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Kia Optima 2016

The 2016 Kia Optima range of configurations is currently priced from $17,990. Our most recent review of the 2016 Kia Optima resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Alistair Kennedy had this to say at the time: The days of Korean cars selling primarily on price are now probably in the past. While they still provide good value the latest offerings combine quality with good looks and high levels of standard equipment.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Alistair Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Kia Optima : Looks great., Responsive engine., Excellent feature list.

The 2016 Kia Optima carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1700 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Kia Optima 2016 Price and Specs

The Kia Optima 2016 is currently available from $17,990 for the Optima Si up to $32,888 for the Optima GT.

Pricing guides

$20,944
Based on 46 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$17,990
Highest Price
$32,888
Kia Optima Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GT Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $19,400 $27,060
GT NAV (black Leather) Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $17,900 $24,970
GT NAV (red Leather) Sedan 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $19,400 $27,060
Si Sedan 2.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO $12,800 $18,590
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Kia Optima 2016 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Optima 2016 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I wait for the updated Optima?

    From what we understand the MY17 update will have an upgraded interior, better LED headlights, and possibly an engine noise generator. Not much change it seems.

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  • Kia Sportage 2016: Turbo petrol engine in the future?

    The news from Kia Australia's spokesman Kevin Hepworth is not what you want to hear: "That is a North American engine only. No plans for Australia." Sorry.

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  • Are SUVs better for older drivers?

    Yes, I agree that SUVs are a good choice of vehicle for older drivers; as you say they afford you a good view of the road ahead and your surroundings, and they're easier to get in and out of. They are, however, larger and that can make them awkward for older drivers who have a greater tendency to bump into things. If you choose an SUV the CX-5 is a good one. Should you decide against the SUV you could look at the Mazda 6, Subaru Liberty, Toyota Camry, Kia Optima or Honda Accord. All are good cars. Another to think about is the Subaru Outback, a high-riding version of the Liberty.

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Kia Optima 2016 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2016 Kia Optima are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1860mm x 1465mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Optima 2016 Dimensions  include 1465mm height, 1860mm width, 4855mm length.
Kia Optima Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
SI Sedan 1465x1860x4855 mm 135 mm
GT Sedan 1465x1860x4855 mm 135 mm
GT NAV (red Leather) Sedan 1465x1860x4855 mm 135 mm
GT NAV (black Leather) Sedan 1465x1860x4855 mm 135 mm
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Kia Optima 2016 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2016 Kia Optima is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Optima currently offers fuel consumption from 8.3 to 8.5L/100km. The Kia Optima is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Kia Optima Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GT Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 8.5L/100km
GT NAV (black Leather) Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 8.5L/100km
GT NAV (red Leather) Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 8.5L/100km
SI Sedan 2.4L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 8.3L/100km
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Kia Optima 2016 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2016 Kia Optima will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Kia Optima vary from 17x7.5 inches to 18x7.5 inches.

Kia Optima Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
SI Sedan 215x55 R17 17x7.5 inches 215x55 R17 17x7.5 inches
GT NAV (red Leather) Sedan 235x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
GT Sedan 235x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
GT NAV (black Leather) Sedan 235x40 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x40 R18 18x7.5 inches
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Kia Optima 2016 Towing capacity

The Kia Optima ’s towing capacity ranges from 1400kg to 1700kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Kia Optima Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
SI Sedan 2.4L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1700kg
GT Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1400kg
GT NAV (black Leather) Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1400kg
GT NAV (red Leather) Sedan 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1400kg
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