfied with this car

- Eric M

Such a comfortable and convenient car.

2016 Kia Optima LX

I love my Kia optima! Both the front and back seats are comfortable for me and my passengers. The inside is spacious and open. I really like how the steering wheel and dash are set up, very easy to navigate. This car gets great gas mileage and I can get around from place to place in a zip. Such a good car for an individual or a family.

- Sierra K

I love the extra blinkers and the back up camera

2016 Kia Optima LX

I own a 2016 Kia Optima and love it! Its white 4 door. Everything on it is electric. The backup camera is a must! I never thought I would use it but I was mistaken. It is very handy. My Kia has excellent get up and go speed and is very comfortable. It drives exceptionally well and us very spacious inside and also in the trunk.

- Gay P

Spacious, family friendly,

2016 Kia Optima LX

My car is good on gas, has great Mileage, its fast, its convenient, drives very comfortable when I am driving, I love the safety features, it fits comfortably 6 passengers, it loads lots of groceries, my trunk is very spacious, my family loves taking long drives it's very family friendly, my dogs fit comfortably too.

- Angie S

Hesitation during acceleration

2016 Kia Optima LX

I love the look and comfort of the car. This is my second Optima However There is a hesitation in acceleration that has not been resolved or identified. Both of my Kia's had this same problem. The dealer believes it has to do with fuel injection being needing to be cleaned but it has happened from the first year.

- Lori J

Sleek and sporty yet comfortable.

2016 Kia Optima LX

Great gas mileage. Seats are comfortable and the ride is smooth. Get lots of compliments on the look of it. Appears a little on the sporty style. Drives and handles well. Some blind spots take some getting used to. Controls are placed conveniently. Cell phone used for navigation has a perfect spot on the console.

- JoAnn C

The detail I like most is the built in GPS system.

2016 Kia Optima LX

I love the speakers they are great, something I also love about the car is it rides smooth and it has turbo. The seats are comfortable and adjustable. The trunk is a great size. I love the sunroof. I also love that it comes with Bluetooth and an aux that you can plug up your mobile device with, and it has GPS .

- Angel W

Kia Optima with full Bluetooth

2016 Kia Optima LX

I wish that the auto connect for the Bluetooth would work properly. It otherwise is great and has the best features. If only it had Apple CarPlay. Seat warmers in every seat. Great storage in the back. 5 seats total. No back row. Great audio. No problems with shifting. Free Sirius XM.

- Addison L

Sleep design and accelerates quickly

2016 Kia Optima LX

Kia Optima very reliable, plenty leg room, spacious, doesn't over steer and has plenty of get up and go, heating cooling system 'blasts' the only dislike would be the passenger seat sits a little on the low side. Sleek design, deep trunk easy access. Seat material easy to clean spills

- Therese S

Overall it's a very nice car.

2016 Kia Optima LX

The only thing I really don't like is the traction control for winter time I have turn it off in order to get any traction. Car handles pretty good in the winter wish it didn't seat so low to the ground. It's very good on gas. They all should come with the sunroof and backup sensors.

- Kristina M

Great car! You will love it

2016 Kia Optima LX

I haven't had any problems. It drives good and it is good on gas. It connects to Bluetooth and drives smoothly. It is a sleek and chic car. It looks like it could be a luxury car. The car is spacious as well as the trunk space. I would definitely recommend this car for small families

- Barbara B

Rich Grey Optima with great features

2016 Kia Optima LX

I love the color and media options. The only thing I dislike is the fact that I can't view my navigation on the screen. The car rides smoothly and has great features. I especially like the Bluetooth. The headlights are difficult to replace but it's best to have a mechanic insert them

- Tatiana J

Good color options for exterior and interior. Good seating space and adjustments.

2016 Kia Optima LX

No issues at all, very durable and reliable vehicle to have/own. Great mileages, gas efficient saver and eco-friendly. It can go on long trips and still save gas. Very roomy and comfortable seats in front and back. Lots of space in the trunk as well to put in whatever in there.

- Amie S

Best fuel efficient car for work

2016 Kia Optima LX

Love my Kia optima. Great gas mileage and have never had a problem with it. I commute far to work every day and I would recommend buying a Kia to save money on gas. Very spacious interior and large trunk also. Excellent audio system I literally have no complaints about my car

- Felipe S

Optima is great! Highly recommend!

2016 Kia Optima LX

I love my car! The only problems I have had with it have been recalls that have been fixed on the car. The gas mileage is great! The touch screen for the radio, phone calls, etc. Has been super efficient. I wish the screen had GPS on it, but other than that it is great!

- Jessica B

Comfortable, classy and sporty.

2016 Kia Optima LX

The air conditioner does not cool off fast enough, and if the car is not moving, the air will stop cooling. The car has a lot of pep, and had a lot of options I love, heated/cooled seats, big sunroof, sport mode and really good sounding speakers including Bluetooth.


Family friendly Kia optima review

2016 Kia Optima LX

I love my car. It is reliable and trustworthy for long-distance trips and short trips around town. It's a great family full-sized car and fits our car seat well. I haven't had a need to change out any parts yet, but they are in stock if needed which is a huge plus!

- Trina D

Sporty sedan that is good in snow.

2016 Kia Optima LX

Small vehicle and I cannot put dog crates in, not leather seats with heated front seats, is light vehicle and is subject to wind, is good in snow for its type, roomy interior, spacious trunk, has nice appearance, has really nice dash with controls, and driving con.

- Deborah B

There are perks to buying a Kia. 100,000 miles or 10 years warranty.

2016 Kia Optima LX

The only problems I have with my Kia is that it does not get the gas mileage it did the first month or two when I got it. Other than that I love it. Oh and I do not care for the fact that you cannot get out and lock it while running. So cannot warm it up in winter.

- Donna H

Kia IA great and I recommend u 2 buy 1.

2016 Kia Optima LX

It is a great car love it. The dealership is great. The performance is great and drives like a dream. Glad I bought this car and have had no problems. Can get it in if I call at the last minute. All of the service people are informative on everything.

- Kathy L

Kia: Very fuel efficient!

2016 Kia Optima LX

Speed accelerated is awesome! Does need oil quite a bit not sure if it's a Kia thing. Otherwise great running car great on gas also! Brakes work great, overall I would recommend a Kia for those who want a reliable car that won't break down all the time.

- Katie K

2016 Kia Optima best car I've ever owned

2016 Kia Optima LX

The only problem I have had with my car is I took it through the car wash and my antenna came off. It drives great and is very comfortable. The features are great. The backup camera is very clear. The speakers work great. The air is very cold.I love it.

- Madeline A

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