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Newest KIA Optima Makes The Brand A Contender!

In the competitive mid-sized sedan category the newest 2016 KIA Optima is a leading contender. With a series of refinements making this level of affordability, style and performance really compelling, the aggressive South Korean player has upped the ante.

With a base price as low as $21,840 going to a loaded $38,000 plus, the KIA Optima covers a lot of market territory. The slightly larger dimensions of the newest Optima give it the driving dynamics and interior space of a larger sedan. Under the guidance of Audi and VW veteran design boss Peter Schreyer, KIA has created an elegant appeal accented by the celebrated Tiger Nose front grille, which this season has a had nip of work done.

A stiffened chassis and a boisterous new 1.6 liter turbo four cylinder engine option make the Optima a real performer. The new 178 horsepower engine mated with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, though less than the 185 horsepower standard 2.4 liter four cylinder, delivers more torque and better fuel economy.

The interior of the KIA Optima is luxurious beyond its class, bristling with gear including notably both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.